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IBM System Storage DCS3700 Introduction and Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 24 July 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438243
ISBN-13: 9780738438245
IBM Form #: SG24-8037-00

Authors: Sangam Racherla, Diego Silva Cogo, Mario David Ganem, Hartmut Lonzer, Minja Obradovic and Gabriel Requejo

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    The IBM® System Storage® DCS3700 consists of IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage subsystem and IBM System Storage DCS3700 expansion unit. The DCS3700 features the latest technologies, including 6 Gbps SAS and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host interfaces, along with 6 Gbps SAS drives. The DCS3700 also features a 10 Gbps iSCSI host interface with an optional Performance Modules system.

    The DCS3700 provides a simple, efficient, and flexible approach to storage that is based on seven generations of design knowledge and firmware development. The DCS3700 can act as a cost-effective and fully integrated complement to IBM System x® servers, IBM BladeCenter®, and IBM Power Systems™ for various intensive computing environments.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication specifically addresses the hardware features, configuration, and implementation of the DCS3700. It presents detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options that are offered with the DCS3700. It then presents the concepts and functions that are used in planning and managing the storage subsystems, such as multipathing and path failover. This book offers a step-by-step guide to using the IBM Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic (and advanced) management tasks.

    This publication also contains practical information about diagnostic tests and troubleshooting, and includes practical examples about how to use scripts and the command-line interface (CLI).

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM System Storage DCS3700

    Chapter 2. IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage subsystem planning tasks

    Chapter 3. IBM System Storage DCS3700 and DCS3700 expansion unit cabling

    Chapter 4. IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager installation

    Chapter 5. Administration: Enterprise Management

    Chapter 6. Administration: Summary tab

    Chapter 7. Administration: Subsystem Management

    Chapter 8. Administration: Storage & Copy Services tab

    Chapter 9. Administration: Hardware tab

    Chapter 10. Administration: Mappings tab

    Chapter 11. Administration: Setup tab

    Chapter 12. Administration: iSCSI

    Chapter 13. Administration: Monitor

    Chapter 14. Administration: Upgrade

    Chapter 15. Command-line interface (CLI)

    Chapter 16. Windows SAS configuration guide for IBM BladeCenter

    Chapter 17. Windows Fibre Channel configuration guide

    Chapter 18. Linux configuration guide

    Chapter 19. IBM AIX V7.1 configuration guide

    Appendix A. IBM Support Portal website


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