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In past years, IBM product documentation was part of an information center concept with more than 850 individual URLs and over 2200 IBM products that made up more than 60 million individual pages.
That concept has changed.
The IBM Knowledge Center initiative contains all the existing product individual URLs in one place providing a consistent,
simplified and improved user experience for search and navigation, as well as improved performance and reliability.
If you... [More]
Each Tivoli Storage Productivity Center license determines the functions that are accessible in the stand-alone GUI, web-based GUI, command-line interface, and the API. You can review the functions that are included with each license and determine which license meets your storage management needs.
Please note, that there were license updates made to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2. The Standard Edition license does not exist in the current version of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.
The license you need for equivalent... [More]
We want to take the Optimizing Performance Guide to the next level. To do this, we need your help. What information would you like to be included in the guide? Is there anything missing?
To help us identify topics for inclusion, please add your comments and suggestions to this page. Or, you can add a comment to the Optimizing Performance wiki page:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home/wiki/Tivoli Storage Manager/page/Optimizing performance for servers and clients
To view a PDF version of the V7.1 Optimizing... [More]
The V7.1 Operations Center features several significant reasons to upgrade, including some key performance gains. The Operations Center itself is more responsive. Also, with a V7.1 hub server and spoke server, resource usage is more efficient in multiple-server environments. For more information, see Performance benefits of upgrading to Version 7.1 of the Operations Center .
Well, its your lucky day!
See the newly published IBM Redbook, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems . This publication is full of handy tips and excellent guidance for session usage, tunable parameters, troubleshooting, and for implementing and managing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication’s latest functionality up to V5.2.
The authors want everyone to know that this publication is the companion to the draft of the IBM Redbooks publication Tivoli Storage... [More]
This event will be held on February 13th, 2014, 11:00 AM, ET US
Overview: IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center is uniquely designed to provide organizations of all sizes with the tools and services needed to transform an existing data center to a cloud infrastructure, resulting in improved agility, reduced costs, and increased IT efficiency. To achieve these benefits, you need a combination of heterogeneous storage virtualization capabilities along with automated, intelligent analytics. IBM has... [More]
IBM is looking for customers and business partners to participate in the Beta and Early Access Programs for IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center.
Both the Beta and Early Access Programs (EAP) will start later this month and provide participants with an opportunity to influence the design of future Virtual Storage Center enhancements by providing feedback directly to development.
Virtual Storage Center includes all Tivoli Storage Productivity Center functions plus Advanced Analytics such as Storage Tiering... [More]
IBM Watson is defining a new era of cognitive technology. This generation of problem solvers is going to learn much faster with Watson, and Watson, in turn, will learn much faster with us.
Remember, you don't program Watson, you WORK WITH Watson!
See....... what will you do with Watson?
For more information, see IBM Watson
If you want to to provide a continuous, visual status of your data replication sessions within Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication, it might be helpful to customize the main screen auto refresh rate.
After you have successfully installed Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, you can access Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication to start managing data replication. By installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, shortcuts to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication are created in Start... [More]
You administer Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication to authorize users, start and use the graphical user interface (GUI), start and stop services, verify your Replication server state, and many other administrative tasks.
You can verify the state of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication server in several ways:
In a Windows command window, go to the following directory: TPC_installation_directory \wlp\bin\
where TPC_installation_directory is the top-level directory in which you installed... [More]
If so, then use IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication as your central management solution to help manage replication of your critical data.
These are some of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication features:
Support for Metro Mirror and Global Mirror configurations and three-site recovery management
Alerting, analysis, and reporting for improved replication management
Central control with a simpler interface to... [More]
This version 22.214.171.124 fix pack has APAR and defect fixes for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 5.1.x upgrades to version 126.96.36.199.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V188.8.131.52 provides support for the following products and platforms:
Storwize V5000 R7.1 (toleration)
SVC R7.2 (toleration)
Storwize V7000 R7.2 (toleration)
Storwize V3700/3500 R7.2 (toleration)
EMC Solutions Enabler 7.5.x / SMI-S Provider 4.5.x
EMC Solutions Enabler 7.6.x / SMI-S... [More]
Are you upgrading or migrating your Tivoli Storage Manager server? Do you want to find out more about the upgrade and migration process from V5 or V6? Now available on the Tivoli Storage Manager wiki is a new article with frequently asked questions about upgrading or migrating your Tivoli Storage Manager server from V5 to V6 or V7, or from V6 to V7: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home/wiki/Tivoli Storage Manager/page/IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Upgrade and Migration Process - Frequently Asked Questions
For information about installing and using the Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Operations Center, see the following sources:
Installing and upgrading the Operations Center
Managing the storage environment with the Operations Center
Daily monitoring from the Operations Center
Tuning Operations Center performance
Operations Center system requirements calculator