The latest draft of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide, which is now updated to include important V5.2.2 functionality is available!
The IBM Redbooks publication "Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide" highlights changes and new features. It provides valuable and practical real world advice and tips to help you get started with, or upgrade to the latest release IBM's feature packed storage management application.
Whether you are working with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for the first time or preparing to upgrade to the latest release, this guide takes you from an overview, to planning and considerations for installation, to exploring key product features.
Section 1.1 discusses the product licensing options, including how features in the prior 5.1 version map to this latest release. It also introduces the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC) Storage Analytics Engine license, which unlocks the full potential of the application feature set.
This release continues the evolution of the application's web-based GUI. Section 1.3 of the release guide discusses function formerly available only in the stand-alone GUI that is now available in the web-based GUI.
As of release 5.2 and later, the cloud actually is the silver lining as the application beefs up its support for cloud based storage and infrastructure. Chapter 7 highlights these important features, and includes a case study to showcase the application features in a typical usage scenario.
In a cloud based storage environment, one of the key concepts is assignment of storage to service classes based on I/O and performance needs of applications and users, and the capabilities of your storage devices. Storage resources are assigned to tiers which are in turn assigned to service classes, as in the following example:
To modify a storage tier within a service class, you use the Service Class Properties panel:
Below, we show the available space in the modified pre-defined service classes and the relationship between Storage Pools and service classes:
This is just a small sample of the capabilities available as of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.2.
Pick up a draft of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide, today, and discover how Tivoli Storage Productivity Center can help you achieve your storage management objectives.