This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, or for using the XIV storage with databases and other storage oriented application software.

The book also presents and discusses solutions for combining the XIV Storage System with other storage platforms, host servers, or gateways.
The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the XIV Storage System with a variety of platforms and environments.

The information presented here is not meant as a replacement or substitute for the Host Attachment kit publications.
The book is meant as a complement and to provide the readers with usage guidance and practical illustrations.