Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End Version 8.1

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite – Front End is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – 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.

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

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End V8.1 Licensing Guide provides overview information and detailed instructions about how to measure front-end capacity with the Operations Center, the Central Reporting Tool, and measurement scripts.

Download the Licensing Guide, the Central Reporting Tool, and the measurement scripts from the FTP download site.

Relevant overview, installation, and user documentation for each of the products that are included in IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End is available in the information portal. See IBM Spectrum Protect Suite information portals.

Support

Customer support is available for function that is purchased with the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End program number (PID) only. Therefore, when you contact customer support, you must specify the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End PID 5725-X07 to receive entitled assistance.

Related product support information is available at the following IBM® websites:
  • Product information with access to product data sheets and sales resources: IBM Spectrum Protect Suite product site
  • 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 – 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 – Front End: IBM Passport Advantage® Online
  • Access IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – 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 – Front End offering.