IBM Spectrum Family: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 March 2016, updated 15 March 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441481
ISBN-13: 9780738441481
IBM Form #: SG24-8321-00
(286 pages)

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Authors: Karen Orlando, Lloyd Dean, Tiberiu Hajas, Marion Hejny, Johanna Hislop, Ruben Moreno, Hope Rodriguez


IBM® Spectrum Control (Spectrum Control), a member of the IBM Spectrum™ Family of products, is the next-generation data management solution for software-defined environments (SDEs). With support for block, file, object workloads, and software-defined storage and predictive analytics, and automated and advanced monitoring to identify proactively storage performance problems, Spectrum Control enables administrators to provide efficient management for heterogeneous storage environments.

IBM Spectrum Control™ (formerly IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center) delivers a complete set of functions to manage IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, and IBM Spectrum Scale™ storage infrastructures, and traditional IBM and select third-party storage hardware systems.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides practical examples and use cases that can be deployed with IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition, with an overview of IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition. This book complements the Spectrum Control IBM Knowledge Center, which is referenced for product details, and for installation and implementation details throughout this book. You can find this resource at the following website:

IBM Spectrum Control Knowledge Center

Also provided are descriptions and an architectural overview of the IBM Spectrum Family, highlighting Spectrum Control, as integrated into software-defined storage environments.

This publication is intended for storage administrators, clients who are responsible for maintaining IT and business infrastructures, and anyone who wants to learn more about employing Spectrum Control and Spectrum Control Standard Edition.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing IBM Spectrum Control
Chapter 2. Installation and upgrade checklist and considerations
Chapter 3. Setting up authentication
Chapter 4. Configuration and administration considerations, tasks, and use cases
Chapter 5. Service-oriented storage management by using IBM Spectrum Control
Chapter 6. Advanced alert management
Chapter 7. Managing IBM Spectrum Scale with IBM Spectrum Control
Chapter 8. IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition overview
Appendix A. Managing security vulnerabilities
Appendix B. Reporting scripts

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