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SSE1: Storwize V7000 Implementation Workshop

DURATION: 4 days

SCHEDULED DATES: TBD – Contact Us for more Information


This course is designed to leverage SAN storage connectivity by integrating a layer of intelligence – 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 IBM Storwize V7000 into the storage area network. It exploits both internal storage of the IBM Storwize V7000 as well as SAN attached external heterogeneous storage to centralize storage provisioning to both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host servers from common storage pools. It also explains how to:

– Improve storage utilization effectiveness using thin provisioning and Real-time Compression
– Implement storage tiering and optimize solid-state drive (SSD) usage with Easy Tier
– Address backup recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives with FlashCopy technology
– Facilitate the coexistence and migration of data from a non-virtualized to a virtualized environment
– Scale-out with a clustered Storwize V7000 system for capacity, throughput, and greater management efficiency

Note: This course covers the Storwize V7000 product but does not cover the features of the Storwize V7000 Unified or Flex System V7000 Storage Node. The features of the Storwize V7000 Unified product are covered in course IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Implementation Workshop (SSG00).


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 Networking (SN700) or
– Storage Area Networking Fundamentals (SN712)

or have equivalent knowledge

You should:

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


• Set up and configure the Storwize V7000
• Install and cable expansion enclosures
• Create RAID arrays using internal Storwize V7000 storage and manage drive use attributes
• Define and manage storage pools using internal Storwize V7000 storage as well as SAN attached external storage
• Update zoning policies to enable the Storwize V7000 to access SAN attached external storage and provision storage to host servers
• Utilize Storwize V7000 management interfaces to support the networked storage environment, assign storage to servers, migrate data, replicate data across attaching storage systems, and monitor storage access activities
• Take advantage of storage efficiency solutions including Thin Provisioning, Volume Mirroring, Real-time Compression, and Easy Tier
• Migrate existing data to the virtualized Storwize V7000 environment
• Implement point-in-time copies across internal and external storage using FlashCopy GUI presets
• Utilize Easy Tier to optimize the usage of solid state drives (SSDs)


Day 1
Unit 1: Introduction to IBM Storwize V7000
Unit 2: Enclosures and RAID arrays
Lab 1: System initialization using Service Assistant
Lab 2: System and GUI/CLI access setup
Lab 3: Physical storage: Internal
Lab 4: Physical storage: External
Lab 5: Storage pools: External
Lab 6: Create host objects and volumes

Day 2
Unit 3: Fabric zoning, iSCSI, and clustered Storwize V7000
Unit 4: Thin Provisioning, Volume Mirroring, and Real-time Compression
Lab 7: Access storage from Windows and AIX
Lab 8: Hybrid pools and Easy Tier
Lab 9: Access storage using iSCSI
Lab 10: Volume dependencies and tier migration

Day 3
Unit 5: Data migration facilities
Unit 6: Copy services: FlashCopy and Remote Copy
Lab 11: Internal storage: RAID options
Lab 12: Thin Provisioning and Volume Mirroring
Lab 13: Real-time Compression

Day 4
Unit 7: Easy Tier
Unit 8: Managing the IBM Storwize V7000
Lab 14: Data migration Import Wizard
Lab 15: FlashCopy and consistency groups
Lab 16: Easy Tier and STAT analysis