IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services

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This IBMAr RedbooksAr publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System StorageAr SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage StorwizeAr V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family Services. Replication Family Services refers to the various copy services available on the SVC and Storwize V7000 including IBM FlashCopyAr, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, Global Mirror with Change Volumes, Volume Mirroring, and Stretched Cluster Volume Mirroring. The details behind the theory and practice of these services are examined, and SAN design suggestions and troubleshooting tips are provided. Planning requirements, automating copy services processed, and fabric design are explained. Multiple examples including implementation and server integration are included, along with a discussion of software solutions and services that are based on Replication Family Services. This book is intended for use by pre-sales and post-sales support, and storage administrators. Readers are expected to have an advanced knowledge of the SVC, Storwize V7000, and the SAN environment. The following publications are useful resources that provide background information: Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.3, SG24-7933 Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3, SG24-7938 IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware, REDP-4626 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Upgrade Path from Version 4.3.1 to 6.1, REDP-4716 Real-time Compression in SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000, REDP-4859 SAN Volume Controller: Best Practices and Performance Guidelines, SG24-7521 Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, SG24-7977... ESX hosts are freed to perform other tasks. IBM Storage Device Driver for VMware VAAI is a plug-in that allows VMware to offload the following storage block operations and ... VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and IBM SVC/ Storwize V7000 automate disaster recovery process in VMware environment and avoid running manual commands and scripts. This can be critical in emergency situationsanbsp;...

Title:IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services
Author:Jon Tate, Rafael Vilela Dias, Ivaylo Dikanarov, Jim Kelly, Peter Mescher, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2013-10-31


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