What's new in IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition versions 220.127.116.11 through 1.3.0.n
Read about information that is new or changed in this release of the IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition documentation.
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition documentation updates for version 18.104.22.168
Table 1 lists information that is new or changed for IBM Spectrum® Archive EE version 22.214.171.124. Version 126.96.36.199 is the most current version of IBM Spectrum Archive EE documentation, and was released in April 2020.
|Added support for the TS1160 Model 60E tape drive.||Related topics|
|Added new response data fields to the REST API task information, in support of transparent recall tasks.||Related topic|
|Updated the eeadm command syntax topic to list the --help and --version options.||Related topic|
|Most of the commands in the Command line reference section now include examples of the commands' output.||Related section|
|Provided notice that IBM Spectrum Scale version 4.2.x will no longer be supported after September 30, 2020. User's on that version should prepare to upgrade before support ends.||Related topic|
|The location of the IBM Spectrum Archive EE sizing tool changed. It was previously located on the DeveloperWorks website. It is now located on the IBM Support website.||Related topic|
|Updated the eeadm drive assign command to redefine the role parameter.||Related topic|
|The instructions on how to install and use the dashboard for IBM Spectrum Archive EE Edition system changed website locations.||Related topics|
|Updated the ltfsee_install command options.||Related topics:|
|Added example commands to the topic Start and test the REST API.||Related topic|
|Added some query examples to the Archiving through the OpenStack Swift and SwiftHLM topic.||Related topic|
|Added a description and graphical illustration of the relationship between the three file states: resident, premigrated, and migrated.||Related topic|
|Added more information on how to obtain the location of files and data,
comparing the following methods:
|IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition now supports HSM version 188.8.131.52.||Related topic|
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition documentation updates for version 184.108.40.206
The following table lists information that is new or changed for version 220.127.116.11.
|The following updates were made to the System requirements topic:
Added the new topic Ports that are used by IBM Spectrum Archive EE. The topic describes the TCP/UDP ports that are used for inter-process communication within and among nodes.
Updates were made to the Quick installation guide to note the use of ports and making them accessible through the firewall.
Moved the firewall requirements information from the topic Configuring key-based login with OpenSSH to Ports that are used by IBM Spectrum Archive EE.
Updated the topic Troubleshooting an IBM Spectrum Archive EE node down in a multiple node cluster.
|The topic Migration with the --mmbackup option was updated.||Related topic|
Added new eeadm cluster set and eeadm cluster show commands. The commands allow you to disable transparent recall and other file placement commands.
Added the topic How to disable commands and transparent recall, which provides example usage information for the new commands.
The following eeadm drive commands were added or enhanced.
Added the new commands eeadm drive down and eeadm drive up. The commands allow you to not use a particular tape drive, for service purposes. A procedure in the topic Turning a tape drive on and off while you mount IBM Spectrum Archive was also updated with these new commands.
Added the new commands eeadm drive set and eeadm drive show. The commands allow you to change and display the drive roles without unassigning the drive.
The eeadm drive list command was enhanced to display the drive status in addition to the state. The topic Drive state information was updated to add the status information, and the topic title changed to Drive status and state information.
Added the new eeadm list command. The command provides additional flexibility in placing files when you are using the mmapplypolicy command. The eeadm list command works as an alias of the existing commands for use with the
Updated the ltfseesave list topic to direct users to the new
eeadm list --save command. Also provided examples of
The following changes were made to the Command line reference section.
Commands that have new or modified functions:
Commands with other changes:
Options or commands that are going to be depreciated:
Updates were made to the graphic images in the following topics:
|Updated the Obtaining configuration information topic.||Related topic|
|Updated topic Preparing a GPFS file system for IBM Spectrum Archive EE.||Related topic|
|Updated the topic Limitations in the System Requirements section.||Related topic|
|Updated the topic Shutting down an IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition node.||Related topic|
|Updated the topic How to move data from one tape media generation to another.||Related topic|
The topics in the Managing section were reorganized to better group related topics and tasks together. Several new topics were created as section headers to enable the new grouping.
One of the new topics, Archiving and retrieving files to and from tape, also had text and new graphics added to illustrate the relationship between resident files, premigrated files, and migrated files.In the Managing section, the following topics were updated:
Also, the titles of the following topics were changed.
The topic Formatting a medium in the library was merged with topic Add or remove tapes from tape storage pools, and the topic was renamed to Add tapes to pools, format tapes, or remove tapes from pools.
A new topic Network settings was added to the Configuration section, and some existing topics were relocated as subtopics to that new topic.
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition documentation updates for versions 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
The following table lists information that is new or changed for versions 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52.
|The following updates were made to the System requirements topic:
|The ltfsee_config command was updated.
|The topic Migration with the --mmbackup option
was rewritten and enhanced, and retitled to
Migration when you use the IBM Spectrum Scale mmbackup command and IBM Spectrum Protect.
|The ltfsee_log_collection instructions were updated.||Related topic|
|The instructions for changing the ssh settings were updated to add instructions for setting the MaxSessions value.||Related topic|
|The information in the command line reference section was updated. The commands now include more information, such as the output of the commands and the return codes for the commands.||Related section of the documentation|
|The migrate, premigrate, and save commands accept file list input from the output of other commands, through standard input (stdin).||Related topics|
|Updates were made to the description of the output of the eeadm node list command.||Related topic|
|The list of SNMP traps that can be issued was corrected to show two additional traps.||Related topic|
|The syntaxes for the eeadm cluster start and eeadm cluster stop commands were corrected to show the [-l <library>] option.||Related topics|
|Updated the topic Managing file migration with supplemental information.||Related topic|
|The following subtopics were added to the Managing
file migration section:
|Added a topic to briefly explain the basic differences between IBM Spectrum Archive Library Edition and IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition.||Related topic|
|Added the topic IBM Spectrum Scale license requirements for IBM Spectrum Archive EE servers.||Related topic|
|Added the topic When you need to recover a deleted file.||Related topic|
|Added supplemental information to topic LTFS format.||Related topic|
|Added a reference to the IBM Spectrum Scale Information Lifecycle Management Policies - Practical guide.||Related topics|
|Made updates to topic Introduction to IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition.||Related topic|
|Made updates to Other configuration considerations.||Related topic|
|Installation topics were updated to reflect the most current IBM Spectrum Archive EE release number.
Also, the binary package names for product installations or upgrades are now different. They were previously the same.