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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide

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IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management.

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products include:

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition V5.1


  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 is designed to provide device management capabilities, such as automated system discovery, provisioning, data replication, configuration, and performance monitoring for storage systems and storage networks.

    Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition V5.1 offers the same features as Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 but at attractive entry-level pricing for operations with smaller capacities. It is licensed per storage device, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for storage administrators and users who are installing and using the features and functions in IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1. The information in this book can be used to plan for, install, and customize the components of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in your storage infrastructure.

    Table of Contents

    1. Front cover
    2. Notices
      1. Trademarks
    3. Preface
      1. Authors
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      3. Comments welcome
      4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
    4. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1
      1. 1.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1
        1. 1.1.1 SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
      2. 1.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 licensing
        1. 1.2.1 Difference between Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and VSC
        2. 1.2.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Advanced
        3. 1.2.3 Migration from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.x products to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.x
    5. Chapter 2. Installing and migrating to IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1
      1. 2.1 Planning for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
        1. 2.1.1 Hardware requirements
        2. 2.1.2 Web browser support
      2. 2.2 Preparing for the installation of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center on Windows 2008
      3. 2.3 Installing DB2
        1. 2.3.1 Preparing to install DB2 on Windows
        2. 2.3.2 Installing DB2 on a Windows operating system
      4. 2.4 Installation configurations
        1. 2.4.1 Single server
        2. 2.4.2 Multiple servers
      5. 2.5 Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in a single-server environment
        1. 2.5.1 Overview
      6. 2.6 Connecting to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center by using the GUI
        1. 2.6.1 Web-based GUI
        2. 2.6.2 Stand-alone GUI
      7. 2.7 Uninstalling Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      8. 2.8 Preparing to migrate your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center environment
      9. 2.9 Hardware requirements
      10. 2.10 Web browser support
      11. 2.11 Upgrading DB2
        1. 2.11.1 Preparing the DB2 upgrade
        2. 2.11.2 Installing the DB2 upgrade
      12. 2.12 Upgrading Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      13. 2.13 Connecting to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center using the GUI
        1. 2.13.1 Web-based GUI
        2. 2.13.2 Stand-alone GUI
    6. Chapter 3. The new web-based GUI
      1. 3.1 Web-based GUI introduction
        1. 3.1.1 Architecture overview and components
        2. 3.1.2 Web-based GUI features
        3. 3.1.3 Using the stand-alone GUI and the new web-based GUI
        4. 3.1.4 Planning for the new web-based GUI
        5. 3.1.5 Starting the new web-based GUI
      2. 3.2 The new web-based GUI details
        1. 3.2.1 Storage environment basics
        2. 3.2.2 Structure and navigation
        3. 3.2.3 Major web-based GUI elements
        4. 3.2.4 The new web-based GUI data level 1: The dashboard
        5. 3.2.5 The new web-based GUI data level 2
        6. 3.2.6 The new web-based GUI data level 3
        7. 3.2.7 Examples from data level 3 (Detail View)
      3. 3.3 Display differences in the interfaces
        1. 3.3.1 Health status
        2. 3.3.2 Jobs
        3. 3.3.3 Alerts
    7. Chapter 4. Enhanced reporting with IBM Cognos
      1. 4.1 Quick Cognos introduction
        1. 4.1.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1 reporting components: Tivoli Common Reporting v2.1 and Cognos
        2. 4.1.2 What IBM Cognos is
      2. 4.2 Start using Cognos
        1. 4.2.1 GUI elements
        2. 4.2.2 Open your first report
        3. 4.2.3 Saving report results
        4. 4.2.4 Predefined reports
        5. 4.2.5 Report properties
      3. 4.3 General thoughts
        1. 4.3.1 Finding information in Cognos
        2. 4.3.2 Support of the data models
        3. 4.3.3 Data model for servers
        4. 4.3.4 Data model for VMware hypervisor
        5. 4.3.5 Grouping
        6. 4.3.6 Storage subsystems versus storage virtualizer
      4. 4.4 Create a basic report (Query Studio)
      5. 4.5 Design a report (Report Studio)
        1. 4.5.1 Example modifying a predefined report
        2. 4.5.2 Example: Build a report using your own SQL statement
      6. 4.6 Proven practices
        1. 4.6.1 Probing before reporting
        2. 4.6.2 Number of rows in pages
        3. 4.6.3 Blank cells
        4. 4.6.4 No data in reports
        5. 4.6.5 Create and use your own folders in Cognos GUI
        6. 4.6.6 Creating report views
        7. 4.6.7 Connection issues
      7. 4.7 Advanced Cognos configuration
        1. 4.7.1 Architecture
        2. 4.7.2 IBM Cognos configuration and administration
        3. 4.7.3 Email server configuration
        4. 4.7.4 Content Store versus File System Archive
        5. 4.7.5 Sharing your work: Import/export reports
      8. 4.8 Advanced Cognos administration
        1. 4.8.1 Open Cognos Administration
        2. 4.8.2 Backup reports
        3. 4.8.3 Change DB2 password
        4. 4.8.4 Scheduling a report
        5. 4.8.5 Using external data sources
        6. 4.8.6 Launch through Tivoli Integrated Portal
      9. 4.9 BIRT and Cognos
        1. 4.9.1 Prerequisite configuration: Set up BIRT to use DB2
        2. 4.9.2 Importing a BIRT report package
        3. 4.9.3 Updating a BIRT data source
        4. 4.9.4 Running BIRT reports in Tivoli Common Reporting 2.1
      10. 4.10 Usage scenarios and example reports
        1. 4.10.1 Orphaned volumes
        2. 4.10.2 Wasted space report
        3. 4.10.3 HBA details report
        4. 4.10.4 VMware end-to-end mapping report
    8. Chapter 5. Tiered Storage Optimization
      1. 5.1 Tiered Storage Optimization overview
        1. 5.1.1 Terminology review
      2. 5.2 TSO setup
        1. 5.2.1 Data retrieval
        2. 5.2.2 TSO policies
        3. 5.2.3 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1 available conditions
      3. 5.3 TSO analysis
        1. 5.3.1 Cognos report
        2. 5.3.2 Advanced considerations
        3. 5.3.3 Performing the migrations
    9. Chapter 6. Additional functions
      1. 6.1 SONAS support
        1. 6.1.1 Connecting Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to SONAS
        2. 6.1.2 Stand-alone GUI management
        3. 6.1.3 Web GUI management
        4. 6.1.4 CLI management
        5. 6.1.5 Health check and alerting
      2. 6.2 Enhanced management for virtual environments
        1. 6.2.1 VMware and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      3. 6.3 Tiered Storage Optimization
      4. 6.4 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication enhancements
        1. 6.4.1 Support for external failover by external products
        2. 6.4.2 Warning and severe thresholds for recovery point objective alerts
        3. 6.4.3 Exporting replication history to a table
        4. 6.4.4 Support for DS8000 6.3 Extent Space Efficient Volumes
      5. 6.5 Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1
    10. Chapter 7. Advanced administration
      1. 7.1 User management
        1. 7.1.1 User management enhancements
      2. 7.2 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center overview
        1. 7.2.1 Front-ends
        2. 7.2.2 IBM Tivoli Integrated Portal and ISC
        3. 7.2.3 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center data and device server
        4. 7.2.4 Replication server
        5. 7.2.5 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center database repository (TPCDB)
        6. 7.2.6 Tivoli Common Reporting reports
        7. 7.2.7 Local operating system
        8. 7.2.8 CLI programs
        9. 7.2.9 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center data flow
        10. 7.2.10 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center user repositories
        11. 7.2.11 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center user authentication
        12. 7.2.12 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center components users
      3. 7.3 Change password tool
        1. 7.3.1 Best practices for password change
        2. 7.3.2 Suggested order for changing passwords
        3. 7.3.3 Change the DB2 password that is stored in IBM Tivoli Common Reporting and Cognos
      4. 7.4 LDAP configuration
        1. 7.4.1 Planning for LDAP configuration
      5. 7.5 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center users and authentication
        1. 7.5.1 Configuring users in Tivoli Integrated Portal
        2. 7.5.2 Configuring Tivoli Storage Productivity Center stand-alone GUI
        3. 7.5.3 Configuring Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
        4. 7.5.4 Configuring user in Tivoli Common Reporting
        5. 7.5.5 Configuring Tivoli Common Reporting users in Tivoli Integrated Portal
        6. 7.5.6 Access to the web GUI
      6. 7.6 Install Tivoli Storage Productivity Center certificate
        1. 7.6.1 Install certificate into Internet Explorer
        2. 7.6.2 Install certificate into Firefox
      7. 7.7 Health alerts concept
    11. Chapter 8. Hints and tips
      1. 8.1 Hints and tips
        1. 8.1.1 URL for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center components
        2. 8.1.2 Request for Enhancements tool
        3. 8.1.3 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center PM metrics that are calculated versus raw statistics
        4. 8.1.4 Names of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center services
    12. Related publications
      1. IBM Redbooks
      2. Other publications
      3. Online resources
      4. Help from IBM
    13. Back cover