Leverage networked storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence - the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) - to facilitate storage application data access independence from storage management functions and requirements ...and more.


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Learning Objectives

Create an implementation task list to integrate the SVC solution into the storage network fabric
Establish or update zoning policies to enable the SVC to control storage device access and facilitate storage provisioning to host servers
Utilize SVC user interfaces to manage the networked storage environment, assign storage to servers, migrate data, replicate data across storage systems, and monitor storage access activities
Assess issues related to coexistence between the SVC and native disk storage access across host servers
Migrate existing data to the virtualized SVC environment
Implement SVC storage efficiency solutions including Easy Tier, Thin Provisioning, Volume Mirroring, and Real-time Compression
Implement data replication services including FlashCopy and Remote Copy

  • Introducing the SAN Volume Controller

  • Storage provisioning with the SAN Volume Controller
    SAN Volume Controller clustering environment

  • SVC Cluster Setup and Storage Provisioning

  • SVC physical environment and management interfaces
    Storage systems and LUN assignments to SVC
    Cluster creation and storage provisioning
    Additional functions: Quorum disks, expand/shrink volumes, MDisk removal, MDisk multipathing

  • Fabric Zoning, Non Disruptive Volume Move, and iSCSI Connectivity

  • Host to SVC volume access infrastructure
    Fibre Channel host to SVC SAN fabric zoning
    Non Disruptive Volume Move (NDVM)
    iSCSI host to SVC IP connectivity

  • Easy Tier, Thin Provisioning, Volume Mirroring, and Real-time Compression

  • Easy Tier
    Thin Provisioning
    Volume Mirroring
    Real-time Compression and the Comprestimator

  • Data Migration

  • Pool Migration
    Migration Wizards (Import, Migration, Export)
    Storage system replacement

  • Copy Services: FlashCopy and Remote Copy

  • FlashCopy
    Remote Copy: Metro Mirror

  • Copy Services: FlashCopy and Remote Copy

  • FlashCopy
    Remote Copy: Metro Mirror
    Remote Copy: Global Mirror and Global Mirror with change volumes

  • Managing the SVC Environment

  • Logging and Directed Maintenance Procedures
    Code upgrades and node replacement
    Remote user authentication
    SVC configuration backup


This intermediate course is for individuals who are assessing and/or planning to deploy storage network virtualization solutions.




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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