IBM i and IBM System Storage: A Guide to Implementing External Disks on IBM i

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 22 September 2008

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ISBN-10: 073843132X
ISBN-13: 9780738431321
IBM Form #: SG24-7120-01
(656 pages)

Authors: Nick Harris, Hernando Bedoya, Amit Dave, Ingo Dimmer, Jana Jamsek, David Painter, Veerendra Para, Sanjay Patel, Stu Preacher, Ario Wicaksono


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad discussion of a new architecture of the IBM System Storage™ DS6000™ and DS8000™ and how these products relate to System i™ servers. The book includes information for both planning and implementing IBM System i with the IBM System Storage DS6000 or DS8000 series where you intend to externalize the i5/OS® loadsource disk unit using boot from SAN. It also covers migration from System i internal disks to IBM System Storage DS6000 and DS8000.

This book is intended for IBMers, IBM Business Partners, and customers in the planning and implementation of external disk attachments to System i servers.

The newest release of this book accounts for the following new functions of IBM System i POWER6™, i5/OS V6R1, and IBM System Storage DS8000 Release 3:
-- System i POWER6 IOP-less Fibre Channel
-- i5/OS V6R1 multipath load source support
-- i5/OS V6R1 quiesce for Copy Services
-- i5/OS V6R1 High Availability Solution Manager (HASM)
-- i5/OS V6R1 SMI-S support
-- i5/OS V6R1 multipath resetter HSM function
-- System i HMC V7
-- DS8000 R3 space efficient FlashCopy®
-- DS8000 R3 storage pool striping
-- DS8000 R3 System Storage Productive Center (SSPC)
-- DS8000 R3 Storage Manager GUI

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. IBM System Storage solutions
Chapter 3. System i external storage solution examples
Part 2. Planning and sizing
Chapter 4. i5/OS planning for external storage
Chapter 5. Sizing external storage for i5/OS
Part 3. Implementation and additional topics
Chapter 6. Implementing external storage with i5/OS
Chapter 7. Migrating to i5/OS boot from SAN
Chapter 8. Using DS CLI with System i
Chapter 9. Using DS GUI with System i
Chapter 10. Installing the IBM System Storage DS6000 storage system
Chapter 11. Usage considerations for Copy Services with i5/OS
Chapter 12. Cloning i5/OS
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting i5/OS with external storage
Appendix A. FAQs for boot from SAN with IOP-less and #2847 IOP-based Fibre Channel
Appendix B. HMC CLI command definitions

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