This course is designed to leverage SAN storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence or virtualization, the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) to facilitate storage application data access independence from storage management functions and requirements. The focus is on planning and implementation tasks associated with integrating the SVC into the storage area network. It also explains how to:
Centralize storage provisioning to host servers from common storage pools.
Facilitate the coexistence and migration of data from non-virtualized to the virtualized environment.
Improve storage utilization effectiveness using Thin Provisioning and Real-time Compression.
Implement storage tiering and optimize solid state drives (SSDs) or flash systems usage with Easy Tier.
Utilize network-level storage subsystem-independent data replication services to satisfy backup and disaster recovery requirements.
Outline the benefit of implementing an SAN Volume Controller (SVC) storage virtualization solution
Differentiate between the SVC 2145-DH8 model and the previous generation SVC 2145 models
Outline steps required to integrate the SVC system solution
Implement zoning policies for device access between the SVC, native disk storage, and host servers
Implement the SVC GUI and CLI management operations to configure, monitor, and manage the SVC systems
Identify issues related to coexistence between the SVC and native disk storage access across host servers
Migrate existing data to the virtualized SVC system environment
Implement storage efficiency solutions to maintain data growth, enhance storage performance and reliability
Apply advanced system management strategies to provide high availability
Employ administrative operations to maintain system ability
complete Storage Area Networking – Fundamentals (SN71G)
have an understanding of the open systems disk storage systems and I/O operations
Introduction to IBM SAN Volume Controller
SVC hardware architecture
SVC planning and zoning requirements
SVC cluster initialization and user authentication
SVC storage provisioning
SVC host to volume allocation
Spectrum Virtualize advanced features
Spectrum data migration
Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services
SVC administrative management
Unit 1: Introduction to IBM SAN Volume Controller
Unit 2: SVC hardware architecture
Unit 3: SVC planning and zoning requirements
Unit 4: SVC cluster initialization and user authentication
Exercise 1: SVC system initialization
Exercise 2: SVC system configuration
Exercise 3: Examine back-end storage system
Unit 5: SVC storage provisioning
Unit 6: SVC host access
Exercise 4: Storage provisioning
Exercise 5: Access SVC storage from Windows and AIX
Unit 7: Spectrum Virtualize advanced features
Exercise 6: Thin Provisioning and Volume Mirroring