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IBM Storage Protect includes the following components:

  • Backup-archive client 
  • Application programming interface (API) 
  • Server and Operations Center 


Note: The product now known as IBM Storage Protect was named IBM Spectrum Protect in levels earlier than 8.1.19. To learn more about the brand change, see IBM Spectrum brand change to IBM Storage.

Note: The product known as IBM Spectrum Protect was named IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in releases earlier than 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see: Tivoli Storage Manager branding transition to IBM Spectrum Protect.

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Program number (PID)
  • IBM Storage Protect: 5725-W98. 
  • IBM Storage Protect Extended Edition: 5725-W99
  • IBM Storage Protect for Data Retention: 5725-X15
Component number (compID)
  • IBM Storage Protect Client and API: 5698ISMCL
  • IBM Storage Protect Server: 5698ISMSV
  • IBM Storage Protect Operations Center: 5608E01UI


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The product identifier (PID): 
  • IBM Storage Protect: 5725-W98. 
  • IBM Storage Protect Extended Edition: 5725-W99
  • IBM Storage Protect for Data Retention: 5725-X15
The announcement letters include the following information:
  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functions
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
  • International compatibility information
Announcement letters No announcement was made for 8.1.8, 8.1.12, 8.1.14, 8.1.15, 8.1.16, 8.1.17, 8.1.18, 8.1.20, and 8.1.21 levels.
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Modified date:
18 December 2023