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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V7.2

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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. Authors
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    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Summary of changes
    1. July 2014, Third Edition
  5. Chapter 1. IBM Storwize V7000 system overview
    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
      14. 1.5.14 Real-time Compression
      15. 1.5.15 IP replication
    6. 1.6 Advanced copy services
      1. 1.6.1 Synchronous or 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 (CLI)
    7. 2.7 First-time setup of IBM Storwize V7000
    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 Overview panel layout
      3. 3.1.3 Navigation
      4. 3.1.4 Multiple selections
      5. 3.1.5 Status indicators area
    2. 3.2 Home menu
    3. 3.3 Monitoring menu
      1. 3.3.1 System overview
      2. 3.3.2 System Details
      3. 3.3.3 Events
      4. 3.3.4 Performance
    4. 3.4 Pools menu
      1. 3.4.1 Volumes by pool
      2. 3.4.2 Internal storage
      3. 3.4.3 External storage
      4. 3.4.4 MDisks by Pools
      5. 3.4.5 System Migration
    5. 3.5 Volumes menu
      1. 3.5.1 All volumes
      2. 3.5.2 Volumes by Pool
      3. 3.5.3 Volumes by Host
    6. 3.6 Hosts menu
      1. 3.6.1 Hosts
      2. 3.6.2 Ports by Host
      3. 3.6.3 Host Mappings
      4. 3.6.4 Volumes by Host
    7. 3.7 Copy Services
      1. 3.7.1 FlashCopy
      2. 3.7.2 Consistency Group
      3. 3.7.3 FlashCopy Mappings
      4. 3.7.4 Remote Copy
      5. 3.7.5 Partnerships
    8. 3.8 Access menu
      1. 3.8.1 Users
      2. 3.8.2 Audit Log menu
    9. 3.9 Settings menu
      1. 3.9.1 Event notifications
      2. 3.9.2 Directory services
      3. 3.9.3 Network menu
      4. 3.9.4 Support
      5. 3.9.5 General
  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 and 2012: Preparing for Fibre Channel attachment
      2. 4.2.2 Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012: 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 to hosts
      1. 5.1.1 Creating generic volumes
      2. 5.1.2 Creating thin-provisioned volumes
      3. 5.1.3 Creating mirrored volumes
      4. 5.1.4 Creating a thin-mirrored volume
      5. 5.1.5 Creating compressed volumes
    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 volumes on hosts and multipathing
      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 Data migration 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 Duplicating and Importing Mappings
      4. 8.1.4 Renaming
      5. 8.1.5 Deleting a host
      6. 8.1.6 Host properties
    2. 8.2 Adding and deleting host ports
      1. 8.2.1 Adding a Fibre Channel or iSCSI host port
      2. 8.2.2 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 Duplicating a volume
      6. 8.4.6 Renaming a volume
      7. 8.4.7 Shrinking a volume
      8. 8.4.8 Expanding a volume
      9. 8.4.9 Migrating a volume to another storage pool
      10. 8.4.10 Exporting to an image mode volume
      11. 8.4.11 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 or compressed volume properties
    6. 8.6 Advanced volume copy functions
      1. 8.6.1 Thin-provisioned or compressed volumes
      2. 8.6.2 Splitting into a new volume
      3. 8.6.3 Validate Volume Copies
      4. 8.6.4 Duplicate Volume copy
      5. 8.6.5 Delete Copy option
      6. 8.6.6 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. Advanced features for storage efficiency
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Easy Tier
      1. 10.2.1 Easy Tier concepts
      2. 10.2.2 Disk tiers
      3. 10.2.3 Easy Tier process
      4. 10.2.4 Easy Tier operating modes
      5. 10.2.5 Implementation considerations
      6. 10.2.6 More information
    3. 10.3 Thin provisioning
      1. 10.3.1 Configuring thin-provisioned volume
      2. 10.3.2 Performance considerations
      3. 10.3.3 Limitations of virtual capacity
    4. 10.4 Real-time Compression
      1. 10.4.1 Concept of Real-time Compression
      2. 10.4.2 Configuring compressed volumes
      3. 10.4.3 Differences from IBM Real-time Compression Appliances
  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
    2. 11.2 Managing FlashCopy using the GUI
      1. 11.2.1 Quick path to create FlashCopy presets
      2. 11.2.2 Managing FlashCopy mapping
      3. 11.2.3 Managing a FlashCopy consistency group
    3. 11.3 Volume mirroring and migration options
      1. 11.3.1 Managing volume mirror and migration with the GUI
    4. 11.4 Remote copy
      1. 11.4.1 Remote copy concepts
      2. 11.4.2 Native IP replication technology
      3. 11.4.3 Remote copy relationships
      4. 11.4.4 Remote Copy planning
    5. 11.5 Troubleshooting Remote Copy
      1. 11.5.1 1920 error
      2. 11.5.2 1720 error
    6. 11.6 Managing Remote Copy by using the GUI
      1. 11.6.1 Managing system partnerships
      2. 11.6.2 Managing stand-alone Remote Copy relationships
      3. 11.6.3 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 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 features and functions
      2. 12.1.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 license models
      3. 12.1.3 IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition V5.1
    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
    1. 13.1 Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)
      1. 13.1.1 Node canisters
      2. 13.1.2 Disk subsystem
      3. 13.1.3 Power
    2. 13.2 Configuration backup
      1. 13.2.1 Configuration backup using the CLI
      2. 13.2.2 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 Troubleshooting and fix procedures
      1. 13.6.1 Managing event log
      2. 13.6.2 Running a fix procedure
      3. 13.6.3 Event log details
    7. 13.7 Monitoring
      1. 13.7.1 Email notifications and Call Home
    8. 13.8 Audit log
    9. 13.9 Collecting support information
    10. 13.10 Shutting down IBM Storwize V7000
      1. 13.10.1 Shutting down a node canister
      2. 13.10.2 Shutting down a system
      3. 13.10.3 Shutting down and powering on an IBM Storwize V7000 infrastructure
  18. Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot
    1. Command-line interface (CLI)
    2. SAN Boot
  19. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  20. Back cover
  21. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  22. Notices
    1. Trademarks