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12.6 Administering and reporting an IBM Storwize V7000
system through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
This section shows examples of how to use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to administer,
configure, and generate reports for your IBM Storwize V7000 system. A detailed description
about Tivoli Storage Productivity Center reporting is beyond the intended scope of this book.
12.6.1 Basic configuration and administration
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center allows you to administer and configure your IBM Storwize
V7000 system, but not all of the options normally associated with the IBM Storwize V7000
GUI or CLI are available.
After successfully adding your IBM Storwize V7000 system, click Disk Manager Storage
Subsystems to view your configured devices (Figure 12-52).
Figure 12-52 Storage Subsystems view
When you highlight the IBM Storwize V7000 system, action buttons become available that let
you view the device configuration or create virtual disks (Figure 12-53). “MDisk Groups”
provides you with a detailed list of the configured MDisk groups including, pool space,
available space, configured space, and Easy Tier configuration. “Virtual Disks” lists all the
configured ones with the added option to filter them by MDisk Group. The list includes several
attributes, such as capacity, volume type, and type.
Figure 12-53 Action buttons
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If you click Create Virtual Disk, the Create Virtual Disk wizard window opens (Figure 12-54).
Use this window to create volumes, specifying several options, such as size, name, thin
provisioning, and even add MDisks to an MDisk Group.
Figure 12-54 Virtual Disk creation wizard
In Figure 12-53 on page 515, if you click Launch Element Manager, your default browser
opens the IBM Storwize V7000 GUI.

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