IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node Introduction and Implementation Guide
An IBM Redbooks publication
Published 17 September 2013, updated 13 March 2014
IBM Form #: SG24-8068-01
Authors: John Sexton, Tilak Buneti, Eva Ho, Massimo Rosati
IBM® Flex System™ products are ideally suited for data center environments that require flexible, cost-effective, secure, and energy-efficient hardware. IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is the latest addition to the IBM Flex Systems product family and is a modular storage system designed to fit into the IBM Flex System Enterprise chassis.
When purchased in the IBM PureFlex™ configurations, IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is configured from the factory into the hardware solution purchased. If, however, the configuration wanted is not offered in the predefined offerings, then a "Build to Order" configuration is designed to meet your needs.
IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node includes the capability to virtualize its own internal storage in the same manner as the IBM Storwize® V7000 does. It is designed to be a scalable internal storage system to support the compute nodes of the IBM Flex System environment.
This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing personnel and storage administrators. It can help you understand the architecture of IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of the industry leading functions and features.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Flex Systems and IBM PureSystems offerings
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node
Chapter 3. Systems management
Chapter 4. IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node initial configuration
Chapter 5. IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node GUI interface
Chapter 6. Basic volume and host configuration
Chapter 7. Storage Migration Wizard
Chapter 8. Storage pools
Chapter 9. IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node Copy Services
Chapter 10. Volume mirroring and migration
Chapter 11. SAN connections and configuration
Chapter 12. Host configuration
Chapter 13. Maintenance and troubleshooting
Appendix A. CLI setup and configuration
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