IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.1: The Next Generation

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 15 September 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738495948
ISBN-13: 9780738495941
IBM Form #: SG24-7194-00
(540 pages)

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Authors: Mary Lovelace, Tom Conway, Werner Eggli, Marta Greselin, Hartmut Harder, Stefan Lein, Massimo Mastrorilli


IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center is a suite of infrastructure management software that can centralize, automate, and simplify the management of complex and heterogeneous storage environments. It can help reduce the effort of managing complex storage infrastructures, improve storage capacity utilization, and improve administration efficiency. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center allows you to respond to on demand storage needs and brings together, in a single point, the management of storage devices, fabric, and data. TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.1 is a rewrite of previous versions. This IBM Redbooks publication shows you how to access the functions as compared to the previous releases.

This book is intended for administrators and users who are installing and using IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center. It provides an overview of the product components and functions. It describes the hardware and software environment required and provides a step- by-step installation procedure. Customization and usage hints and tips are also provided.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center
Chapter 2. Key concepts
Chapter 3. Installation planning and considerations
Chapter 4. TotalStorage Productivity Centerinstallation on Windows 2003
Chapter 5. TotalStorage Productivity Center installation on AIX
Chapter 6. Agent deployment
Chapter 7. CIMOM installation and customization
Chapter 8. Getting Started with TotalStorage Productivity Center
Chapter 9. Topology viewer
Chapter 10. Managing and monitoring your storage subsystem
Chapter 11. Hints, tips and good to knows
Appendix A. Worksheets

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