IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage

IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage

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Organizations are struggling with an unprecedented surge in data, both user-created and machine-created. With an increasing reliance on this rapidly growing data, effective scaling of data storage represents a key challenge for all enterprises. IBMAr Hyper-Scale helps you easily overcome provisioning scenarios that normally challenge traditional systems. IBM Hyper-Scale can accommodate several critical client scenarios for centralized administration, data mobility, load balancing, over-provisioning, and storage system repurposing. IBM Hyper-Scale introduces the following major concepts and technologies, with the IBM XIVAr Storage System (Gen3 models): IBM Hyper-Scale Manager is a flexible, consolidated multi-system management application that builds upon the originally released Multi-System Manager with XIV Storage Software V11.2. IBM Hyper-Scale Manager is based on, and seamlessly integrated with, the XIV graphical user interface (GUI) and spans multiple XIV systems. It virtually transforms multiple systems into a single system, allowing customers to centrally manage up to 144 XIV systems. IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility was released with XIV Storage System V11.3. It is a powerful function for moving volumes between storage containers transparently, with no disruption to host applications. IBM Hyper-Scale Consistency was released with the IBM XIV Storage Software Version 11.4. It offers cross-system consistency, enabling coordinated snapshots across independent XIV systems. It helps to ensure data protection across multiple XIV systems. This IBM RedpaperTM publication provides a broad understanding of the IBM Hyper-Scale feature. This publication is intended for XIV clients and users who want a practical understanding of IBM Hyper-Scale concepts and usage. For information about the IBM Hyper-Scale concepts, refer to the IBM white paper, IBM Hyper-Scale and Its Implementation in XIV Storage: A powerful new approach to scaling storage management.Deploy *.ovf on a VMWare ESX server. 2. Start the VM. 3. At the VMware console, log in with a user of root and a password of xivmsRoot. 4. The installation wizard opens. The wizard guides you through the Hyper-Scale Manager configuration.

Title:IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage
Author:Bertrand Dufrasne, Christian Burns, Wenzel Kalabza, Sandor Lengyel, Patrick Schill, Christian Schoessler, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2014-11-24


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