IBM 000-206 High-End Disk Solutions for Open Systems Version 1

I have today  just passed my IBM 000-206 High-End Disk Solutions for Open Systems Version 1. I thought I will post out my tips for what to study to help others pass the exam as well.

1- Make sure you know when to use DS8000, DS6000, DS4000, Nseries & SVC. There are so many scenario questions that will require you to be able to distinguish between the usage of each of the above storage types.

2- Make sure you are aware of the different versions of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, when to use which version, & what its used for.

3- Make sure you know the IBM DS8000 in and out. Make sure you know when to use DS8100 & when do you need DS8300. Make sure you know what LPARs on the DS8000 are used for. There are many questions on the exam that test your understanding of IBM DS8000 LPARs basics.

4- Make sure you that you understand the smaller the disk size the more performance you will get.

5- Make sure you know the IBM Storage copy services & understand what they are used for. Look at the IBM Copy services redbook & make sure you understand when to use FlashCopy, FlashCopy SE, Metro Mirror, Global Copy, Global Mirror & so on.

6- Make sure you know your Raid Levels, & when to use each.

7- Make sure what multi-pathing driver is used for each IBM Storage & for what host type is it used for.

If you cover the points above, you shall be ready to go. I wish everyone good luck on their exam. Please post your feedback.



8 Responses to 'IBM 000-206 High-End Disk Solutions for Open Systems Version 1'

  1. Venkateswara rao - July 10th, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Hi Guru,
    Can u plz send the details of Disaster Recovery Manager, Life Cycle of DRM and Preparation Disaster Recovery Plan File,
    Thanks in Advance

  2. admin - July 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Hi Venkateswararao,

    May I suggest you look at the following red book:

    It document just what you have asked for with examples. Unfortunately I still have not got to write a post about DRM & I am planing on it, but time is not helping me to write all the posts I desire to do :).


  3. vitjus - August 19th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Hello Guru,

    Thank you for information about IBM 000-206 exam. Can you please suggest a list of redbooks you think are the best to prepare for this exam?

  4. admin - September 17th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Vitjus,

    I would definitely look at the exam sample which you can download at:
    Further, below are few of the pdfs I would recommend to cover:

    IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Architecture and Implementation
    IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services in Open Environments sg246788
    IBM System Storage DS8000: Architecture and Implementation

    I hope this help & sorry for the late reply,

  5. Mujeeb - December 7th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I am happy to find your web site sir i want to learn about DS Storage and Tivoli Softwer kindly guide me

    i will be realy thank full to ur this regards


  6. admin - January 12th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Mujeeb,

    The way I learned was reading the red books and a lot of practice. Please note that the DS Storage has a simulator than you can use to practice what you learn.
    I can assure you it take a lot of efforts to master both products specially TSM, but at the end its worth it.


  7. ALI - June 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    hi sir

    could u plz tell me the roles n responsibilities of L3 tsm admin n the daily activities he performed on daily basis

  8. admin - July 13th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Hi Ali,

    I am sorry I am not sure as each company seems to do it differently.


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