IBM System Storage DCS3700 Introduction and Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 24 July 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438243
ISBN-13: 9780738438245
IBM Form #: SG24-8037-00
(624 pages)

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Authors: Sangam Racherla, Diego Silva Cogo, Mario David Ganem, Hartmut Lonzer, Minja Obradovic, Gabriel Requejo


The IBM® System Storage® DCS3700 consists of IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage subsystem 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. The DCS3700 also features a 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 and fully integrated complement to IBM System x® servers, IBM BladeCenter®, and IBM Power Systems™ for various intensive computing environments.

This IBM Redbooks® publication specifically addresses the hardware features, configuration, and implementation of the DCS3700. It presents detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options that are offered with the DCS3700. It then presents the concepts and functions that are used in planning and managing the storage subsystems, such as multipathing and path failover. This book offers a step-by-step guide to using the IBM Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic (and advanced) management tasks.

This publication also contains practical information about diagnostic tests and troubleshooting, and includes practical examples about how to use scripts and the command-line interface (CLI).

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM System Storage DCS3700
Chapter 2. IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage subsystem 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: iSCSI
Chapter 13. Administration: Monitor
Chapter 14. Administration: Upgrade
Chapter 15. Command-line interface (CLI)
Chapter 16. Windows SAS configuration guide for IBM BladeCenter
Chapter 17. Windows Fibre Channel configuration guide
Chapter 18. Linux configuration guide
Chapter 19. IBM AIX V7.1 configuration guide
Appendix A. IBM Support Portal website

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