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DS8800 Performance Monitoring and Tuning

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 09 July 2012, updated 14 September 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436836
ISBN-13: 9780738436838
IBM Form #: SG24-8013-00

Authors: Gero Schmidt, Bertrand Dufrasne, Jana Jamsek, Peter Kimmel, Hiroaki Matsuno, Flavio Morais, Lindsay Oxenham, Antonio Rainero and Denis Senin

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM System Storage® DS8800 and DS8700 storage systems to achieve optimum performance. It describes the DS8800 and DS8700 performance features and characteristics, including IBM System Storage Easy Tier® and DS8000® I/O Priority Manager. It also describes how they can be used with the various server platforms that attach to the storage system. Then, in separate chapters, we detail specific performance recommendations and discussions that apply for each server environment, as well as for database and DS8000 Copy Services environments.

    We also outline the various tools available for monitoring and measuring I/O performance for different server environments, as well as describe how to monitor the performance of the entire DS8000 storage system.

    This book is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8800 and DS8700 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are available.

    The IBM System Storage DS8800 and DS8700 storage system features, as described in this book, are available for the DS8700 with Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level or higher and the DS8800 with Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level or higher.

    For information about optimizing performance with the previous DS8000 models, DS8100 and DS8300, see the following IBM Redbooks publication: DS8000 Performance Monitoring and Tuning, SG24-7146.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. DS8000 performance considerations

    Chapter 1. DS8000 characteristics

    Chapter 2. Hardware configuration

    Chapter 3. Logical configuration concepts and terminology

    Chapter 4. Logical configuration performance considerations

    Part 2. DS8000 performance management

    Chapter 5. Understanding your workload

    Chapter 6. Performance planning tools

    Chapter 7. Practical performance management

    Part 3. Performance considerations for host systems

    Chapter 8. Host attachment

    Chapter 9. Performance considerations for UNIX servers

    Chapter 10. Performance considerations for Microsoft Windows servers

    Chapter 11. Performance considerations for VMware

    Chapter 12. Performance considerations for Linux

    Chapter 13. Performance considerations for IBM i

    Chapter 14. Performance considerations for System z servers

    Chapter 15. IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller attachment

    Chapter 16. IBM ProtecTIER deduplication

    Part 4. Advanced topics

    Chapter 17. Database performance

    Chapter 18. Copy Services performance

    Appendix A. Performance management process

    Appendix B. Benchmarking

    Appendix C. Planning and documenting your logical configuration

    Appendix D. Microsoft Windows server performance log collection

    Appendix E. Post-processing scripts


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