Implementing the SVC in an OEM Environment

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 March 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486035
ISBN-13: 9780738486031
IBM Form #: SG24-7275-00
(286 pages)

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Authors: Marcus Thordal, Phil Bryan, Rasmus Flotiin, Ken Mckenna, Steven Pemberton, Sami Reimavuo


This IBM Redbooks document describes how to plan and perform integration of the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) in existing OEM storage environments.
The first part of the book covers topics that apply to any OEM environment. It begins with a brief overview of the benefits of using the SVC to manage virtualized storage, and identifies the large number of currently supported environments. Planning and sizing considerations are discussed, along with data migration methodologies, generic SVC migration plans, and the types of SVC migration.
The second part of the book covers integration of the SVC in some of the most commonly used OEM storage environments from IBM, HDS, EMC, HP and NetApp. Practical scenarios are described for each environment, and step-by step details and code samples guide you through the planning, preparation, and performance of the migration.
The final section presents an overview of SVC administration commands and a detailed discussion of SAN zoning, along with sample code for performing the actual zoning changes.

Table of contents

Part 1. Planning for implementation in an OEM environment
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Methods of data migration
Chapter 3. Storage migration with the SVC
Part 2. SVC implementation scenarios
Chapter 4. Implementing the SVC with DS4000
Chapter 5. Integrating the SVC with HDS
Chapter 6. Integrating the SVC with EMC
Chapter 7. Integrating the SVC with HP
Chapter 8. Integrating the SVC with NetApp
Chapter 9. SAN boot migration to the SVC
Chapter 10. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. SVC administration commands
Appendix B. SAN zoning changes

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