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Securing Data on Threat Detection Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 18 May 2020

Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity for any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, when combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that are provided by IBM QRadar®, help reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to ... [more]


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Optimize the Value of Your Data with Oracle and IBM Flash Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 May 2020

In this multicloud and cognitive era, information continues to grow rapidly. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow by 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data in data centers as in the cloud. IT environments with Oracle deployments will need to accommodate that data growth, including storing, copying, mirroring, and protecting the data. When IT budgets are constrained but data keeps growing, storage costs can consume more than their fair share of the IT budget. The leading-edge portfolio of storage solutions and essential technologies of IBM® can help organizations stay ahead of ... [more]


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Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2020, last updated 15 May 2020

In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we introduce System Recovery Boost, which is a new function of the IBM z15™. System Recovery Boost delivers substantially faster system shutdown, restart, and catching up with accumulated backlog of work after a restart.


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IBM z15 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (Machine Types 8561 and 8562). The z15 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z® configuration and ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 13 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z family of mainframes, which includes these systems:

  • IBM z15
  • IBM z14®
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1
  • IBM z13®
  • IBM z13s™
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center infrastructures. The changes to ... [more]


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IBM AIX Enhancements and Modernization
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Jan 2020, last updated 13 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM AIX® operating system (OS) layout capabilities, distinct features, system installation, and maintenance, which includes AIX security, trusted environment, and compliance integration, with the benefits of IBM Power Virtualization Management (PowerVM®) and IBM Power Virtualization Center (IBM PowerVC), which includes cloud capabilities and automation types. The objective of this book is to introduce IBM AIX modernization features and integration with different environments:


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Jul 2018, last updated 12 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S914, Power S922, and Power 924 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - 3.9 GHz, 3.5 - 3.9 GHz, and 3.8 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Version 8.3
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2019, last updated 11 May 2020

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud™. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems Infrastructure I/O for SAP Applications
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 20 Apr 2020, last updated 8 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes practical experiences to run SAP workloads to take advantage of IBM Power Systems I/O capabilities. With IBM POWER® processor-based servers, you have the flexibility to fit seamlessly new applications and workloads into a single data center, and even consolidate them into a single server. This approach highlights all viable options and describes the pros and cons of each one to select the correct option for a specific data center. The target audiences of this book are architects, IT specialists, and systems administrators deploying SAP workloads, who ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM System Storage™ for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects ... [more]


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IBM Z Integration Guide for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 11 Apr 2020, last updated 5 May 2020

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed has paved the way for a huge growth in cloud-native applications, hosted in both public and private cloud infrastructures. Leading organizations are now exploiting the best of both worlds by combining their traditional enterprise IT with cloud. This hybrid cloud approach places new requirements on the integration architectures needed to bring these two worlds together. One of the ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 4 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9200 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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Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 5: KVM
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 29 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) on IBM Z® and how it can use the z/Architecture®. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build, manage, and monitor a KVM on Z environment. This publication applies to the supported Linux on Z distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu). This IBM Redbooks publication is useful to IT architects, system administrators, and those users who plan for and install KVM on IBM Z. The reader is expected to have an ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9200R Rack Solution Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 28 Apr 2020

The FlashSystem 9200 combines the performance of flash and end-to-end Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with the reliability and innovation of IBM® FlashCore technology, the ultra-low latency of Storage Class Memory (SCM), the rich features of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize and AI predictive storage management, and proactive support by Storage Insights. All of these features are included in a powerful 2U enterprise-class, blazing fast storage all-flash ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 7200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 24 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 7200 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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Automate and Orchestrate Your IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Apr 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for the IBM FlashSystem®. The document describes the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning for the IBM FlashSystem by using Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks that are described in this document, you must understand the 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 of this material is limited to situations where IBM FlashSystem storage devices are ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap SAN Implementation and Design Best Practices
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 23 Apr 2020

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 ... [more]


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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the installation, integration, and configuration of IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM).


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9200 Blueprint Version 2 Release 3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 22 Apr 2020

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9200 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9200 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum LSF Suite: Installation Best Practices Guide
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 3 Mar 2020, last updated 21 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes IBM Spectrum® LSF® Suite best practices installation topics, application checks for workload management, and high availability configurations by using theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises. These findings are documented by way of sample scenarios. This publication addresses topics for sellers, IT architects, IT specialists, and anyone who wants to implement and manage a high-performing workload management solution with LSF. Moreover, this guide provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the ... [more]


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