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IBM XIV Storage System User Manual

Version 10.2.1

GC27-2213-05

IBM XIV Storage System User Manual

Version 10.2.1

GC27-2213-05

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Chapter 1. Introduction

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Chapter 2. Host and Cluster

 

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Adding a Host to a Cluster

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Defining a New Host

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Chapter 3. Volume Management

 

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Chapter 4. LUN Mapping Management 43

Chapter 5. Volume Snapshot Management

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Chapter 6. Consistency Group

 

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Adding a Volume to a Consistency Group .

 

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Chapter 7. Snapshot Set Management 67

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Changing Snapshot Group Deletion Priority

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Disbanding a Snapshot Group

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Chapter 8. Storage Pool Management

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Moving Consistency Groups between Storage Pools

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Chapter 9. System Management

 

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Setting the System's Time .

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Listing Optional Time Zones .

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Canceling an Upgrade Download Process

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Chapter 11. Remote Mirroring

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Viewing Mirroring Status

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Chapter 12. Data Migration

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Deleting an SMS Gateway .

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Chapter 14. IP Configuration

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Chapter 16. Fibre Channel and iSCSI Configuration and Status

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Chapter 17. Hardware Maintenance

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