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.
With two major events in as many weeks -- the Fast Data Forum in Boston last week and Edge 2014, which is happening now, IBM created a platform to showcase their leading storage solutions for clients, partners, press and analysts to see.
In the IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure portfolio, IBM Virtual Storage Center was highlighted in two reports that portrayed the product very favorably versus its competitors.
The first report,... [More]
Table of Contents:
Server Options Details
Planning and Implementing
Example Initial Layout
Example of Log Movement
Best Practices and Additional Notes
The Tivoli Storage Manager recovery log (transaction log) is used to maintain database concurrency when there are multiple database read or write operations happening at the same time (database transactions).
These transactions are managed external of the Tivoli Storage Manager... [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 .
Well, its your lucky day!
See the newly published IBM Redbook, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems . This publication is full of handy tips and excellent guidance for session usage, tunable parameters, troubleshooting, and for implementing and managing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication’s latest functionality up to V5.2.
The authors want everyone to know that this publication is the companion to the draft of the IBM Redbooks publication Tivoli Storage... [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]
This version 126.96.36.199 fix pack has APAR and defect fixes for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 5.1.x upgrades to version 188.8.131.52.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V184.108.40.206 provides support for the following products and platforms:
Storwize V5000 R7.1 (toleration)
SVC R7.2 (toleration)
Storwize V7000 R7.2 (toleration)
Storwize V3700/3500 R7.2 (toleration)
EMC Solutions Enabler 7.5.x / SMI-S Provider 4.5.x
EMC Solutions Enabler 7.6.x / SMI-S... [More]
For information about installing and using the Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Operations Center, see the following sources:
Installing and upgrading the Operations Center
Managing the storage environment with the Operations Center
Daily monitoring from the Operations Center
Tuning Operations Center performance
Operations Center system requirements calculator
From the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 7.1 Operations Center, you can complete daily monitoring tasks to ensure that the Tivoli Storage Manager system is functioning properly. For more information, see Daily monitoring from the Operations Center .
Join Ian Smith, a director of product management for IBM Storage Software, as he enthusiastically explains to you IBM's smarter storage vision .
This vision will help clients derive elevated levels of value from their data, with solutions from IBM that are founded upon Improved Consumability, Applied Analytics,and Accelerating Client Value.
Visit IBM Storage Software to learn more about IBM data management and protection solutions .
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2, which is part of IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, is available worldwide (eGA) and improves the ability to visualize and control storage environments from end to end.
These are just some of the features of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2:
Offers comprehensive visibility and centralized management of heterogeneous storage infrastructures with improved device management, custom tags, and agent-less server management from a single... [More]
Learn how you can consolidate your V6.3 and V6.4 Tivoli Storage Manager server and Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments on one virtual machine. The IBM white paper IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server and Data Mover Running in a Virtual Environment Sample Solution can help you to deploy a Tivoli Storage Manager data-protection solution for a virtual environment. The paper includes a sample architecture to help guide you.
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.
SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center V5.2 offers cross-platform, automated storage, tier optimization, and improved data protection over IP networks.
This offering helps remove the physicality of storage, as well as the complexity associated with managing multivendor infrastructures. It ultimately will help your business to optimize provisioning, capacity, availability, data protection, reporting, and management for virtualized storage.
For more information, see the
This fix pack has APAR and defect fixes for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 5.1.x upgrades to version 220.127.116.11.
This fix pack is a full version of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and can be applied as an upgrade to any Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.x, 5.1.0 or 5.1.1 system. The fix pack media provided for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 18.104.22.168 does not include a license key. You must have a license key to perform a new installation. If you are applying this fix pack as an upgrade, your existing license will... [More]
Right now, you can become a world class resource to your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center customers, colleagues and company by enrolling in the IBM Professional Certification program.
The IBM Professional Certification program enables you to validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency in the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center product by gathering and planning for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center deployment and integration into a computing environment.
Technical courses and publications are... [More]