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IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 22 January 2009, updated 26 June 2012

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ISBN-10: 073843213X
ISBN-13: 9780738432137
IBM Form #: SG24-7065-01

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

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage™ DS3000, providing an overview of its design and specifications, and describing in detail how to set up, configure, and administer it. Since the DS3000 has different disk attachment options, we describe these different methods, including SAS and Fibre Channel. This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the DS3000 Storage Manager Version 10.35 (firmware level 7.35).

    You learn how to install the DS3000 Storage Manager, and how to use its GUI and command-line options. We cover quick setup of the DS3000: creating arrays and logical drives and making the storage available to a hosts. You will also find advanced management tasks, including setting up and managing FlashCopy® and Volume Copy. Finally, we provide several configuration scenarios. The scenarios describe different methods for attaching various DS3000 models under Windows® and Linux® , including clustered and boot-from-SAN environments. These examples include step by step instructions using both the GUI as well as command-line scripts.

    This book is intended for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical professionals who want to learn more about the capabilities and advanced functions of the DS3000 Series of storage servers with Storage Manager Software. It also targets those who have a DS3000 storage system and need detailed advice on how to configure and manage it.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Disk attachment technology

    Chapter 2. What is new

    Chapter 3. DS3000 introduction

    Part 2. Getting started

    Chapter 4. Cabling

    Chapter 5. Basic hardware configuration

    Chapter 6. Installing IBM System Storage DS3000 Storage Manager

    Chapter 7. Host configuration

    Part 3. Administration

    Chapter 8. Administration - Enterprise

    Chapter 9. Administration - Configure

    Chapter 10. Administration - Summary

    Chapter 11. Administration - Modify

    Chapter 12. Administration - Tools

    Chapter 13. Administration - iSCSI

    Chapter 14. Administration - Support

    Chapter 15. Remote Support Manager

    Part 4. Sample configurations

    Chapter 16. SAS configuration 1 - Windows 2003 host

    Chapter 17. SAS configuration 2 - Linux host

    Chapter 18. SAS configuration 3 - Windows 2008 on an IBM BladeCenter HS21 server

    Chapter 19. SAS configuration 4 - RHEL V5.2 Linux on an IBM BladeCenter HS21 server

    Chapter 20. SAS configuration 5 - Boot from SAN with Windows 2008 on an IBM BladeCenter HS21 server

    Chapter 21. iSCSI configuration 1 - Windows 2003 and 2008 with a QLogic QMC4052 HBA

    Chapter 22. iSCSI configuration 2 - Software Initiator on Red Hat Linux V5.2

    Chapter 23. iSCSI configuration 3 - Windows 2003 cluster

    Chapter 24. FC configuration 1 - Emulex HBA boot blade server from SAN

    Chapter 25. FC configuration 2 - Blade server Microsoft Cluster

    Chapter 26. FC configuration 3 - Linux SAN boot from a DS3400 with an IBM System x server

    Chapter 27. FC configuration 4 - QLogic HBA boot for IBM System x from SAN

    Chapter 28. FC configuration 5 - Boot from SAN with VMware ESX Server

    Part 5. Appendices

    Appendix A. FlashCopy example - Windows 2003 and 2008

    Appendix B. IBM Support Web site

    Appendix C. CLI


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