Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 22 January 2019

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IBM Form #: SG24-7938-07

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Authors: Jon Tate, Jack Armstrong, Tiago Bastos, Pawel Brodacki, Frank Enders, Sergey Kubin, Hartmut Lonzer, Danilo Miyasiro, Rodrigo Suzuki

Abstract

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price.

The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of the IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2.1 system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture of the Storwize V7000, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of its industry-leading functions and features.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to storage virtualization
Chapter 2. System overview
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Initial configuration
Chapter 5. Graphical user interface
Chapter 6. Storage pools
Chapter 7. Volumes
Chapter 8. Hosts
Chapter 9. Storage migration
Chapter 10. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 11. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 12. Encryption
Chapter 13. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering
Appendix B. CLI setup
Appendix C. Terminology

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