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IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Advanced Topics
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 21 Jun 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® TotalStorage® Productivity Center. You have successfully completed performance data collection and have generated reports. But how do you best use the TotalStorage Productivity Center to manage your storage infrastructure? This IBM Redbooks® publication shows how to best set up TotalStorage Productivity Center based on the storage environment infrastructure, and then manage that storage infrastructure with TotalStorage Productivity Center. It includes experiences from client accounts and our own internal experiences. This book ... [more]


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Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Dec 2008, last updated 3 Feb 2009

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is written as part of the deployment guide series. It discusses the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager FastBack product family. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack is a complete backup, recovery, and continuous data protection solution for Windows® based servers. It is a new addition to the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family of products. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack includes a specialized solution for backing up Microsoft® Exchange server and provides Bare Machine Recovery. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack also supports a disaster recovery scenario by providing a hub ... [more]


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IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2008, last updated 8 Dec 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) logically aggregates user file data distributed across heterogeneous environments and provides administrators with tools and policies to automate data management. VFM is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery while avoiding disruption to users. VFM provides this functionality through automated policy-based data management leveraging a global ... [more]


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Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2008

The objective of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide comprehensive instructions for deploying the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to various environments. Readers should possess general knowledge of communication network architecture and design, basic size considerations of the Tivoli Storage Manager database, and basic pool management of Tivoli Storage Manager servers. This document is intended to be read and used by presales systems engineers and services personnel to build a customized deployment of the Tivoli Storage Manager. We expect such individuals have significant knowledge of ... [more]


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IBM System Storage FlashCopy Manager and PPRC Manager Overview
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Sep 2008

IBM® System Storage™ FlashCopy® Manager and System Storage PPRC Manager are IBM program products for IBM z/OS® and System z™ CKD IBM storage users. These program products assist in the implementation and use of System Storage DS8000™ , DS6000™ , or Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS) FlashCopy, as well as IBM Metro Mirror, Global Copy, and Global Mirror. They are composed of Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) menu-driven application dialogs that generate z/OS batch jobs. In turn, these jobs invoke specialized z/OS programs. This IBM Redpaper publication provides an overview of ... [more]


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Backing up Microsoft SQL Server with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 27 Jun 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to plan, install, and implement backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server using Tivoli Storage Manager products. The book is intended for Tivoli Storage Manager professionals who are responsible for the backup and restore of a Microsoft SQL Server installation using Tivoli Storage Manager. We discuss the planning, installation, and operation of Tivoli Storage Manager with Microsoft SQL Server. We also give an overview of the Tivoli Storage Manager family of products. We provide essential information regarding Microsoft SQL Server - information ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller 4.2.1 Cache Partitioning
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 30 Apr 2008

This IBM redpaper discusses the cache partitioning feature added to the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) version 4.2.1. In this redpaper we briefly describe the functions of a read and write cache, including an explanation of the terminology used. This paper also discusses the benefits of partitioning cache resources, and concludes with an explanation of how this has been implemented in SVC 4.2.1


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z/OS V1R8 DFSMS Technical Update
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2008, last updated 30 Apr 2008

Each release of DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM Redbooks publication provides a technical overview of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R8 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. Also included are enhancements that were made available through an enabling PTF that ... [more]


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Performance Metrics in TotalStorage Productivity Center Performance Reports
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 27 Feb 2008

This Redpaper contains the TotalStorage Productivity Center performance metrics that are available for the Storage Subsystem performance reports and Switch performance reports. The metrics are listed by report in the order in which they appear in the TotalStorage Productivity Center main Navigation Tree.


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: How to Migrate the Library Manager Function
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 17 Jan 2008

This IBM Redpaper provides guidance and practical procedures for migrating the library manager role from one existing IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server instance to another. Scripts that help automate certain details are also provided.


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 14 Jun 2006, last updated 21 Dec 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to integrate, install, configure, and operate the very latest IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Release 5.3 in heterogeneous environments. You will learn how to implement and operate IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. You should already have a conceptual understanding of Tivoli Storage Manager. We show you how to set up and implement the software, covering basic and advanced topics for Windows, AIX, and Linux based operating system platforms. We demonstrate how to handle all important tasks to protect your business: planning, client and server installation, ... [more]


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Certification Study Guide: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.4
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Jul 2007, last updated 1 Aug 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.4 and is aimed at individuals who want to get IBM Certifications in this specific product. The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.4 product. This book provides a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: Building a Secure Environment
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2007

Many people want to be famous, but nobody wants to hit the headlines in an incident resulting in the theft or misuse of their employees’ or clients’ confidential data. While the necessity of securing the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the enterprise’s servers and data is well-known and understood, the backup server is often overlooked in the security planning. This is very regrettable, because the backup server infrastructure stores copies of all the enterprise’s most important data, often going back years. Valuable data is often copied to tape and transported off-site. ... [more]


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IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication on Windows 2003
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 29 May 2007

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Version 3, Release 1 brings support for the advanced copy services capabilities on the DS8000 and DS6000, in addition to the support for ESS model 800 and SVC. This support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming) copy services tasks and monitoring and managing the copy services sessions. In addition to the support for FlashCopy and Metro Mirror, TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3R1 supports Global Mirror on the ESS800, DS8000, and DS6000 ... [more]


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IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication on Linux
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 29 May 2007

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Version 3,Release 1 brings support for the advanced copy services capabilities on the DS8000 and DS6000, in addition to the support for ESS model 800 and SVC. This support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming) copy services tasks and monitoring and managing the copy services sessions. In addition to the support for FlashCopy and Metro Mirror, TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3R1 supports Global Mirror on the ESS800, DS8000, and DS6000 ... [more]


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Integrating IBM DB2 with the IBM System Storage N series
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 29 Dec 2006, last updated 10 Apr 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication describes the steps carried out to configure and install an IBM DB2 database in a N series storage system UNIX environment. It particularly elaborates the configuration steps for the UNIX host as well as the IBM N series storage system. The UNIX host types covered in this book are Linux, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX.


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Implementing the SVC in an OEM Environment
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2007

This IBM Redbooks document describes how to plan and perform integration of the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) in existing OEM storage environments. The first part of the book covers topics that apply to any OEM environment. It begins with a brief overview of the benefits of using the SVC to manage virtualized storage, and identifies the large number of currently supported environments. Planning and sizing considerations are discussed, along with data migration methodologies, generic SVC migration plans, and the types of SVC migration. The second part of the book covers integration of the ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 6 Jun 2006, last updated 19 Mar 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication describes the features and functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. It introduces Tivoli Storage Management concepts for those new to storage management, in general, and to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, in particular. This easy-to-follow guide gives a broad understanding of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software, the key technologies to know, and the solutions available to protect your business. It offers a broad understanding of how IBM Tivoli Storage Manager will work in heterogeneous environments including Windows, UNIX/Linux, OS/400, and z/OS platforms, and with ... [more]


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Setting up CIFS and Joining the Active Directory
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 29 Dec 2006, last updated 29 Jan 2007

This IBM Redpaper describes basic methods to join an IBM System Storage N series system with Data ONTAP to a Microsoft Active Directory domain with a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Advanced Copy Services
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 20 Dec 2006, last updated 25 Jan 2007

Backing up SAP software environments is increasingly challenging in today’s 24x7 enterprises. Even more challenging is restoring these environments. Applications and databases grow ever larger, putting increasing strain on the management infrastructure. Using hardware-assisted copy mechanisms to perform fast backups and restores is one way to address these issues. Tivoli Storage Manager, along with associated products, allows you to leverage FlashCopy to perform fast backups, almost “instant” restores, as well as database cloning for testing and other purposes. These applications are ... [more]


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