IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Using DS8000

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 05 February 2008

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IBM Form #: SG24-7596-00

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Authors: Mary Lovelace, Ivo Gomilsek, Stefan Lein, Nilzemar Macedo, Robert Tondini

Abstract

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Version 3 Release 3 brings support for the advanced copy services capabilities on the DS8000 and DS6000, in addition to the support for ESS model 800 and SVC. This support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming) copy services tasks and monitoring and managing the copy services sessions.

In addition to the support for FlashCopy and Metro Mirror, TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3R1 supports Global Mirror on the ESS800, DS8000, and DS6000 hardware platforms. Advanced disaster recovery functions are also supported with failover/failback (planned and unplanned) from a primary site to a disaster recovery site.

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication also can monitor the performance of the copy services that provide a measurement of the amount of replication and the amount of time that is required to complete the replication operations.

This IBM Redbooks publication provides the information you need to install TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication and create and manage replication sessions on Linux. Scenarios are provided that document our work in the laboratory setting, using the GUI and CLI.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication introduction
Chapter 2. TPC for Replication planning
Chapter 3. TPC for Replication Installation
Chapter 4. TPC for Replication general administration and high availability
Chapter 5. Using TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for DS8000
Chapter 6. Recovery scenarios

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