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IBM SmartCloud Storage Access V1.1 Configuration Cookbook

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you learn how to build a storage cloud with the IBM SmartCloud™ Storage Access solution, which consists of multiple hardware and software products including IBM Scale Out network Attached Storage (SONAS), IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified, IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, and more. To get you started, we cover the planning, installation, and configuration for each component.

SmartCloud Storage Access is an IBM software product for storage cloud management that enables the cloud service with virtualization and automation. SCSA is the focal point to administer the storage cloud environment providing a self-service provision approach for the storage cloud users. New storage capacity can be easily deployed and accessed by the Internet or intranet. SmartCloud Storage Access also supports simple and fast resource elasticity as user demand changes.

With the SmartCloud Storage Access solution, the storage resources will be displayed as unified resource pools with different service levels. Users no longer need to know the exact location of their files and there is no more need to configure the underlying storage subsystems manually. All storage resources are still well monitored and the cloud administrators can easily track the historical storage resource utilization.

This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM SmartCloud Storage Access planning, implementation, configuration, and usage. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. The team who wrote this book
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. IBM SmartCloud Storage Access solution overview
    1. 1.1 What is storage cloud
      1. 1.1.1 Storage cloud introduction
      2. 1.1.2 Challenges of traditional storage
      3. 1.1.3 Advantages and features of storage cloud
      4. 1.1.4 The storage cloud journey
      5. 1.1.5 General steps to build a storage cloud
    2. 1.2 IBM SmartCloud Storage Access storage cloud solution
      1. 1.2.1 SCSA solution overview
      2. 1.2.2 IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
      3. 1.2.3 IBM SONAS
      4. 1.2.4 IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      5. 1.2.5 IBM SmartCloud Storage Access
    3. 1.3 IBM SmartCloud Storage Access reference story
      1. 1.3.1 Client background
      2. 1.3.2 Business needs
      3. 1.3.3 Proposed solution
      4. 1.3.4 Solution benefits
  5. Chapter 2. Authentication software installation and configuration
    1. 2.1 LDAP installation and configuration
      1. 2.1.1 Planning
      2. 2.1.2 Installation
      3. 2.1.3 Configuration
    2. 2.2 AD installation and configuration
      1. 2.2.1 Planning
      2. 2.2.2 Installation
      3. 2.2.3 Configuration
  6. Chapter 3. Planning and configuration of V7000U with SCSA
    1. 3.1 Planning
      1. 3.1.1 Hardware planning
      2. 3.1.2 Software planning
    2. 3.2 Configuration
      1. 3.2.1 AD and LDAP configuration
      2. 3.2.2 NTP server configuration
      3. 3.2.3 DNS configuration
      4. 3.2.4 Storwize V7000 Unified file system configuration with SCSA
  7. Chapter 4. Planning and configuration of SONAS with SCSA
    1. 4.1 SONAS architecture and logical configuration
      1. 4.1.1 Components
      2. 4.1.2 SONAS bottom up build out
    2. 4.2 Planning
      1. 4.2.1 Hardware planning
      2. 4.2.2 Software planning
    3. 4.3 Configuration
      1. 4.3.1 Authentication and DNS server configuration
      2. 4.3.2 NTP server configuration with SONAS
      3. 4.3.3 File system creation: SONAS hardware configurations
      4. 4.3.4 Next step
  8. Chapter 5. Planning, installation, and configuration of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center with SCSA
    1. 5.1 Planning
      1. 5.1.1 Hardware planning
      2. 5.1.2 Software planning
      3. 5.1.3 Installation and configuration planning
      4. 5.1.4 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center terminology
    2. 5.2 Installation
      1. 5.2.1 Installing DB2
      2. 5.2.2 Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    3. 5.3 Basic configuration
      1. 5.3.1 Adding storage subsystems
      2. 5.3.2 Defining storage probes
      3. 5.3.3 Registering Cloud Capacity Pools
      4. 5.3.4 Customizing service classes
  9. Chapter 6. Planning, installation, and basic configuration of SCSA
    1. 6.1 Planning
      1. 6.1.1 Hardware planning
      2. 6.1.2 Software planning
      3. 6.1.3 Scalability and limitation considerations
      4. 6.1.4 SmartCloud Storage Access terminology
    2. 6.2 SCSA installation
    3. 6.3 SCSA menu functions overview
      1. 6.3.1 SCSA menu
      2. 6.3.2 Navigating through SCSA menu options
    4. 6.4 SCSA basic configuration flow
    5. 6.5 Preparing to use SCSA
      1. 6.5.1 Registering Tivoli Storage Productivity Center server
      2. 6.5.2 Registering the LDAP/AD server
      3. 6.5.3 Registering SMTP/DNS/NTP
      4. 6.5.4 Next step
  10. Chapter 7. SCSA usage in a storage cloud environment
    1. 7.1 Cloud environment settings
      1. 7.1.1 Users and user groups
      2. 7.1.2 Setting up storage profile, resource pools, and the storage environment
      3. 7.1.3 Storage policies
    2. 7.2 Operations in a storage cloud environment
      1. 7.2.1 Understanding the approval life cycle
      2. 7.2.2 Network drive and approval in SCSA
    3. 7.3 Monitoring global tasks and metering
      1. 7.3.1 Global task monitoring
      2. 7.3.2 Reports
  11. Chapter 8. Other topics for SCSA
    1. 8.1 Updating SmartCloud Storage Access
      1. 8.1.1 Important considerations for update
      2. 8.1.2 Upgrade procedure
    2. 8.2 Configuration backup and restore
      1. 8.2.1 Scenarios when configuration backup is required
      2. 8.2.2 Key considerations for SCSA configuration backup and restore
      3. 8.2.3 Steps for SCSA configuration backup and restore
    3. 8.3 Considerations for high availability
      1. 8.3.1 High Availability overview for SmartCloud Storage Access
      2. 8.3.2 A typical example of storage cloud environment with HA
    4. 8.4 Troubleshooting
      1. 8.4.1 Collecting log files
      2. 8.4.2 Common questions and answers
  12. Appendix A. How to install and configure SMTP, DNS, and NTP
    1. SMTP service configuration example on Windows 2008
    2. DNS configuration example on Windows 2008
    3. NTP configuration example on Windows 2008
  13. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks publications
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  14. Back cover