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Overview

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. In addition we have a unit on the recently announced product called the DS8900F.

Audience

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.

Skills Gained

  • Using the history, hardware & software features, functions, and components of the DS8000 family determine the architecture of the DS8880
  • Distinguish those elements that contribute to virtualization and the DS8880
  • Carry out those steps needed to configure the DS8880, using the Data Storage Command Line Interface (DS CLI)
  • Carry out those steps needed to configure the DS8880, using the data storage Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Outline those benefits of host attachments that will enable higher throughput and lower response times when connecting a DS8880 to your z System
  • Clarify the features of cache, performance identification, and TPC and their contributions to the physical and logical setup of the DS8880
  • Relate those functions of copy services, flash copy, and global mirroring to business continuity
  • Summarize the features and functions of the DS8900F

Distinguish the benefits of the three DS8900F models

Prerequisites

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

Outline

Day 1

Welcome

  • 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

Unit 8: DS8900F Introduction

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