Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize 5010, 5020, and 5030)

A draft 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 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® V5000 Gen2 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

Storwize V5000 Gen2 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 V5000 Gen2 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems.

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

It applies to the Storwize V5030, V5020, and V5010.

The concepts in this book also relate to the IBM Storwize V3700 where applicable.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 system
Chapter 2. Initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical User Interface overview
Chapter 4. Host configuration
Chapter 5. Volume configuration
Chapter 6. Storage migration
Chapter 7. Storage pools
Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration
Chapter 9. Easy Tier
Chapter 10. Copy services
Chapter 11. External storage virtualization
Chapter 12. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Chapter 13. Encryption
Appendix A. CLI setup and SAN Boot


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Last Update
07 July 2016

Planned Publish Date
16 August 2016

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