IBM Storwize V7000 Implementation Workshop

Course code: SSE1G

Course Description

Course Code:


Duration: 4 days
Delivery Type: Instructor Led Online (Hands-on labs)
Skill Level: Intermediate


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. Focus on planning and implementation tasks associated with integrating the IBM Storwize V7000 into the storage area network. Exploit 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. Improve storage utilization effectiveness using thin provisioning and Real-time Compression. Implement storage tiering and optimize solid state drives (SSDs) usage with Easy Tier. Address backup recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives with FlashCopy technology. Facilitate the coexistence and migration of data from non-virtualized to the virtualized environment. Scale-out with a clustered Storwize V7000 system for capacity, throughput, and greater management efficiency.

This course covers the Storwize V7000 product but does not cover the features of the Storwize V7000 Unified product. The functions 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.


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

Key Topics

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

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 exercises:
System Initialization via Service Assistant
Cluster Create and GUI/CLI Access Setup
Physical Storage Access: Internal and External
Host Objects and Volumes Creation

Day 2

Unit 3: Fabric zoning, iSCSI, and Clustered Storwize V7000
Unit 4: Thin Provisioning, Volume Mirroring, and Real-time Compression
Lab exercises:
Host Storage Access: Fibre Channel Hosts
Hybrid Pools and Easy Tier
Host Storage Access: iSCSI Hosts
Volume Dependencies and Tier Migration

Day 3

Unit 5: Data Migration Facilities
Unit 6: Copy Services: FlashCopy and Remote Copy
Lab exercises:
Internal Storage and RAID Options
Thin Provisioning and Volume Mirroring
Real-time Compression

Day 4

Unit 7: Easy Tier
Unit 8: Managing the IBM Storwize V7000
Lab exercises:
Data Migration Import Wizard
FlashCopy: Target Access, Incremental, and Consistency Group
Easy Tier and STAT Analysis

USD 3,750

Duration 4 Days