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 and 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® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.
Storwize V3700, the most recent addition to the IBM Storwize family of disk systems, 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 V3700 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems.
Built upon innovative IBM technology, Storwize V3700 addresses the block storage requirements of small and midsize organizations. Providing up to 120 drives of capacity packaged in a compact 2U, Storwize V3700 is designed to accommodate the most common storage network technologies to enable easy implementation and management.
This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for pre- and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Overview of the Storwize V3700 system
Chapter 2. Initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
Chapter 4. Host configuration
Chapter 5. V3700 Basic volume configuration
Chapter 6. Storage migration wizard
Chapter 7. Storage pools
Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
Chapter 9. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot