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Storage Controller Health (SCH) Status Messages

What are Storage Controller Health Status Messages? The DS8K Storage Controller Health Message function sends alerts at the Logical Control Unit (LCU) level when resources are not available or under service. This process runs on both primary and secondary storage systems in a mirrored...

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Safeguarded Copy available for the DS8880 Family of Enterprise Storage

Safeguarded Copy is now available for the DS888x Family of Enterprise Storage with the recommended Bundle 88.51.53.0. Safeguarded Copy provides Cyber Resilience and protection from logical corruption - both accidental and malicious. Safeguarded Copy allows a client to store up to 500...

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Configuring the DS8880 - Using Small Extents

R8.1 of the DS8880 introduced a new configuration option. This provides the ability to configure a storage pool as either large or small extents. The small extent size is significantly smaller than the previous 1GB(FB)/ 1113cylinder (CKD) large extent size being 16MB (FB) / 21 cylinders (CKD). ...

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New Higher Capacity Flash Sizes on DS8880

In September 2017 IBM introduced a new class of Flash for the DS8880 with a new 3.8TB High Capacity Flash drive. Earlier this year we continued to increase the High Capacity Flash sizes with the introduction of the 7.6TB High Capacity Flash drive, and now on the 20th November 2018 we have...

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DS8000 - Space Release for Global Copy and Global Mirror

DS8000 Extent Space Efficient Volumes Using Extent Space Efficient volumes with the DS8000 Storage System is a way to reduce storage costs and reduce the storage footprint. It allows you to create and use volumes where the sum of all the virtual volume capacity is greater than the physical...

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Fibre Channel SAN Management for z/OS, IBM Z and DS8000

Executive Summary The I/O Operations (I/O Ops) component of System Automation for z/OS (SAFOS) has been used by z/OS clients to manage the FICON I/O switch configuration, make configuration changes and display status information. In July of 2014 the IBM System Automation for z/OS product team...

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Cyber Resilience for Enterprise Data

Introduction Over the last couple of decades organizations have invested in High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions to protect their critical systems of record from both hardware failures and large scale disaster events. Synchronous and asynchronous replication and capabilities such...

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The New DS8882F: Big Value in a Smaller Package

This week, IBM Storage is announcing a new member of the IBM DS8880F family – DS8882F. The new system offers a cost-efficient storage solution engineered to help enable and support current mainframe modernization and integration initiatives. Today, mainframes are as important to business as...

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IBM DS8880F: Deploy containers with confidence

IT analyst firm IDC predicts that in just the next three years alone, adoption and deployment of container instances will grow into a multi-billion dollar industry around the world.[1] IBM Storage solutions such as the DS8880F family of all-flash data systems are ready today to enable and...

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Performance Optimization on the DS8888F

Shortly after the DS8888F model was introduced toward the end of 2016, IBM published SPC-1 v3 benchmark numbers of 1.5M, more than 3x the previous DS8000 generation models, and at the time the highest SPC-1 v3 number. The DS8888F have two servers with up to 48 POWER8 cores and 1TB of memory...

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