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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 Jan 2021

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 ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 14 Jan 2021

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 (SVC) 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 SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 14 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide to IBM Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 (also known as PEP 2.0). This technology allows multiple servers in an to share base processor and memory resources, and draw upon pre-paid credits when the base is exceeded. Previously, the Shared Utility feature supported IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) and IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S). It was extended in August 2020 to include the Scale-out Power Systems announced on July 14th 2020 and received dedicated processor support later in the year. The IBM ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift V4.X and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems Volume 2
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 13 Jan 2021

This IBM Redbooks publication journeys, educates and prepares the readers to understand and enter the multicloud era. This book is a journey to the multicloud providing take two or a snapshot of the IBM Cloud Solution utilizing the general available and supported software and hardware resources to help you guide you to understand: + Introduction to the rationale and methodology of this publication. + New concepts and terminology + Why move native workloads to the cloud? + Red Hat OpenShift V4.x on Power Systems + Why IBM? Why IBM Power Systems? + Reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift ... [more]


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Privileged Access Management for Secure Storage Administration: IBM Spectrum Scale with IBM Security Verify Privilege Vault
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2021

There is a growing insider security risk to organizations. Human error, privilege misuse, and cyberespionage are considered the top insider threats. One of the most dangerous internal security threats is the privileged user with access to critical data, which is the “crown jewels” of the organization. This data is on storage, so storage administration has critical privilege access that can cause major security breaches and jeopardize the safety of sensitive assets. Organizations must maintain tight control over whom they grant privileged identity status to for storage administration. Extra ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems H922 and H924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System H922 (9223-22S), and IBM Power System H924 (9223-42S) servers that support memory-intensive workloads, such as SAP HANA, and deliver superior price and performance for mission-critical applications in IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems’ 2020 release, such as the following examples:


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IBM DS8000 and IBM Z Synergy (DS8000 Release 9.1 and IBM z/OS 2.4)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 5 Jan 2021, last updated 6 Jan 2021

IBM® Z has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the Z processors and storage software, the disk storage systems, and their communication architecture consistently reinforced this synergy. This IBM Redpaper publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM, and that make the IBM Z® and the IBM DS8000 products an ideal combination. This paper is intended for users who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000® series and want a condensed but comprehensive overview ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.1)
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy functionality. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper introduces Safeguarded Copy and discusses the need for logical corruption protection (LCP) and information about regulatory requirements. It presents the general concepts of LCP, and then explore various use cases for recovery. The paper is intended for IT security ... [more]


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Practical Migration from x86 to LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2021

LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It has been designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. Two servers are available for LinuxONE: The IBM® LinuxONE III LT1 and IBM LinuxONE III LT2. We describe these servers in “IBM LinuxONE servers” on page 5. Aside from still running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers, LinuxONE runs Ubuntu, which is popular on x86 hardware. Ubuntu, ... [more]


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Modernizing Applications with IBM CICS
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 30 Dec 2020

IBM® CICS® is a mixed language application server that runs on IBM Z®. Over the 50 years since CICS was introduced in 1969, enterprises have used the qualities of service (QoSs) that CICS provides to allow them to create high throughput and secure transactional applications that have powered their business. As the IT landscape has evolved, so has CICS to allow these applications to integrate with new platforms and still provide value to the rest of the business. Because of this capability, many businesses still rely on CICS to power their core applications. This IBM Redpaper publication ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 18 Dec 2020

This IBM® Blueprint is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform by using detailed hardware specifications to build a system. It describes the associated parameters for configuring persistent storage within a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment. To complete the tasks, you must understand Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Storage, the IBM block storage Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver, and the IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation Release 9.1
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Dec 2020

This IBM Redbooks publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems with IBM DS8000® Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.10 (bundle version 89.10.xx.x), referred to as Release 9.1. The DS8900F family offers two classes:

  • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash: The Flexibility Class is designed to reduce complexity while addressing various workloads at the lowest DS8900F ... [more]


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Integration Testing for Hybrid Cloud Applications using Galasa
IBM Z

Draft Redpaper, last updated 18 Dec 2020

In this paper, we focus on the importance of thoroughly testing software to ensure its quality. The paper explains how this can only be achieved in an effective and efficient way by automating the testing as part of a continuous delivery pipeline, and introduces a framework that can enable such automation. We specifically focus on Galasa. Galasa is an open-source deep integration test framework for hybrid cloud applications that allows teams to automate tests to run as part of a dev-ops pipeline. Galasa was built as an integration test framework, not only to test applications spanning ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems - SAP Software Deployed in Red Hat OpenShift
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 17 Dec 2020

This IBM Redpaper publication documents how to containerize and deploy SAP software into Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes clusters on IBM Power Systems using predefined Red Hat Ansible scripts, different configurations, theoretical knowledge, and documenting the findings by way of sample scenarios. This book delivers content documenting: + Running SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver on premise software in containers deployed in Red Hat OpenShift 4 on IBM Power Systems hardware. + Existing SAP systems running on IBM Power Systems can be re-packaged at customer sites into containers using ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.1
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 17 Dec 2020

Built on over 50 years of enterprise storage expertise, the IBM® DS8000® series is the flagship of disk storage systems within the IBM System Storage portfolio. As of October 2020, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.1 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers two classes:

  • DS8910F: Flexibility Class
The flexibility class delivers significant performance improvements compared to the previous IBM DS8880F generation.
  • DS8950F: Agility Class
The agility class is efficiently designed to consolidate all your ... [more]


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Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Base with IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 17 Dec 2020

This IBM Redpaper publication provides guidance on building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM Spectrum® Scale and Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud Base for performing in-place Cloudera Hadoop or Cloudera Spark-based analytics. It covers the benefits of the integrated solution and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models.


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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems (Updated for Release 9.1.1)
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 17 Dec 2020

The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach. This IBM Redpaper publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides the information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication mechanism that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Starting with DS8000 Release 9.1 code, a simpler, native LDAP authentication method is supported along with the former implementation that relies on ... [more]


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Matrix-Multiply Assist (MMA) Best Practices Guide
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 16 Dec 2020

This publication is for software developers who want to understand the Matrix-Mulitply Assist (MMA) function, particularly those writing libraries for high performance computing and machine learning applications.


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IBM DS8000 and Transparent Cloud Tiering (DS8000 Release 9.1)
Cloud

Draft Redbooks, last updated 14 Dec 2020

Updated for DS8000 R9.1 - Compression and Secure Data Transfer with TS7700 as Cloud Object and DFSMSdss Full Volume Dump to cloud This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8000 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering and is composed of the following key elements:


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IBM Integrated Synchronization - Incremental Updates Unleashed
Analytics

Draft Redpaper, last updated 14 Dec 2020

This Redpaper is provides detailed information on the configuration options that are available to set up IBM Integrated Synchronization to perform incremental updates between Db2 for z/OS and IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator. This information should help to find the best implementation for a given set of requirements, mainly regarding availability and direction of workload. Since multiple z/OS system components are involved in this setup, this paper is not able to cover all of them from the ground up. Instead this paper contains references to useful documentation that describes these components ... [more]


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