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Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030)

Book Description

Organizations of all sizes face 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 Gen2 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

The Storwize V5000 Gen2 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations that are 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, the Storwize V5000 Gen2 offers advanced software capabilities that are found in more expensive systems.

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

It applies to the Storwize V5030, V5020, and V5010.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
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  5. Summary of changes
    1. October 2016, Third Edition
  6. Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 system
    1. 1.1 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 overview
    2. 1.2 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 terminology
    3. 1.3 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 models
    4. 1.4 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen1 and Gen2 compatibility
    5. 1.5 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 hardware
      1. 1.5.1 Control enclosure
      2. 1.5.2 Storwize V5010
      3. 1.5.3 Storwize V5020
      4. 1.5.4 Storwize V5030
      5. 1.5.5 Expansion enclosure
      6. 1.5.6 Host interface cards
      7. 1.5.7 Disk drive types
    6. 1.6 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 terms
      1. 1.6.1 Hosts
      2. 1.6.2 Node canister
      3. 1.6.3 I/O groups
      4. 1.6.4 Clustered system
      5. 1.6.5 RAID
      6. 1.6.6 Managed disks
      7. 1.6.7 Quorum disks
      8. 1.6.8 Storage pools
      9. 1.6.9 Volumes
      10. 1.6.10 iSCSI
      11. 1.6.11 Serial-attached SCSI
      12. 1.6.12 Fibre Channel
    7. 1.7 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 features
      1. 1.7.1 Mirrored volumes
      2. 1.7.2 Thin Provisioning
      3. 1.7.3 Real-time Compression
      4. 1.7.4 Easy Tier
      5. 1.7.5 Storage Migration
      6. 1.7.6 FlashCopy
      7. 1.7.7 Remote Copy
      8. 1.7.8 IP replication
      9. 1.7.9 External virtualization
      10. 1.7.10 Encryption
    8. 1.8 Problem management and support
      1. 1.8.1 IBM Assist On-site tool and remote service
      2. 1.8.2 Event notifications
      3. 1.8.3 SNMP traps
      4. 1.8.4 Syslog messages
      5. 1.8.5 Call Home email
    9. 1.9 More information resources
      1. 1.9.1 Useful IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 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 Graphical user interface (GUI)
      2. 2.8.2 Command-line interface (CLI)
    9. 2.9 First-time setup
    10. 2.10 Initial configuration
      1. 2.10.1 Configuring storage
      2. 2.10.2 Adding enclosures after the initial configuration
      3. 2.10.3 Configuring Call Home, email alert, and inventory
      4. 2.10.4 Service Assistant Tool
  8. Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
    1. 3.1 Overview of IBM Spectrum Virtualize management software
      1. 3.1.1 Access to the storage management software
      2. 3.1.2 System pane layout
      3. 3.1.3 Navigation
      4. 3.1.4 Multiple selection
      5. 3.1.5 Status indicators area
    2. 3.2 Overview pane
    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 Pools
      2. 3.4.2 Child pools
      3. 3.4.3 Volumes by pool
      4. 3.4.4 Internal storage
      5. 3.4.5 External storage
      6. 3.4.6 MDisks by pools
      7. 3.4.7 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 option
    9. 3.9 Settings menu
      1. 3.9.1 Notifications
      2. 3.9.2 Network
      3. 3.9.3 Security
      4. 3.9.4 System
      5. 3.9.5 Support
      6. 3.9.6 GUI preferences
  9. Chapter 4. Host configuration
    1. 4.1 Host attachment overview
    2. 4.2 Planning for direct-attached hosts
      1. 4.2.1 Fibre Channel direct attachment to host systems
      2. 4.2.2 FC direct attachment between nodes in a Storwize V5000 system
    3. 4.3 Preparing the host operating system
      1. 4.3.1 Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2: Preparing for Fibre Channel attachment
      2. 4.3.2 Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
      3. 4.3.3 Windows 2012 R2: Preparing for SAS attachment
      4. 4.3.4 VMware ESXi: Preparing for Fibre Channel attachment
      5. 4.3.5 VMware ESXi: Preparing for iSCSI attachment
      6. 4.3.6 VMware ESXi: Preparing for SAS attachment
    4. 4.4 Creating hosts by using the GUI
      1. 4.4.1 Creating Fibre Channel hosts
      2. 4.4.2 Configuring the IBM Storwize V5000 for FC connectivity
      3. 4.4.3 Creating iSCSI hosts
      4. 4.4.4 Configuring the IBM Storwize V5000 for iSCSI host connectivity
      5. 4.4.5 Creating SAS hosts
  10. Chapter 5. Volume configuration
    1. 5.1 Creating volumes
    2. 5.2 Creating volumes by using the Quick Volume Creation option
      1. 5.2.1 Creating basic volumes by using the Quick Volume Creation option
      2. 5.2.2 Creating mirrored volumes by using Quick Volume Creation option
    3. 5.3 Mapping a volume to the host
    4. 5.4 Creating custom volumes by using the Advanced option
      1. 5.4.1 Creating a custom thin-provisioned volume
    5. 5.5 Using Real-time Compression Software
      1. 5.5.1 RtC overview
      2. 5.5.2 Common use cases
      3. 5.5.3 Real-time Compression concepts
      4. 5.5.4 Random Access Compression Engine
      5. 5.5.5 RACE technology in the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software stack
      6. 5.5.6 Write request data flow
      7. 5.5.7 Read request data flow
      8. 5.5.8 Compression of existing data
      9. 5.5.9 Creating custom compressed volumes
      10. 5.5.10 Custom mirrored volumes
  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 Model and adapter card considerations
      3. 6.2.3 Overview of the storage migration wizard
      4. 6.2.4 Storage migration wizard tasks
  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
      2. 7.2.2 Distributed RAID
      3. 7.2.3 RAID configuration presets
      4. 7.2.4 Customizing storage configuration
      5. 7.2.5 Creating a pool
      6. 7.2.6 Add storage to a pool
      7. 7.2.7 Assign storage to a pool
      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 MDisks on external storage
  13. Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
    1. 8.1 Advanced host administration
      1. 8.1.1 Modifying volume mappings
      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 Unmap 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
      11. 8.4.11 Duplicating a volume
      12. 8.4.12 Adding a volume copy
    5. 8.5 Volume properties and volume copy properties
    6. 8.6 Advanced volume copy functions
      1. 8.6.1 Volume copy: Make Primary
      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 accelerated mode
      6. 9.4.6 Easy Tier operating modes
      7. 9.4.7 Easy Tier status
      8. 9.4.8 Storage Pool Balancing
      9. 9.4.9 Easy Tier rules
    5. 9.5 Easy Tier configuration by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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
    5. 10.5 HyperSwap
      1. 10.5.1 Introduction to HyperSwap volumes
      2. 10.5.2 Failure scenarios
      3. 10.5.3 Current HyperSwap limitations
      4. 10.5.4 Configuring HyperSwap
      5. 10.5.5 Consistency groups for HyperSwap volumes
      6. 10.5.6 FlashCopy operations and HyperSwap volumes
      7. 10.5.7 Data migration to HyperSwap volumes
  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 features
    2. 12.2 System components
      1. 12.2.1 Enclosure midplane
      2. 12.2.2 Node canisters
      3. 12.2.3 Expansion canisters
      4. 12.2.4 Disk subsystem
      5. 12.2.5 Power supply units
    3. 12.3 Configuration backup
      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 System update
      1. 12.4.1 Updating node canister software
      2. 12.4.2 Updating the drive firmware
    5. 12.5 Monitoring
      1. 12.5.1 Email notifications and Call Home
    6. 12.6 Audit log
    7. 12.7 Event log
      1. 12.7.1 Managing the event log
      2. 12.7.2 Alert handling and recommended actions
    8. 12.8 Collecting support information
      1. 12.8.1 Collecting support information by using the GUI
      2. 12.8.2 Collecting support information by using the SAT
    9. 12.9 Powering off the system and shutting down the infrastructure
      1. 12.9.1 Powering off
      2. 12.9.2 Shutting down and starting up the infrastructure
  18. Chapter 13. Encryption
    1. 13.1 Introducing encryption
    2. 13.2 Defining encryption of data at rest
      1. 13.2.1 Encryption keys
      2. 13.2.2 Encryption licenses
    3. 13.3 Activating encryption
      1. 13.3.1 Obtaining an encryption license
      2. 13.3.2 Activating an encryption license
    4. 13.4 Enabling encryption
      1. 13.4.1 Introduction to encryption enablement
    5. 13.5 Using encryption
      1. 13.5.1 Encryption
    6. 13.6 Creating pools and adding internal storage
    7. 13.7 Creating a software-encrypted external pool
    8. 13.8 Encrypting volumes
      1. 13.8.1 Create encrypted volumes
      2. 13.8.2 Volume migration methods
    9. 13.9 Encrypting pools and child pools
      1. 13.9.1 Creating an encrypted child pool
    10. 13.10 Migrating unencrypted pools and arrays
    11. 13.11 Rekeying an encryption-enabled system
    12. 13.12 Disabling encryption
    13. 13.13 Using CLI commands for encryption
      1. 13.13.1 Enabling and disabling hardware encryption
      2. 13.13.2 Quick reference CLI for hardware encryption
      3. 13.13.3 Encryption keys
      4. 13.13.4 Self-encrypting
  19. Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot
    1. Command-line interface
    2. SAN Boot
  20. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. IBM Storwize V5000 publications and support
    3. Help from IBM
  21. Back cover