IBM i and Midrange External Storage

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWERTM Systems POWER6TM servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization concepts and IBM DS Midrange External Storage Systems architecture of the supported models DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, and DS5000, discusses planning and sizing for IBM i Midrange External Storage, and provides detailed implementation procedures including IBM DS Midrange Storage Copy Services. Finally, it provides monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting hints for the triumvirate of IBM i, VIOS, and IBM DS Midrange External Storage.

The information provided by this book will help customers, business partners, and IBM service professionals with planning and implementing IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions.


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