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IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry V8.1 Information Portal

Product Documentation


Abstract

This website directs you to the appropriate IBM Spectrum Protect™ product
documentation to use with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry and IBM Spectrum
Protect Suite Entry - Front End software.

Content


The following tables provide links for more information about each product within the suite.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (only available in V8.1.4 and later versions)

Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.


IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition

Overview
IBM Spectrum Protect Family product page Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail.


IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Note: The most recent documentation is for V7.1.1.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.


IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot.


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Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry for V8.1.4 and later
IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite Entry is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry is a bundled offering that is designed for businesses with smaller storage environments. It provides a comprehensive, unified recovery management solution that covers all aspects of data protection requirements. Pricing and licensing are based on a back-end terabyte metric. The back-end metric determines license requirements based on the terabytes of data that are stored in primary storage pools and repositories.

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry applies to data protection environments with a maximum of 100 terabytes under management by IBM Spectrum Protect servers within an enterprise. If you reach the maximum of 100 terabytes under management and foresee the need for more licenses, IBM requires you to upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (5725-X05 or 5641-SBE)

The following products are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Documentation

See the links in the tables earlier in this document.

Support

Customer support is available for function that is purchased with the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry program number (PID) only. Therefore, when you contact customer support, you must specify the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry PIDs 5725-X06 or 5641-BEE to receive entitled assistance.

Related product support information is available at the following IBM® websites:

Tip: Available fixes are organized by the individual products and components that compose the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry offering.
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Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End for V8.1.4 and later
IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite Entry – Front End is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End is a bundled offering that provides a comprehensive, scalable, unified recovery management solution that covers all aspects of data protection requirements. Pricing and licensing are based on a front-end terabyte metric. The front-end metric determines license requirements based on the amount of primary data that is reported as being backed up by clients. Clients include applications, virtual machines, and systems.

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End applies to data protection environments with a combined maximum of 100 terabytes of data under management. If you reach the maximum of 100 terabytes of data under management and foresee the need for more licenses, IBM requires you to upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End (5725-X07).

The following products are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Related product support information is available at the following IBM® websites:

  • Product information with access to product data sheets and sales resources can be found at the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus product page and the IBM Spectrum Protect Family product page
  • Support flashes, alerts, notifications, and other product-related support information, which can be found by searching for the specific product within IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End (for example, searching for "IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases"): IBM Support Portal
  • Download the products that are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End: IBM Passport Advantage® Online
  • Access IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End fixes and updates for your system software, hardware, and operating system:
Tip: Available fixes are organized by the individual products and components that compose the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry – Front End offering.


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Version 8.1.3 release notes

Language
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
Release Notes for
V8.1.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
- Front End
Release Notes for
V8.1.3
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


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Versions 8.1.0 to 8.1.2 release notes
Beginning with Version 8.1.0.1 the two-server limitation was removed for all V8.1.x versions. For additional information, see the announcement letter.

Language
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
Release Notes for
V8.1.0 to V8.1.2
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
- Front End
Release Notes for
V8.1.0 to V8.1.2
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


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Requirement for tracking front-end licensing

Below is a list of additional operating system requirements when you use the dsmfecc tool for Front End licensing.

  • AIX (64-bit)
  • AIX V6.1
  • AIX V7.1
  • AIX V7.2
  • Linux x86 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • Windows (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 10


The Front-end Licensing Guide can be downloaded from the Front-end Capacity Measurement Tools FTP site.

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 November 2020

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