Use the information in this topic to effectively manage your disk units, disk pools, independent disk pools and find strategies to help you protect the data on your disk units.
- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights changes to disk management for v5r4.
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- Getting started with disk management
When a new disk unit is attached to the system, the system initially treats it as a non-configured disk. Learn what you can do with your disk units after initial installment.
- Disk protection
It is important to protect all the disk units on your system with either device parity protection or mirrored protection. This prevents the loss of information when a disk failure occurs.
- Disk pools
A disk pool, also referred to as an auxiliary storage pool (ASP) in the character-based interface, is a software definition of a group of disk units on your system.
- Cross-site mirroring (XSM)
This topic describes how to create a highly available environment by using cross-site mirroring.
- Disk management checklist
This topic contains checklists for performing configuration procedures. Use this information to determine which checklist to use for your situation.
- Frequently asked questions
Here is a list of independent disk pool questions and answers. If you have a question that is not on this page, please contact us.