IBM System Storage Copy Services and IBM i: A Guide to Planning and Implementation

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 19 September 2008, updated 22 September 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431311
ISBN-13: 9780738431314
IBM Form #: SG24-7103-02


Authors: Hernando Bedoya, Nick Harris, Ron Devroy, Ingo Dimmer, Adrian Froon, Dave Lacey, Veerendra Para, Will Smith, Herbert Velasquez and Ario Wicaksono

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the implementation of IBM System Storage™ Copy Services with the IBM System i® platform using the IBM System Storage Disk Storage family and the Storage Management GUI and command-line interface. This book provides examples to create an IBM FlashCopy® environment that you can use for offline backup or testing. This book also provides examples to set up the following Copy Services products for disaster recovery:

    -- Metro Mirror

    -- Global Mirror

    The newest release of this book accounts for the following new functions of IBM System i POWER6™, i5/OS® V6R1, and IBM System Storage DS8000™ Release 3:

    -- System i POWER6 IOP-less Fibre Channel

    -- i5/OS V6R1 multipath load source support

    -- i5/OS V6R1 quiesce for Copy Services

    -- i5/OS V6R1 High Availability Solutions Manager

    -- System i HMC V7

    -- DS8000 R3 space efficient FlashCopy

    -- DS8000 R3 storage pool striping

    -- DS8000 R3 System Storage Productivity Center

    -- DS8000 R3 Storage Manager GUI

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Copy Services and System i high availability

    Chapter 2. System i external storage solution examples

    Part 2. Planning and sizing

    Chapter 3. i5/OS planning for external storage

    Chapter 4. Sizing external storage for i5/OS

    Part 3. Implementation and additional topics

    Chapter 5. Implementing external storage with i5/OS

    Chapter 6. Implementing FlashCopy using the DS CLI

    Chapter 7. Implementing Metro Mirror using the DS CLI

    Chapter 8. Implementing Global Mirror using the DS CLI

    Chapter 9. Copy Services scenarios

    Chapter 10. Creating storage space for Copy Services using the DS GUI

    Chapter 11. Implementing FlashCopy using the DS GUI

    Chapter 12. Implementing Metro Mirror using the DS GUI

    Chapter 13. Managing Copy Services in i5/OS environments using the DS GUI

    Chapter 14. Performance considerations

    Chapter 15. FlashCopy usage considerations

    Appendix A. Troubleshooting

    Appendix B. Installing the storage unit activation key using a DS GUI

     

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