Simulators, whether hardware or software, are very helpful in learning any new device or configuring any new device in trial mode. They give exact platform and it feels like we are doing work in real devices/machine. Similarly in storage industry we also have a simulator to configure and check our storage products though the number is quite less.
IBM also provides simulators for its storage products and in this article we will guide you how you can download IBM DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 storage manager simulator for free. These are legit storage simulator provided by IBM itself free of cost.
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With this simulator you get not only one but 5 simulated machines at a time. As you can see in the above screenshot, this simulator includes DS5000, DS4700, DS3400, DS3300 and DS3200 device for configuration and simulation.
DS5000 and DS3400 devices are pre-configured for your help and understanding. When you double click on any one of the configuration, you will see configured arrays and available tasks.
This storage manger simulator is very good for practice and creating arrays in it. You can explore many more features of it. Hope you like this simulator and if you have any query you can leave your comments below.