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Course Description

This course is designed to help you understand, install, and monitor the DS8000 for the Open Systems environment. The exercises enable you to perform a step-by-step implementation.

Objectives

Recall the DS8000 models and features

  • Remember the architecture and hardware associated with the DS8000
  • Classify the DS8000 virtualization concepts
  • Summarize the DS8000 DS8000 command-line interface
  • Summarize the DS8000 graphical user interface
  • List the Copy Services features
  • Classify the features associated with performance, tuning, and monitoring
  • List the steps required to configure the DS8000 for Open Systems environment
  • Recognize the IBM DS8000 solutions for Business Continuity

Audience

This intermediate course is for System administrators and technical personnel who need to install a DS8000 in their environment.

Prerequisites

Recommended:

  • Introduction to Storage - (SS01G)
  • Planning and Implementation a SAN - (SN71G)

More details are available at www.ibm.com/training

 

Content

Day 1

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Unit 1: IBM DS family, DS8000 overview
  • Unit 2: Architecture and hardware overview
  • Unit 3: Virtualization concepts

 

Day 2

  • Unit 4: DS command-line interface (DS CLI)
  • Unit 5: DS8000 Storage Manager GUI
  • Unit 6: Host system attachment
    • Exercise 0: Lab setup and preliminary instructions
    • Exercise 1: DS8000 DS CLI: Installation and configuration
    • Exercise 2: DS8000 DS CLI: DDMs, array sites, arrays, ranks, and extent pools
    • Exercise 3: Windows Server preparation

 

Day 3

  • Exercise 4: Windows Server attachment to the DS8000
  • Exercise 5: AIX Server attachment to the DS8000
  • Exercise 6: DS8000 Storage Manager: Arrays, ranks, and extent pools
  • Exercise 7: DS8000 Storage Manager: FB volumes, volume groups, and hosts
  • Exercise 8: DS8000 Storage Manager: Other functions
  • Exercise 9: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic Volume Relocation
  • Exercise 10: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic Extent Pool Merge

 

Day 4

  • Unit 7: Performance, tuning, and monitoring
  • Unit 8: Business Continuity: Copy Services
  • Unit 9: Summary
    • Exercise 11: DS8000 Storage Manager: Thin provisioning
  • Open lab sessions

 


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