PowerVM Migration from Physical to Virtual Storage

Драфт нового Redbook "PowerVM Migration from Physical to Virtual Storage"

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IT environments in organizations today are facing more challenges than ever
before. Server rooms are crowded, infrastructure costs are climbing and
right-sizing systems is often problematic. In order to contain costs there is a push
to use resources more wisely – minimize waste and maximize the return on
investment. Virtualization technology was developed to answer these objectives.
More and more organizations will deploy (or are in the process of deploying)
some form of virtualization, however, parts of an organization’s systems may use
legacy storage equipment. How do you migrate from physical, often
direct-attached storage, to a virtual storage environment.

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces techniques to use for the migration of
storage from physical to virtual environments and introduces several new
features in POWER6 technology-based systems. These features include:

The chkdev command, added in Virtual I/O Server 2.1.2 FP22 to assist in
identifying physical to virtual candidates and to ensure device identification is

Extensive use of NPIV technology for both disk and tape
The use of file backed optical technology to present virtual CD media as
restoration target


 Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Definitions

1.2 Audience

1.3 Test environment

1.4 Storage device compatibility in a Virtual I/O Server environment

1.5 Overview of physical to virtual migration process

Chapter 2. Core procedures

2.1 File Backed Optical for restoration

2.2 Checking unique disk identification

2.2.1 The Physical Volume Identifier (PVID)

2.2.2 The IEEE Volume Identifier (IEEE)

2.2.3 The Unique Device Identifier (UDID).

2.2.4 The chkdev command

2.3 Creating a virtual SCSI device

2.4 Virtual Fibre Channel and N_Port ID virtualization

Chapter 3. Standalone SCSI rootvg to virtual SCSI .

3.1 Backup to CD and restore

3.2 Moving rootvg disks to SAN

3.3 Cloning rootvg to external disk

3.4 Other methods.

3.4.1 NIM

3.4.2 Backup and Restore

3.4.3 SAS attached tape devices

Chapter 4. Standalone SCSI data to virtual SCSI

4.1 Migration using a virtual media repository.

4.2 Migrating data using savevg

4.3 Transition raw data disk

Chapter 5. Logical partition migrations

5.1 Dedicated SCSI partition to virtual SCSI

5.2 Direct attached SAN rootvg and data partition to SAN virtual SCSI

5.3 Dedicated SAN rootvg and data partition to virtual Fibre Channel

5.4 Virtual SCSI rootvg and data to virtual Fibre Channel.

Chapter 6. Standalone SAN rootvg to virtual Fibre Channel

Chapter 7. Dedicated Fibre Channel devices partition to virtual Fibre


Abbreviations and acronyms

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