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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3

Book Description

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price.

The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of the IBM Storwize V7000 system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales technical support and marketing, storage administrators, and will help you understand the architecture of the Storwize V7000, how to implement it, and take advantage of the industry leading functions and features.

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. Summary of changes
    1. February 2012, Second Edition
  5. Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V7000 system
    1. 1.1 Storage virtualization
    2. 1.2 IBM Storwize V7000 overview
    3. 1.3 IBM Storwize V7000 terminology
      1. 1.3.1 IBM Storwize V7000 models
      2. 1.3.2 IBM Storwize V7000 attributes
      3. 1.3.3 IBM Storwize V7000 functions
      4. 1.3.4 IBM Storwize V7000 licensing
    4. 1.4 IBM Storwize V7000 hardware
      1. 1.4.1 Control enclosure
      2. 1.4.2 Expansion enclosure
      3. 1.4.3 Disk drive types
    5. 1.5 IBM Storwize V7000 components
      1. 1.5.1 Hosts
      2. 1.5.2 Nodes
      3. 1.5.3 I/O groups
      4. 1.5.4 Clustered system
      5. 1.5.5 RAID
      6. 1.5.6 Managed disks
      7. 1.5.7 Quorum disks
      8. 1.5.8 Storage pools
      9. 1.5.9 Volumes
      10. 1.5.10 Thin-provisioned volumes
      11. 1.5.11 Mirrored volumes
      12. 1.5.12 Easy Tier
      13. 1.5.13 iSCSI
    6. 1.6 Advanced copy services
      1. 1.6.1 Synchronous / Asynchronous Remote Copy
      2. 1.6.2 FlashCopy
      3. 1.6.3 Copy Services configuration limits
    7. 1.7 Management and support tools
      1. 1.7.1 IBM Assist On-site and remote service
      2. 1.7.2 Event notifications
      3. 1.7.3 SNMP traps
      4. 1.7.4 Syslog messages
      5. 1.7.5 Call Home email
    8. 1.8 Useful Storwize V7000 websites
      1. 1.8.1 IBM Storwize V7000 learning videos on YouTube
  6. Chapter 2. Initial configuration
    1. 2.1 Hardware installation planning
    2. 2.2 SAN configuration planning
    3. 2.3 LAN configuration planning
      1. 2.3.1 Management IP address considerations
      2. 2.3.2 Service IP address considerations
    4. 2.4 Host configuration planning
    5. 2.5 Miscellaneous configuration planning
    6. 2.6 System management
      1. 2.6.1 Graphical user interface (GUI)
      2. 2.6.2 Command-line interface
    7. 2.7 First-time setup
    8. 2.8 Initial configuration
      1. 2.8.1 Configure Call Home, email alert, and inventory
  7. Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
    1. 3.1 Overview of IBM Storwize V7000 management software
      1. 3.1.1 Access to the storage management software
      2. 3.1.2 Getting Started window layout
      3. 3.1.3 Navigation
      4. 3.1.4 Multiple selections
      5. 3.1.5 Status Indicators menus
    2. 3.2 Home menu
      1. 3.2.1 Monitoring System menu
    3. 3.3 Monitoring and Troubleshooting menu
      1. 3.3.1 Recommended Actions menu
      2. 3.3.2 Event Log menu
      3. 3.3.3 Support menu
    4. 3.4 Pools menu
      1. 3.4.1 Internal menu
      2. 3.4.2 External menu
      3. 3.4.3 Storage Pools menu
      4. 3.4.4 MDisks menu
    5. 3.5 Volumes menu
      1. 3.5.1 All Volumes menu
      2. 3.5.2 Volumes by Pool menu
      3. 3.5.3 Volumes by Host menu
    6. 3.6 Hosts menu
      1. 3.6.1 All Hosts menu
      2. 3.6.2 Ports by Host menu
      3. 3.6.3 Host Mappings menu
    7. 3.7 Copy Services menu
      1. 3.7.1 FlashCopy menu
      2. 3.7.2 FlashCopy Consistency Group menu
      3. 3.7.3 FlashCopy Mapping menu
      4. 3.7.4 Remote Copy menu
      5. 3.7.5 Partnerships menu
    8. 3.8 Access menu
      1. 3.8.1 Users menu
      2. 3.8.2 Audit Log menu
    9. 3.9 Settings menu
      1. 3.9.1 Network menu
      2. 3.9.2 Event Notification menu
      3. 3.9.3 General menu
  8. Chapter 4. Host configuration
    1. 4.1 Host attachment overview
    2. 4.2 Preparing the host operating system
      1. 4.2.1 Windows 2008 (R2): Preparing for Fibre Channel attachment
      2. 4.2.2 Windows 2008 R2: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
      3. 4.2.3 VMware ESX: Preparing for Fibre Channel attachment
      4. 4.2.4 VMware ESX: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
    3. 4.3 Creating hosts using the GUI
      1. 4.3.1 Creating Fibre Channel hosts
      2. 4.3.2 Creating iSCSI hosts
  9. Chapter 5. Basic volume configuration
    1. 5.1 Provisioning storage from IBM Storwize V7000 and making it available to the host
      1. 5.1.1 Creating a generic volume
      2. 5.1.2 Creating a thin-provisioned volume
      3. 5.1.3 Creating a mirrored volume
      4. 5.1.4 Creating a thin-mirror volume
    2. 5.2 Mapping a volume to the host
      1. 5.2.1 Mapping newly created volumes to the host using the wizard
    3. 5.3 Discovering the volumes from the host and specifying multipath settings
      1. 5.3.1 Windows 2008 Fibre Channel volume attachment
      2. 5.3.2 Windows 2008 iSCSI volume attachment
      3. 5.3.3 VMware ESX Fibre Channel attachment
      4. 5.3.4 VMware ESX iSCSI attachment
  10. Chapter 6. Migration wizard
    1. 6.1 Preparing for data migration
    2. 6.2 Migrating the data using the migration wizard
  11. Chapter 7. Storage pools
    1. 7.1 Working with internal drives
      1. 7.1.1 Actions on internal drives
      2. 7.1.2 Configuring internal storage
    2. 7.2 Working with MDisks
      1. 7.2.1 Adding MDisks to storage pools
      2. 7.2.2 Importing MDisks
      3. 7.2.3 RAID action for MDisks
      4. 7.2.4 Selecting the tier for MDisks
      5. 7.2.5 Additional actions on MDisks
    3. 7.3 Working with storage pools
  12. Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
    1. 8.1 Advanced host administration
      1. 8.1.1 Modifying Mappings menu
      2. 8.1.2 Unmapping all volumes from a host
      3. 8.1.3 Renaming
      4. 8.1.4 Deleting a host
      5. 8.1.5 Host properties
    2. 8.2 Adding and deleting host ports
      1. 8.2.1 Adding a host port
      2. 8.2.2 Adding a Fibre Channel port
      3. 8.2.3 Adding an iSCSI host port
      4. 8.2.4 Deleting a host port
    3. 8.3 Host mappings overview
      1. 8.3.1 Unmapping a volume
      2. 8.3.2 Properties (Host)
      3. 8.3.3 Properties (Volume)
    4. 8.4 Advanced volume administration
      1. 8.4.1 Advanced volume functions
      2. 8.4.2 Mapping a volume to a host
      3. 8.4.3 Unmapping volumes from all hosts
      4. 8.4.4 Viewing a host mapped to a volume
      5. 8.4.5 Renaming a volume
      6. 8.4.6 Shrinking a volume
      7. 8.4.7 Expanding a volume
      8. 8.4.8 Migrating a volume to another storage pool
      9. 8.4.9 Exporting to an image mode volume
      10. 8.4.10 Deleting a volume
    5. 8.5 Volume properties
      1. 8.5.1 Overview tab
      2. 8.5.2 Host Maps tab
      3. 8.5.3 Member MDisk tab
      4. 8.5.4 Adding a mirrored volume copy
      5. 8.5.5 Editing thin-provisioned volume properties
    6. 8.6 Advanced volume copy functions
      1. 8.6.1 Thin-provisioned
      2. 8.6.2 Splitting into a new volume
      3. 8.6.3 Validate Volume Copies option
      4. 8.6.4 Delete Copy option
      5. 8.6.5 Migrating volumes using the volume copy features
    7. 8.7 Volumes by storage pool
      1. 8.7.1 Changing the Storage Pool function icon
      2. 8.7.2 Changing the storage pool name
    8. 8.8 Volumes by host
      1. 8.8.1 Renaming a host
  13. Chapter 9. External storage virtualization
    1. 9.1 Planning for external storage virtualization
      1. 9.1.1 License for external storage virtualization
      2. 9.1.2 SAN configuration planning
      3. 9.1.3 External storage configuration planning
      4. 9.1.4 Guidelines for virtualizing external storage
    2. 9.2 Working with external storage
      1. 9.2.1 Adding external storage
      2. 9.2.2 Managing external storage
      3. 9.2.3 Removing external storage
  14. Chapter 10. Easy Tier
    1. 10.1 Easy Tier overview
    2. 10.2 Easy Tier for IBM Storwize V7000
      1. 10.2.1 Disk tiers
      2. 10.2.2 Tiered storage pools
    3. 10.3 Easy Tier process
      1. 10.3.1 I/O Monitoring
      2. 10.3.2 Data Placement Advisor
      3. 10.3.3 Data Migration Planner
      4. 10.3.4 Data Migrator
      5. 10.3.5 Easy Tier operating modes
      6. 10.3.6 Easy Tier rules
    4. 10.4 Easy Tier configuration using the GUI
      1. 10.4.1 Creating multitiered pools: Enable Easy Tier
      2. 10.4.2 Downloading Easy Tier I/O measurements
    5. 10.5 Easy Tier configuration using the CLI
      1. 10.5.1 Enabling Easy Tier evaluation mode
      2. 10.5.2 Enabling or disabling Easy Tier on single volumes
    6. 10.6 IBM Storage Tier Advisor Tool
      1. 10.6.1 Creating graphical reports
      2. 10.6.2 STAT reports
  15. Chapter 11. Copy services
    1. 11.1 FlashCopy
      1. 11.1.1 Business requirements for FlashCopy
      2. 11.1.2 FlashCopy functional overview
      3. 11.1.3 Planning for FlashCopy
      4. 11.1.4 Managing FlashCopy using the GUI
      5. 11.1.5 Managing FlashCopy mapping
    2. 11.2 Volume mirroring and migration options
      1. 11.2.1 Managing Volume Mirror and migration with the GUI
    3. 11.3 Remote Copy
      1. 11.3.1 Remote Copy concepts
      2. 11.3.2 Global Mirror with Change Volumes
      3. 11.3.3 Remote Copy planning
    4. 11.4 Troubleshooting Remote Copy
      1. 11.4.1 1920 error
      2. 11.4.2 1720 error
    5. 11.5 Managing Remote Copy using the GUI
      1. 11.5.1 Managing cluster partnerships
      2. 11.5.2 Deleting a partnership
      3. 11.5.3 Managing a Remote Copy consistency group
  16. Chapter 12. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    1. 12.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center overview
      1. 12.1.1 IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition
    2. 12.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center architecture
      1. 12.2.1 Data Server
      2. 12.2.2 Device Server
      3. 12.2.3 IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal
      4. 12.2.4 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
      5. 12.2.5 IBM DB2 Database
      6. 12.2.6 Agents
      7. 12.2.7 Interfaces
    3. 12.3 Preparing Windows to install Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 12.3.1 Installation overview
      2. 12.3.2 Product code layout
      3. 12.3.3 Pre-installation steps for Windows
    4. 12.4 Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center components
    5. 12.5 Connecting Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to an IBM Storwize V7000 system
    6. 12.6 Administering and reporting an IBM Storwize V7000 system through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 12.6.1 Basic configuration and administration
      2. 12.6.2 Report generation
  17. Chapter 13. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting for an IBM Storwize V7000 system
    1. 13.1 Reliability, availability, and serviceability on the IBM Storwize V7000 system
      1. 13.1.1 Node canisters
      2. 13.1.2 Disk subsystem
      3. 13.1.3 Power
    2. 13.2 Configuration backup procedure
      1. 13.2.1 Generating a configuration backup using the CLI
      2. 13.2.2 Downloading a configuration backup using the GUI
    3. 13.3 Software upgrade
    4. 13.4 Critical Fix Notification feature
    5. 13.5 Monitoring host paths to the IBM Storwize V7000 system
    6. 13.6 Monitoring overview
    7. 13.7 Manipulating the event log and recommended actions grid
    8. 13.8 Recommended Actions menu: Details
    9. 13.9 Audit Log tab
    10. 13.10 Collecting support information
    11. 13.11 Shutting down an IBM Storwize V7000 system
      1. 13.11.1 Shutting down using the GUI
      2. 13.11.2 Shutting down using the command-line interface
      3. 13.11.3 Shutting down and powering on an IBM Storwize V7000 infrastructure
      4. 13.11.4 Shutting down
      5. 13.11.5 Powering on
  18. Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot
    1. Command-line interface
    2. SAN Boot
  19. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  20. Back cover