IBM DS8870 Copy Services for IBM z Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 May 2015, updated 27 July 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440558
ISBN-13: 9780738440552
IBM Form #: SG24-6787-07
(764 pages)

Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Sherri Brunson, Susan Douglass, Don Skilton, Warren Stanley, Alexander Warmuth, Mark Wells


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, tailor, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8870 in an IBM z™ Systems environment.

This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8870 Copy Services.

There is a companion book that supports the configuration of the Copy Services functions in Open Systems environments, IBM DS8870 Copy Services for Open Systems, SG24-6788.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Copy Services architecture
Chapter 3. Licensing
Part 2. Interfaces
Chapter 4. Copy Services interfaces overview
Chapter 5. IBM DS8870 Storage Management GUI
Chapter 6. DS Command-Line Interface
Chapter 7. z Systems interfaces
Part 3. FlashCopy
Chapter 8. FlashCopy overview
Chapter 9. FlashCopy options
Chapter 10. FlashCopy interfaces
Chapter 11. FlashCopy SE
Chapter 12. Remote Pair FlashCopy
Chapter 13. FlashCopy performance
Chapter 14. FlashCopy examples
Chapter 15. FlashCopy usage with z/OS products
Part 4. Metro Mirror
Chapter 16. Metro Mirror overview
Chapter 17. Metro Mirror operation and configuration
Chapter 18. Metro Mirror implementation considerations
Chapter 19. Metro Mirror interfaces
Chapter 20. Metro Mirror examples
Part 5. Global Copy
Chapter 21. Global Copy overview
Chapter 22. Global Copy options and configuration
Chapter 23. Global Copy interfaces
Chapter 24. Global Copy examples
Chapter 25. Global Copy performance and scalability
Part 6. Global Mirror
Chapter 26. Global Mirror overview
Chapter 27. Global Mirror options and configuration
Chapter 28. Global Mirror interfaces
Chapter 29. Global Mirror performance and scalability
Chapter 30. Global Mirror examples
Part 7. Metro/Global Mirror
Chapter 31. Metro/Global Mirror overview
Chapter 32. Metro/Global Mirror configuration and setup
Chapter 33. Metro/Global Mirror operations
Chapter 34. Metro/Global Mirror recovery scenarios
Chapter 35. Metro/Global Mirror disaster recovery test scenarios
Chapter 36. Metro/Global Mirror incremental resynchronization
Chapter 37. Metro/Global Copy with Incremental Resync
Part 8. Solutions
Chapter 38. z/OS Global Mirror solutions
Chapter 39. Multi-site replication scenarios
Chapter 40. Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex overview
Chapter 41. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
Chapter 42. z/OS Basic HyperSwap
Appendix A. Concurrent Copy
Appendix B. SNMP notifications
Appendix C. Resource Groups

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