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Best practices and Getting Started Guide for Oracle on IBM LinuxONE
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 2 Jun 2020

IBM® is a Platinum level Partner in the Oracle Partner Network, which delivers the proven combination of industry insight, extensive real-world Oracle applications experience, deep technical skills, and high-performance servers and storage to create a complete business solution with a defined return on investment. From application selection, purchase, and implementation to upgrade and maintenance, we help organizations reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their current and future applications environment while building a solid base for business growth. Oracle ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM FlashSystem 7200 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 28 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2.1. 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 ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 27 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex® (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 9200, 9100, 7200 and 5100 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Storage Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the FlashSystems solution 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 ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 21 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 May 2020

IBM z15 Technical Guide. This is the deep technical guide for IBM z15


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IBM FlashSystem 9100 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Jan 2019, last updated 20 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes IBM FlashSystem® 9100 solution, which is a comprehensive, all-flash, and NVMe-enabled enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability (HA). Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better ... [more]


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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 19 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function. The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™. The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication). This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2020, last updated 19 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. This book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems running microcode Release 9.0 (Bundle 89.0 / Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.0.xxx). The DS8900F family offers two new classes:

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


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