AS/400 Disk Storage Topics and Tools

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 April 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738415855
ISBN-13: 9780738415857
IBM Form #: SG24-5693-00
(250 pages)

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Authors: Susan Powers, Satid Singkovapoom, Bill Bradshaw, Pat Lozano, Olga Saldivar


Uncover the basics of AS/400 disk storage. This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to help AS/400 system administrators and operators gain a broad understanding of AS/400 disk storage, architecture, and management. The technology covered in this book is based on current AS/400 system offerings, along with pertinent history, in contrast to newer technology and methods.

This book is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses hardware architecture and components, while Part 2 discusses tools to manage disk storage. You’ll gain a base understanding of AS/400 system architecture and learn about the architecture of disk storage, disk storage components, and disk storage options. You’ll also learn about the storage features that are available to maximize the availability and performance of the disk subsystem.

Plus, this book offers information on tools and tips to help the AS/400 system administrator and operator to better manage the AS/400 disk storage subsystem space utilization, both historically and in real-time. Management tips are based primarily on the software components offered with OS/400 V4R4.

Throughout this book, the term direct address storage drive (DASD) is used. For the AS/400 system, DASD is another term for disk storage. We use these two terms interchangeably.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. System architecture
Chapter 2. Storage architecture
Chapter 3. Storage options
Chapter 4. Extended Adaptive Cache (EAC)
Part 2. Tools and tips for AS/400 DASD storage management
Chapter 5. Extending the Integrated File System with UDFS
Chapter 6. Using the QFILESVR.400 file system
Chapter 7. OS/400 disk storage management tools
Chapter 8. Runaway DASD
Appendix A. Architecture
Appendix B. Storage management terms used in SLIC
Appendix C. Non-removable storage (DASD)
Appendix D. WRKDASD sample code
Appendix E. Using the additional material

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