IBM Spectrum Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage is an agile software defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds upon the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic of Spectrum Accelerate is that it can be easily deployed and run on purpose-built or existing hardware chosen by the customer.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Accelerate. The book introduces Spectrum Accelerate and discusses planning and preparation that are essential for a successful deployment of the solution. The deployment itself is explained through a step by step approach, using either a Graphical User Interface based method or a simple Command Line Interface based procedure.
Subsequent chapters explain the logical configuration of the system, host support and business continuity functions, as well as migration. Although it makes many references to the XIV storage software, the book also emphasizes where IBM Spectrum Accelerate differs from XIV.
Finally, a substantial portion of the book is dedicated to maintenance and troubleshooting to provide detailed guidance for the customer support personnel.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introducing IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Chapter 2. Planning for IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Chapter 3. IBM Spectrum Accelerate Command Line deployment
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate XIV GUI based deployment
Chapter 5. Configure and Manage
Chapter 6. Host attachment
Chapter 7.Remote Mirroring with IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Chapter 8. Data Migration with IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Chapter 9. Maintenance and Upgrades
Chapter 10. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. Spectrum Accelerate events list