IBM System Storage DS4000 and Storage Manager V10.30

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 March 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432393
ISBN-13: 9780738432397
IBM Form #: SG24-7010-06
(770 pages)

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Authors: Sangam Racherla, Corne Lottering, Mahendran Ramasamy, Vaclav Sindelar


This IBM Redbooks publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the DS4000 series of storage servers. This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the DS4000 Storage Manager Version 10.30 (firmware level 7.15).

This book presents the concepts and functions used in planning and managing the DS4000 storage servers. Concepts such as multipathing and path failover are discussed. The book offers a step-by-step guide to using the Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic (as well as advanced) management tasks.

This publication also contains practical information about diagnostics and troubleshooting, and includes practical examples of how to use scripts and the command-line interface.

This book covers the Copy Services premium features and their implementation and usage. Another section discusses how to boot servers from SAN-attached DS4000 disks (SAN boot).

This publication is intended for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical professionals who want to learn more about the capabilities and advanced functions of the DS4000 series of storage servers with Storage Manager Software 10.30. It also targets those who have a DS4000 storage system and need detailed advice about how to configure it.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing the DS4000 series
Chapter 2. What is new
Chapter 3. DS4000 series hardware
Chapter 4. Managing the DS4000
Chapter 5. Step-by-step procedures using Storage Manager
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting and diagnostics
Chapter 7. FlashCopy
Chapter 8. Enhanced Remote Mirroring
Chapter 9. VolumeCopy
Chapter 10. SAN boot with the DS4000
Chapter 11. Command-line interface and Script Editor
Chapter 12. Advanced maintenance
Appendix A. Additional instructions for FlashCopy logical drives

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