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Self-optimizing storage allocation

Watch storage management problems solve themselves

Barry Kadleck (kadlecb@us.ibm.com), Project Leader, IBM
Barry Kadleck is a project leader responsible for tape and Tivoli Storage projects at the IBM International Technical Support Organization, San Jose. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering and joined IBM UK in 1985, working with storage software and hardware for the last 10 years. Before joining the ITSO in 2001, Barry worked at the Product Introduction Consultancy, Hursley, UK as a program manager, introducing new Tivoli Storage products into Europe.

Summary:  With applications and data consuming growing amounts of space, and storage administrative staff spends an increasing amount of time allocating new storage. Tivoli Storage Resource Manager and ESS deliver self-optimizing capabilities with their LUN provisioning capabilities, which can extend file systems and provision LUNs as new storage is needed. The intent with this automation in place, is for storage admin staff to spend less time allocating storage and more time actively managing storage. This tutorial describes the automation options offered by ESS and IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager.

Date:  24 Feb 2004
Level:  Introductory PDF:  A4 and Letter (1586 KB | 26 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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Should I take this tutorial?

This tutorial is recommended for system administrators who want to configure and use the self-optimizing features provided by IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager Version 1.2 and later with Enterprise Storage Subsystem (ESS). To get the most from this tutorial, it is recommended that you have some experience with configuring ESS machines for Logical unit (LUN) provisioning.

A 30 day trial version of IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager can be downloaded from http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/storage-resource-mgr/


What is this tutorial about?

With applications and data consuming large amounts of space, storage administrators spend an increasing amount of time allocating new storage. Tivoli Storage Resource Manager and ESS deliver self-optimizing capabilities with their LUN provisioning capabilities, which can extend file systems and provision LUNs as new storage is needed. With this automation in place, the intent is for storage admin staff to spend less time allocating storage and more time actively managing storage. This tutorial describes the automation options offered by ESS and IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager.

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