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Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 06 March 2015, updated 19 February 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738440361
ISBN-13: 9780738440361
IBM Form #: SG24-8107-02

Authors: Jon Tate, Adam Lyon-Jones, Lee Sirett, Chris Tapsell and Paulo Tomiyoshi Takeda

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    Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. However, storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult.

    IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

    Storwize V3700 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations that are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. Designed to provide organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, Storwize V3700 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems.

    Built on innovative IBM technology, Storwize V3700 addresses the block storage requirements of small and midsize organizations, Storwize V3700 is designed to accommodate the most common storage network technologies. This design enables easy implementation and management.

    Storwize V3700 includes the following features:

    • Web-based GUI provides point-and-click management capabilities.
    • Internal disk storage virtualization enables rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes.
    • Thin provisioning enables applications to grow dynamically, but only use space they actually need.
    • Enables simple data migration from external storage to Storwize V3700 storage (one-way from another storage device).
    • Remote Mirror creates copies of data at remote locations for disaster recovery.
    • IBM FlashCopy® creates instant application copies for backup or application testing.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators.

    The concepts in this book also relate to the IBM Storwize V3500.

    This book was written at a software level of version 7 release 4.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview of the IBM Storwize V3700 system

    Chapter 2. Initial configuration

    Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview

    Chapter 4. Host configuration

    Chapter 5. Volume configuration

    Chapter 6. Storage migration

    Chapter 7. Storage Pools

    Chapter 8. Advanced host and volume administration

    Chapter 9. IBM Easy Tier

    Chapter 10. Copy services

    Chapter 11. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting

    Appendix A. Command-line interface setup and SAN Boot


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