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IBM DS Storage and Windows MPIO

Posted by bartvdw on 2626/0707/2013

Don’t forget to install DSM !

Windows MPIO with IBM storage
http://niktips.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/windows-mpio-with-ibm-storage/

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IBM BladeCenter S (BCS) Storage Configuration Using CLI

Posted by bartvdw on 1818/0404/2013

Great resource to work with Telnet on the storage of an IBM BladeCenter S; personally works better then the web interface !

BladeCenter S (BCS) Storage Configuration Using CLI
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas10b030bb8116274b9862576c60059e94b

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VMware: Data corruption when using VMware ESXi 5.x with VAAI hardware accelerated VMFS data movement enabled on IBM System Storage DCS3700, DS3512, and DS3524 Storage Controllers

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/1111/2012

Be sure to read the VMware KB if title corresponds with your environment: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2039608

IBM original artcile: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5091874

This has been corrected in firmware 7.83.27.00 or higher in the meantime.

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Brocade 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Switches and Fill Words

Posted by bartvdw on 0505/1010/2012

Interesting read regarding Brocade 8 Gbps FC switches and Fill Words with related information for IBM storage systems! In addition a link on the IBM website with some recommended settings.

Brocade 8 Gbps Fibre Channel Switches and Fill Words
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/anthonyv/entry/brocade_8_gbps_fibre_channel_switches_and_fill_words?lang=en

Recommended port fillword setting for 8Gbps Brocade switches with 8Gbps Systems
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003699

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VMware vSphere with IBM SVC, Stretched SVC, and SRM

Posted by bartvdw on 3131/0505/2012

Good information regarding VMware vSphere and IBM SVC, Strechted SVC, and finally with SRM. I’ve bundled some links which contain a nice overview as well as some technical information.

Bridging datacenters with VMware vSphere and IBM SAN Volume Controller – Part 1
http://virtualstoragespeak.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/bridging-datacenters-with-vmware-vsphere-and-ibm-san-volume-controller-%E2%80%93-part-1/

Bridging datacenters with VMware vSphere and IBM SAN Volume Controller – Part 2
http://virtualstoragespeak.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/bridging-datacenters-with-vmware-vsphere-and-ibm-san-volume-controller-%E2%80%93-part-2/

Bridging datacenters with VMware vSphere and IBM SAN Volume Controller – Part 3
http://virtualstoragespeak.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/bridging-datacenters-with-vmware-vsphere-and-ibm-san-volume-controller-%E2%80%93-part-3/

Deploying Stretched vSphere clusters with Site Recovery Manager on SAN Volume Controller
http://virtualstoragespeak.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/deploying-stretched-vsphere-clusters-with-site-recovery-manager-on-san-volume-controller/

V6.3.0 Configuration Guidelines for Extended Distance Split-System Configurations for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
http://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=ssg1S7003701

Inter-data center workload mobility and failover with VMware vSphere and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP101923

VMware HA and vMotion with stretched IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Cluster
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2000948

Stretched Clusters and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/Stretched_Clusters_and_VMware_vCenter_Site_Recovery_Manage_USLTR_Regalix.pdf

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VMware vCenter IBM plug-ins

Posted by bartvdw on 2929/0505/2012

IBM has different plug-ins for VMware vCenter to integrate their products with VMware. Below some links with information where to find them etc.

Storage

Server

Backup and Recovery

Reference:
IBM Plug-ins for VMware vCenter
http://darrylmiles.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/ibm-plug-ins-for-vmware-vcenter/

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