IBM DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems

IBM DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

This course covers the copy services functions of the DS8000 hardware in the Open Systems environment. This lab exercise based course covers the basics of the storage replication concepts and the use of the DS Storage Manager (DS GUI), DS Command-Line Interface (DS CLI) and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) interfaces. FlashCopy, Metro Mirror, Global Copy and Global Mirror are covered in the course.

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Intended Audience for this IBM DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems Course

  • » This intermediate course is for system administrators, architects and storage specialists. It also includes anyone who needs to learn about DS8000 Copy Services and experiment with them on a real test configuration.

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IBM DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems Course Objectives

  • » Describe the storage replication concepts
  • » Describe the IBM System Storage Copy Services functions
  • » Use the DS CLI, DS GUI and TPC-R interfaces
  • » List the steps required to implement Copy Services between two or three sites
  • » Describe the concepts of FlashCopy, Metro Mirror, Global Copy and Global Mirror
  • » Describe and perform the failover and failback process to recover from the backup site
  • » Describe consistency group methodology

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IBM DS8000 Copy Services for Open Systems Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Unit 1- Introduction to storage replication
        3. Unit 2- Interfaces
        4. Exercise 0- Lab setup and preliminary instructions
        5. Exercise 1- System verification and preparation
        6. Unit 3- FlashCopy (Part 1)
      2. Module: 2
        1. Unit 3- FlashCopy (Part 2)
        2. Exercise 2- FlashCopy
        3. Unit 4- Metro Mirror
      3. Module: 3
        1. Exercise 3- Metro Mirror
        2. Unit 5- Global Copy
        3. Exercise 4- Global Copy
        4. Unit 6- Global Mirror
      4. Module: 4
        1. Exercise 5- Global Mirror
        2. Unit 7- Metro/Global Mirror
        3. Unit 8- Interoperability, Open HyperSwap
        4. Unit 9- Resource groups/ multitenancy

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