Planning a DS8000 series installation

This planning information defines preinstallation requirements for the IBM® DS8000® series. It is important to ensure that you meet all requirements to help achieve a fast and reliable installation.

Good planning is essential for the successful setup and use of your storage system. It ensures that you have everything that you need and that you meet all the prerequisites for the storage system. It minimizes errors and helps installation go faster. Use this planning information to place your storage system, plan power and environmental needs, and prepare for unique configurations that are based on how you plan to use your storage system.

Configuration worksheets provides several worksheets that must be completed for each storage system. Use the worksheets to record information that is needed by your IBM service representative to install and initially configure the storage system.

Attention: Customers must prepare their environments to accept the storage system based on this planning information, with assistance from an IBM Advanced Technical Services (ATS) representative or a technical service representative. The final installation site within the computer room must be prepared before the equipment is delivered. If the site cannot be prepared before the delivery time, customers must make arrangements to have the professional movers return to finish the transportation later. Only professional movers can transport the equipment. The technical service representative can minimally reposition the frame at the installation site, as needed to complete required service actions. Customers are also responsible for using professional movers in the case of equipment relocation or disposal.

If you cannot meet any of the installation requirements, notify your IBM service representative to devise alternative solutions.