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IBM Storage Virtualize and VMware: Integrations, Implementation and Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 28 May 2024

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ISBN-10: 0738425281
ISBN-13: 9780738425283
IBM Form #: SG24-8549-00

Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Federica Donald, Warren Hawkins, Markus Oscheka and Jared Pateman

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication details the configuration and best practices for using the IBM Storage FlashSystem® family of storage products within a VMware environment.

    Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of IBM Storage FlashSystem storage systems with the VMware vCloud suite of applications:

    • VMware vSphere Web Client (vWC)
    • vSphere Storage APIs - Storage Awareness (VASA)
    • vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)
    • VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
    • VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC)
    • Embedded VASA Provider for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

    This book is intended for presales consulting engineers, sales engineers, and IBM clients who want to deploy IBM Storage FlashSystem storage systems in virtualized data centers that are based on VMware vSphere. This book is valid for IBM Storage FlashSystem storage systems running IBM Storage Virtualize Version 8.6.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Host and storage connectivity

    Chapter 3. Storage consumption

    Chapter 4. VMware and IBM Storage Virtualize Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Chapter 5. Embedded VASA Provider for Virtual Volumes

    Chapter 6. Overview of the new IBM Storage plugin for vSphere

    Chapter 7. IBM Storage Insights

    Chapter 8. Integrating with VMware by using IBM Spectrum Connect

    Chapter 9. Troubleshooting


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