Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Disk System, a virtualized storage system that consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system. Advantages include simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. It also offers improved efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid-state drive optimization, thin provisioning, IBM Real-time Compression™,
and nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage. The system can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, which offers a greater potential return on investment.

We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the following Redbooks publications to get the most from this book:

  • Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3, SG24-7938

  • Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3, SG24-7933

  • Real-time Compression in SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000, REDP-4859

  • SONAS Implementation and Best Practices Guide, SG24-7962

  • SONAS Concepts, Architecture, and Planning Guide, SG24-7963

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Terminology and file serving concepts
Chapter 3. Architecture and functions
Chapter 4. Access control for file serving clients
Chapter 5. Storage virtualization
Chapter 6. NAS use cases and differences: SONAS and Storwize Unified
Chapter 7. IBM General Parallel File System
Chapter 8. Copy services overview
Chapter 9. GUI and CLI setup and use
Chapter 10. Planning for implementation
Chapter 11. Implementation
Chapter 12. Antivirus feature
Chapter 13. Performance and monitoring
Chapter 14. Backup and recovery
Chapter 15. Troubleshooting and maintenance
Chapter 16. IBM Real-time Compression in the Storwize V7000 Unified system


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Last Update
19 December 2013

Planned Publish Date
28 February 2014

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