Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.6

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 28 April 2016, updated 26 July 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441472
ISBN-13: 9780738441474
IBM Form #: SG24-7938-04
(672 pages)

Authors: Jon Tate, Maximilian Hart, Hartmut Lonzer, Tarik Jose Maluf, Libor Miklas, Jon Parkes, Anthony Saine, Lev Sturmer, Marcin Tabinowski


Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution, powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ is an innovative storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price.

The Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of the Storwize V7000 system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing, and at storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture of the Storwize V7000, how to implement it, and how to use its industry-leading functions and features.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Storwize V7000 overview
Chapter 2. IBM Storwize V7000 initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical user interface
Chapter 4. Host configuration
Chapter 5. Volume creation and provisioning
Chapter 6. Migration wizard
Chapter 7. Storage pools
Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
Chapter 9. External storage virtualization
Chapter 10. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 11. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 12. Encryption
Chapter 13. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot
Chapter 13. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot

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