Understanding the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family

Book description

This IBM Redbooks publication describes and explains the features and functions of the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family, which is designed to help you simplify your storage infrastructure, optimize storage utilization, and adapt quickly and dynamically to the on demand world.

The book introduces storage virtualization, on-demand solutions, and storage management software by explaining the concepts, architecture, and systems management features of the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family and showing available complementary products. It will help you design solutions to protect data holdings from losses ranging from those caused by user error to complete site disasters.

This easy-to-follow guide gives a broad understanding of the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family software, the key technologies to know, and the solutions available to protect your business. It offers understanding of how the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family solutions will work in heterogeneous environments including Windows, UNIX/AIX/Linux, OS/400, and z/OS platforms, and with such mission-critical applications as DB/2, Oracle, Lotus Domino, Exchange, mySAP.com, and many more.

Table of contents

  1. Figures
  2. Tables
  3. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  4. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this redbook
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  5. Chapter 1: Understanding storage concepts
    1. Introduction
    2. Storage management issues
      1. Growth
      2. IT management costs
      3. Storage consolidation
    3. On demand
      1. The IBM on demand strategy
      2. What an on demand business looks like
      3. Storage on demand
    4. Storage Area Networks
      1. Storage topologies
      2. Communication and storage protocols
      3. File sharing protocols
      4. SMI: a storage management initiative
      5. Moving from LAN to SAN
    5. Storage consolidation
      1. Disk consolidation
      2. Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) and on demand
      3. Network Attached Storage (NAS)
      4. Shared tape resources
    6. Storage virtualization
      1. A definition of virtualization
      2. Terminology
      3. Levels of virtualization
      4. Benefits of virtualization
      5. Deployment of virtualization
    7. Hierarchical Storage Management
  6. Chapter 2: Storage Orchestration
    1. IBM Storage Orchestration introduction
      1. IBM Storage Orchestration
      2. Just-in-case provisioning
      3. Just-in-time provisioning
      4. The five areas of orchestration
    2. Storage virtualization: the IBM approach
      1. IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller
      2. IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
    3. Enterprise Storage Resource Management
      1. IBM Tivoli Storage Area Network Manager
      2. IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      3. IBM TotalStorage Multiple Device Manager
  7. Chapter 3: Storage virtualization
    1. Storage virtualization overview
      1. What is virtualization?
      2. Type of storage virtualization
      3. Storage virtualization models
      4. Storage Networking Industry Association
      5. Different virtualization products
    2. SAN Volume Controller
      1. Compass architecture (1/2)
      2. Compass architecture (2/2)
      3. SAN Volume Controller logical configuration
      4. SAN Volume Controller compatibility
      5. Software licensing
      6. FlashCopy (1/2)
      7. FlashCopy (2/2)
      8. FlashCopy indirection layer
      9. FlashCopy rules
      10. Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (1/3)
      11. Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (2/3)
      12. Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (3/3)
      13. PPRC configuration limits
    3. SAN File System
      1. File systems general terminology
      2. Filesets and the global namespace
      3. SAN File System product overview
      4. SAN File System architecture
      5. SAN File System product components
      6. SAN File System engines (1/2)
      7. SAN File System engines (2/2)
      8. Master Console
      9. Global namespace
      10. Filesets
      11. Storage Pools
      12. Policy based storage and data management
      13. Clients
      14. FlashCopy
      15. Reliability and availability
      16. Summary of major features
  8. Chapter 4: Storage resource management
    1. Storage management components
    2. IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      1. Business purpose of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      2. Architecture of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      3. IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager products
      4. Components of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      5. Enhancements to Tivoli Storage Resource Manager V1.2
      6. Justification for IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager
      7. Functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager (1/3)
      8. Functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager (2/3)
      9. Functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager (3/3)
    3. IBM Tivoli Storage Area Network Manager
      1. IBM Tivoli SAN Manager overview
      2. Highlights of IBM Tivoli SAN Manager
      3. SAN management functions (1/4)
      4. SAN management functions (2/4)
      5. SAN management functions (3/4)
      6. SAN management functions (4/4)
    4. IBM TotalStorage Multiple Device Manager
      1. Device Manager
      2. Performance Manager
      3. Replication Manager
  9. Chapter 5: Storage management
    1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
      1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager overview
      2. Platform support
      3. How IBM Tivoli Storage Manager works
      4. Server administration
      5. Backup/Archive Client
      6. Backup and archive concepts
      7. Hints to benefit from IBM Tivoli Storage Manager features
    2. Hierarchical Storage Management
      1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management (1/2)
      2. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management (2/2)
    3. Archive management
      1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager’s archive
      2. IBM DB2 CommonStore for Exchange Server
      3. IBM DB2 CommonStore for Lotus Domino (1/2)
      4. IBM DB2 CommonStore for Lotus Domino (2/2)
      5. IBM DB2 CommonStore for SAP
      6. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Data Retention
    4. Recovery management
      1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager file-level backup/recovery (1/3)
      2. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager file-level backup/recovery (2/3)
      3. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager file-level backup/recovery (3/3)
      4. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases (1/2)
      5. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases (2/2)
      6. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Application Servers
      7. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail
      8. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning
      9. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Hardware
      10. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager’s Disaster Recovery Manager
      11. Bare machine recovery for AIX (1/2)
      12. Bare machine recovery for AIX (2/2)
      13. Cristie Bare Machine Recovery
      14. Tivoli Storage Manager's Automated System Restore
  10. Glossary (1/2)
  11. Glossary (2/2)
  12. Abbreviations and acronyms (1/2)
  13. Abbreviations and acronyms (2/2)
  14. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. How to get IBM Redbooks
    5. Help from IBM
  15. Index (1/3)
  16. Index (2/3)
  17. Index (3/3)
  18. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: Understanding the IBM TotalStorage Open Software Family
  • Author(s): Roland Tretau, Joe A. Burnett, Norbert Engst, Kazue Okano
  • Release date: June 2004
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None