Configuring the IBM DS8000

The IBM DS8000 provides functions that are compatible with the system.

After you have defined at least one storage complex, storage unit, and I/O port, you can define the system as a host and create host connections. If you have not defined all of these required storage elements, use the IBM DS8000 Storage Manager or the IBM DS command-line interface to define these elements and return to this topic after they are configured.

This task assumes that you have already launched the IBM DS8000 Storage Manager.

To configure the IBM DS8000, complete the following steps.

  1. Click Real-time manager > Manage hardware > Host connections.
  2. Select Create new host connection from the Task list.
    The Create Host System wizard begins.
  3. Complete the following steps on the Define Host Ports panel.
    1. Enter a unique name of up to 12 characters for each port in the Host Connection Nickname field.
      The value is used to automatically assign nicknames for the host ports as they are added to the Host WWPN table. This is a required field.
    2. Select Fibre Channel Point-to-Point/Switched (FcSf) for the port type.
    3. Select IBM SAN Volume Controller from the Host Type list.
    4. In the Host WWPN field, enter the 16-digit worldwide port name (WWPN) manually, or select the WWPN from the list. Click Add.
    5. Click Next.
      The Map Host Ports to a Volume Group panel is displayed.
  4. Complete the following steps in the Map Host Ports to a Volume Group panel.
    1. You can choose to either map the ports to an existing volume group or create a new one.
    2. After completing that task, click Next.
      The Define I/O Ports panel is displayed.
  5. Complete the following steps in the Define I/O Ports panel.
    1. Select either Automatic (any valid I/O port) or Manual selection of I/O ports to assign I/O ports.
    2. Click Next.
      The Verification panel is displayed.
  6. Verify that the attributes and values that are displayed in the table are correct.
    • If the values are correct, click Finish.
    • If the values are not correct, click Back to return to the previous panels and change the incorrect values.