IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for z Systems






To learn the DS8000 storage subsystem and its hardware components and logical structure. You configure the DS8000 storage subsystem using a DS8000 Storage Manager GUI and review the DS CLI interface for scripting configuration functions. You will also perform dynamic data relocation using Easy Tier function.

  • Describe the hardware components of the IBM DS8000
  • Recognize the architecture of the DS8000
  • Install the DS CLI interface
  • Configure the DS8000 for System z environment using DS CLI
  • Configure the DS8000 for System z environment using DS GUI
  • Recall the zSeries host attachment considerations
  • Recognize the DS8000 Copy Services
  • Classify performance, tuning, and monitoring for DS8000
  • Only Windows servers are used during all the lab sessions to access
  • DS8000 storage using DSCLI and DS GUI

This course is for system administrators, architects, and storage specialists. Anyone who needs to learn about DS8000 implementation and experiment with them on a real test configuration.

You should have completed:

  • An Introduction to Data Storage (SS05)
  • Fundamentals in Storage Management (SS06)

You should have:

  • An understanding of DASD and date sets and how client hosts access data directly or through FICON channels

Day 1

• Unit 1: Concepts and architecture
• Unit 2: Concepts of virtualization
• Unit 3: DS Command Line Interface
• 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: DS8000 DS CLI: LCU, CKD volumes, and PAVs

Day 2

• Unit 4: DS8000 Storage Manager GUI
• Exercise 4: DS8000 Storage Manager: Arrays, ranks, and extent pools
• Exercise 5: DS8000 Storage Manager: LCU, CKD volumes, and PAVs
• Exercise 6: DS8000 Storage Manager: I/O ports configuration
• Exercise 7: DS8000 Storage Manager: Other functions
• Exercise 8: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic volume relocation

Day 3

• Exercise 9: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic pool merge
• Unit 5: Host attachment
• Unit 6: Performance, tuning, and monitoring
• Unit 7: Business continuity

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