This document is intended to help those who are migrating Volumes on different Storage Systems using the IBM Total Storage SAN Volume Controller. It is based on experiences gained by performing proof of concept for one of the telecom company.
The purpose of the following sections is to help the reader to understand the theoretical back-ground of SAN Volume controller capabilities for migration activities and Virtualization consideration for each of the backend storage. Our storage environment consisted of an EMC Symmetrix 8730, EMC VMAX and IBM SAN Volume Controller and an IBM XIV.
We outline experience from migrating data volumes in heterogeneous host environment. The host environment used consisted of a HP-UX 11 and a Solaris 9.
The reader should have a good working knowledge of the mentioned Storage Systems and the SAN Volume Controller.