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This publication provides an overview of the IBM DS8870, which includes the integrated High-Performance Flash Enclosures and flash cards to provide a higher level of performance for DS8870.
The publication also includes feature codes for ordering standard and optional features and planning guidelines for the installation and configuration of the DS8870.


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IBM DS8870 Introduction and Planning Guide

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2004, 2015

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Disk Storage Systems DS8870 AIX 5.2/5.3/6.1/7.1, HP-UX, Red Hat EL 3.0, SLES 8, SLES9, SUSE (SLES 8), VMware 3.x, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, z/OS Enterprise

Document information

More support for: DS8870

Version: 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5

Operating system(s): AIX 5.1/5.2/5.3/6.1, AIX 7.1, HP-UX, Linux, Netware, OpenVMS Alpha, Red Hat EL 3.0, SLES 8, SLES9, SUSE (SLES 8), TRU64 UNIX, VM/ESA, Windows 2000/2003, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, z/OS

Software edition: Enterprise

Reference #: S7004088

Modified date: 2015-05-22