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Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

By: Sangam Racherla; Silvio Erdenberger; Harish Rajagopal; Kai Ruth

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Along with servers and networking infrastructure, networked storage is one of the fundamental components of a modern data center. Because storage networking has evolved over the past two decades, the industry has settled on the basic storage networking technologies. These technologies are Fibre Channel (FC) storage area networks (SANs), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)-based Ethernet attachment, and Ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS). Today, lossless, low-latency, high-speed FC SANs are viewed as the high-performance option for networked storage. iSCSI and NAS are...

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IBM SmartCloud Storage Access V1.1 Configuration Cookbook

IBM SmartCloud Storage Access V1.1 Configuration Cookbook

By: Larry Coyne; Wang Di; Kumar Nachiketa; Sangho Lee; Yang Yi

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you learn how to build a storage cloud with the IBM SmartCloud™ Storage Access solution, which consists of multiple hardware and software products including IBM Scale Out network Attached Storage (SONAS), IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified, IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, and more. To get you started, we cover the planning, installation, and configuration for each component. SmartCloud Storage Access is an IBM software product for storage cloud management that enables the cloud service with virtualization and automation. SCSA is the focal point to...

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IBM XIV Storage System Copy Services and Migration

IBM XIV Storage System Copy Services and Migration

By: Bertrand Dufrasne; Dietmar Dausner; David Denny; Roger Eriksson; Roman Fridli; Itzhack Goldberg; Markus Oscheka; Stephen Solewin

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a practical understanding of the IBM XIV® Storage System copy and migration functions. The XIV Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios, which enables clients to enhance their business continuance, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots and full volume copies, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are available at...

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IBM SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware

IBM SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware

By: Angelo Bernasconi; Ole Rasmussen; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM storage area network (SAN) and IBM SAN Volume Controller enhanced stretched cluster configuration when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a satisfactory implementation. Business continuity and continuous availability of applications are among the top requirements for many organizations today. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking make enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now be designed to manage both planned and unplanned...

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IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology

IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology

By: Ilya Krutov; Alexander Grechnev

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2014

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Blade servers captured industry focus because of their modular design, which can reduce costs with a more efficient usage of valuable floor space, and their simplified management, which can speed up such tasks as deploying, reprovisioning, updating, and troubleshooting hundreds of blade servers. By integrating resources and sharing key components, costs are reduced and availability is increased. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM BladeCenter® and describes the technology and features of the different chassis, blade server models, and connectivity options. We go into detail about...

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IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

By: Bertrand Dufrasne; Dietmar Dausner; Roger Eriksson; Roman Fridli; Itzhack Goldberg; Markus Oscheka; Stephen Solewin

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage System is a scalable enterprise storage system that is based on a grid array of hardware components. It can attach to both Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and IP network Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) capable hosts. This system is a good fit for clients who want to be able to grow capacity without managing multiple tiers of storage. The XIV Storage System is suited for mixed or random access workloads, including online transaction processing,...

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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1

By: Pall Beck; Angelo Bernasconi; Werner Eggli; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-MAR-2010

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the SAN has its own set of virtual storage addresses, which are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running using the same virtual addresses that it had before. This capability means that volumes or storage can be added or moved while the server is still...

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IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

By: Larry Coyne; Chris Hoffmann; Stefan Neff; Khanh Ngo

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1R1 for the IBM System Storage® TS3500 Tape Library. LTFS EE is designed to enable the use of LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM general parallel file system-based (IBM GPFS™) environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. LTFS EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape. LTFS EE supports IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6...

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Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

By: Chris Seiwert; Peter Klee; Lisa Martinez; Max Pei; Mladen Portak; Alex Safonov; Edgar Strubel; Gabor Szabo; Ron Verbeek

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 23-FEB-2012

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Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage® as the target system. Data migration is a critical and complex operation, and this book provides the phases and steps to ensure a smooth migration. Topics range from planning and preparation to execution and validation. The book also reviews...

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IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

By: Roland Tretau; Jeff Lin; Dirk Peitzmann; Steven Pemberton; Tom Provost; Marco Schwarz

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 08-OCT-2012

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Corporate workgroups, distributed enterprises, and small to medium-sized companies are increasingly seeking to network and consolidate storage to improve availability, share information, reduce costs, and protect and secure information. These organizations require enterprise-class solutions capable of addressing immediate storage needs cost-effectively, while providing an upgrade path for future requirements. IBM® System Storage® N series storage systems and their software capabilities are designed to meet these requirements. IBM System Storage N series storage systems offer an...

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IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610

IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610

By: Alex Osuna; Eva Balogh; Daesung Kim; Kai Lanzmich; Karen Orlando; Siew Chin Wong

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2011

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution consists of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7650G Deduplication Gateway (3958-DD1 and DD3) hardware, as well as the IBM System Storage TS7650 Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1). They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We introduce data...

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IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

By: Jon Tate; Shanmuganthan Kumaravel; Jose Rodriguez Ruibal

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2011

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The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to communicate without merging fabrics into a single, large SAN fabric. This capability enables clients to initially deploy separate SAN solutions at the departmental and data center levels. Then, clients can consolidate these separate solutions into large enterprise SAN solutions as their experience and requirements grow and change. Alternatively,...

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IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager Copy Services Guide

IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager Copy Services Guide

By: Sangam Racherla; Reza Fanaei Aghdam; Hartmut Lonzer; L G (Len) O'Neill; Mario Rodriguez; Vaclav Sindelar; Alexander Watson

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2011

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The purpose of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide customers with guidance and recommendations for how and when to use the IBM System Storage® Copy Services premium features. The topics discussed in this publication apply to the IBM System Storage DS® models DS3000, DS4000®, and DS5000 running the firmware v7.70, and IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager v10.70. Customers in today’s IT world are finding a major need to ensure a good archive of their data and a requirement to create these archives with minimal interruptions. The IBM Midrange System Storage helps to fulfill...

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IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 4.1

IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 4.1

By: Roland Tretau; Christian Prediger Appel

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 27-FEB-2012

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a basic introduction to the IBM System Storage® N series, virtualization, and VMware. It explains how to use the N series with VMware vSphere 4 environments and the benefits of doing so. Examples are given on how to install and set up VMware ESXi server with the N series. This edition includes information about the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), which is another N series software product that works with VMware. VSC provides local backup and recovery capability. You have the option to replicate backups to a remote storage system by using...

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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services

By: Jon Tate; Rafael Vilela Dias; Ivaylo Dikanarov; Jim Kelly; Peter Mescher

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage Storwize® V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family Services. Replication Family Services refers to the various copy services available on the SVC and Storwize V7000 including IBM FlashCopy®, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, Global Mirror with Change Volumes, Volume Mirroring, and Stretched Cluster Volume Mirroring. The details behind the theory and practice of these services are examined, and SAN design...

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IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems

IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems

By: Peter Cronauer; Bertrand Dufrasne; Thorsten Altmannsberger; Charles Burger; Michael Frankenberg; Jana Jamsek; Peter Klee; Flavio Gondim de Morais; Luiz Moreira; Alexander Warmuth; Mark Wells

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2013

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In today’s highly competitive and real-time environment, the ability to manage all IT operations on a continuous basis makes the creation of copies and backups of data a core requirement for any IT deployment. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide proactive efficient disaster recovery strategies that can ensure continuous data availability for business operations. The Copy Services functions available with the IBM® System Storage® DS8000® are part of these strategies. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage the Copy Services functions of the...

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IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for IBM System z

IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for IBM System z

By: Peter Cronauer; Bertrand Dufrasne; Thorsten Altmannsberger; Charles Burger; Michael Frankenberg; Peter Klee; Flavio Gondim De Morais; Luiz Moreira; Alexander Warmuth; Mark Wells

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 08-FEB-2013

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In today’s highly competitive and real-time environment, the ability to manage all IT operations on a continuous basis makes the creation of copies and backups of data a core requirement for any IT deployment. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide proactive efficient disaster recovery strategies that can ensure continuous data availability for business operations. The Copy Services functions available with the IBM® System Storage® DS8000® are part of these strategies. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage the Copy Services functions of the...

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Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking

Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking

By: Jon Tate; Pall Beck; Hector Hugo Ibarra; Shanmuganathan Kumaravel; Libor Miklas

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 17-NOV-2012

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The plethora of data that is created by the businesses of today is making storage a strategic investment priority for companies of all sizes. As storage takes precedence, three major initiatives emerge: Flatten and converge your network IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in the flat, converged data center network designs of today. IBM System Networking solutions enable clients to deploy a high-speed, low-latency Unified Fabric Architecture. Optimize and automate virtualization Advanced virtualization awareness reduces the cost and complexity...

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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

By: Mary Lovelace; Katja Gebuhr; Ivo Gomilsek; Ronda Hruby; Paulo Neto; Jon Parkes; Otavio Rocha Filho; Leandro Torolho

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the best practices based on field experience and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller V6.2. This book begins with a look at the latest developments with SAN Volume Controller V6.2 and reviews the changes in the previous versions of the product. It highlights configuration guidelines and best practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts....

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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3

By: Jon Tate; Alejandro Berardinelli; Mark Chitti; Torben Jensen; Massimo Rosati; Christian Schroeder

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 17-APR-2012

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Version 6.3.0. SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution, which maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications, to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running using the same virtual addresses that it had before. Therefore, volumes or storage...