IBM DS8000 Copy Services: Updated for IBM DS8000 Release 9.1

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 09 April 2021, updated 13 May 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459577
ISBN-13: 9780738459578
IBM Form #: SG24-8367-01
(596 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Michael Frankenberg, Tony Eriksson, Lisa Martinez, Suellen Ricardo Fida, Connie Riggins, Mark Wells


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM Z® or Open Systems environment.

This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions.

It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy Services.

This edition is an update for the DS8900 Release 9.1.

Note that the Safeguarded Copy feature is covered in IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy, REDP-5506.

Table of contents

>>Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Licensing
Part 2. Interfaces
Chapter 3. Copy Services interfaces overview
Chapter 4. DS command-line interface
Chapter 5. IBM Z interfaces
Part 3. FlashCopy
Chapter 6. FlashCopy overview
Chapter 7. FlashCopy options
Chapter 8. FlashCopy interfaces
Chapter 9. Cascading FlashCopy
Chapter 10. Remote Pair FlashCopy
Chapter 11. FlashCopy performance
Chapter 12. FlashCopy examples
Chapter 13. FlashCopy usage with z/OS products
Part 4. Metro Mirror and Global Copy
Chapter 14. Metro Mirror overview
Chapter 15. Global Copy overview
Chapter 16. Metro Mirror and Global Copy paths
Chapter 17. Metro Mirror and Global Copy operations
Chapter 18. Metro Mirror and Global Copy implementation considerations
Chapter 19. Metro Mirror and Global Copy interfaces and examples
Part 5. Global Mirror
Chapter 20. Global Mirror overview
Chapter 21. Global Mirror operations and recovery
Chapter 22. Global Mirror interfaces and examples
Part 6. z/OS Global Mirror
Chapter 23. z/OS Global Mirror overview
Chapter 24. z/OS Global Mirror interfaces
Chapter 25. How z/OS Global Mirror maintains consistency
Chapter 26. z/OS Global Mirror scalability
Chapter 27. Managing z/OS Global Mirror
Part 7. Solutions
Chapter 28. IBM GDPS
Chapter 29. IBM Copy Services Manager
Chapter 30. z/OS HyperSwap
Chapter 31. VMware Site Recovery Manager
Part 8. MultiSite configurations
Chapter 32. Metro/Global Mirror overview
Chapter 33. Metro/Global Mirror configuration and setup
Chapter 34. Metro/Global Mirror operations
Chapter 35. Metro/Global Mirror recovery scenarios
Chapter 36. Metro/Global Mirror disaster recovery test scenarios
Chapter 37. Metro/Global Mirror incremental resynchronization
Chapter 38. Multiple Target PPRC overview
Chapter 39. Multiple Target PPRC topologies
Chapter 40. Multiple Target PPRC architecture and design
Chapter 41. Implementing a two Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 42. Implementing a Metro Mirror and Global Mirror topology
Chapter 43. Implementing a Global Copy plus Global Mirror topology
Chapter 44. Implementing a Metro/Global Mirror and Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 45. MultiTarget PPRC with cascaded Metro/Global Mirror
Chapter 46. Using Multiple Target PPRC for migration
Chapter 47. Multi-site replication scenario examples
Chapter 48. DS command-line interface
Appendix A. z/OS concurrent copy function
Appendix B. SNMP notifications

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