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

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on February 02, 2022, updated February 02, 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460311
ISBN-13: 9780738460314
IBM Form #: SG24-8508-00


Authors: Antonio Rainero, Carlton Beatty, David Green, Hartmut Lonzer, Jonathan Wilkie, Kendall Williams, Konrad Trojok, Mandy Stevens, Nezih Boyacıoglu, Nils Olsson, Renato Santos, Rene Oehme, Sergey Kubin, Thales Noivo Ferreira, Uwe Schreiber and Vasfi Gucer

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    Abstract

    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 Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

    This book is intended for experienced storage, SAN, IBM FlashSystem, SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Storwize® administrators and technicians. Understanding this book requires advanced knowledge of these environments.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM FlashSystem

    Chapter 2. Connecting IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM FlashSystem in storage area networks

    Chapter 3. Planning, configuring, and managing storage backend

    Chapter 4. Planning storage pools

    Chapter 5. Volumes types

    Chapter 6. IBM FlashCopy services capabilities

    Chapter 7. Ensuring business continuity

    Chapter 8. Configuring hosts

    Chapter 9. Implementing a storage monitoring system

    Chapter 10. Maintaining storage infrastructure

    Chapter 11. Troubleshooting and diagnostics

    Chapter 12. Automation and scripting

    Appendix A. IBM i considerations

     

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