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Classroom IBM


Available dates

Mon15Feb 21 TO Thu18Feb 21


Tech Data ILO UK
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Instructor Led


Mon17May 21 TO Thu20May 21


Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led




This course is designed to leverage SAN storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence of virtualization, the IBM Storwize V7000 to facilitate storage application data access independence from storage management functions and requirements. The focus is on planning and implementation tasks associated with integrating the Storwize V7000 into the storage area network. It also explains how to:

• Centralize storage provisioning to host servers from common storage pools using internal storage and SAN attached external heterogeneous storage.

• Improve storage utilization effectiveness using Thin Provisioning and Real-Time Compression

• Implement storage tiering and optimize solid state drives (SSDs) or flash systems usage with Easy Tier.

• Facilitate the coexistence and migration of data from non-virtualization to the virtualized environment.

• Utilize network-level storage subsystem-independent data replication services to satisfy backup and disaster recovery requirements.

• This course lecture offering is at the Storwize V7000 V7.6. level.


This intermediate course is for individuals who assess or plan to deploy the IBM Storwize V7000 and leverage storage network virtualization solutions.


You should have completed:

  • Introduction to Storage (SS01G)
  • Storage Area Networking Fundamentals (SN71G)

or equivalent knowledge

You should:

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


After completing this course, you should be able to:

• Outline the benefits of implementing an Storwize V7000 storage virtualization solution.

• Differentiate between the Storwize V7000 2076-524 control enclosure and the 2076-312/324 expansion enclosure models.

• Outline the physical and logical requirements to integrate the Storwize V7000 system solution.

• Implement the Storwize V7000 GUI and CLI system setup to configure the V7000 systems.

• Summarize the symmetric virtualization process to convert physical storage into virtual storage resources.

• Implement volume allocations and map volumes to SAN attached host systems.

• Summarize the advanced system management strategies to maintain storage efficiency, enhance storage performance and reliability.

• Employ data migration strategies to the virtualized Storwize V7000 system environment.

• Implement Copy Services strategies to managed Storwize V7000 system environment remotely

• Employ administration operations to maintain system ability.

Course Outline

Day 1

Unit 1: Introduction to IBM Storwize V7000
Unit 2: Storwize V7000 hardware architecture
Unit 3: Storwize V7000 planning and zoning requirements
Unit 4: Storwize V7000 system initialization and user authentication
Unit 5: Storwize V7000 storage provisioning
Exercise 1: Storwize V7000 system initialization
Exercise 2: Storwize V7000 system configuration
Exercise 3: Configure user authentication
Exercise 4: Provision internal storage
Exercise 5: Examine external storage resources

Day 2

Unit 6: Storwize V7000 host and volume allocation
Unit 7: Spectrum Virtualize advanced features
Exercise 6: Managing external storage resources
Exercise 7: Host definitions and volume allocations
Exercise 8: Access storage from Windows and AIX
Exercise 9: Hybrid pools and Easy Tier
Exercise10: Access Storwize V7000 through iSCSI host

Day 3

Unit 8: Spectrum Virtualize data migration
Unit 9: Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services: FlashCopy
Unit 10: Spectrum Virtualize Copy Services: Remote Copy
Exercise 11: Volume dependencies and tier migration
Exercise 12: Reconfigure internal storage: RAID options
Exercise 13: Thin provisioning and volume mirroring
Exercise 14: Migrate existing data: Import Wizard

Day 4

Unit 11: Storwize V7000 administration management
Exercise 15: Copy Services: FlashCopy and consistency groups
Exercise 16: User roles and access
Exercise 17: Migrate existing data: Migration Wizard
Exercise 18: Easy Tier and STAT analysis
Class review and evaluation


What do I need to bring with me to my public class?

All required learning materials and equipment are provided in the classroom.





When do public training course fees have to be paid?

For public training classes payment must be received no later than three business days prior to the first day of class in order to remain in the class and confirm your seat. Failure to provide payment by this date may result in removal from the class, and/or late cancellation fees applied. You can submit payment in the form of a Purchase Order or credit card.





On-site (private) Course Pricing:

To find out more about On-site training e-mail us at enablement@agilesolutions.co.uk or call one of our offices.





What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellations or date transfers need to be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation or reschedule request is received less than ten (10) business days before the start date, the penalty of 100% of the cost of the course will be applied, resulting in no amount of the fee being refunded. Refunds will not be allowed for “no-shows” in our public training or IVA courses. This cancellation policy is strictly enforced.





What happens if Agile Solutions needs to cancel or reschedule a course?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to cancel events for any reason at any time. Cancellation liability for Agile Solutions, if Agile Solutions cancels the course, is limited to the return of course payment ONLY. Agile Solutions will not reimburse registrants for any other costs including but not limited to any travel cancellation fees or penalties, including airfare and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE: If your registration status is either “Approved”, or “Pending Payment” you have not been confirmed for the class and it is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation e-mail letting you know the class and registration is confirmed.





How will I know if my course has been rescheduled?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course due to low enrollment or if necessitated by other circumstances. Agile Solutions will contact you via e-mail or phone to inform you of the change of schedule. Once you have been notified you may reschedule or receive a full credit. Agile Solutions shall not be liable for any other costs including but not limited to any non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is rescheduled or cancelled.