IBM i and Midrange External Storage

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 January 2009, updated 07 July 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432083
ISBN-13: 9780738432083
IBM Form #: SG24-7668-00
(456 pages)

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Authors: Hernando Bedoya, Ingo Dimmer, Jana Jamsek, Thomas Penzkofer


This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWER™ Systems POWER6™ servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization concepts and IBM DS Midrange External Storage Systems architecture of the supported models DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, and DS5000, discusses planning and sizing for IBM i Midrange External Storage, and provides detailed implementation procedures including IBM DS Midrange Storage Copy Services. Finally, it provides monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting hints for the triumvirate of IBM i, VIOS, and IBM DS Midrange External Storage.

The information provided by this book will help customers, business partners, and IBM service professionals with planning and implementing IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Midrange Storage architecture
Chapter 3. IBM i Midrange Storage solution examples
Chapter 4. Planning for Midrange Storage
Chapter 5. Sizing for Midrange Storage
Chapter 6. Implementing Midrange Storage
Chapter 7. Using the DS Storage Manager Client
Chapter 8. Using Midrange Storage Copy Services
Chapter 9. Monitoring and managing Midrange Storage Solutions
Appendix A. VIOS error log message for DS Midrange Storage Systems

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