Abstract: IBM Spectrum Scale™ is a software-defined scalable parallel file system providing a comprehensive set of storage services. Some of the differentiating storage services are the integrated backup function and storage tiering. These services typically run in the background according to pre-defined schedules. This whitepaper presents a flexible framework for automating Spectrum Scale storage services, including examples for programming the framework components.
This paper is intended for Spectrum Scale administrators who have experience with administration, backup and storage tiering.