Implementing IBM FlashSystem 9200, 9100, 7200, and 5100 Systems with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 September 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458910
ISBN-13: 9780738458915
IBM Form #: SG24-8466-00
(942 pages)

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Authors: Jack Armstrong, Tiago Bastos, Pawel Brodacki, Markus Döllinger, Jon Herd, Sergey Kubin, Carsten Larsen, Hartmut Lonzer, Jon Tate

Abstract

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by
IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price.

The 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 V8.3.1 system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of its industry-leading functions and features.

Applicability: This edition applies to IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1 and the associated hardware and software that is detailed within. The screen captures included within this book might differ from the generally available (GA) version because parts of this book were written with pre-GA code. On 11 February 2020, IBM announced that it was simplifying its portfolio. This book was written by using previous models of the product line before the simplification; however, most of the general principles apply. If you are in any doubt as to their applicability, contact your local IBM representative.

IBM Knowledge Center: In this book we provide links to Knowledge Center and a description of the relevant section that provides more information. Our starting point is the IBM FlashSystem 9200 family page, and the reader may have to select the product that applies to their environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and system overview
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Initial configuration
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI
Chapter 5. Storage pools
Chapter 6. Volumes
Chapter 7. Hosts
Chapter 8. Storage migration
Chapter 9. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 10. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 11. Ownership groups
Chapter 12. Encryption
Chapter 13. Reliability, availability, and serviceability, monitoring and logging, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering
Appendix B. Command-line interface setup
Appendix C. Terminology

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