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IBM Spectrum Protect Server-Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations

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IBM Spectrum Protect Server-Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations

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Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634.

The following IBM Spectrum Protect client and server combinations are compatible. All other combinations are not supported.

The functionality in the lowest version and release is supported in that compatible combination, for as long as the lowest version and release is in regular support.

It is recommended to upgrade to either v7 or v8 versions of the IBM Spectrum Protect Server and Storage Agent to maintain support and platform concurrency for operating systems and related tools and libraries.

 
IBM SPECTRUM PROTECT CLIENT SUPPORT

includes the Backup-Archive, API, UNIX HSM, and Web clients
that are compatible with, and currently supported with,
IBM Spectrum Protect Servers and Storage Agents.
IBM Spectrum Protect
Client Version
Supported IBM Spectrum Protect
Server and Storage Agent Versions
8.1.x where x>=2
8.1, 7.1
8.1.0
8.1, 7.1
7.1.x where x>=8
8.1, 7.1
7.1.x where 6>=x>=0
8.1, 7.1

Link to Storage-Agent and Library-Client compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21302789

Link to Operations Center-Server Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21640917

Link to Administration Center-Server Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21662629

Link to the Operating System Overview page for client and servers on all supported IBM Spectrum Protect releases:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21243309

Link to the Client Functionality Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21420322

 
Upgrading from Version 7.1 to Version 8.1

Please visit the IBM Spectrum Protect Knowledge Center for a migration plan:https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.0/srv.install/t_srv_upgrade63_71.html

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 June 2020

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swg21053218