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IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for Open Systems


Price £1,995 before tax
Length: 4 Days
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: SSF0G
Delivery Type Classroom

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  • London (Arrow)
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  • London (Arrow)
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  • London - Dowgate Hill
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This course is designed to help you understand, install, and monitor the DS8000 for the Open Systems environment. The exercises enable you to perform a step-by-step implementation.


  • Describe the DS8000 models and features

  • Identify the architecture and hardware associated with the DS8000

  • Classify the DS8000 virtualization concepts

  • Configure the DS8000 DS8000 command-line interface

  • Configure the DS8000 graphical user interface

  • List the Copy Services features

  • Classify the features associated with performance, tuning, and monitoring

  • List the steps required to configure the DS8000 for Open Systems environment

  • Describe the IBM DS8000 solutions for Business Continuity


This intermediate course is for System administrators and technical personnel who need to install a DS8000 in their environment.



SS01G - Introduction to Storage

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Day 1

  • Welcome and introduction

  • Unit 1: IBM DS family, DS8000 overview

  • Unit 2: Architecture and hardware overview

  • Unit 3: Virtualization concepts

Day 2

  • Unit 4: DS command-line interface (DS CLI)

  • Unit 5: DS8000 Storage Manager GUI

  • Unit 6: Host system attachment

  • 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: Windows Server preparation

Day 3

  • Exercise 4: Windows Server attachment to the DS8000

  • Exercise 5: AIX Server attachment to the DS8000

  • Exercise 6: DS8000 Storage Manager: Arrays, ranks, and extent pools

  • Exercise 7: DS8000 Storage Manager: FB volumes, volume groups, and hosts

  • Exercise 8: DS8000 Storage Manager: Other functions

  • Exercise 9: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic Volume Relocation

  • Exercise 10: DS8000 Easy Tier: Dynamic Extent Pool Merge

Day 4

  • Unit 7: Performance, tuning, and monitoring

  • Unit 8: Business Continuity: Copy Services

  • Unit 9: Summary

  • Exercise 11: DS8000 Storage Manager: Thin provisioning

  • Free lab sessions

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