IBM's SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem family, along with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software are IBMs leading edge virtualization solutions. This update will include the latest enhancements planned for both the software and hardware in this portfolio.

The new books will be based on these Redbooks:

- Implementing IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4:

- Implementing IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.4:

I suggest you review those to ascertain the scope of work.

If you have access to equipment that either you or the team can access during the residency you should note this on your application.

Fill Out Nomination


Benefits to Resident


The residents will gain in-depth knowledge of the latest enhancements to IBM's SAN Volume Controller/FlashSystem families, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize platform. They will learn about the new software and hardware features and functions, how to implement it successfully, and the benefits that it brings to the IBM portfolio.

Residents are expected to be fully familiar with the SVC/FlashSystem architecture, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize software.

IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Pearson VUE Acclaim.



Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.



Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
FCP connectivity4
Linux operating systems4
UNIX operating systems4
Windows operating systems3
SAN Volume Controller/FlashSystem configuration and planning4
Enterprise Storage concepts and application 3
SAN Volume Controller/FlashSystem implementation 4
Ability to work unsupervised day-to-day (5 = yes, 1= no)5
Ability to use Remote Desktop or similar (5 = yes, 1= no) 5
Are you flexible with start/end dates? (5=yes, 1=no)5

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level
Word processing (Adobe FrameMaker is used) familiarity3

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
23 Aug 2021

End Date
01 Oct 2021

6 weeks

Residents needed
8 (Clients, Business Partners, IBMers)

Submit Nominations by
05 Jul 2021

Residency Location
No primary location

Residency Leader
Vasfi Gucer

Follow IBM Redbooks

Follow IBM Redbooks