IBM System Storage DS Architecture and Implementation. Front Cover. IBM Redbooks, Bertrand Dufrasne. IBM, International Technical Support. Front cover IBM System Storage DS Architecture and Implementation High Density Storage Enclosure 8 Gbps Host Adapters 4-Port Device Adapter. Front cover IBM System Storage DS Architecture and Implementation Learn the DS and DS new and common features Plan, install, and.

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It ensures that all data in nonvolatile storage, known as modified data, is destaged properly to disk prior to power down. The server then reports the write as complete before it has been written to disk. Scalability is limited in the business class option. To increase the storage implementatiom, up to two expansion frames may be added to the primary frame. Each 8 Gbps port independently auto-negotiates to either 2, 4, or 8 Gbps link speed.

The key benefits of doing this are: Hans holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern. The 95E scales with 2.

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From a high-level view, there appear to be three types of frames available for the DS It also features enhanced 8 Gpbs device adapters and host adapters.

There are cooling fans located in each PDU. The expansion frames do not contain rack power control RPC cards. Storwge feature has been improved after release 6.

At any time, you can logically configure your CoD drives, concurrently with production, and you are automatically be charged for the capacity.


Primary power supplies Each frame has two primary power supplies PPSs. Memory scrubbing is the process of reading xs8800 contents of the memory during idle time and checking and correcting any single-bit errors that have accumulated by passing the data through the ECC logic.

Because ardhitecture drive has not yet failed, data can be copied directly to a spare drive. However, they are also redundant so that if either CEC fails, the system will fail over to the remaining one and continue to run the DS without any host interruption.

See Figure on page These two servers share the load of receiving and moving data between the attached hosts and the disk arrays. Encryption group 1 means encryption.

Figure on page 38 shows how the DS hardware is shared between the servers. If you have real-time response requirements in this area, contact IBM to determine the latest information about how to manage your storage to meet your requirements.

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The expansion frame model is called 95E. Disk encryption key management: It significantly reduces the probability of any one processor affecting total system availability. Up to five pairs 10 storave Storage Enclosures for storage disks. The mechanism that will be used varies by attached host operating system and environment, as detailed in the next two sections.

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SDD is provided with the DS series at no additional charge. IBM support can xs8800 service data, change some configuration settings, and initiate repair actions over a remote connection. Data is written to cache memory in the owning CEC.

Preface xvii Thanks to the following people for their contributions to this project: In a full four frame installation, the drives lbm distributed over all the device adapter DA pairs.


The host adapters are shared between both servers.

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The IBM virtualization technology improves the management of information at the “block” level in a network, which enables applications and servers to share storage devices on a network.

These functions provide storage mirroring and copying over large distances for disaster recovery or availability purposes. These networks cannot be accessed externally, and no external connections are allowed.

This ensures that the DS can use architectture stable and well-proven operating environment, offering the optimum in availability. Architecture and Implementation 2 Chapter 2.

For example, if a DS had six disk enclosures total and all the enclosures were fully populated with disks, there would be DDMs in three enclosure pairs. This means that if a single Ethernet switch fails, then all traffic can successfully travel from either HMC to other components in the storage unit using the alternate switch.

On the right side in Figurethe terms D1, D2, D3, and so on stand for the set of data contained on one disk within a stripe on the array. System Storage Productivity Center.

Monitoring and reporting capabilities ans can be used to enable more in-depth performance reporting Asset and capacity reporting Automation for the DS Management of other resources including storage devices, server file systems, tape drives, tape libraries, and SAN environments.

Each RIO-G port can operate at 1 GHz in bidirectional mode, and is capable of passing storagf in each direction on each cycle of the port.