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SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products

05 January 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior. Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that were introduced in 9.0. This paper covers the following recent changes: SANnav Fabric Performance Impact Notification ...

IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap SAN Implementation and Design Best Practices

23 April 2020, Redpaper

In this paper, we outline some IBM® Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap® SAN implementation and design best practices for optimum resiliency of the SAN Volume Controller cluster. It provides IBM Spectrum® Virtualize HyperSwap and Stretched Cluster configuration details. Note: In this book, for brevity, we use HyperSwap to refer to both HyperSwap and Stretched Cluster. The documentation there details the minimum requirements. However, it does not describe the design of the storage area network (SAN) in detail, nor does it describe the recommended way to implement those ...

Fabric Resiliency and Best Practices for IBM c-type Products

01 October 2021, Redpaper

This IBM Redpaper publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Cisco NX-OS features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Networks (SANs) from problematic devices and media behavior. The paper focuses on the IBM c-type SAN switches with firmware Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 8.4(2a).

IBM FlashSystem and VMware Implementation and Best Practices Guide - Updated for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

09 September 2022, Draft Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication details the configuration and best practices for using IBM's FlashSystem® family of storage products within a VMware environment. First version of this book was published in 2021 and specifically addressed IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4 with VMware vSphere Version 7.0. This is the second version of this book and includes all enhancements available with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem storage systems with the VMware vCloud suite of ...

IBM FlashSystem and VMware Implementation and Best Practices Guide

20 July 2021, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication details the configuration and best practices for using IBM's FlashSystem family of storage products within a VMware environment. This book was published in 2021 and specifically addresses Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4 with VMware vSphere Version 7.0. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem storage systems with the VMware vCloud suite of applications: - vSphere Web Client (VWC) - vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) - vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) - Site Recovery ...

Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

16 December 2021, Redbooks

Built with IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software, IBM SAN Volume Controller is an enterprise-class storage system that helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the new large scale workloads that are critical to success. IBM SAN Volume Controller systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications, enable flexible hybrid cloud deployments, and deliver the performance and scalability that is needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM San Volume ...

Implementing the IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

17 December 2021, Redbooks

IBM® FlashSystem solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4.2 system by using several examples. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales technical support and ...

IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

13 October 2021, Redbooks

This IBM Redbooks publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® products. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ...

IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

02 February 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® products that are powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Version 8.4.2. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage Easy ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

13 October 2021, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools, and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services, and hosts. Then, it provides performance guidelines for IBM SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

17 January 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Version 8.4.2. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier® ...

Implementing a VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM FlashSystem 5030, Cisco UCS Mini, Hyper-V, and SQL Server

12 February 2020, Redbooks

VersaStack, an IBM® and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which includes IBM FlashSystem® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers the preferred practices for implementing a VersaStack Solution with IBM FlashSystem 5030, Cisco UCS Mini, Hyper-V 2016, and Microsoft SQL Server. Cisco ...

 
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