Welcome to the Storage Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from storage management experts. This Blog provides insights into the storage management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center is the new web-based interface for managing your storage environment. It is available for the Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3.4 server and 6.4.1 client. See the following YouTube videos for details:
Operations Center overview
Overview of the installation and configuration of the Operations Center
You have identified the areas you need to gather information on and want to create reports to substantiate the data. However, you are unable to get any existing reports or create any new reports within your Tivoli Storage Productivity/ Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication V5.x environment. For example, you notice that none of the report creation options are enabled for the Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication component. Most likely this problem occurs if the Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication DB2 interface is not... [More]
Are you installing or upgrading servers and clients? Do you want to improve Tivoli Storage Manager performance? Maybe you need to investigate Tivoli Storage Manager performance issues like bottlenecks?
Try out the new Optimizing Performance publication, now available in the Tivoli Storage Manager wiki, and in the V6.3 and V6.4 product information centers.
This publication is a culmination of months of work with the experts in Tivoli Storage Manager development, test, performance, and support teams, members of the Advanced... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy Manager software provides fast application-aware backups and restores by making use of advanced snapshot technologies in IBM storage systems. Support for VMware vSphere environments was added in version 3.1. You can back up complete datastores in just minutes while keeping virtual machines running without interruption. IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware provides a vCenter GUI plug-in which is a graphical user interface (GUI) that integrates with the VMware vSphere client. It allows easy access and... [More]
We recently added a new technical library to Service Management Connect .
The purpose of the technical library is to provide our users with
professionally written technical articles to assist our users with the
implementation and usage of our products. The most recent article
published describes how to use Tivoli Storage Manager to back up and
recover a DB2 database. Here's the overview of what you'll find in that
article: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is a software product that addresses
the challenges of complex... [More]
The Software Product Compatibility Reports site is an innovative tool, designed to allow YOU, IBM clients, to easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations, product end-of-service dates and product translations. This is a great tool for figuring out what products are compatible with others and how your particular implementations may need to be designed to ensure your success. To read more about these reports, then head on over to the Software Product Compatibility Reports site's home... [More]
Join us on the Tivoli User Community client webcast and opportunity for questions, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am ET, USA. Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now Overview: This TUC webcast will provide insight and detail in the day-to-day operations and challenges of TSM Administrators. Over the years Mr. Perkins has spoken to many TSM and backup administrators to understand their challenges, goals and what they are dealing with in certain aspects of their jobs. He will touch on a few items that he has done to overcome some of the same... [More]
The Internet is changing the face of product support. It is an
undeniable fact that the manner in which we attempt to resolve problems,
be they complex software applications or finding the closest Italian
restaurant, is entirely different than 10, 5, or even 2 years ago. In
all facets of our daily lives, how we search for answers to even the
simplest of problems have been forever changed through online technology
and capabilities. The Internet permeates all aspects of our lives; how
many readers of this blog post do not understand... [More]
After upgrading the Tivoli Storage Manager server from Version 6.1 or
V6.2 to V6.3, it might not be possible to restore the V6.1 or V6.2
database. see: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21605540&lnk=uctug_tivoli_twt_2012-08-01_TSM-DB-Flash
IBM SONAS system is a true scalable solution for todays enterprise file-based workloads and can be fully integrated with Tivoli Storage Manager Server. Tivoli Backup Archive client comes as preinstalled software with SONAS and data is reliably backed up directly to the external. This document would help you to configure TSM HSM Configuration on SONAS. ( https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/869bac74-5fc2-4b94-81a2-6153890e029a/resource/IBMTSMandSONAS.pdf )
Got Technical Questions? Get your questions ready for the next Ask the Expert (ATE) event will be held on November 8th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time USA. Register for this event The "Ask the Experts Online Jam" (ATE) is a valuable opportunity for Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real-world experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer questions on an array of product topics for a concentrated period of 12 hours This upcoming ATE event... [More]
If you have IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center 3.x installed on your system, and want to upgrade to IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center versions 4.1 or 4.2 and later, you can use the new wizard to guide you through the process.
The wizard provides information about hardware and software prerequisites, and provides steps that can help you to back up your existing environment before you begin the migration. The wizard includes several migration scenarios to help you choose the migration method that works best for you.
You can... [More]
New Survey of IT Decision Makers Sheds Light on Need for a New Class of Storage Today IBM is issuing survey results that shed light on the storage spending priorities and organizational needs for the near future. Conducted by Zogby International on behalf of IBM, the survey of 255 IT professionals in decision-making positions in August 2011 showed that the majority of respondents (57 percent) agree their organization needs to develop a new storage approach to manage future growth. The survey underscores the need for a new class of storage... [More]
Sep 7 IBM Drives Storage Innovation with Healthcare, Cosmology Projects Survey: Majority of IT decision makers seeks new storage approaches; Need a new class of storage around solid-state drives ARMONK, N.Y. – 8 Sept 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today detailed innovative projects and research that show new storage approaches to support Big Data growth and drive business innovation. Additionally, IBM released survey findings pointing to the need for new classes of storage. Healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, and... [More]