IBM Systems Storage Course

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This course is designed to leverage SAN storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence of virtualization, the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 into the storage area network. It also explains how to:


This intermediate course is for individuals who assess or plan to deploy the IBM Storwize V7000 and leverage storage network virtualization solutions.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:


You should have completed:

  • Introduction to Storage (SS01G)
  • Storage Area Networking Fundamentals (SN71G)

or equivalent knowledge

You should:

  • Have a basic understanding of concepts associated with open systems, disk storage systems, and I/O operations.


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Introduction to IBM Storwize V7000
  • Unit 2: Storwize V7000 hardware architecture
  • Unit 3: Storwize V7000 planning and zoning requirements
  • Unit 4: Storwize V7000 system initialization and user authentication
  • Unit 5: Storwize V7000 storage provisioning
  • Exercise 1: Storwize V7000 system initialization
  • Exercise 2: Storwize V7000 system configuration
  • Exercise 3: Configure user authentication
  • Exercise 4: Provision internal storage
  • Exercise 5: Examine external storage resources

Day 2

  • Review
  • Unit 6: Storwize V7000 host and volume allocation
  • Unit 7: Spectrum Virtualize advanced features
  • Exercise 6: Managing external storage resources
  • Exercise 7: Host definitions and volume allocations
  • Exercise 8: Access storage from Windows and AIX
  • Exercise 9: Hybrid pools and Easy Tier
  • Exercise10: Access Storwize V7000 through iSCSI host

Day 3

  • Unit 8: Spectrum Virtualize data migration
  • Unit 9: Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services: FlashCopy
  • Unit 10: Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services: Remote Copy
  • Exercise 11: Volume dependencies and tier migration
  • Exercise 12: Reconfigure internal storage: RAID options
  • Exercise 13: Thin provisioning and volume mirroring
  • Exercise 14: Migrate existing data: Import Wizard

Day 4

  • Unit 11: Storwize V7000 administration management
  • Exercise 15: Copy Services: FlashCopy and consistency groups
  • Exercise 16: User roles and access
  • Exercise 17: Migrate existing data: Migration Wizard
  • Exercise 18: Easy Tier and STAT analysis
  • Class review and evaluation

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