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 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]
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]
With the recent announcement on October 8 of the IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, V5.2 product, take a liitle time to watch and listen to Ben Randall, an IBM graphical user interface (GUI) architect, as he takes you through the many features of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center web GUI. He will show you how the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 product offers storage management that helps handle potential storage health issues by customizing tables, drilling through property notebooks, and creating agent-less servers.
By staying in touch with storage, collecting relevant data, and displaying the overall topology, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 serves as an always current online document for your storage environment. This release continues to offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by helping with centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management.
New in Tivoli Storage... [More]
While user requirements for installing and running Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Storage Resource Agents, also known as TPC SRAs, are described in the TPC Installation Guide and the TPC 4.2 Release Guide, I am still often asked "what are the user requirements for installing and running TPC SRAs?" So, I have summarized these requirements here in Service Management Connect, in the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center wiki Deploying agents onto hundreds or thousands of servers is often a challenging process, and this wiki article... [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]
Flash issued 7-17-2012 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication This issue applies only to customers who have enabled HyperSwap on z/OS in a Metro Global Mirror session. see: http://ibm.co/Nwc3wZ
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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]
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]