Start of changeIBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, Version 5.2.7

New for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Version 5.2.7

New features and enhancements are available in IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center Version 5.2.7.

The following features and enhancements are available for all product licenses:

Monitoring IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ storage systems
You can add IBM Spectrum Accelerate storage systems for monitoring.
IBM Spectrum Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, is a software defined storage solution that is based on the XIV® system.
See Adding storage systems and External link icon IBM Spectrum Storage family.
Viewing information about protocol nodes in GPFS™ clusters
You can see the protocol nodes for GPFS clusters and the protocols that are supported by the protocol nodes on the Nodes page.
Nodes in GPFS clusters are designated as protocol nodes so that non-GPFS clients can access the data on the GPFS cluster. The following protocols are supported:
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • Common Internet File Systems (CIFS)
  • Object

Information about protocol nodes is available for IBM Spectrum Scale™ version 4.1.1 and later.

Viewing information about NPV links and Cisco F_port channels
You can view information about NPV links and about F_port channels on the Inter-Switch Connections page. An NPV link is a link between a native mode fabric switch and a Cisco NPV switch. An F_port channel is a logical aggregation of NPV links.
The following figure shows an NPV link and an F_port channel on the Inter-Switch Connections page:
Improving the online help experience
You can now find the information that you need in online help to get your job done more quickly. You can use keywords and wild cards to find content, and you can print, bookmark, and change the language of the content.
To access the help, click the help icon Help icon in the upper-right corner on any page.
Knowledge Center help
Tip: IBM Knowledge Center is also used to display product documentation on ibm.com®.
Enhanced support for products
The following new products are supported:
  • DB2® Version 10.5 Fix Pack 5
  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.3 Fix Pack 5 for the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Monitoring Agent

Limitations and known issues

For information about limitations and known issues that you might encounter when you use IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Version 5.2.7, see External link iconhttp://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21960887.

Product licenses

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers product licenses to meet your storage management needs.

See Product licenses.

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