Managing Unified Storage with IBM System Storage N series Operation Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 04 August 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433160
ISBN-13: 9780738433165
IBM Form #: SG24-7734-00
(576 pages)

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Authors: Alex Osuna, George Lane, Naren Rajasingam, Sudheer N Shivakumar


IBM® System Storage™ N series with Operations Manager software offers comprehensive monitoring and management for N series enterprise storage and content delivery environments. Operations Manager is designed to provide alerts, reports, and configuration tools from a central control point, helping you keep your storage and content delivery infrastructure in-line with business requirements for high availability and low total cost of ownership.

We focus especially on Protection Manager, which is designed as an intuitive backup and replication management software for IBM System Storage N series unified storage disk-based data protection environments. The application is designed to support data protection and help increase productivity with automated setup and policy-based management.

This IBM Redbooks® publication demonstrates how Operation Manager manages IBM System Storage N series storage from a single view and remotely from anywhere. Operations Manager can monitor and configure all distributed N series storage systems, N series gateways, and data management services to increase the availability and accessibility of their stored and cached data. Operations Manager can monitor the availability and capacity utilization of all its file systems regardless of where they are physically located. It can also analyze the performance utilization of its storage and content delivery network. It is available on Windows® , Linux® , and Solaris™ .

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction and Operations Manager core installation
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Installing Operations Manager: Windows 2003 32-bit operating system
Chapter 3. Installing Operations Manager: Windows 2003 64-bit operating system
Chapter 4. Installing Operations Manager: Linux
Part 2. Host Agent installation
Chapter 5. Host Agent installation on Windows 2003
Chapter 6. Host Agent installation on Linux
Part 3. N series Management Console and applications
Chapter 7. N series Management Console installation on Linux
Chapter 8. N series Management Console installation for Windows
Part 4. Configuring Operations Manager
Chapter 9. Configuring Operations Manager
Chapter 10. Performance Advisor operation and configuration
Chapter 11. File Storage Resource Manager
Chapter 12. Protection Manager setup
Chapter 13. Protecting your data with Protection Manager
Chapter 14. Provisioning Manager setup
Chapter 15. Operations Manager with VMware ESX server

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