IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Implementation






After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the units associated with this course.
  • Recall the history and fundamentals for IBM FlashSystem storage.
  • Distinguish the core principles of the IBM FlashCore Technology.
  • Classify the characteristics and components of the IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage system.
  • Outline the physical and logical planning requirements to setup and configure a FlashSystem system environment.
  • Summarize the symmetric virtualization process converting IBM MicroLatency modules to storage resources.
  • Recall the process to create host access storage on the IBM FlashSystem V9000.
  • Determinate the advanced software features designed to simplify data management, improve data security, and preserve storage investments.
  • Interpret the process in which to migrate data to and from the virtualized FlashSystem V9000 system environment.
  • Recall the administrative functions and maintenance procedures to centralize the management and servicing of IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage resources. 

This lecture and exercise-based course is for individuals who are assessing and/or planning to deploy IBM System Storage networked storage virtualization solutions. Typical students may include:
• Customers
• Technical IBM personnel
• Business Partner technical personnel
• IT consultants and architects

  • An understanding of the basic concepts of open systems disk storage system and I/O operations - we recommend the following:
  • Foundations of Storage (SS00DG) or
  • Introduction to Storage (SS01G) and
  • IBM Flash Storage Fundamentals (SSFS1G / SSFS1WG)


Day 1

Unit 1: IBM FlashSystem V9000 Introduction
Unit 2: Emergence of flash storage
Unit 3: IBM FlashCore technology
Unit 4: IBM FlashSystem V9000 hardware architecture
Unit 5: FlashSystem V9000 installation and configuration
Unit 6: IBM Spectrum Virtualize RAID protection
Exercise 0: Lab environment overview
Exercise 1: System user authentication
Exercise 2: Provisioning internal storage

Day 2

Unit 7: FlashSystem V9000 storage provisioning
Unit 8: IBM Spectrum Virtualize host integration
Unit 9: IBM Spectrum Virtualize volume allocation
Unit 10: IBM Spectrum Virtualize data reduction technologies
Unit 11: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Easy Tier
Exercise 3: Managing external storage resources
Exercise 4: Windows host definitions and volume allocations
Exercise 5: AIX host definitions and volume allocations
Exercise 6: Linux host definitions and volume allocations
Exercise 7: Thin Provision and Volume Mirroring
Exercise 8: Easy Tier Hybrid pool implementation

Day 3

Unit 12: IBM Spectrum Virtualize data migration
Unit 13: IBM Spectrum Virtualize FlashCopy and Consistency groups
Unit 14: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Transparent Cloud Tiering
Exercise 9: Easy Tier and STAT analysis
Exercise 10: V9000 data pool migration
Exercise 11: Migrate existing data with Import Wizard GUI
Exercise 12: Migrate existing data with Migration Wizard

Day 4

Unit 11: IBM Spectrum Virtualize remote data replication
Unit 16: IBM Spectrum Virtualize administration management
Exercise 13: Migrate existing data with Import Wizard CLI
Exercise 14: Real-time Compression and IBM Comprestimator
Exercise 15: FlashCopy and consistency groups
Exercise 16: FlashCopy snapshot monitoring user roles and access
Exercise 19: Snapshot to the Cloud
Class review and evaluation

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