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IBM Storage DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.3.2

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Published on 21 June 2022, updated 30 March 2023

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ISBN-10: 0738460648
ISBN-13: 9780738460642
IBM Form #: REDP-5554-03

Authors: Jeff Cook, Peter Kimmel and Connie Riggins

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    This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM Storage DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.3.2 (Bundle 89.32/Licensed Machine Code 7.9.32).

    As of February 2023, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.3.2 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 Learning.

    • IBM DS8950F: Agility Class:
    • The agility class is efficiently designed to consolidate all your mission-critical workloads for IBM zSystems, IBM LinuxONE, IBM Power Systems, and distributed environments under a single all-flash storage solution.

    • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class:
    • The flexibility class delivers significant performance for midrange organizations that are looking to meet storage challenges with advanced functionality delivered as a single rack solution.

    Table of Contents

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    Product highlights

    Architecture and key components

    DS8900F models

    DS8900F weight specifications and dimensions

    Other configuration features

    Warranty information and upgrades

    Model conversion

    Scalable upgrades

    Licensed functions

    Remote code load

    Call Home and remote support

    Supported environments


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