Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on May 05, 2022

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IBM Form #: SG24-8520-00

Authors: Barry Whyte, Denis Ol’shanskiy, Dharmesh Kamdar, Guillaume Legmar, Hartmut Lonzer, John Nycz, Jon Herd, Konrad Trojok, Mandy A Stevens, Paresh Chudasma, Reginald D’Souza, Ron Verbeek, Sabine Gronert, Stephen Solewin, Uwe Schreiber, Vasfi Gucer

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    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 and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of its industry-leading functions and features.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction and system overview

    Chapter 2. Planning

    Chapter 3. Initial configuration

    Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI

    Chapter 5. Storage pools

    Chapter 6. Volumes

    Chapter 7. Hosts

    Chapter 8. Storage migration

    Chapter 9. Advanced features for storage efficiency

    Chapter 10. Advanced Copy Services

    Chapter 11. Reliability, availability, and serviceability, monitoring and logging, and troubleshooting

    Chapter 12. Security and encryption

    Chapter 13. Automation and scripting

    Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering

    Appendix B. Terminology

    Appendix C. Command-line interface setup


    Special Notices

    This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.