Monitoring the IBM Elastic Storage Server


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This is a base course for individuals who are involved in administering, configuring, upgrading, and monitoring the IBM Elastic Storage Server.


The following courses or equivalent knowledge is recommended prior to this course: • Introduction to Storage (SS01G) • IBM Spectrum Scale Basic Administration for Linux (H005G)

Descripción del Producto

The IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS) is a big data storage system that combines Power servers, storage enclosures, and disks along with IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale RAID technology, providing analytic and technical computing storage and data services.This online course provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage Server. It reviews benefits, features for protection from data loss, storage terms, hardware components, software components, and network considerations.

The course details the monitoring tasks to manage the Elastic Storage Server environment including working with the command line interface, working with graphical user interface, and to manage both file systems and filesets. It also reviews ESA support, disk replacement procedures, update procedures, and the data collection and contact procedures for IBM service and support.


This is a digital course with demo labs.


This course will be replaced by a newer course, with the course code SSE12DG. Please search for it in 



Unit 1. Introducing the ESS• Discuss the benefits for ESS• Assess the recoverability features of IBM Spectrum Scale RAID• Define ESS storage structure and terms• Paraphrase how data is protected in an ESS

Unit 2. Defining the ESS components• Summarize the ESS hardware• Summarize the ESS software• Identify the ESS network requirements

Unit 3. Monitoring the ESS• Illustrate the CLI status commands for ESS hardware and configuration• Relate how to manage ESS using the GUI

• Identify the mmvdisk command categories and their purpose

Unit 4. Managing the ESS file systems and filesets• Manage ESS file systems• Relate how to manage ESS filesets

Unit 5. Managing the ESS service support• Summarize the call home support for ESS• Relate the disk replacement procedure for ESS• Paraphrase the update procedure for ESS• Summarize IBM service tools for ESS

Lab demos are on:

• CLI / GUI Monitoring• CLI / GUI File System• CLI / GUI Filesets