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Status Future consideration
Workspace PowerVM VIOS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 27, 2023

Would like to see NVMe over TCP/IP supported in the IBM Power Hardware and IBM Storage offering lines

NVMe/TCP is to provide a low latency, shared storage solution to take advantage of existing high speed network infrastructure.    Would like to see this supported within the VIOS so that all supported OS's ( AIX / IBM i / Linux on Power ) can take advantage of it.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2024

    yes It is Good Idea!

  • Guest
    Jan 25, 2024
    Good idea!
  • Guest
    Jan 11, 2024

    are there any update on this.

  • Guest
    Oct 17, 2023

    Status on this particular IDEA ?
    IBM Power Systems have traditionally been known for their high-performance computing capabilities and reliability. NVMe over TCP/IP (NVMe-oF TCP/IP) is a technology that allows NVMe storage devices to be connected to IBM Power Systems and other platforms over standard TCP/IP networks. Here are some justifications for using NVMe over TCP/IP on IBM Power Systems:

    1. High-Performance Storage: NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a protocol designed for flash storage that offers extremely low latency and high throughput. By using NVMe over TCP/IP, IBM Power Systems can take advantage of this performance, making it ideal for applications with high I/O requirements, such as databases, analytics, and AI workloads.

    2. Scalability: TCP/IP networks are widely deployed and offer scalability. NVMe over TCP/IP allows you to scale your storage infrastructure as your needs grow without major infrastructure changes. This is crucial for businesses that want to expand their storage capacity or performance without extensive reconfiguration.

    3. Shared Storage: NVMe over TCP/IP enables shared storage solutions, which is essential for virtualization and clustering technologies, including IBM PowerVM and IBM PowerHA. These technologies require shared storage to ensure high availability and seamless failover.

    4. Compatibility: NVMe over TCP/IP can work with existing Ethernet infrastructure. It doesn't require specialized network hardware. This makes it easier for organizations to adopt this technology without major investments in new network equipment.

    5. End-to-End Security: NVMe over TCP/IP can leverage existing security features of the TCP/IP protocol stack, including IPsec (IP Security), to ensure data integrity and confidentiality. This is especially important for businesses that deal with sensitive data.

    6. Simplified Management: NVMe over TCP/IP leverages the management capabilities of the Power Systems platform, allowing for unified management of storage and compute resources. This simplifies administration and reduces operational complexity.

    7. Multi-Platform Compatibility: NVMe over TCP/IP is not limited to IBM Power Systems. It is a standardized protocol that can be used with various platforms, making it a versatile and future-proof solution.

    8. Cost-Effective: As it can utilize existing Ethernet infrastructure and is compatible with various storage solutions, NVMe over TCP/IP can be a cost-effective choice for organizations looking to boost their storage performance without excessive expenditures.

    9. Future-Proofing: The NVMe protocol is widely adopted and continually evolving, making it a future-proof choice for organizations that want to stay at the forefront of storage technology.

    In conclusion, NVMe over TCP/IP on IBM Power Systems provides high-performance, scalability, compatibility, and security, making it a compelling choice for organizations seeking to optimize their storage infrastructure while maintaining or improving their existing IT investments.

  • Guest
    Aug 24, 2023

    Are there any updates related to this RFE?