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Business Continuity Solution with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 May 2022, last updated 17 May 2022

The focus of this Blueprint is to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on Microsoft Azure Cloud and Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver plug-in for IBM Block Storage and IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Microsoft Azure Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror Replication, and the “volume replication” feature from IBM block storage CSI driver for IBM Storage. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed ... [more]


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Early Threat Detection and Safeguarding Data with IBM QRadar and IBM Copy Services Manager on IBM DS8000
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Mar 2022, last updated 21 Apr 2022

The focus of this blueprint is to highlight early threat detection by IBM® QRadar® and to proactively start a cyber resilience workflow in response to a cyberattack or malicious user actions. The workflow uses IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) as orchestration software to start IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. The Safeguarded Copy creates an immutable copy of the data in an air-gapped form on the same DS8000 system for isolation and eventual quick recovery. This document also explains the steps that are involved to enable and forward IBM DS8000 audit logs to IBM QRadar. It also ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM FlashSystem, and IBM SAN Volume Controller Security Feature Checklist
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 Mar 2022

IBM Spectrum® Virtualize based storage systems are secure storage platforms that implement various security-related features, in terms of system-level access controls and data-level security features. This document outlines the available security features and options of IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage systems. It is not intended as a “how to” or best practice document. Instead, it is a checklist of features that can be reviewed by a user security team to aid in the definition of a policy to be followed when implementing IBM FlashSystem®, IBM SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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Cyber Resilient Infrastructure: Detect, Protect, and Mitigate Threats Against Brocade SAN FOS with IBM QRadar
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2022

Enterprise networks are large and rely on numerous connected endpoints to ensure smooth operational efficiency. However, they also present a challenge from a security perspective. The focus of this Blueprint is to demonstrate an early threat detection against the network fabric that is powered by Brocade that uses IBM® QRadar®. It also protects the same if a cyberattack or an internal threat by rouge user within the organization occurs. The publication also describes how to configure the syslog that is forwarding on Brocade SAN FOS. Finally, it explains how the forwarded audit events are ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9500 Blueprint Version 2 Release 4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Feb 2022

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM© FlashSystem© for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem 9500 and its parameters. This document also describes the required steps to configure the server that hosts the EHR application. To complete these tasks, you must be knowledgeable of IBM FlashSystem 9500 and Epic applications. This Blueprint provides the following information:

  • A solutions architecture and the related solution configuration information for ... [more]


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A Hybrid Cloud Cyber Security Solution using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Safeguarded Copy
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 31 Jan 2022

The document describes the configuration and end-to-end architecture for configuring the logical air-gap solution for cyber resiliency using IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Azure, IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Safeguarded Copy, and IBM FlashSystem®. This blueprint guide provides the following information: • A solutions architecture and related solution configuration workflows, with the following essential software and hardware components: – IBM FlashSystem – IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure – IBM Copy Services Manager • Detailed technical configuration ... [more]


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Securing IBM Spectrum Scale with QRadar and IBM Cloud Pak for Security
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Dec 2021, last updated 20 Dec 2021

Cyberattacks are likely to remain a significant risk for the foreseeable future. Attacks on organizations can be external and internal. Investing in technology and processes to prevent these cyberattacks is the highest priority for these organizations. Organizations need well-designed procedures and processes to recover from attacks. The focus of this document is to demonstrate how the IBM® Unified Data Foundation (UDF) infrastructure plays an important role in delivering the persistence storage (PV) to containerized applications, such as IBM Cloud® Pak for Security (CP4S), with IBM ... [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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Cyber Resiliency Solution using IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 20 Aug 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the solution for Safeguarded Copy for cyber resiliency and logical air gap solution for IBM FlashSystem and SAN Volume Controller. The document showcases the configuration and end-to-end architecture for configuring the logical air-gap solution for cyber resiliency by using the Safeguarded Copy feature in IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Control storage. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem for VMware vSphere with Tanzu Basic Edition An IBM Validated Solution Guide
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 Jun 2021

The focus of this Blueprint is to demonstrate how IBM FlashSystem® with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize can be used as a preferred back-end persistent storage for VMware Tanzu-based deployments. This document describes the use of IBM® FlashSystem storage volumes as virtual volumes (vVols) that are made available to provision persistent volumes for a VMware Tanzu deployment. All models of IBM FlashSystem family are supported by this document, including:

  • FlashSystem 9100 and 9200
  • FlashSystem 7200
  • FlashSystem 5000
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller
  • All storage that is ... [more]


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Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Jun 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments. The Ansible-based automation and orchestration for managing high availability environments by using HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem storage also is described. To complete the tasks that are described, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Solution by Threat Detection using IBM Cloud Object Storage System and IBM QRadar SIEM
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2021, last updated 4 Mar 2021

This Solution Redpaper™ publication explains how the features of IBM Cloud® Object Storage System reduces the effect of incidents on business data when combined with log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that IBM QRadar SIEM provides. This paper also demonstrates how to integrate IBM Cloud Object Storage's access logs with IBM QRadar SIEM. An administrator can monitor, inspect, detect, and derive insights for identifying potential threats to the data that is stored on IBM Cloud Object Storage. Also, IBM QRadar SIEM can proactively trigger cyber resiliency workflow in IBM ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 18 Dec 2020

This IBM® Blueprint is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform by using detailed hardware specifications to build a system. It describes the associated parameters for configuring persistent storage within a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment. To complete the tasks, you must understand Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Storage, the IBM block storage Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver, and the IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either ... [more]


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Cyber Resilience Solution Across Hybrid Cloud Using IBM Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Nov 2020

In today’s data driven world, the information and data of an organization is considered as the most important asset to its business. It can serve as key asset for growth of an organization. As more data are collected by organizations, it is growing at a staggering pace. With this exponential data growth, there is an increase need to protect the data from the various cyberattacks in the form of malware and ransomware that is trying to steal precious data and information. These cyberattacks can have catastrophic impact on the organization and result in devastating financial losses and affect ... [more]


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Hybrid Multicloud Business Continuity for OpenShift Workloads with IBM Spectrum Virtualize in AWS
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 10 Aug 2020, last updated 20 Oct 2020

This publication is intended to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM® block CSI (Container Storage Interface) driver plug-in for IBM Spectrum® Virtualize on Public Cloud AWS (Amazon Web Services). This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror replication. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed on the on-premises IBM FlashSystem® that is connected to the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) cluster in the vSphere environment ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift on Public Cloud with IBM Block Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 27 Jul 2020, last updated 3 Aug 2020

The purpose of this document is to show how to install RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) on Amazon web services (AWS) public cloud with OpenShift installer, a method that is known as Installer-provisioned infrastructure (IPI). We also describe how to validate the installation of IBM container storage interface (CSI) driver on OCP 4.2 that is installed on AWS. This document also describes the installation of OCP 4.x on AWS with customization and OCP 4.x installation on IBM cloud. This document discusses how to provision internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) storage that is ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.5
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 2020, last updated 21 Jul 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM System Storage™ for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects ... [more]


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Optimize the Value of Your Data with Oracle and IBM Flash Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 May 2020

In this multicloud and cognitive era, information continues to grow rapidly. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow by 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data in data centers as in the cloud. IT environments with Oracle deployments will need to accommodate that data growth, including storing, copying, mirroring, and protecting the data. When IT budgets are constrained but data keeps growing, storage costs can consume more than their fair share of the IT budget. The leading-edge portfolio of storage solutions and essential technologies of IBM® can help organizations stay ahead of ... [more]


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Automate and Orchestrate Your IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Apr 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for the IBM FlashSystem®. The document describes the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning for the IBM FlashSystem by using Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks that are described in this document, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this document is distributed on an “as-is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM FlashSystem storage devices are ... [more]


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Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 21 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storwize® or IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled and where the ... [more]


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Multicloud Storage as a Service using vRealize Automation and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 21 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity and Storage as service by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM Spectrum Connect, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation and AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is ... [more]


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Achieving Hybrid Cloud Cyber Resiliency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Feb 2020, last updated 19 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the approach of achieving the Cyber Resiliency solution for IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data on IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize storage in a hybrid multicloud environment by deploying cloud backup to Amazon S3 using the function Transparent Cloud Tiering .


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IBM Storage Solutions for Splunk Enterprise
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Dec 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Splunk Enterprise Solutions using IBM All Flash Array systems for the Hot and Warm tiers, and IBM Elastic Storage System for the Cold and Frozen tiers. This document provides the reference architecture and configuration guidelines for the IBM Storage systems. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storage Systems are supported, entitled and where the issues are ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 Blueprint Version 1 Release 1
Storage Software

Blueprint, published 30 Sep 2019

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a comprehensive container-ready solution that includes all the hardware & software components necessary to setup and/or expand your Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 environment. IBM Storage, bringing enterprise data services to containers. In this blueprint, learn how to: • Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today! • Build a 24 by 7 by 365 enterprise class private cloud with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform • ... [more]


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Cyber Resiliency Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 13 Sep 2019, last updated 16 Sep 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Cyber Resiliency solution for IBM® Spectrum Scale. This solution is designed to protect the data on IBM Spectrum™ Scale from external cyberattacks or insider attacks using its integration with IBM Spectrum Protect™ and IBM Tape Storage. To complete the tasks that it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale™, IBM Spectrum Protect, and IBM Tape Storage architecture, concepts, and configuration. The information in this document is distributed on an as-is basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Hybrid Solution for Scalable Data Solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 1 Jul 2019, last updated 2 Jul 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the scalable hybrid cloud solution for data agility and collaboration using IBM® Spectrum Scale across multiple public clouds. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management (AFM). The information in this document is distributed on an basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management are supported and ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for Blockchain Platform Version 1.2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Jun 2019

This Blueprint is intended to define the infrastructure that is required for a blockchain remote peer and to facilitate the deployment of IBM Blockchain Platform on IBM Cloud Private using that infrastructure. This infrastructure includes the necessary document handler components, such as IBM Blockchain Document Store, and covers the required storage for on-chain and off-chain blockchain data. To complete these tasks, you must have a basic understanding of each of the used components or have access the correct educational material to gain that ... [more]


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IBM Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Networking Configuration Version 1 Release1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 30 May 2019

This document describes the high-level networking architectures and required configuration for establishing the site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity in the multicloud hybrid environment. In today’s environment, many organizations are using some form of cloud services, whether private, public, or hybrid cloud and storage infrastructure is an integral part of these deployments. A hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud that is combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. Networking is the critical ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud Private Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 Apr 2019

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud™ Private delivers a blueprint for multicloud architecture. IBM, delivering solutions to help you win. In this blueprint, learn how to:

  • Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today.
  • Deliver optimized private cloud services ahead of schedule and under budget with a complete IBM Cloud Private stack.
  • Containerize applications and deliver the SLAs that your team needs to thrive and win.
Implement IBM Cloud ... [more]


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