Discontinued features in IBM Spectrum Control
View a list of features that were discontinued in different releases of IBM Spectrum Control.
|Feature||Discontinued in version||Resolution|
|Operating systems where you can install Storage Resource agents:
||5.4.0||Install your Storage Resource agents on different servers with supported operating systems. For a list of supported operating systems, see https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6249361#Agents.|
||5.4.0||No future support is planned for monitoring these storage systems. For a complete list of storage systems that are supported in 5.4.0 and later, see IBM Spectrum Control interoperability matrix for storage systems.|
|Provisioning of block and file storage systems, which includes:
||5.4.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature. For your future provisioning and automation needs with IBM storage, consider using another product, such as Ansible by Red Hat. For more information about Ansible, see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/infrastructure/ibm-storage.|
||5.4.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum
replaces this feature. It's recommended that you use a different product to optimize tiering,
balance storage, and transform volumes.
Pro tip: With the increasing use of all flash storage and environments with a few large pools rather than many smaller pools, optimization and balancing functions are becoming less critical.
|STAR data is no longer available in the following:
|Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication||5.3.0||Use IBM® Copy Services Manager. See IBM Copy Services Manager.|
|IBM Spectrum Control workflows for storage provisioning with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager||5.3.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature.|
|The agent for integrating IBM Spectrum Control alerting with IBM Tivoli Monitoring||5.3.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature.|
|OpenStack Cinder driver that uses the provisioning feature in IBM Spectrum Control||5.3.0||Use the Cinder driver that is associated with your storage system.|
|Database views for custom reporting with SQL||5.3.0||Use the Representational State Transfer (REST) API to access information about resources and to generate custom configuration and performance reports. See IBM Spectrum Control REST API.|
|The tpctool CLI commands for provisioning that don't use the service-class concepts of IBM Spectrum Control||5.3.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature.|
|Using IBM Spectrum Control components to enable IBM DS8000® storage systems to work with external authentication servers, such as LDAP||5.3.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature.|
|vSphere Web Client extension for IBM Spectrum Control and VASA 1.0 provider||5.3.0||No other feature in IBM Spectrum Control currently replaces this feature. However, IBM Spectrum® Connect provides IBM Storage Enhancements for VMware vSphere Web Client and an IBM Storage Provider for VMware VASA. For more information, see the IBM Spectrum Connect Knowledge Center.|
|Graphical view of the data path between storage resources, SAN components, and servers (Data Path Explorer)||5.3.0||To view the relationships between resources: