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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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IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on IBM Z – What’s new in IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.4 ?

IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.4 has been released and here are the features now available for IBM Z: OS currency updates Spectrum Scale NSD client running as KVM client KVM (Kernel based Virtual Machine) is a strategic open source component for the IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE platforms. IBM...

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IBM TS7700 Migration Service

The TS7700 virtual tape solution is the leader of tape storage in the System z environment. This solution continues to evolve with function, performance and capacity to match the growing need for mainframe storage. The TS7700 has always provided means for growth, migration, and change as user...

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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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IBM foils plot to assassinate mainframe VTL's

In a February 18, 2019, Blocks & Files article, Model9 reveals a plot to murder mainframe VTLs. Unbeknownst to Model9, IBM was aware of the ruse. There is a reason why IBM has been the leader in mainframe back end storage for over 50 years. Understanding the market, listening to their...

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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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TS7700 Enhanced Compression

Introduction The IBM TS7700 family is the latest in the line of tape virtualization products for the IBM Z platform . It is a highly scalable, reliable and high performing tape solution supporting today's demanding IT environments. The first generation of the TS7700 family (TS7740) was made...

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