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.
This IBM Redbooks publication for the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for the Open Systems walks you through the process of establishing sessions, and managing and monitoring copy services through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication. This book introduces enhanced copy services and new session types that are used by the latest IBM storage systems. Also provided are tips and guidance for session usage, tunable parameters, troubleshooting, and for implementing and managing Tivoli Storage... [More]
We want to improve the wiki and to improve, we need your help. If you can give us 2 minutes (only 120 seconds!), we can make some meaningful changes. Here's the survey link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1981235/Tivoli-Storage-Manager-wiki The survey will be active until 27 February. Thanks, in advance, for your help. We'll share what we learn so you can see the results.
See this download document for the fix pack details and links to the files you will need for the fix pack. This fix pack contains many APAR (an updated APAR Fix List with detailed descriptions is available here) and defect fixes to enrich the customer experience; fix pack 4 now becomes the recommended V4.2.2 level. What's new in this fix pack? The following items are supported starting with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center v4.2.2 fix pack 4 (version 18.104.22.168): DB2 9.7 fix pack 7 and fix pack 8 DS8870 R7.0... [More]
New Survey of IT Decision Makers Sheds Light on Need for a New Class of Storage Today IBM is issuing survey results that shed light on the storage spending priorities and organizational needs for the near future. Conducted by Zogby International on behalf of IBM, the survey of 255 IT professionals in decision-making positions in August 2011 showed that the majority of respondents (57 percent) agree their organization needs to develop a new storage approach to manage future growth. The survey underscores the need for a new class of storage... [More]
Got Technical Questions? Get your questions ready for the next Ask the Expert (ATE) event will be held on November 8th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time USA. Register for this event The "Ask the Experts Online Jam" (ATE) is a valuable opportunity for Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real-world experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer questions on an array of product topics for a concentrated period of 12 hours This upcoming ATE event... [More]
Welcome to the Storage Management blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the storage management solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several storage management topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics for which you would like to see blog entries, don't... [More]
Well...........do you? If so, then use IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication as your central management solution to help manage replication of your critical data. These are some of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication features: Support for Metro Mirror and Global Mirror configurations and three-site recovery management Alerting, analysis, and reporting for improved replication management Central control with a simpler interface to more easily configure source-to-target pairing, run... [More]
Do you want help installing FlashCopy Manager for VMware with Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments? The latest installation cookbook is now available on the Tivoli Storage Manager website: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home/wiki/Tivoli Storage Manager/page/Data Protection for VMware This step-by-step guide is for a novice user to install FlashCopy Manager for VMware together with Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments.
The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center OpenStack Cinder driver enables your OpenStack-powered cloud environment to utilize your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installation for block storage provisioning. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center provides block storage provisioning capabilities that a storage administrator can use to define the properties and characteristics of storage volumes within a particular service class. For example, a block storage service class may define RAID levels, tiers of storage, and various other 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 .
Two new topics discussed in length, plus 4 reference docs In the Administration category: - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 6.3 Backup and Restoral of Virtual Machines - Node replication see them here: http://ow.ly/fku9M
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. ... [More]
“ A Boy and His Atom ” was created by a team at IBM's Almaden Research Center in California. This brief film is not very long, does not have much of a plot, and does not garner many laughs, but it's so, so fascinating. The scientists used a scanning tunneling microscope as their animation tool. The pixels are individual atoms, nudged into place to form a picture. (The Guinness folks have certified this as the smallest movie ever made.) What's a scanning tunneling microscope, you ask? It's an... [More]