IBM DS8870 Copy Services for Open Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 March 2015, updated 27 July 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440531
ISBN-13: 9780738440538
IBM Form #: SG24-6788-07
(736 pages)

Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Sherri Brunson, Don Skilton, Warren Stanley, Alexander Warmuth, Mark Wells


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, tailor, configure, and manage Copy Services for Open Systems environments on the IBM DS8870.

This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8870 Copy Services.

There is a companion book that supports the configuration of the Copy Services functions in an IBM z/OS® environment, IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for IBM z Systems™, SG24-6787.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Copy Services architecture
Chapter 3. Licensing
Part 2. Interfaces
Chapter 4. Copy Services interfaces overview
Chapter 5. IBM DS8870 Storage Management GUI
Chapter 6. DS Command-Line Interface
Part 3. FlashCopy
Chapter 7. FlashCopy overview
Chapter 8. FlashCopy options
Chapter 9. FlashCopy interfaces
Chapter 10. IBM FlashCopy SE
Chapter 11. Remote Pair FlashCopy
Chapter 12. FlashCopy performance
Chapter 13. FlashCopy examples
Part 4. Metro Mirror
Chapter 14. Metro Mirror overview
Chapter 15. Metro Mirror operation and configuration
Chapter 16. Metro Mirror implementation considerations
Chapter 17. Metro Mirror interfaces and examples
Part 5. Global Copy
Chapter 18. Global Copy overview
Chapter 19. Global Copy options and configuration
Chapter 20. Global Copy interfaces
Chapter 21. Global Copy examples
Chapter 22. Global Copy performance and scalability
Part 6. Global Mirror
Chapter 23. Global Mirror overview
Chapter 24. Global Mirror options and configuration
Chapter 25. Global Mirror interfaces
Chapter 26. Global Mirror performance and scalability
Chapter 27. Global Mirror examples
Part 7. Metro/Global Mirror
Chapter 28. Metro/Global Mirror overview
Chapter 29. Metro/Global Mirror configuration and setup
Chapter 30. General Metro/Global Mirror operations
Chapter 31. Metro/Global Mirror recovery scenarios
Chapter 32. Metro/Global Mirror disaster recovery test scenarios
Chapter 33. Metro/Global Mirror incremental resynchronization
Chapter 34. Metro/Global Copy Incremental Resync
Part 8. Thin provisioning and Copy Services
Chapter 35. Thin provisioning overview
Chapter 36. Thin provisioning and Copy Services considerations
Part 9. Copy Services with IBM i
Chapter 37. IBM i overview
Chapter 38. IBM i options
Chapter 39. IBM i implementation
Chapter 40. IBM i examples
Part 10. Solutions
Chapter 41. Multi-site replication scenarios
Chapter 42. VMware Site Recovery Manager
Chapter 43. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
Chapter 44. Geographically Dispersed Open Clusters
Appendix A. SNMP notifications
Appendix B. Resource Groups

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