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

Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2021, last updated 18 Mar 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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IBM DS8000 Encryption for data at rest, Transparent Cloud Tiering, and Endpoint Security (DS8000 Release 9.1)
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 15 Mar 2021

IBM® experts recognize the need for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The IBM DS8000® supports encryption-capable hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drive sets are used with key management services to allow encryption for data at rest. Use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to maintain the security and accessibility of encrypted data. Failure to follow the requirements that are ... [more]


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Oracle 19c on IBM LinuxONE
Middleware

Redbooks, published 15 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure Oracle 19c on the IBM LinuxONE platform.


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Getting Started: Journey to Modernization with IBM Z
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 15 Mar 2021

Modernization of enterprise IT applications and infrastructure is key to the survival of organizations. It is no longer a matter of choice. The cost of missing out on business opportunities in an intensely competitive market can be enormous. To aid in their success, organizations are facing increased encouragement to embrace change. They are pushed to think of new and innovative ways to counter, or offer, a response to threats that are posed by competitors who are equally as aggressive in adopting newer methods and technologies. The term modernization often varies in meaning based on ... [more]


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Modernize SAP Workloads on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 10 Mar 2021

The goal is to create a publication describing how to modernize SAP workloads and run them on IBM Power Systems using theoretical knowledge, team experiences, utilizing new technologies and documenting them by way of sample scenarios. This publication utilizes any available documentation, hardware and software resources to: + Document guidelines to help the reader modernize SAP workloads to run on IBM Power Systems. + Document guidelines to help provide an optimal system configuration and implementation to run the SAP workloads. + Conduct and document an implementation case study. The IBM ... [more]


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Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 10 Mar 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, and Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments that use Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use ... [more]


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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems: Updated for DS8000 Release 9.1
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Mar 2021

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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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 8 Mar 2021

Updated capabilities and methods: Enhanced Data Set and key support; Using EKMF Web for managing Data Set Encryption.


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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Backup and Recovery Solutions
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 4 Mar 2021

This IBM Redpaper publication provides resources to develop a backup and recovery solutions guide for SAP HANA running on IBM Power Systems. This book provides case studies and how-to procedures showing backup and recovery scenarios. This publication provides detailed information about how to protect data in an SAP HANA environment using IBM Spectrum® Protect and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Manager. The book focuses on the data protection solution described through several scenarios. The information in this document is distributed on an as-is basis without any warranty that is either expressed or ... [more]


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Securing Your Critical Workloads with IBM Hyper Protect Services
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2020, last updated 4 Mar 2021

Many organizations must protect their mission-critical applications in production, but security threats can also surface during the development and pre-production phases. Also, during deployment and production, insiders who manage the infrastructure that hosts critical applications can pose a threat given their super-user credentials and level of access to secrets or encryption keys. Organizations must incorporate secure design practices in their development operations and embrace DevSecOps to protect their applications from the vulnerabilities and threat vectors that can compromise their ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Solution by Threat Detection using IBM Cloud Object Storage System and IBM QRadar SIEM
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2021, last updated 4 Mar 2021

This Solution Redpaper™ publication explains how the features of IBM Cloud® Object Storage System reduces the effect of incidents on business data when combined with log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that IBM QRadar SIEM provides. This paper also demonstrates how to integrate IBM Cloud Object Storage's access logs with IBM QRadar SIEM. An administrator can monitor, inspect, detect, and derive insights for identifying potential threats to the data that is stored on IBM Cloud Object Storage. Also, IBM QRadar SIEM can proactively trigger cyber resiliency workflow in IBM ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 2 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. 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 is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 2 Mar 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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Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Nov 2019, last updated 2 Mar 2021

IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) is a new feature of the next version of the IBM z/OS Operating System (z/OS V2.4). It makes it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. Application developers can develop, and data centers can operate, popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives and reference architecture for installing, tailoring, and configuring zCX ... [more]


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Implementing IBM VM Recovery Manager for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Oct 2019, last updated 24 Feb 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM VM Recovery Manager for Power Systems, and addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) requirements for IBM AIX® and Linux on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize systems' availability and resources, and provide technical documentation to transfer the how-to skills to users and support teams. The IBM VM Recovery Manager for Power Systems product is an easy to use and economical HA and DR solution. Automation software, installation services, and remote-based software support help ... [more]


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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 22 Feb 2021

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 Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System Network Guide
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 17 Feb 2021

High-speed I/O workloads are moving away from the SAN to Ethernet and IBM® Spectrum Scale is pushing the network limits. The IBM Spectrum® Scale team discovered that many infrastructure Ethernet networks that were used for years to support various applications are not designed to provide a high-performance data path concurrently to many clients from many servers. IBM Spectrum Scale is not the first product to use Ethernet for storage access. Technologies, such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), scale out NAS, and IP connected storage (iSCSI and others) use Ethernet though IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 16 Feb 2021

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

Redbooks, published 4 Feb 2021

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

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 4 Feb 2021

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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