This intermediate lecture and exercise-based course is for individuals who are assessing and/or planning to deploy networked storage virtualization solutions.
- First attend the Storage Area Networking Fundamentals - SN71G course.
- Have an understanding of the open systems disk storage systems and I/O operations.
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.
After completion of this course, you should be able to:
- 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
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 0: Lab environment overview
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
Exercise 7: Storage access and SDD path selection
Unit 8: Spectrum Virtualize data migration
Exercise 8: SVC data migration
Exercise 9: Migrate existing data: Migration Wizard
Exercise 10: Migrate existing data with Import Wizard GUI
Exercise 11: Migrate existing data with Import Wizard CLI
Unit 9: Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services
Exercise 12: SVC scripting and I/O group modification
Exercise 13: Real-time Compression and the IBM Comprestimator
Unit 10: SVC administration management
Exercise 14: SVC FlashCopy and consistency groups
Exercise 15: Assign user roles and access
Class Review and Evaluation