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Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000

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Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V5000 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

Storwize V5000 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations that are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. Designed to provide organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, Storwize V5000 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators.

The concepts in this book also relate to the IBM Storwize V3700.

This book was written at a software level of Version 7 Release 4.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
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    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  5. Summary of changes
    1. February 2015, Second Edition
  6. Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V5000 system
    1. 1.1 IBM Storwize V5000 overview
    2. 1.2 IBM Storwize V5000 terminology
    3. 1.3 IBM Storwize V5000 models
    4. 1.4 IBM Storwize V5000 hardware
      1. 1.4.1 Control enclosure
      2. 1.4.2 Expansion enclosure
      3. 1.4.3 Host connectivity
      4. 1.4.4 Disk drive types
    5. 1.5 IBM Storwize V5000 terms
      1. 1.5.1 Hosts
      2. 1.5.2 Node canister
      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 iSCSI
      11. 1.5.11 SAS
      12. 1.5.12 Fibre Channel
    6. 1.6 IBM Storwize V5000 features
      1. 1.6.1 Mirrored volumes
      2. 1.6.2 Thin provisioning
      3. 1.6.3 Easy Tier
      4. 1.6.4 Storage Migration
      5. 1.6.5 FlashCopy
      6. 1.6.6 Remote Copy
      7. 1.6.7 External virtualization
    7. 1.7 Problem management and support
      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 More information resources
      1. 1.8.1 Useful IBM Storwize V5000 websites
  7. Chapter 2. Initial configuration
    1. 2.1 Hardware installation planning
      1. 2.1.1 Procedure to install the SAS cables
    2. 2.2 SAN configuration planning
    3. 2.3 FC Direct-attach planning
    4. 2.4 SAS direct-attach planning
    5. 2.5 LAN configuration planning
      1. 2.5.1 Management IP address considerations
      2. 2.5.2 Service IP address considerations
    6. 2.6 Host configuration planning
    7. 2.7 Miscellaneous configuration planning
    8. 2.8 System management
      1. 2.8.1 GUI
      2. 2.8.2 CLI
    9. 2.9 First-time setup
    10. 2.10 Initial configuration
      1. 2.10.1 Adding enclosures after initial configuration
      2. 2.10.2 Configuring Call Home, email alert, and inventory
      3. 2.10.3 Service Assistant tool
  8. Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
    1. 3.1 Getting started
      1. 3.1.1 Supported browsers
      2. 3.1.2 Accessing the management GUI
      3. 3.1.3 System panel layout
    2. 3.2 Navigation
      1. 3.2.1 Function icons navigation
      2. 3.2.2 Breadcrumb navigation aid
      3. 3.2.3 Suggested Tasks feature
      4. 3.2.4 Presets
      5. 3.2.5 Actions
      6. 3.2.6 Task progress
      7. 3.2.7 Navigating panels with tables
    3. 3.3 Status indicator menus
      1. 3.3.1 Allocated / Virtual Capacity status bar menu
      2. 3.3.2 Running Tasks bar menu
      3. 3.3.3 Health status bar menu
    4. 3.4 Function icon menus
      1. 3.4.1 Monitoring menu
      2. 3.4.2 Pools menu
      3. 3.4.3 Volumes menu
      4. 3.4.4 Hosts menu
      5. 3.4.5 Copy Services menu
      6. 3.4.6 Access menu
      7. 3.4.7 Settings menu
    5. 3.5 Management GUI help
      1. 3.5.1 IBM Storwize V5000 Information Center
      2. 3.5.2 Watching an e-Learning video
      3. 3.5.3 Embedded panel help
      4. 3.5.4 Hidden question mark help
      5. 3.5.5 Hover help
      6. 3.5.6 IBM endorsed YouTube videos
  9. Chapter 4. Host configuration
    1. 4.1 Host attachment overview
    2. 4.2 Preparing the host operating system
      1. 4.2.1 Windows 2012 R2: Preparing for FC attachment
      2. 4.2.2 Windows 2012 R2: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
      3. 4.2.3 Windows 2012 R2: Preparing for SAS attachment
      4. 4.2.4 VMware ESXi 5.5: Preparing for FC attachment
      5. 4.2.5 VMware ESXi 5.5: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
      6. 4.2.6 VMware ESXi 5.5: Preparing for SAS attachment
    3. 4.3 Configuring hosts in IBM Storwize V5000
      1. 4.3.1 Creating FC hosts
      2. 4.3.2 Configuring IBM Storwize V5000 for FC connectivity
      3. 4.3.3 Creating iSCSI hosts
      4. 4.3.4 Configuring IBM Storwize V5000 for iSCSI host connectivity
      5. 4.3.5 Creating SAS hosts
  10. Chapter 5. Volume configuration
    1. 5.1 Creating volumes in IBM Storwize V5000
      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 thin mirrored volumes
    2. 5.2 Mapping volumes to hosts
      1. 5.2.1 Mapping newly created volumes using Create and Map to Host
      2. 5.2.2 Manually mapping volumes to hosts
    3. 5.3 Discovering mapped volumes from host systems
      1. 5.3.1 Discovering FC volumes from Windows 2012 R2
      2. 5.3.2 Discovering iSCSI volumes from Windows 2012 R2
      3. 5.3.3 Discovering SAS volumes from Windows 2012 R2
      4. 5.3.4 Discovering FC volumes from VMware ESXi 5.5
      5. 5.3.5 Discovering iSCSI volumes from VMware ESXi 5.5
      6. 5.3.6 Discovering SAS volumes from VMware ESXi 5.5
  11. Chapter 6. Storage migration
    1. 6.1 Interoperability and compatibility
    2. 6.2 Storage migration wizard
      1. 6.2.1 External virtualization capability
      2. 6.2.2 Overview of the storage migration wizard
      3. 6.2.3 Storage migration wizard tasks
    3. 6.3 Storage migration wizard example
      1. 6.3.1 Example scenario: Storage migration wizard
      2. 6.3.2 Example scenario: Fibre Channel cabling layout
      3. 6.3.3 Using the storage migration wizard for example scenario
  12. Chapter 7. Storage pools
    1. 7.1 Working with internal drives
      1. 7.1.1 Internal Storage window
      2. 7.1.2 Actions on internal drives
    2. 7.2 Configuring internal storage
      1. 7.2.1 RAID configuration presets
      2. 7.2.2 Customizing initial storage configuration
      3. 7.2.3 Creating an MDisk and a pool
      4. 7.2.4 Option: Use the recommended configuration
      5. 7.2.5 Option: Select a different configuration
      6. 7.2.6 MDisk by Pools panel
      7. 7.2.7 RAID action for MDisks
      8. 7.2.8 More actions on MDisks
    3. 7.3 Working with storage pools
      1. 7.3.1 Create Pool option
      2. 7.3.2 Actions on storage pools
    4. 7.4 Working with child pools
      1. 7.4.1 Creating child pools
      2. 7.4.2 Actions on child pools
      3. 7.4.3 Resizing a child pool
    5. 7.5 Working with MDisks on external storage
  13. 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 volumes from a host
      3. 8.1.3 Renaming a host
      4. 8.1.4 Removing 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 a SAS host port
      4. 8.2.4 Adding an iSCSI host port
      5. 8.2.5 Deleting a host port
    3. 8.3 Host mappings overview
      1. 8.3.1 Unmapping volumes
      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 which host is 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 MDisks 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 menu
      2. 8.6.2 Splitting into a new volume
      3. 8.6.3 Validate Volume Copies option
      4. 8.6.4 Delete Volume Copy option
      5. 8.6.5 Migrating volumes by using the volume copy features
    7. 8.7 Volumes by storage pool
    8. 8.8 Volumes by host
  14. Chapter 9. Easy Tier
    1. 9.1 Generations of IBM Easy Tier
    2. 9.2 New features in Easy Tier 3
    3. 9.3 Easy Tier overview
      1. 9.3.1 Tiered storage pools
    4. 9.4 Easy Tier process
      1. 9.4.1 I/O Monitoring
      2. 9.4.2 Data Placement Advisor
      3. 9.4.3 Data Migration Planner
      4. 9.4.4 Data Migrator
      5. 9.4.5 Easy Tier operating modes
      6. 9.4.6 Easy Tier status
      7. 9.4.7 Storage Pool Balancing
      8. 9.4.8 Easy Tier rules
    5. 9.5 Easy Tier configuration using the GUI
      1. 9.5.1 Creating multi-tiered pools: Enabling Easy Tier
      2. 9.5.2 Downloading Easy Tier I/O measurements
    6. 9.6 Easy Tier configuration using the command-line interface
      1. 9.6.1 Enabling Easy Tier measured mode
      2. 9.6.2 Enabling or disabling Easy Tier on single volumes
    7. 9.7 IBM Storage Tier Advisor Tool
      1. 9.7.1 Processing heat log files
      2. 9.7.2 Storage Tier Advisor Tool reports
  15. Chapter 10. Copy services
    1. 10.1 FlashCopy
      1. 10.1.1 Business requirements for FlashCopy
      2. 10.1.2 FlashCopy functional overview
      3. 10.1.3 Planning for FlashCopy
      4. 10.1.4 Managing FlashCopy using the GUI
      5. 10.1.5 Managing FlashCopy mappings
      6. 10.1.6 Managing a FlashCopy consistency group
    2. 10.2 Remote Copy
      1. 10.2.1 Remote Copy concepts
      2. 10.2.2 Global Mirror with Change Volumes
      3. 10.2.3 Remote Copy planning
    3. 10.3 Troubleshooting Remote Copy
      1. 10.3.1 1920 error
      2. 10.3.2 1720 error
    4. 10.4 Managing Remote Copy using the GUI
      1. 10.4.1 Managing cluster partnerships
      2. 10.4.2 Managing stand-alone Remote Copy relationships
      3. 10.4.3 Managing a Remote Copy consistency group
  16. Chapter 11. External storage virtualization
    1. 11.1 Planning for external storage virtualization
      1. 11.1.1 License for external storage virtualization
      2. 11.1.2 SAN configuration planning
      3. 11.1.3 External storage configuration planning
      4. 11.1.4 Guidelines for virtualizing external storage
    2. 11.2 Working with external storage
      1. 11.2.1 Adding external storage
      2. 11.2.2 Importing Image Mode volumes
      3. 11.2.3 Managing external storage
      4. 11.2.4 Removing external storage
  17. Chapter 12. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
    1. 12.1 Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability on the IBM Storwize V5000
    2. 12.2 IBM Storwize V5000 components
      1. 12.2.1 Enclosure midplane assembly
      2. 12.2.2 Node canisters: Ports and LED
      3. 12.2.3 Node canister replaceable hardware components
      4. 12.2.4 Expansion canister: Ports and LED
      5. 12.2.5 Disk subsystem
      6. 12.2.6 Power supply unit
    3. 12.3 Configuration backup procedure
      1. 12.3.1 Generating a manual configuration backup by using the CLI
      2. 12.3.2 Downloading a configuration backup by using the GUI
    4. 12.4 Updating software
      1. 12.4.1 Node canister software
      2. 12.4.2 Upgrading drive firmware
    5. 12.5 Event log
      1. 12.5.1 Managing the event log
      2. 12.5.2 Alert handling and Recommended Actions
    6. 12.6 Collecting support information
      1. 12.6.1 Support information via GUI
      2. 12.6.2 Support information via Service Assistant
      3. 12.6.3 Support Information onto USB stick
    7. 12.7 Powering on and powering off the IBM Storwize V5000
      1. 12.7.1 Powering off the system
      2. 12.7.2 Powering on
    8. 12.8 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 12.8.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center benefits
      2. 12.8.2 Adding IBM Storwize V5000 in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    9. 12.9 Using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to administer and generate reports for an IBM Storwize V5000
      1. 12.9.1 Basic configuration and administration
      2. 12.9.2 Generating reports by using Java GUI
      3. 12.9.3 Generating reports using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center web console
  18. Appendix A. Command-line interface setup and SAN Boot
    1. Command-line interface
    2. Upgrading drive firmware using the CLI
    3. SAN Boot
  19. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks publications
    2. IBM Storwize V5000 publications
    3. IBM Storwize V5000 support
    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