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.
Learn how you can consolidate your V6.3 and V6.4 Tivoli Storage Manager server and Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments on one virtual machine. The IBM white paper IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server and Data Mover Running in a Virtual Environment Sample Solution can help you to deploy a Tivoli Storage Manager data-protection solution for a virtual environment. The paper includes a sample architecture to help guide you.
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Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 offers simplified,
next-generation user interface and advanced Cognos-integrated reporting
capabilities for superior storage management experience. Listen to
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V5.1 features and enhancements, and how these can help you manage
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About the Speaker: Quintus Schulzke Quintus Schulzke is the IBM product manager for the Tivoli... [More]
Every year I publish a set of predictions that I think will likely happen in the market space of storage and storage management. Here is my list for 2012.... 1) Storage breakthroughs nipping the “Digital Dark Age” in the bud Since the early 1990’s, an increasing proportion of data created and used has been in the form of digital data. Today, the world produces more than 1.8 zettabytes of digital information a year. Yet, digital storage can in many ways be more perishable than paper. Disks corrode, bits “rot” and hardware becomes... [More]
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
Last October, IBM announced SmartCloud Foundation - a set of hardware and software technologies to help clients implement private and hybrid cloud environments. SmartCloud Foundation offers capabilities across Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service, including cloud management, availability, security, application lifecycle and integration. Our latest storage virtualization software builds on these capabilities with automated administration, management and provisioning controls to improve the flexibility, cost, and performance of virtualized,... [More]
Having been with the IBM Support organization for 14 years, I've seen several iterations of Support delivery. Once upon a time, customers would call in to Support and wait on hold until an available engineer became available. Wait times increased as the products grew and it became untenable to ask customers to wait on the line; customers would await a call back. To try to relieve some of the wait times, a rudimentary problem submission tool called IBM Link was introduced. It allowed customers to submit problem records electronically but it was... [More]
April 16th - 11:00AM ET, USA Click here to visit the Tivoli User Community and register to attend this webcast Overview:
The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight in simplifying
the procedures that enable Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) administrators
in successfully integrating a Data Domain system. Kumar Kancharana will
give an overview of TSM and walk over Piedmont Healthcare’s Backup
Environment and explain how Piedmont Integrated DD as Storage Media,
will explain configuration of VTL and NFS backups on Data... [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]
I run the TSM Product Family Early Access Programs(EAP) and Beta Programs at IBM and currently we are running an EAP/Beta program for an upcoming release of FlashCopy Manager. We are looking for active participants who would like to learn about this new release and provide feedback early in the design cycle as well as beta test this release and provide feedback in terms of bugs, documentation review, etc. This is a chance to work closely with our developers and testers to improve the product and learn ahead of time what is coming up for... [More]
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
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center EAP Program Announcement The TPC GUI Development wants your Feedback The TPC development team invites you to join our Early Access Program. This is a regularly-scheduled conference call where you can voice your opinions on all sorts of matters related to the new GUI; everything from look and feel of page layouts to function/feature prioritization. Your opinions really matter to us; and have a dramatic effect on the outcome -- during the TPC 5.1 EAP cycle we captured 114 concrete requirements. Of... [More]
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Elements for TSM & Servergraph Reporting on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM ET USA.
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management is critical to organizations of all sizes and they rely on their data
for business continuity because a lapse in data protection can have serious
implications. In this webcast, Einstein Healthcare Network will demonstrate how
it uses Rocket Servergraph to provide an in-depth view of the company's... [More]
This version 126.96.36.199 fix pack has APAR and defect fixes for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 5.1.x upgrades to version 188.8.131.52.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V184.108.40.206 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]
The Java GUI Delete Archive and Delete Backup functions of the IBM Tivoli
Storage Manager (TSM) UNIX and Linux client can delete more objects on the TSM
Server than selected. Fixes are available. see: http://ibm.co/NpYhtM