1 Session ID General Storage trends & directions Speaker : Clodoaldo Barrera. He's an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Strategist for Storage. Business Resiliency Business Resiliency Combining High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Highly Critical Environments IBM DS8000 Global Mirror Performance Update This session will discuss the concepts and technical details of what are known as 3-site business resilience solutions. It will discuss the business and regulatory issues that are driving the requirements for these solutions and the different datacentre topologies that customers are choosing when implementing them. It will also discuss the two options available for mirroring between the three sites, which we refer to as cascading and multi-target, and give the IBM perspective on the differences between these two options. IBM has two hardware based functions for this type of solution based on the enterprise disk platform: Metro Global Mirror and z/os Metro Global Mirror. The session will cover the high level architecture and capabilities of both of these solutions and the different management software that is available to manage the disk replication function. It will also discuss in some more detail the incremental resynchronization function which is available for both of these solutions and why this type of capability is very important for such solutions. Finally, it will discuss a number of other options and alternatives that are being considered or implemented by customers. These include combining hardware- and software-based replication functionality and the concept of a 4-site solution that is being discussed by some customers with extremely critical applications. This session will present the results of two recently-completed studies using z/os- and AIX-based workloads to study the performance characteristics and robustness of the IBM DS8000 Global Mirror asynchronous remote copy function. The workloads used in the studies were based on data of I/O activity captured at some Fortune 500 customer installations. The hardware configurations are also representative of those found in customer data centers. The studies examined the behavior of Global Mirror under workloads found in typical steady-state operating conditions and additionally the behavior under transient conditions associated with workload spikes, such as the opening 15-minutes of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. A Practical Introduction to Storage Disk Subsystem Performance This session is a technical presentation providing that provides an introduction to the subject of disk subsystem performance for a technical audience. It covers subjects like: application I/O & workload characteristics; hard disk drives (HDD) basics; HDD performance aspects (SATA vs FC disk). It also discusses new trends & directions: solid state drives (SSD); RAID level considerations (RAID-5/6/10); basic principles for planning logical configurations; performance data collection, analysis and modelling. Accelerating Storage Performance with DS8000 and SSDs Solid state disks (SSDs) provide far superior response time and IOPS when compared to traditional HDDs. This presentation will review the performance of DS8000 with SSDs. Results of basic performance benchmarks will be provided. Discussion of performance testing for a production-like SAP Banking workload will be reviewed. Methodologies for intelligently placing "hot" data on SSDs will be discussed. Archiving Challenges and Solutions This session will discuss challenges and requirements of archiving; implementation techniques for archiving systems; and archiving solutions.
2 Session ID Behind The Scenes: RAID Today The universe of RAID becomes more complex with RAID 6. New data-striping and redundancy schemes are added to the bewildering set of array options. Each option presents subtle trade-offs among reliability, performance, and cost; each vendor claims to have the most superior solution. This session presents a systematic tutorial about modern RAID architectures with an in-depth discussion of RAID 6 implementations from IBM and other storage vendors. You will get fresh insights about the behavior of disk arrays, performance optimization at the disk array level, and new challenges for RAID design. Data Deduplication -- Curse or Rescue? DS8000 Performance Update How To Easily Backup and Restore Microsoft Exchange Databases Using N series SME Wizards How To Easily Migrate AIX Data To XIV Using Builtin Migration Functionality How XIV Can Help You in a VMware Environment IBM Data Deduplication Options IBM System Storage N series: Trends and Directions This session will provide an overview of deduplication techniques and examples of applications. This presentation will provide an update on performance of the DS8000. Special emphasis will be placed on functions and features that have been introduced over the last year including RAID 6, SATA disks, zhpf, intelligent write caching, and thin provisioning. Based on N series Data ONTAP Snapshot capabilities, this session will demonstrate, using a remote facility, how customers can easily benefit from the help of the Snap Manager for Exchange (SME) and Single Mail Box Recovery (SMBR) wizards to produce instant backup and restore of Microsoft Exchange mail databases content, from a single to the entire database. The objective of this session is to introduce and demonstrate the benefits of using XIV's embedded migration tool to move data from an existing storage to XIV storage system. During this session, an introduction to the XIV's internal migration tool will be provided. Then the benefits of the tool will be explained and demonstrated using a remote demo facility on an AIX DB2 environment. This session will demonstarte the perational efficiency and ease of system management of using XIV in a VMware environment. XIV's efficient snapshot technology enables granular guest OS recovery. The session will describe load simulation and performance monitoring with XIV native tools. Data deduplication currently is a much hyped topic. The presentation will cover the different areas where deduplication makes sense and introduce IBM solutions for these areas. A focus is on data deduplication for the backup environment with IBM TS7650 technology. This session will cover IBM's latest N series release, R16, and current solution integrations. This overview is ideal to update N series knowledge by covering the latest trends and directions. IBM XIV Storage System Configuration Hands-On Lab The exiting and revolutionary IBM XIV Storage System was recently added to the family of IBM's storage products. It is IBM's answer to the Web 2.0 and digital archive challenge. In this hands-on lab session, you will experience the ease of administration using the IBM XIV GUI on a real IBM XIV Storage System. This lab session covers the following administration tasks on an IBM XIV Storage System: volume management (including snapshots, consistency groups and storage pools); host attachment; LUN mapping; monitoring of the system.
3 Session ID IBM XIV Storage System Implementation The exiting and revolutionary IBM XIV Storage System was recently added to the family of IBM's storage products. Integration of this highly innovative new storage server requires some re-thinking, compared to traditional storage. After this session, you will know how to make best use of the system. The session provides useful hints and tips for implementation in your data center, and covers best practices, host systems attachment, interoperability, etc. IBM XIV Storage System Update Scalable NAS Filer -- IBM Scale Out File s SSPC / TPC Overview The exciting new IBM XIV Storage System recently underwent a significant update to version 10.1, where several features, fixes and improvements were added. After this session, you will know what the changes are, how they are implemented and how you can best make use of them in your IT environment. This session will describe IBM's Scale Out File s (SoFS). It will report experiences from early clients and and will describe the next steps for the product. This session will give a technical overview of SSPC and TPC basic usage: It will describe SSPC and news, backup and restore Image with Windows It will compare different TPC licenses, describe migration to version TPC V4.1, and provide a comparison of functions among TPC BE, TPC Disk, and TPC SE. TS7650 and the ProtecTIER Family TS7740 & TS7720 Overview XIV Performance Overview and Best Practices This session will outline the current TS7650 family, giving the charecteristics and the target market for each configuration. It will also compare the TS7650 famile to the older TS7500 family. This session will introduce the audience to the IBM TS7700 and the newest TS7720 family of VTS's. The session will cover a basic overview of how these VTS's differ from IBM's previous family of VTS's. It will also cover in a high level fashion how these manage your tape data, and will conclude with the differences between the TS7740 and the TS7720. XIV is an innovative addition to the IBM storage portfolio. A key feature of the architecture is outstanding performance resilience and consistency. This presentation will provide an overview of IBM XIV System Storage performance. The focus will be on capacity planning metrics and examples of XIV performance in production-like environments. The XIV performance monitor and general performance best practices will also be discussed. Security Introduction to IBM Tape Encryption This session will explain how IBM tape encryption is used in both the open and z/os environments. It will explain at a high level the three encryption methods that are currently used and how IBM's Encryption Key Manager (EKM) and tape drives play a role in encryption with each method. Security Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) Demo This session will introduce the Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) replacement for Encryption Key Manager (EKM). It will discuss the pros and cons of TKLM versus EKM. Step by step instruction on each panel used to install the TKLM will be given. The session will end with a live demo on using TKLM.
4 Session ID DFSMS 1.11 Update DFSMS Basics This session will review the new functions/features of the new DFSMS release: It will review new items in the categories of scalability, performance, optimization, networking and ease of use. Additionally, it willl review new storage hardware support provided by DFSMS. What is DFSMS? It's the I/O subsystem for z/os...oh Wait! It's the tape management system for z/os...oh Yeah...It's the Lifecycle Manager for all z/os data...oops..it also provides all the programmatic access to z/os data...oh, you didn't know that's it also makes z/os an NFS server and client?...hmmm...how could we forget it's disaster recovery capabilities? We'll overview all the main functions of DFSMS and how it helps most z/os customers productive with managing their petabytes of data! DFSMS Basics: DFSMSrmm Introduction for Storage Administrators DFSMSrmm Advanced Topics: Tape Policy IBM System z Storage Overview This session will provide a functional introduction to DFSMSrmm and the key tape management resources it manages; what they are and what they deliver for your benefit. You will learn how to define and control the RMM resources and the options available to you. DFSMSrmm tape policy management is relevant to archiving and compliance as well as to business continuity. This session will review functions for managing the lifecycle of data on tape and the tape volumes themselves. It will cover the most recent tape policy management features and how to exploit them. This session will provide an overview of IBM's strategy for managing z/os storage environments (and some about z/vm). Details will be provided about each layer of the z/os Storage strategy: process management, IBM service management foundation and operational management. It will show how the strategic z/os storage management product (OMEGAMON XE for Storage) fits into the strategy and how the rest of the Tivoli z/os Storage management portfolio works together to address common z/os storage tasks and problem resolution. It will also provide a short review of Tivoli z/vm storage products. Long Distance SAN Implementations and Troubleshooting SAN Best Practices As the value of data within a SAN environment increases, particularly with the use of SVC's Global Mirroring capability, the use of data replication between data centers is frequently implemented over long distances. These implementation can involve complex solutions using protocols and technologies not normally seen by SAN administrators. This presentation will highlight items which have proven themselves to be significant challenges to past administrators. Topics will include topology and configuration validation, link stability, SAN and LAN congestion, plus troubleshooting tips for times when problems do occur. Whether a SAN is simple or complex, many customers want to have a guideline for general "rules of thumb" for best practices. However, many vendors and industry organizations have not always published formal documents of best practices to fulfill the needs of SAN customers and administrators. This presentation will address a number of these basic rules and their benefits towards effective SAN management, including change management techniques to help simplify the complex. Examples of key points will be included.
5 Session ID TPC Live Demo This session will show all the new functions of TPC 4.1 in a demo on a live system. The session will be very interactive, with ample discussion with participants, and discussion of what is useful and what is missing. TPC 4.1 New Functions for Storage and Performance TPC Best Practices TPC+SVC Introduction and a la Carte This session will give a technical overview of the new features and functions of new IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1 (former name Totalstorage Productivity Center - TPC). It will describe installation changes (TPC-R and TIP are now embedded in the TPC installation process); new functions (Tivoli Integrated Portal, LDAP, Single-Sign-On & LIC custom reporting. storage resource agents, disk performance optimization, storage resource groups, N series SMIS based management, licensing changes). This session will give a technical overview of TPC usage in case of bottleneck analysis using thresholds settings, alerting, filtering, performance analysis, constraint violations, and tools to use. The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) provides a wealth of options and tools to manage today's complex networked and shared storage infrastructures. This session suggests a usage progression from TPC Basic Edition to Standard Edition for the SVC-managed storage environment, with emphasis on a flexible a la carte deployment approach. We'll take a broad and comprehensive exploration of TPC data collection, topology views to SVC correlation, reporting, status/configuration/threshold alerts, performance management and reporting for SVC, and configuration history analytics. TPC+SVC 102 Hands-On Lab -- Using TPC v4.1 to Manage and Monitor an SVC Environment This hands-on lab will teach you how to use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.1 to explore the SVC and networked storage infrastructure. You'll correlate data collected from TPC discovery and probe jobs with TPC topology views, and generate basic TPC reports to examine, decipher, validate, and monitor the storage environment. Also, you will create TPC performance monitor jobs, verify performance data collection and generate SVC-related TPC performance reports. Virtualization Do You Really Wanna Be THIN and/or Is Doubling More Fun? SVC version 4.3 offers some very cool ("svc") enhancements, such as extending storage utilization economy with thin provisioning to an extensive list of supported storage subsystems via Space-Efficient Virtual (SEV) disks, facilitating more frequent point-in-time copies while using less physical storage via Space-Efficient Flash Copy (SEFC), and enabling higher information availability to applications via Virtual Disk Mirroring (VDM). This session will examine in detail how these new features of SVC v4.3 work and how they can be used to address common requirements prevalent in all enterprises, as well as the impact they may have on overall performance. Virtualization How To Get Best Results with SVC Copy Functions Starting with version 4.3, SVC provides four different copy functions: Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, VDisk Mirroring, and FlashCopy. How do these functions work together, and which function is best suitable for some specific scenario? This session discusses indepth the copy function's architecture and behaviour, major advantages and limitations, bandwidth requirements, interaction with Space-Efficient Volumes, and typical usage scenarios.
6 Session ID Virtualization IRMM -- Simplified Tape for TSM This session gives an overview of the IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager (IRMM). IRMM enables features similar to those in DFSMSrmm for open systems. It complements the IBM Open Storage Software Family to provide storage virtualization and advanced storage management for removable media. IRMM automatically configures tape drives for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and it gathers audit trails and statistical data for the complete cartridge lifecycle. This session gives an overview of IRMM and reports how IRMM simplifies the mangement of tape resources in real customer implementations. Virtualization SVC Hands-On Lab -- Freedom of Data One of the most beloved features of the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) among adopters is the SVC data migration service. Come and take a guided tour. Discover how SVC brings existing data into the virtualized storage information infrastructure without data conversion. Learn how SVC enables virtualized data to be migrated (to unlike devices if desired) without application awareness (hear ILM and tiered storage). Try it. No like? No lock-in. Just turn back the clock and go nonvirtualized again. Cool? Yep - amazing, so very cool ("svc")! Come and celebrate the freedom of data! A smarter storage infrastructure for a smarter planet. Virtualization SVC Hands-On Lab -- Thin Provisioning for Effective Storage Utilization Thin provisioning, implemented as a standard function known as Space-Efficient VDisks (SEVs) by the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) v4.3.0, extends storage utilization efficiency and economy to ALL supported attaching storage systems. A VDisk can be created either as fully allocated or space-efficient. Come and take a guided tour. Verify that the thin provisioning implementation is transparent to owning application servers. Learn how to convert from space-efficient VDisks to fully utilized ones, should the host application require full provisioning. Again, this is transparent to the owning application server. SVC -- virtualized, flexible, extensible, cost effective... A smarter storage infrastructure for a smarter planet. Virtualization Understand TS7700 Performance and Throttling This session will provide detailed performance measurements for the TS7700 Virtualization Engine. In addition, the TS7700 throttling mechanism will be explained in detail with the various dependencies. This session is for those who are familiar with the TS7700 and are looking to enhance their knowledge. Virtualization SVC -- DNA for a Smarter Storage The SAN Volume Controller (SVC) changes the genetic profile of your storage area network and storage systems, and transforms your business assets into an integrated, optimized, and adaptive information infrastructure, ready for secure data delivery. SVC virtualization enables nondisruptive and transparent data migration to facilitate the implementation of a tiered storage architecture. SVC endows attaching storage systems with the ability to participate in thin provisioning to effectively improve your server storage utilization. SVC network-based data replication services streamline and replace storage system and server level copy or mirroring services to enhance data availability and business resiliency. The option to attach an extensive list of heterogeneous server and storage systems to the SVC preserves your freedom of choice while future proofing your current investments. From small to medium and large enterprises, SVC is the DNA needed for your business information infrastructure. Check out the SVC lab sessions for a test drive of some of these features.
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