- Download the TivSAM_Base_V723.zip file (Tivoli Service Automation Manager base) and the TivSAM_V723_QS.zip file (Tivoli Service Automation Manager Quick Start Guide) and extract the contents to the directory from which you want to install the product.
- Download the prerequisite products .zip or .tar files that correspond to your operating system, and extract the contents to the same directory to which you extracted the product image .zip files. All of the downloadable files are listed and described in the table below.
You can review details for the downloadable parts at the following link:
This release of Tivoli Service Automation Manager offers a set of new features and enhancements to the existing functions:
Toleration for more advanced VIO configuration scenarios:
This feature allows you to exploit more advanced networking features for load balancing , backup, and high availability. It allows you for more sophisticated network VIO configurations.
Added support for volume groups based on multiple LUNs:
Support for large file systems that are based on multiple small LUNs, for examlple SAN disks. Such small LUN are often imposed by customer policies. Two main new scenarios are supported:
- You can create large volume groups based on multiple smaller LUNs
Multithreading/Multitasking improvement during z/VM image copy:
For z/VM configurations in which the flashcopy was not enabled, you can now run administrative commands while the image copy is in progress.
Reduction of complexity and duration for a new Tivoli Service Automation Manager installation by about 35%:
This time reduction can be achieved by including Tivoli Provisioning Manager 7.2.1 base installation in Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.3 and by removing Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images from the standard Tivoli Service Automation Manager installation.
Support for new management server operating systems:
Support for new administrative workstation operating systems:
Guest operating systems:
KVM on System x:
Faster and more robust reservation:
Depending on the complexity of the environment, the reservation algorithm performance is improved and uses less system resources. The overall throughput is increased considerably by having lower end to end service times. The new algorithm is up to 15 times faster compared to Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2 and the system load on the management server is reduced up to 10%.
Consumability improvements in cloud configuration applications:
Configuration time and complexity are reduced thanks to the following new features:
Improved RAS and resiliency: