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.
IBM Spectrum Control™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage ™ family, enables comprehensive monitoring of the entire data path—including storage systems, software-defined storage, devices and SAN fabric components from multiple vendors—providing a more complete view of the storage infrastructure. Views of applications, departments or other collections are easy to create, so data owners can see customized views of their domains. IBM Spectrum Control provides a single point of control that... [More]
The storage management functionality of IBM Spectrum Control ™ was improved in the current V5.2.7 release that is now available. Support was added for the newest software defined storage offering, IBM Spectrum Accelerate ™ , to the already comprehensive monitoring group and enhancements to IBM Spectrum Scale ™ , through the determination of nodes in your GPFS™ clusters that are designated as protocol nodes. Support was also added for viewing information about NPV links and Cisco F_port channels. For the downloads... [More]
The value of data is growing, yet visibility into today’s storage environments can be foggy and unclear—the result of expanding IT complexity, escalating user demands and exponential data growth. Many IT organizations lack a true understanding of their storage infrastructure, negatively impacting their ability to make informed decisions and causing storage utilization rates to hover around 50 percent. Manual storage management processes and the rapid deployments of mobile, social and cloud IT models compound the challenges. With the... [More]
As storage continues to grow in your environment, it is important to know how your storage is performing and that it is tiered correctly in order to reduce costs. The latest on-premises release of IBM Spectrum Control™ (IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center), a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, is now available. It is full of consumer oriented features and enhancements that provide the ability to monitor and manage your storage infrastructure efficiently. For the downloads for this release, see... [More]
If you wish to monitor capacity and troubleshoot performance of applications, understand the SAN resources that the applications are dependent on and monitor capacity usage at a department level, then checkout V5.2.5 of IBM Spectrum Control (IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center). In V5.2.5 of IBM Spectrum Control for you can: - Model applications in GPFS environments where filesets are primary containers of application storage. - View a hierarchy list to better understand the application and... [More]
IBM Knowledge Center houses the documentation for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and all IBM products . Select the version, for example, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.6 , that applies to your environment and away you go! To quickly find new features for a release, click New for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. IBM Knowledge Center enables you to search and browse across multiple IBM product documentation sets, create your own customized views of IBM content,... [More]
An overview of the concepts of Software Defined Environments (SDE), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and how they all work together with SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) are covered. The publication takes you through a systematic drill down of the architecture, components, and interfaces and gives the details of VSC and how to exploit it in your environment. THIS PUBLICATION provides practical scenarios for client VSC business environments, with focus on VSC component functionality, as well as real-life use cases to administer,... [More]
Child pools in SAN Volume Controller 7.4 are now fully supported by Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.4 fix pack 1. IBM Storwize devices are also supported in the fix pack. You must install the fix pack to make full use of this new feature. To download it, click here and locate 5.2.4-TIV-TPC-FP0001. Remember, some of the other platform support that was added in V5.2.4 consists of: Expanded support for all Linux systems that are supported by GPFS 4.1. XIV® systems Gen3 11.5 with cloud-ready storage, data protection, high... [More]
Feel the heat! Make no mistake this release of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2.4 is hot and new and contains many user enhancements. The modeling of storage data with applications and departments, which enables you to perform capacity trending, health monitoring, and performance troubleshooting tasks and more powerful, intuitive alerting capabilities are just some of the new release highlights. For even information on what’s new in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.4, see this... [More]
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Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.3 has added support in the following areas: FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution system General Parallel File System (GPFS) clusters and GPFS Storage Server (GSS) Fabric troubleshooting for performance and connectivity issues Enhancing storage capacity tiering Tivoli Storage Productivity Center provides similar interoperability for a FlashSystem V840 storage system as it already does for a SVC/Storwize system. You are able to collect and display the same type of data and also enable the... [More]
With two major events in as many weeks -- the Fast Data Forum in Boston last week and Edge 2014, which is happening now, IBM created a platform to showcase their leading storage solutions for clients, partners, press and analysts to see. In the IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure portfolio, IBM Virtual Storage Center was highlighted in two reports that portrayed the product very favorably versus its competitors. The first report,... [More]
Table of Contents: Summary Server Options Server Options Details Planning and Implementing Example Initial Layout Example of Log Movement Best Practices and Additional Notes Summary : The Tivoli Storage Manager recovery log (transaction log) is used to maintain database concurrency when there are multiple database read or write operations happening at the same time (database transactions). These transactions are managed external of the Tivoli Storage Manager application with the introduction of the DB2 database back-end in Tivoli Storage... [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 .