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

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 15 February 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738442437
ISBN-13: 9780738442433
IBM Form #: SG24-7521-04
(400 pages)

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Authors: Jon Tate, Angelo Bernasconi, Tiago Moreira Candelaria Bastos, Giulio Fiscella, Bruno Garcia Galle, Jana Jamsek, Antonio Rainero


This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices that are based on field experience and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V7.8.

It 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, this book 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. Next, it 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. Before reading this book, you must have advanced knowledge of the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 and SAN environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. SAN topology
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

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