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IBM Hyper-Scale Manager for IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and usage with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, IBM XIV® Gen3, and IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software.

The web-based GUI provides a revolutionary object-centered interface design that is aimed toward ease of use together with enhanced efficiency for storage administrators. The first chapter describes general features of the GUI and installation of the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager server.

Subsequent chapters illustrate some typical GUI actions, among many other possibilities, to manage and configure the storage systems, to define security roles, to set up multitenancy.

For most of the GUI-based actions that are illustrated in this book, the corresponding XIV Storage System command-line interface (XCLI) commands are also shown.

IBM Hyper-Scale Manager based GUI information regarding host attachment and replication is covered in IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability, SG24-8368 and IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Replication Solutions, REDP-5401.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Management tools
    1. 1.1 Management graphical user interface
      1. 1.1.1 Working with the Storage Management GUI
      2. 1.1.2 Systems & Domains Views
      3. 1.1.3 Statistics Views
      4. 1.1.4 Pools & Volumes Views
      5. 1.1.5 Hosts & Clusters Views
      6. 1.1.6 Remote Views
      7. 1.1.7 Access Views
      8. 1.1.8 Management Server
    2. 1.2 Installing and configuring Hyper-Scale Manager
      1. 1.2.1 Installing Hyper-Scale Manager
      2. 1.2.2 Launching the GUI
      3. 1.2.3 Using the installation wizard
      4. 1.2.4 Log in to IBM Hyper-Scale Manager after the initial setup
      5. 1.2.5 Adding a system after the initial setup
      6. 1.2.6 Removing a system or modifying a system IP address
  5. Chapter 2. Storage management and configuration
    1. 2.1 Storage management interfaces
      1. 2.1.1 IBM Hyper-Scale Manager
    2. 2.2 Configuring Pools
      1. 2.2.1 Creating pools
      2. 2.2.2 Managing storage pools with the GUI
      3. 2.2.3 Managing storage pools with the CLI
    3. 2.3 Volumes
      1. 2.3.1 Creating volumes
      2. 2.3.2 Managing volumes with the GUI
      3. 2.3.3 Managing volumes with the command-line interface
    4. 2.4 Snapshots
      1. 2.4.1 How to create a snapshot of a volume
      2. 2.4.2 Snapshot deletion priority
      3. 2.4.3 Managing snapshots with the GUI
      4. 2.4.4 Managing snapshots with the CLI
    5. 2.5 Consistency groups
      1. 2.5.1 Creating consistency groups
      2. 2.5.2 Adding volumes to a consistency group
      3. 2.5.3 Managing consistency groups with the GUI
      4. 2.5.4 Managing consistency groups with the CLI
  6. Chapter 3. Security
    1. 3.1 Physical access security
    2. 3.2 Native user authentication
      1. 3.2.1 Local credential repository
      2. 3.2.2 Managing user accounts
      3. 3.2.3 Security considerations for Hyper-Scale Manager
      4. 3.2.4 Managing user accounts by using the CLI
  7. Chapter 4. Multitenancy
    1. 4.1 Multitenancy
      1. 4.1.1 Domains
      2. 4.1.2 Domain attributes
      3. 4.1.3 Global administrators and domain administrators
      4. 4.1.4 Domain policy
    2. 4.2 Managing domains with the GUI
      1. 4.2.1 Creating domains
      2. 4.2.2 Customize the Domain view
      3. 4.2.3 Adding a user to a domain
      4. 4.2.4 Domain properties
      5. 4.2.5 Managing domains
      6. 4.2.6 Managing within a domain
      7. 4.2.7 Removing a domain
    3. 4.3 Performance classes (quality of service)
      1. 4.3.1 Creating a performance class
      2. 4.3.2 Associating a domain with an existing performance class
  8. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications and online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  9. Back cover