IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for Open Systems (SSF00)

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About this Course

Learn about the DS8000 storage subsystem and its hardware components and logical structure for Open Systems hosts. You will configure hosts and Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) for the DS8000 storage subsystem using a DS8000 Storage Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI) and review the DS Command-Line Interface (DSCLI) interface for scripting configuration functions. Configuration can be handled online or offline, with import and export capabilities for configuration files created in the offline configuration simulator. This course will introduce the DS8000 and its hardware components and teach you the process of configuring the subsystem using the DS8000 GUI or DSCLI interfaces. The labs exercises for this course are performed using remote access to IBM servers. There is an Instructor-led online (ILO) version of this course, IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for Open Systems (ILO) (SKF00).

Audience Profile

This intermediate course is for System administrators and technical persons that need to install a DS8000 in their environment.

At Course Completion

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the DS8000 models and features
  • Use the DS, CLI, and GUI interfaces
  • List the steps required to configure the DS8000 for Open Systems environment


You should have:

  • An understanding of Open Systems operating systems

You should attend:

  • Introduction to Storage Area Networks (SN700)

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1: IBM DS family, DS8000 overview
  • Unit 2: Architecture and hardware overview
  • Unit 3: Virtualization concepts
  • Unit 4: DS team line interface
  • Unit 5: IBM System Storage Productivity Center

Day 2

  • Unit 6: DS graphical user interface
  • Unit 7: Host system attachment
  • Lab session

Day 3

Lab session

Day 4

  • Unit 8: Performance and tuning
  • Unit 9: Copy Services
  • Unit 10: Advanced topics
  • Unit 11: Summary
  • Lab session