Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the SAN has its own set of virtual storage addresses, which are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running using the same virtual addresses that it had before. This capability means that volumes or storage can be added or moved while the server is still running. The IBM virtualization technology improves the management of information at the "block" level in a network, enabling applications and servers to share storage devices on a network.

This book is intended to allow you to implement the SVC at a 5.1.0 release level with a minimum of effort.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to storage virtualization
Chapter 2. IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
Chapter 3. Planning and configuration
Chapter 4. SAN Volume Controller initial configuration
Chapter 5. Host configuration
Chapter 6. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 7. SAN Volume Controller operations using the command-line interface
Chapter 8. SAN Volume Controller operations using the GUI
Chapter 9. Data migration
Appendix A. Scripting
Appendix B. Node replacement
Appendix C. Performance data and statistics gathering


Publish Date
30 March 2010

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