IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 03 May 2018, updated 07 September 2018

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ISBN-10: 073844300X
ISBN-13: 9780738443003
IBM Form #: SG24-7521-05
(446 pages)

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Authors: Jon Tate, An Chen, Tiago Bastos, Jana Jamsek, Danilo Morelli Miyasiro, Antonio Rainero, Mikhail Zakharov


This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.1. These practices are based on field experience.

This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and applications. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000.

This book is intended for experienced storage, SAN, and SAN Volume Controller administrators and technicians. Understanding his book requires advanced knowledge of the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 and SAN environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Storage area network
Chapter 2. Back-end storage
Chapter 3. Storage pools and managed disks
Chapter 4. Volumes
Chapter 5. Copy Services
Chapter 6. Hosts
Chapter 7. IBM Easy Tier function
Chapter 8. Monitoring
Chapter 9. Maintenance
Chapter 10. Troubleshooting and diagnostics
Chapter 11. IBM Real-time Compression
Appendix A. IBM i considerations
Appendix B. Business continuity
Appendix C. Scripting examples

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