IBM Midrange System Storage Hardware Guide
A draft IBM Redbooks publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the IBM Midrange System Storage™ servers, which include the IBM System Storage DS4000® and DS5000 families of products.
This edition covers updates and additional functions available with the IBM System Storage DS® Storage Manager Version 10.60 (firmware level 7.60). This book presents the concepts and functions used in planning and managing the storage servers, such as multipathing and path failover. The book offers a step-by-step guide to using the Storage Manager to create arrays, logical drives, and other basic (as well as advanced) management tasks.
This publication also contains practical information about diagnostics and troubleshooting, and includes practical examples of how to use scripts and the command-line interface.
This publication is intended for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical professionals who want to learn more about the capabilities and advanced functions of the DS4000 series of storage servers with Storage Manager Software V10.60. It also targets those who have a DS4000 and DS5000 storage subsystem and need detailed advice about how to configure it.
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Midrange System Storage storage subsystems
Chapter 2. New features
Chapter 3. IBM System Storage DS4000 and DS5000 hardware
Chapter 4. IBM System Storage DS planning and configuration
Chapter 5. Disk Security with Full Disk Encryption drives
Chapter 6. IBM Remote Support Manager for Storage
Chapter 7. Advanced maintenance, troubleshooting, and diagnostics
Chapter 8. Command-line interface and Script Editor
Appendix A. Overview of IBM System Storage DS5000 RAID types
Appendix B. Deploying iSCSI host interface controllers on the IBM System Storage DS5000 series
Appendix C. Solid State Drives on the IBM System Storage DS5000 series