Managing Unified Storage with IBM System Storage N series Operation Manager

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Published on 05 August 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433160
ISBN-13: 9780738433165
IBM Form #: SG24-7734-00


Authors: Alex Osuna, George Lane, Naren Rajasingam and Sudheer N Shivakumar

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    Abstract

    IBM® System Storage™ N series with Operations Manager software offers comprehensive monitoring and management for N series enterprise storage and content delivery environments. Operations Manager is designed to provide alerts, reports, and configuration tools from a central control point, helping you keep your storage and content delivery infrastructure in-line with business requirements for high availability and low total cost of ownership.

    We focus especially on Protection Manager, which is designed as an intuitive backup and replication management software for IBM System Storage N series unified storage disk-based data protection environments. The application is designed to support data protection and help increase productivity with automated setup and policy-based management.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication demonstrates how Operation Manager manages IBM System Storage N series storage from a single view and remotely from anywhere. Operations Manager can monitor and configure all distributed N series storage systems, N series gateways, and data management services to increase the availability and accessibility of their stored and cached data. Operations Manager can monitor the availability and capacity utilization of all its file systems regardless of where they are physically located. It can also analyze the performance utilization of its storage and content delivery network. It is available on Windows® , Linux® , and Solaris™ .

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction and Operations Manager core installation

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Installing Operations Manager: Windows 2003 32-bit operating system

    Chapter 3. Installing Operations Manager: Windows 2003 64-bit operating system

    Chapter 4. Installing Operations Manager: Linux

    Part 2. Host Agent installation

    Chapter 5. Host Agent installation on Windows 2003

    Chapter 6. Host Agent installation on Linux

    Part 3. N series Management Console and applications

    Chapter 7. N series Management Console installation on Linux

    Chapter 8. N series Management Console installation for Windows

    Part 4. Configuring Operations Manager

    Chapter 9. Configuring Operations Manager

    Chapter 10. Performance Advisor operation and configuration

    Chapter 11. File Storage Resource Manager

    Chapter 12. Protection Manager setup

    Chapter 13. Protecting your data with Protection Manager

    Chapter 14. Provisioning Manager setup

    Chapter 15. Operations Manager with VMware ESX server

     

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