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.
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 Client Experience group, in collaboration with Tivoli Storage Software, has created a Welcome Kit that contains many resources that will help customers to fully embrace all that the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center product has to offer as a storage resource-management solution. The Welcome Kit has links to the many forms of assistance that are available to not only help you get started, but can also help you avoid any rough patches as you deploy your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center solution. You can view the updated... [More]
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 )
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]
Recently BJ Klingenberg, who is a Distinguished Engineer and Enterprise Storage Management lead for IBM shared his experiences using IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in IBM’s Service Provider environment at Pulse 2013.
Service Provider environments are governed by Service Level Agreements, so managing capacity, performance and availability are essential capabilities. Storage efficiency is essential to remaining competitive. See how Tivoli Storage Productivity Center helps IBM deliver outstanding customer service. Go to the Pulse... [More]
IBM Watson is defining a new era of cognitive technology. This generation of problem solvers is going to learn much faster with Watson, and Watson, in turn, will learn much faster with us. Remember, you don't program Watson, you WORK WITH Watson! See....... what will you do with Watson? For more information, see IBM Watson
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite is designed to help improve the way you manage, protect and store data and deploy new capacity faster. The Suite provides full coverage for software defined storage needs along with benefits for operations and a budget. ... [More]
The refresh pack is a no-license package similar to the fix packs that have been previously used for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center . It is called a refresh pack because it contains new function, therefore, the mod level was incremented. Due to the reduction of files for the installation, the files for all platforms are included in a single fix object. The entry in Fix Central also includes the IBM Jazz for Service Management V 220.127.116.11 fix pack, which is required for V5.2.1 of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. Tivoli Storage... [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
Who wants to live in a house that was built overnight? You would wonder if too many shortcuts were taken; if the right tools were even used in the construction. You have heard the saying, “you are only as good as your tools.” Well, it’s true! Selecting the right tools for a job is a critical decision, and one that needs to be monitored carefully and then included in an overall strategy for any project or environment. The same is true for a storage administrator and his storage. When it comes to building and monitoring a... [More]
High quality content = High value content! In past years, IBM product documentation was part of an information center concept with more than 850 individual URLs and over 2200 IBM products that made up more than 60 million individual pages. That concept has changed. The IBM Knowledge Center initiative contains all the existing product individual URLs in one place providing a consistent, simplified and improved user experience for search and navigation, as well as improved performance and reliability. If you used information centers, you... [More]
New Technotes added to the extensive list for Collecting Data for Tivoli Storage Manager: New topics include: Server V6 Install or Upgrade Server Database Reorganization Server Start Failure Troubleshooting Find them and others here: http://ow.ly/e1gOy
The refresh pack is a no-license package similar to the fix packs that have been previously used for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. It is called a refresh pack because it contains new function, therefore, the mod level was incremented. Due to the reduction of files for the installation, the files for all platforms are included in a single fix object. See Fix Central . Note that this refresh pack is a full version of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and can be applied as an upgrade to any Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.2.2.x,... [More]