Arrow Electronics, Inc.

IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for z Systems


LENGTH: 24 Hours (3 days)

PRICE: £1,950.00


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.


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


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.


You should have completed:

Introduction to Storage (SS01G) An understanding of DASD and data sets and how clients hosts access directly or through FICON channels.


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

Session Dates
Time Zone

14 Oct 2024

Virtual Classroom



Instructor Led Online

£ 1,950.00