Leverage SAN storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence - the IBM Storwize V7000 - to facilitate storage application data access independence from storage management functions and requirements. Focus on planning and implementation tasks associated with integrating the IBM Storwize V7000 into the storage area network. Exploit both internal storage of the IBM Storwize V7000 as well as SAN attached external heterogenous storage to centralize storage provisioning to both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host servers from common storage pools. Improve storage utilization effectiveness via thin provisioning. Implement storage tiering and optimize solid state drives (SSDs) usage with Easy Tier. Address backup recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives with FlashCopy technology. Facilitate the coexistence and migration of data from non-virtualized to the virtualized environment.


This course is for individuals who are assessing or planning to deploy the IBM Storwize V7000 and leverage storage network virtualization solutions.

You should complete :

and have a basic understanding of concepts associated with open systems disk storage systems and I/O operations.

Delegates will learn how to


Day 1:

Unit 1 - Introduction to the IBM Storwize V7000

Unit 2 - Enclosures and RAID Arrays

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Day 2:

Unit 3 - Fabric Zoning

Unit 4 - Thin provisioning and Volume Mirroring

Unit 5 - Data Migration Facilities

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Day 3:

Unit 5 - Data Migration Facilities (cont'd)

Unit 6 - Copy Services: FlashCopy and Remote Copy

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Unit 7 - Easy Tier

Unit 8 - Managing IBM Storwize V7000

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