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.
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]
Your storage capacity isn’t virtualized? Don’t worry you’re not alone. The concept of virtualization of IT resources is broadly understood, however the deployment and usage of virtualization isn’t as balanced across the datacenter. Virtualization of compute –or- server runtime is commonplace, widely referred to as virtual machines (VM’s) but storage, network, desktops, and other areas that make up the datacenter can just as easily be ‘virtualized’ and deliver value. In this article, I’m going to outline why every datacenter should... [More]
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Table of Contents:
Server Options Details
Planning and Implementing
Example Initial Layout
Example of Log Movement
Best Practices and Additional Notes
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... [More]
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2, which is part of IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, is available worldwide (eGA) and improves the ability to visualize and control storage environments from end to end.
These are just some of the features of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2:
Offers comprehensive visibility and centralized management of heterogeneous storage infrastructures with improved device management, custom tags, and agent-less server management from a single... [More]
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.
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... [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 5.2.4, 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,... [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... [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... [More]
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... [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]
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]
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]