This document provides a general introduction to storage management using AIX on the RS/6000. Concepts and terminology are covered before describing in more detail the operating system components: the Logical Volume Manager, and file systems. Using this foundation, it then describes the additional features and functions provided with AIX Version 4; useful commands are also detailed, as well as a guide to organizing storage. In order to illustrate the topics covered, and provide examples of common practical application, a section containing detailed step by step information on a variety of storage management tasks is included.
This document is intended for customers and systems engineers who require a more detailed understanding of storage management with AIX on the RS/6000, particularly the additional features provided with AIX Version 4, and who wish to have access to practical examples. Some knowledge of AIX Version 3 is assumed.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Storage Management Related Concepts 1.0 Chapter 2. Hardware Storage Components 2.0 Chapter 3. Operating System Software Components 3.0 Chapter 4. AIX Version 4 Storage Management Enhancements 4.0 Chapter 5. Storage Subsystem Design 5.0 Chapter 6. General AIX Storage Management 6.0 Chapter 7. Storage Management Files and Commands Summary 7.0 How to Understand and Use this Chapter 7.1 Chapter 8. Practical Examples 8.0 Appendix A. Overview of Hardware Components A.0 Appendix B. Higher Level Storage Management Products B.0 Appendix C. General Volume Group Recovery C.0