Turbo-charge your IBM FlashSystem V9000 scalable environment by implementing the V9000 port utilization for Performance Method described in Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000, SG24-8273 for even higher performance; improvements up to 40% for sequential reads and up to 80% for sequential writes!
Random workloads can also see performance benefits with the Performance Method because more host ports are available when compared with the infrastructure savings method. This benefit is more pronounced for a V9000 solution that includes dedicated ports for remote copy.
IBM FlashSystem V9000 delivers agile integration and superior data economics with 4x greater density than competing all-flash products and scales up to 2.5 M IOPS with IBM MicroLatency™, and It provides a flexible architecture for assigning port resources.
The FlashSystem V9000 port utilization for Performance Method can use the customer fabric for all port connections. This method provides shared use ports that exploit the full bidirectional capabilities in Fibre Channel, resulting in high performance.
The following figure illustrates the port mappings of a FC 8 X 16 Gbps for a scalable block configuration for performance.
The V9000 Port Utilization for Performance Method requires up to 4 types of zones which can be defined as:
- 1 cluster zone per fabric
- 1 host zone per fabric node
- 1 storage zone per fabric per node
- 1 remote copy zone per fabric per node (if needed)
Read the IBM Redbooks publication Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000, SG24-8273 , Appendix “Guidelines: Port utilization in a V9000 scalable environment” for more tips and details on how to turbo-charge and maximize the full potential of performance and low latency provided by IBM FlashSystem V9000 in your enterprise-scalable environments.