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IBM FlashSystem 9500 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9500 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. IBM FlashSystem 9500 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 7300 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 7300 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. IBM FlashSystem 7300 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Model SV3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 May 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) model SV3 solution, which is a next-generation IBM SAN Volume Controller. Built with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize software, part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family, IBM SVC is an enterprise-class storage system. It helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the large scale workloads that are critical to success. IBM FlashSystem 7300 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:
- Data reduction and ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5
Hybrid Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 5 May 2022

IBM® FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) solutions incorporate some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. These cutting-edge storage systems extend the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.5 storage system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2021, last updated 7 Apr 2022

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. 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 raise the standard for storage efficiency in ... [more]


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IBM b-type Gen 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2022

The IBM® b-type Gen 7 Fibre Channel directors and switches provide reliable, scalable, and secure high-performance foundations for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation flash and SSD storage. They are designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized private cloud storage and data center environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM b-type Gen 7 SAN. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products and explains how to install, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation: Updated for Release 9.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2021, last updated 22 Feb 2022

This IBM® RedpaperRedbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. The WhitepaperRedpaperbook 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) 7.9.20 (bundle version 89.20.xx.x), referred to as Release 9.2. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:
- DS8980F: Analytic Class: The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2022, last updated 2 Feb 2022

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 that are powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Version 8.4.2. 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 ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2022

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 powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Version 8.4.2. 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® ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Performance Best Practices and Monitoring
Hybrid Flash storage

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8900 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are available.


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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2021, last updated 17 Dec 2021

IBM® FlashSystem 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 systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4.2 system by using several examples. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales technical support and ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2021, last updated 16 Dec 2021

Built with IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software, IBM SAN Volume Controller is an enterprise-class storage system that helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the new large scale workloads that are critical to success. IBM SAN Volume Controller systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications, enable flexible hybrid cloud deployments, and deliver the performance and scalability that is needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM San Volume ... [more]


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IBM HyperSwap and Multi-site HA/DR for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Feb 2019, last updated 15 Nov 2021

IBM® HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, starting with software version 12.2.1. Version 12.3 introduces a function that combines HyperSwap and Asynchronous replication, which creates a solution that entails HA and Disaster Recovery (DR). One side of the HyperSwap pair has an active async link to the third system, and the other side has a standby link. Known as ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Threat Detection with IBM FlashSystem Safeguarded Copy and IBM QRadar
Flash storage

Blueprint, published 13 Aug 2021, last updated 15 Oct 2021

The focus of this document is to demonstrate an early threat detection by using IBM® QRadar® and the Safeguarded Copy feature that is available as part of IBM FlashSystem® and IBM SAN Volume Controller. Such early detection protects and quickly recovers the data if a cyberattack occurs. This document describes integrating IBM FlashSystem audit logs with IBM QRadar, and the configuration steps for IBM FlashSystem and IBM QRadar. It also explains how to use the IBM QRadar’s device support module (DSM) editor to normalize events and assign IBM QRadar identifier (QID) map to the events. Post ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2021, last updated 13 Oct 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller 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 IBM SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 13 May 2021, last updated 13 Oct 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 FlashSystem 5000 and 5200 for Mid-Market
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 19 Feb 2021, last updated 4 Oct 2021

The IBM® FlashSystem 5015, 5035, and 5200 help you meet the challenges of rapid data growth while staying within limited IT budgets. These systems allow you to quickly consolidate, simplify, and optimize your IT infrastructure with an efficient, highly flexible, yet easy-to-use storage system with powerful virtualization features. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for mid-market clients.


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2021, last updated 15 Sep 2021

IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software running on IBM Storage products provides clients an opportunity to maintain two independent copies of a single data volume across two sites by using the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Metro Mirror feature. Starting with Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1.1, two site replication can be extended to a third site. The use of a three-site setup means data can be replicated asynchronously to an independent system in a third site. This three-site setup is called IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we describe IBM Spectrum Virtualize ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.2
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 31 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.2 (Bundle 89.20 / Licensed Machine Code 7.9.20). As of August 2021, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.2 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:
- IBM DS8980F: Analytic Class: The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to artificial intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence, and Machine ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 5 May 2021, last updated 26 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 5200 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It is an NVMe end-to-end platform that is targeted at the entry and midrange market and delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. It also provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize, including the following features:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- Dynamic tiering
- Thin provisioning
- Snapshots
- Cloning
- Replication ... [more]


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