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IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide by Rosane Goldstein Langnor, Jose Roberto Mosqueda Mejia, Mara Miranda Bautista, Karen Orlando

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IBM System Storage DS8000
This chapter addresses specific considerations for using the IBM System Storage DS8000 as a storage system for IBM ProtecTIER servers.
This chapter describes the following topics:
An overview of the DS8000 family and suggested RAID levels
General considerations for planning tools, metadata, user data, firmware levels, and replication
When to use rotate extents (striping)
 
Note: The DS8000 series models DS8100, DS8300, DS8700, and DS8800 (types 2107 and 242x, and models 931, 932, 9B2, 941, and 951) have been withdrawn ...

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