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Compatibility information: Version 4.1 Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager

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Abstract

This document includes information regarding Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager Version 4.1 compatibility with earlier releases.

Content

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FlashCopy Manager for Windows
FlashCopy Manager for Unix
FlashCopy Manager for VMware
Additional Information Resources



FlashCopy Manager for Windows:

  • Existing backups created using previous versions of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Windows can be restored using Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for Windows within the constraints of the platforms and applications supported by the 4.1 release.

  • New backups created with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for Windows cannot be restored using previous versions of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Windows.

  • The following platforms supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 for Windows are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • No hardware platforms were dropped with the 4.1 release.

  • The following operating systems supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 for Windows are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • No operating systems were dropped with the 4.1 release.

  • The following application supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 is no longer supported with the 4.1 release
    • No applications levels were dropped with 4.1 release.

  • The following application supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server 3.2 is no longer supported with the 4.1 release:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    If you are using this application release, you can not upgrade to Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server 4.1. You may continue to use Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server 3.2.x for the Support Lifecycle of the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 release.



FlashCopy Manager for UNIX:
  • Existing backups created using previous releases of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for UNIX can be restored using Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for UNIX within the constraints of the platforms and applications supported by the 4.1 release.

  • New backups created with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for UNIX cannot be restored using previous versions of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for UNIX.

  • The following platforms supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 for UNIX are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • No hardware platforms were dropped with the 4.1 release.

  • The following operating systems supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 for UNIX are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10

    If you are using this operating system, you can not upgrade to Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1. You may continue to use Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.x for the Support Lifecycle of the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 release.

  • The following application supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for DB2 3.2 is no longer supported with the 4.1 release:
    • 64-bit DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V9.7

    If you are using this application release, you can not upgrade to Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for DB2 4.1. You may continue to use Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for DB2 3.2.x for the Support Lifecycle of the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 release.




FlashCopy Manager for VMware:
  • Existing backups created using previous releases of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware can be restored using Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 4.1 within the constraints of the platforms and VMware release levels supported by the 4.1 release.
    • Note: Existing backups created using previous releases of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware can not be restored using the instant restore feature available starting with the 4.1 release.

  • New backups created with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 4.1 cannot be restored using previous versions of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Managerfor VMware.

  • The following platforms supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 3.2 are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • No hardware platforms were dropped with the 4.1 release.

  • The following operating systems supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 3.2 are no longer supported with the 4.1 release.
    • 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10
    If you are using this operating system, you can not upgrade to Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 4.1. You may continue to use Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 3.2.x for the Support Lifecycle of the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 release.

  • The following VMware vCenter release level supported with Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 3.2 is no longer supported with the 4.1 release:
    • VMware vCenter Server 4.1
    If you are using this VMware release, you can not upgrade to Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware 4.1. You may continue to use Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Vmware 3.2.x for the Support Lifecycle of the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2 release




Additional Information Resources

  • Refer to the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 Installation and User's Guides for detailed installation instructions and upgrade considerations before attempting to install or update this product.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018

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