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IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for Open Systems (SSF0G)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline

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
  • Open lab sessions