The IBM® System Storage® DCS3700 is designed to meet the storage needs of highly scalable, data streaming applications in high-performance computing environments. The DCS3700 offers optimal space utilization, low power consumption and high performance. The DCS3700 is designed to be equally adept at delivering throughput to bandwidth-intensive applications and I/O operations to transactional applications. By combining proven IBM storage controllers with up to 60 drives in just 4U of rack space, the DCS3700 can reduce operational costs for capacity-intensive applications.
The DCS3700 consists of IBM System Storage DCS3700 Storage System and IBM System Storage DCS3700 Expansion Unit.The DCS3700 features the latest technologies, including 6 Gbps SAS and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host interfaces, along with 6 Gbps SAS drives. DCS3700 also features 10 Gbps iSCSI host interface with an optional Performance Modules system.
The DCS3700 provides a simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage that is based on seven generations of design knowledge and firmware development. The DCS3700 can act as a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x® servers, IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Power Systems™ for a wide variety of intensive computing environments
This publication is designed specifically to address the hardware features, configuration and implementation of the IBM System Storage DCS3700. We first present the detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered with the IBM System Storage DCS3700. We then present the concepts and functions used in planning and managing the storage servers, such as multipathing and path failover. This book offers a step-by-step guide to using the Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic (as well as advanced) management tasks.
This publication also contains practical information about diagnostics and troubleshooting, and includes practical examples of how to use scripts and the command-line interface.
This publication is intended for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical professionals who want to learn more about the capabilities and advanced functions of the DCS3700 storage servers with Storage Manager Software V10.8x. It also targets those who have a DCS3700 storage subsystem and need detailed advice about how to configure it.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM System Storage DCS3700
Chapter 2. IBM System Storage DCS3700 Storage System planning tasks
Chapter 3. IBM System Storage DCS3700 and DCS3700 Expansion Unit Cabling
Chapter 4. IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager installation
Chapter 5. Administration - Enterprise Management
Chapter 6. Administration - Summary Tab
Chapter 7. Administration - Subsystem Management
Chapter 8. Administration - Storage & Copy Services Tab
Chapter 9. Administration - Hardware Tab
Chapter 10. Administration - Mappings Tab
Chapter 11. Administration - Setup tab
Chapter 12. Administration - Monitor
Chapter 13. Administration - Upgrade
Chapter 14. Command-Line Interface (CLI)
Chapter 15. Windows SAS configuration guide for IBM BladeCenter
Chapter 16. Windows Fiber Channel configuration guide
Chapter 17. Linux configuration guide
Chapter 18. AIX 7.1 configuration guide
Appendix A. IBM Support Portal website
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