This course is designed to help you understand, install, and monitor the DS8000 for the Open Systems environment. The exercises enable you to perform a step-by-step implementation.


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

Learning Objectives

Skills gained at completion of this course:
Recall the DS8000 models and features
- Remember the architecture and hardware associated with the DS8000
- Classify the DS8000 virtualization concepts
- Summarize the DS8000 DS8000 command-line interface
- Summarize the DS8000 graphical user interface
- List the Copy Services features
- Classify the features associated with performance, tuning, and monitoring
- List the steps required to configure the DS8000 for Open Systems environment
- Recognize the IBM DS8000 solutions for Business Continuity

  • 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


This course is for those with experience in IBM technologies.




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


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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