DS8000 Copy Services

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 15 March 2017, updated 16 October 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738442372
ISBN-13: 9780738442372
IBM Form #: SG24-8367-00
(612 pages)

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Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Axel Westphal, Alcides Bertazi, Cay-Uwe Kulzer, Michael Frankenberg, Lisa Gundy, Lukasz Drózda, Roland Wolf, Warren Stanley


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, tailor, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM z Systems® or Open Systems environment.

This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy Services.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Licensing
Part 2. Interfaces
Chapter 3. Copy Services interfaces overview
Chapter 4. DS command-line interface
Chapter 5. z Systems interfaces
Part 3. FlashCopy
Chapter 6. FlashCopy overview
Chapter 7. FlashCopy options
Chapter 8. FlashCopy interfaces
Chapter 9. Remote Pair FlashCopy
Chapter 10. FlashCopy performance
Chapter 11. FlashCopy examples
Chapter 12. FlashCopy usage with z/OS products
Part 4. Metro Mirror and Global Copy
Chapter 13. Metro Mirror overview
Chapter 14. Global Copy overview
Chapter 15. Metro Mirror and Global Copy paths
Chapter 16. Metro Mirror and Global Copy operations
Chapter 17. Metro Mirror and Global Copy implementation considerations
Chapter 18. Metro Mirror and Global Copy interfaces and examples
Part 5. Global Mirror
Chapter 19. Global Mirror overview
Chapter 20. Global Mirror operations and recovery
Chapter 21. Global Mirror interfaces and examples
Part 6. z/OS Global Mirror
Chapter 22. z/OS Global Mirror overview
Chapter 23. z/OS Global Mirror interfaces
Chapter 24. How z/OS Global Mirror maintains consistency
Chapter 25. z/OS Global Mirror scalability
Chapter 26. Managing z/OS Global Mirror
Part 7. Solutions
Chapter 27. IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex
Chapter 28. IBM Copy Services Manager
Chapter 29. z/OS Basic HyperSwap
Chapter 30. VMware Site Recovery Manager
Part 8. MultiSite configurations
Chapter 31. Metro/Global Mirror overview
Chapter 32. Metro/Global Mirror configuration and setup
Chapter 33. Metro/Global Mirror operations
Chapter 34. Metro/Global Mirror recovery scenarios
Chapter 35. Metro/Global Mirror disaster recovery test scenarios
Chapter 36. Metro/Global Mirror incremental resynchronization
Chapter 37. Multiple Target PPRC overview
Chapter 38. Multiple Target PPRC topologies
Chapter 39. Multiple Target PPRC architecture and design
Chapter 40. Implementing a two Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 41. Implementing a Metro Mirror and Global Mirror topology
Chapter 42. Implementing a Global Copy plus Global Mirror topology
Chapter 43. Implementing a Metro/Global Mirror and Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 44. MultiTarget PPRC with cascaded Metro/Global Mirror
Chapter 45. Using Multiple Target PPRC for migration
Chapter 46. Multi-site replication scenario examples
Chapter 47. z/OS Metro/Global Mirror
Appendix A. z/OS concurrent copy function
Appendix B. SNMP notifications
Appendix C. Resource Groups

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