IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi
Author: Jon Tate,Richard Kelley,Scheila Rossana Rinaldo Maliska,Leandro Torolho,Michael Voigt,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN: 0738438693
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi Book Excerpt:

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe recommendations based on an IBM b-type storage area network (SAN) environment that is utilizing VMware vSphere ESXi. We describe the hardware and software and the unique features that they bring to the marketplace. We then highlight those features and how they apply to the SAN environment, and the best practices for ensuring that you get the best out of your SAN. For background reading, we recommend the following Redbooks publications: - Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking, SG24-5470 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines, SG24-7521 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services, SG24-7574 - Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3, SG24-7933 - IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster with PowerVM and PowerHA, SG24-8142 - Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem 820, SG24-8172 - IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems, SG24-6788 - IBM System Storage DS8000: Host Attachment and Interoperability, SG24-8887 This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales support, system administrators, and storage administrators.

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware VSphere ESXi

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware VSphere ESXi
Author: Richard Kelley,Scheila Maliska,Leandro Torolho,Michael Voigt,Jon Tate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computer networks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware VSphere ESXi Book Excerpt:

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe recommendations based on an IBM b-type storage area network (SAN) environment that is utilizing VMware vSphere ESXi. We describe the hardware and software and the unique features that they bring to the marketplace. We then highlight those features and how they apply to the SAN environment, and the best practices for ensuring that you get the best out of your SAN. For background reading, we recommend the following Redbooks publications: - Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking, SG24-5470 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines, SG24-7521 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services, SG24-7574 - Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3, SG24-7933 - IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster with PowerVM and PowerHA, SG24-8142 - Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem 820, SG24-8172 - IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems, SG24-6788 - IBM System Storage DS8000: Host Attachment and Interoperability, SG24-8887 This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales support, system administrators, and storage administrators.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide

IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide
Author: Rawley Burbridge,Matt Levan,Dusan Telekjak,James Thompson,Axel Westphal,Karen Orlando,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 0738454621
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide Book Excerpt:

This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes best practices for deploying IBM FlashSystemTM V9000 enterprise storage system in a VMware vSphere environment. It includes guidelines and examples of the latest FlashSystem V9000 hardware and software, integrated with VMware version 6, to demonstrate the business benefits these solutions. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem V9000 with the VMware vCloud suite of applications: vCenter Web Client (VWC) vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM/SRA) The authors also describe how to deploy a cloud-based solution with FlashSystem V9000 in an environment with VMware and IBM SpectrumTM Control Base Edition 2.1.1. This paper is intended for presales consulting engineers, sales engineers, and IBM clients who want to deploy IBM FlashSystem V9000 in virtualized data centers that are based on VMware vSphere.

Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize

Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Author: Adam Reid,Jacob Winch,Warren Hawkins,Jon Tate,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 0738441414
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize Book Excerpt:

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM SpectrumTM Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum VirtualizeTM..

IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation

IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation
Author: Jon Tate,Angelo Bernasconi,Torben Jensen,Ian MacQuarrie,Ole Rasmussen,Matthew Robinson,Steven Tong,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-07-28
ISBN: 0738438138
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a satisfactory implementation. Business continuity and continuous application availability are among the top requirements for many organizations today. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking have made enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now be designed to manage both planned and unplanned outages, and the flexibility and cost efficiencies available from cloud computing models. IBM has designed a solution that offers significant functionality for maintaining business continuity in a VMware environment. This functionality provides the capability to dynamically move applications across data centers without interruption to those applications. The live application mobility across data centers relies on these products and technology: The industry-proven VMware Metro vMotion IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution A Layer 2 IP Network and storage networking infrastructure for high performance traffic management DC interconnect

IBM System Storage N series and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices

IBM System Storage N series and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices
Author: Alex Osuna,Roland Tretau,Peter Learmonth,Michael Slisinger,Vaughn Stewart,Larry Touchette,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN: 0738434493
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM System Storage N series and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices Book Excerpt:

IBM® System Storage® N series technology enables companies to extend their virtual infrastructures to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization. The N series offers unified storage solutions that provide industry-leading technologies in the areas of storage efficiencies, instantaneous virtual machine and datastore cloning for virtual servers and virtual desktops, and virtual data center backup and business continuance solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication reviews the best practices for anyone who is implementing VMware® vSphere with N series unified storage arrays.

VMware Implementation with IBM System Storage DS5000

VMware Implementation with IBM System Storage DS5000
Author: Sangam Racherla,Diego Silva Cogo,Mario David Ganem,Hartmut Lonzer,Minja Obradovic,Gabriel Requejo,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN: 073843826X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VMware Implementation with IBM System Storage DS5000 Book Excerpt:

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we compiled best practices for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining IBM Midrange Storage Solutions. In this publication, we use IBM System Storage® DS5000 storage subsystem for the implementation procedures, and the same procedures can be used for implementations with DCS3700 or DS3500 storage subsystems. We also compiled configurations for a VMware ESX and VMware ESXi Server host environment. Setting up an IBM Midrange Storage Subsystem is a challenging task. Our principal objective in this book is to provide you with a sufficient overview to effectively enable storage area network (SAN) storage and VMware. There is no single configuration that is satisfactory for every application or situation. However, the effectiveness of the VMware implementation is enabled by careful planning and consideration. Although the compilation of this publication is derived from an actual setup and verification, we did not stress test or test for all possible use cases that are used in a limited configuration assessment. Because of the highly customizable nature of a VMware ESXi host environment, you must consider your specific environment and equipment to achieve optimal performance from an IBM Midrange Storage Subsystem. When you are weighing the recommendations in this publication, you must start with the first principles of input/output (I/O) performance tuning. Each environment is unique and the correct settings that are used depend on the specific goals, configurations, and demands for the specific environment. This publication is intended for technical professionals who want to deploy VMware ESXi and VMware ESX Servers with IBM Midrange Storage Subsystems.

IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide

IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Author: Sangam Racherla,Bruce Allworth,Alessio Bagnaresi,Chris Bogdanowicz,Corne Lottering,Pablo Pedrazas,Frank Schubert,John Sexton,Alexander Watson,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN: 0738434132
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication represents a compilation of best practices for deploying and configuring IBM Midrange System StorageTM servers, which include the DS4000® and the DS5000 family of products. This book is intended for IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and customers responsible for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of the IBM Midrange System Storage family of products. We realize that setting up DS4000 and DS5000 Storage Servers can be a complex task. There is no single configuration that will be satisfactory for every application or situation. First, we provide a conceptual framework for understanding the hardware in a Storage Area Network. Then we offer our guidelines, hints, and tips for the physical installation, cabling, and zoning, using the Storage Manager setup tasks. After that, we turn our attention to the performance and tuning of various components and features, including numerous guidelines. We look at performance implications for various application products such as DB2®, Oracle, Tivoli® Storage Manager, Microsoft® SQL server, and in particular, Microsoft Exchange with IBM Midrange System Storage servers. Then we review the various tools available to simulate workloads and to measure, collect, and analyze performance data. We also consider the AIX® environment, including High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMPTM) and General Parallel File System (GPFSTM). Finally, we provide a quick guide to the storage server installation and configuration using best practices. This edition of the book also includes guidelines for managing and using the DS4000 and DS5000 with the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC).

IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook

IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook
Author: Ezgi Coskun,Mikael Lindström,Maciej Olejniczak,Oliver Stark,Megan Gilge,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 0738441740
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook Book Excerpt:

The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, and stronger control over storage performance and management. It describes the most current IBM storage products, including the IBM SpectrumTM family, IBM FlashSystem®, disk, and tape, as well as virtualized solutions such IBM Storage Cloud. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and information about the most current IBM System Storage products. It shows how IBM delivers the right mix of products for nearly every aspect of business continuance and business efficiency. IBM storage products can help you store, safeguard, retrieve, and share your data. This book is intended as a reference for basic and comprehensive information about the IBM Storage products portfolio. It provides a starting point for establishing your own enterprise storage environment. This book describes the IBM Storage products as of March, 2016.

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

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services
Author: Jon Tate,Rafael Vilela Dias,Ivaylo Dikanarov,Jim Kelly,Peter Mescher,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 0738437786
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 suggestions and troubleshooting tips are provided. Planning requirements, automating copy services processed, and fabric design are explained. Multiple examples including implementation and server integration are included, along with a discussion of software solutions and services that are based on Replication Family Services. This book is intended for use by pre-sales and post-sales support, and storage administrators. Readers are expected to have an advanced knowledge of the SVC, Storwize V7000, and the SAN environment. The following publications are useful resources that provide background information: Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3, SG24-7933 Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3, SG24-7938 IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware, REDP-4626 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Upgrade Path from Version 4.3.1 to 6.1, REDP-4716 Real-time Compression in SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000, REDP-4859 SAN Volume Controller: Best Practices and Performance Guidelines, SG24-7521 Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, SG24-7977

IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Author: Anil K Nayak,Antonio Rainero,Barry Whyte,Chris Hoffmann,Danilo Morelli Miyasiro,David Green,Duane Bolland,Jackson Shea,Jon Herd,Jordan Fincher,Marcelo Avalos,Sergey Kubin,Sidney Varoni Junior,Thales Noivo Ferreira,Vasfi Gucer,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 0738459593
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. 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. Then, it provides performance guidelines for IBM SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and applications. 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 IBM SAN Volume Controller. This book is intended for experienced storage, SAN, and IBM SAN Volume Controller administrators and technicians. Understanding this book requires advanced knowledge of the IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM FlashSystem, and SAN environments.

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8 4

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8 4
Author: Corne Lottering,Denis Olshanskiy,Jackson Shea,Jordan Fincher,Hartmut Lonzer,Ibrahim Alade Rufai,Katja Kratt,Konrad Trojok,Leandro Torolho,Pawel Brodacki,Rodrigo Jungi Suzuki,Sergey Kubin,Sidney Varoni Junior,Tiago Bastos,Vasfi Gucer,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 922
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN: 0738459372
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8 4 Book Excerpt:

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends 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 V8.4 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.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize and SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware

IBM Spectrum Virtualize and SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware
Author: Jon Tate,Angelo Bernasconi,Antonio Rainero,Ole Rasmussen,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN: 0738441104
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM Spectrum Virtualize and SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM storage area network (SAN) and IBM SpectrumTM Virtualize, and SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster configuration when combined with VMware. It 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 outages, and to take advantage of the flexibility, efficient use of resources, and cost savings that cloud computing offers. The IBM Enhanced Stretched Cluster design offers significant functions for maintaining business continuity in a VMware environment. You can dynamically move applications across data centers without interruption to those applications. The live application mobility across data centers relies on these products and technologies: IBM Spectrum Virtualize and SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster Solution VMware Metro vMotion for live migration of virtual machines A Layer 2 IP Network and storage networking infrastructure for high-performance traffic management Data center interconnection

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Implementation and Best Practices Guide

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Author: Sangam Racherla,Matus Butora,Antonio Dell'Apa,Mario Ganem,Corne Lottering,Libor Miklas,Hrvoje Stanilovic,Alexander Watson,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2012-12-21
ISBN: 0738437476
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Implementation and Best Practices Guide Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication represents a compilation of best practices for deploying and configuring the IBM System Storage® DS5000 Series family of products. This book is intended for IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and customers responsible for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of the IBM System Storage DS5000 Series family of products. We realize that setting up DS5000 Storage Servers can be a complex task. There is no single configuration that will be satisfactory for every application or situation. First, we provide a conceptual framework for understanding the hardware in a Storage Area Network. Then, we offer our guidelines, hints, and tips for the physical installation, cabling, and zoning, using the Storage Manager setup tasks. Next, we provide a quick guide to help you install and configure the DS5000 using best practices. After that, we turn our attention to the performance and tuning of various components and features, including numerous guidelines. We look at performance implications for various application products such as IBM DB2®, Oracle, IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager, Microsoft SQL server, and in particular, Microsoft Exchange server. Then we review the various tools available to simulate workloads and to measure, collect, and analyze performance data. We also consider the IBM AIX® environment, including IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMPTM) and IBM General Parallel File System (GPFSTM). This edition of the book also includes guidelines for managing and using the DS5000 with the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM Storwize® V7000.

Introduction to IBM Real time Compression Appliances

Introduction to IBM Real time Compression Appliances
Author: Roland Tretau,JinSu Kim,Beatriz Nolte,Gary Nunn,Falk Schneider,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 0738438731
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to IBM Real time Compression Appliances Book Excerpt:

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time Compression can help slow the growth of storage acquisition, reducing storage costs while simplifying both operations and management. It also enables organizations to keep more data available for use rather than storing it offsite or on harder-to-access tape, so they can support improved analytics and decision making. IBM Real-time Compression Appliances provide on-line storage optimization through real-time data compression, delivering dramatic cost reduction without performance degradation. This IBM® Redbooks® publication is an easy-to-follow guide that describes how to design solutions successfully using IBM Real-time Compression Appliances (IBM RTCAs). It provides practical installation examples, ease of use, remote management, high availability, and administration techniques. Furthermore, it explains best practices for RTCA solution design, application integration, and practical RTCA use cases.

iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems

iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems
Author: Jonathan Burton,Anuj Chandra,Jordan Fincher,Kushal Patel,Torsten Rothenwaldt,Subhojit Roy,Bharti Soni,Shalaka Verma,Megan Gilge,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN: 0738442755
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems Book Excerpt:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps administrators and technical professionals understand Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and how to implement it for use with IBM Storwize® storage systems. iSCSI can be used alone or with other technologies. This publication provides an overview of the iSCSI protocol and helps you understand how it is similar to and different from Fibre Channel (FC) technology. It helps you plan and design your network topology. It explains how to configure your IBM Storwize storage systems and hosts (including IBM AIX®, Linux, VMware, and Microsoft Windows hosts) to interact with it. It also provides an overview of using IBM Storwize storage systems with OpenStack. This book describes configuring iSCSI for IBM Storwize and SAN Volume Controller storage systems at Version 7.6 or later. In addition to configuration, this publication provides information about performance and troubleshooting.

Implementing VersaStack with Cisco ACI Multi Pod and IBM HyperSwap for High Availability

Implementing VersaStack with Cisco ACI Multi Pod and IBM HyperSwap for High Availability
Author: Jaswinder Singh Saini,Jimmy John,Jordan Fincher,Lee J Cockrell,Nitin D Thorve,Sreeni Edula,Vasfi Gucer,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN: 0738457086
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing VersaStack with Cisco ACI Multi Pod and IBM HyperSwap for High Availability Book Excerpt:

The IBM HyperSwap® high availability (HA) function allows business continuity in a hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters, such as fire or flooding. It is available on the IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem products. This IBM Redbooks publication covers the preferred practices for implementing Cisco VersaStack with IBM HyperSwap. The following are some of the topics covered in this book: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure to showcase Cisco's ACI with Nexus 9Ks Cisco Fabric Interconnects and Unified Computing System (UCS) management capabilities Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) to showcase fabric channel connectivity Overall IBM HyperSwap solution architecture Differences between HyperSwap and Metro Mirroring, Volume Mirroring, and Stretch Cluster Multisite IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) deployment to showcase HyperSwap configuration and capabilities This book is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators who are tasked with deploying a VersaStack solution with IBM HyperSwap.

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

Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R2
Author: IBM Storage,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN: 0738459755
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R2 Book Excerpt:

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 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 supported and entitled and where the issues are specific to a blueprint implementation.

vSphere Design Best Practices

vSphere Design Best Practices
Author: Brian Bolander,Christopher Kusek
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2014-05-26
ISBN: 1782176276
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

vSphere Design Best Practices Book Excerpt:

An easytofollow guide full of handson examples of realworld design best practices. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts used. If you wish to learn about vSphere best practices and how to apply them when designing virtual, high performance, and reliable datacenters that support business critical applications to work more efficiently and to prepare for official certifications, then this is the book for you. Readers should possess a good working knowledge of vSphere as well as servers, storage, and networking.

SONAS Implementation and Best Practices Guide

SONAS Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Author: Mary Lovelace,Jichan Chong,Marcos Figueiredo Jr,Curtis Neal,Gabor Penzes,Naren Rajasingam,Joe Roa,Alexander Saupp,John Sing,Shradha Nayak Thakare,Mladen Vukoje,IBM Redbooks
Publsiher: IBM Redbooks
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2012-07-27
ISBN: 0738437026
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SONAS Implementation and Best Practices Guide Book Excerpt:

IBM® Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) is a Scale Out NAS offering designed to manage vast repositories of information in enterprise environments requiring very large capacities, high levels of performance, and high availability. The IBM SONAS appliance provides a range of reliable, scalable storage solutions for a variety of storage requirements. These capabilities are achieved by using network access protocols such as NFS, CIFS, HTTPS, FTP, and SCP. Using built-in RAID technologies, all data is well protected with options to add additional protection through mirroring, replication, snapshots, and backup. These storage systems are also characterized by simple management interfaces that make their installation, administration, and troubleshooting uncomplicated and straightforward. This IBM Redbooks® publication is the companion to the IBM Redbooks publication, SONAS Concepts, Architecture, and Planning Guide, SG24-7963. It is intended for storage administrators who have ordered their SONAS solution and are ready to install, customize, and use it. A quick start scenario takes you through common SONAS administration tasks to familiarize you with the SONAS system through the GUI and CLI. Backup and availability scenarios as well as best practices for setting up and troubleshooting hints and tips are included.