In this course you will 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.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

At course completion you will have gained skills to:
- 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

  • 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


Experienced IBM professionals will benefit.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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