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Spectrum Scale user group in Singapore, 2019

In the heart of the land of merlion, at Suntec City in Singapore, this year’s Spectrum Scale user group meet up was held on 11...

Converting Spectrum Scale AFM home dependent filesets to independent filesets

This procedure documents how you can convert Spectrum Scale dependent filesets used for an AFM home cluster to independent filesets. One reason for doing this...

Installing Kubernetes 1.12 on SUSE Linux using kubeadm

This is a Storage post – so while working on Storage for Containers (or Storage Enabler for Containers) we found significant difficulty just to set...

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Configuring alerts with alert policies highlights new release of IBM Spectrum Control!

The new release of IBM Spectrum Control, V5.3.2 consists of many user improvements that will save you time and effort. These improvements are based on feedback from...

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7 traits to use Spectrum Scale to run container workload

Recently, IBM Spectrum Scale has added a new feather in the cap “Persistent Storage for Containers “. It clearly means that customer can build their...

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...

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...

Trying out and exploring the Spectrum Scale REST API using “curl” and/or the IBM API Explorer website

Prerequisites Make sure that the Spectrum Scale GUI is up and running and that you have access to it. The minimal required Spectrum Scale GUI...

A case study of capacity augmentation while retaining existing hardware and support application migration.

Author:- Akbar Harees – akharees@in.ibm.com Manish Bansode – mbansode@in.ibm.com Sandeep Bangur – sandeep.bangur@in.ibm.com 1. Requirement:- Our client has 3 site data centers. They have IBM...

Health Monitoring of IBM Spectrum Scale Cluster via External Monitoring Framework.

Ack: Andreas Koeninger for his review and inputs. Many a times administrators or system integrators who manage the data center infrastructure have their own set...