IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 22 January 2009, updated 26 June 2012

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ISBN-10: 073843213X
ISBN-13: 9780738432137
IBM Form #: SG24-7065-01
(802 pages)

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


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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