Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700

An IBM Redbooks publication


Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

Storwize V3700 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations that are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. Designed to provide organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, Storwize V3700 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems.

Built upon innovative IBM technology, Storwize V3700 addresses the block storage requirements of small and midsize organizations. Providing up to 240 TB of capacity packaged in a compact 2U, Storwize V3700 is designed to accommodate the most common storage network technologies to enable easy implementation and management.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for pre- and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators.

The concepts in this book also relate to the IBM Storwize V3500.

This book was written at a software level of Version 7 Release 1.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V3700 system
Chapter 2. Initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
Chapter 4. Host configuration
Chapter 5. Basic volume configuration
Chapter 6. Storage migration wizard
Chapter 7. Storage pools
Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
Chapter 9. Easy Tier
Chapter 10. Copy services
Chapter 11. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Command-line interface setup and SAN Boot


Publish Date
09 October 2013

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