Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030) with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 17 November 2017

Authors: Jon Tate, Dharmesh Kamdar, Hartmut Lonzer, Gustavo Tinelli Martins

Abstract

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 and IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V8.1.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 system
Chapter 2. Initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
Chapter 4. Storage pools
Chapter 5. Host configuration
Chapter 6. Volume configuration
Chapter 7. Storage migration
Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
Chapter 9. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 10. Copy services
Chapter 11. External storage virtualization
Chapter 12. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Chapter 13. Encryption
Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot
Appendix B. Terminology

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