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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide

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IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2 is a feature-rich storage management software suite. The integrated suite provides detailed monitoring, reporting, and management within a single console. In addition, implementing the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC) license with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center addresses new workloads that require massive scale and rapid pace, and accelerates business insight, by adding advanced analytics functions such as storage optimization, provisioning, and transformation.

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 V5.2. The information in this Redbooks publication can be used to plan for, install, and customize the components of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in your storage infrastructure.

Note: This IBM Redbooks publication is written and based on Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.2.

Sections in this book that pertain to advanced analytics, including cloud configuration, provisioning, transforming volumes, and storage optimization all require the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center license to be installed.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 overview
    1. 1.1 Licensing
      1. 1.1.1 IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Storage license
    2. 1.2 Software components
    3. 1.3 Web-based GUI enhancements
      1. 1.3.1 Add resources for monitoring
      2. 1.3.2 Monitoring the performance of resources in the web-based GUI
      3. 1.3.3 Cloud configuration in the web-based GUI
      4. 1.3.4 Provisioning in the web-based GUI
      5. 1.3.5 Identifying hot spots in the web-based GUI
      6. 1.3.6 Retiering volumes in the web-based GUI
      7. 1.3.7 Balancing pools in the web-based GUI
      8. 1.3.8 Transforming storage in the web-based GUI
      9. 1.3.9 Managing data collection jobs in the web-based GUI
      10. 1.3.10 Reports in the web-based GUI
      11. 1.3.11 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center maintenance
      12. 1.3.12 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Cinder driver
      13. 1.3.13 Help function
    4. 1.4 Installation changes
    5. 1.5 VMware
      1. 1.5.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center VASA Provider
    6. 1.6 Agentless server management
    7. 1.7 Cognos reporting
    8. 1.8 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
      1. 1.8.1 New session type for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller andIBM Storwize
    9. 1.9 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Service Management Community
  5. Chapter 2. Installation and upgrade checklist and considerations
    1. 2.1 Obtaining the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 code
      1. 2.1.1 Code package download
      2. 2.1.2 Extracting the source files
      3. 2.1.3 Installing or upgrading considerations
    2. 2.2 Installation outline
      1. 2.2.1 Planning phase checklist
      2. 2.2.2 Installation
      3. 2.2.3 Post-installation tasks
    3. 2.3 Upgrade summary
      1. 2.3.1 Planning considerations
      2. 2.3.2 Pre-upgrade steps
      3. 2.3.3 Upgrade steps
      4. 2.3.4 Post-upgrade tasks
    4. 2.4 Installing Reporting at a later date
  6. Chapter 3. Setting up authentication
    1. 3.1 User roles in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.2
      1. 3.1.1 Assigned roles
      2. 3.1.2 Adding groups
    2. 3.2 Authentication for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Reporting/Cognos
      1. 3.2.1 Using external authentication for Cognos
      2. 3.2.2 Using local OS authentication for Cognos
      3. 3.2.3 Restrict access to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center reports in Cognos
      4. 3.2.4 Single Sign-On
    3. 3.3 Issues during our testing
      1. 3.3.1 Restarting WebSphere
      2. 3.3.2 Error DPR-ERR-2107
  7. Chapter 4. Server Resource Management
    1. 4.1 Agentless server function
      1. 4.1.1 Requirements for using agentless server
    2. 4.2 Implementing agentless server
      1. 4.2.1 Adding an agentless server manually
      2. 4.2.2 Adding one or more agentless servers via comma-delimited file
      3. 4.2.3 Agentless server creation from Discovered Servers
      4. 4.2.4 Agentless server creation from a subsystem host connection
      5. 4.2.5 Agentless server creation from a fabric or switch discovered ports
      6. 4.2.6 Agentless server creation from a switch discovered port
    3. 4.3 Storage Resource agent
    4. 4.4 Implementing Storage Resource agents
      1. 4.4.1 Adding Storage Resource agents manually
      2. 4.4.2 Adding one or more Storage Resource agents via comma-delimited file
  8. Chapter 5. Configuration and administration tasks
    1. 5.1 Adding resources to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 5.1.1 Discovery and probes in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.2
      2. 5.1.2 Adding IBM storage systems
      3. 5.1.3 Adding SMI-S based devices
      4. 5.1.4 Adding IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage
      5. 5.1.5 Adding fabrics and switches
      6. 5.1.6 Next steps
      7. 5.1.7 Updating and testing a datasource
    2. 5.2 Managing Storage Resource agents
      1. 5.2.1 Updating agent properties
      2. 5.2.2 Advanced topics for Storage Resource agent management
    3. 5.3 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center configuration tasks
      1. 5.3.1 Configuration task reference
      2. 5.3.2 Environment configuration
    4. 5.4 Proven practices
      1. 5.4.1 User IDs for device logins
      2. 5.4.2 Naming conventions
      3. 5.4.3 Add information to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
    5. 5.5 User authentication
      1. 5.5.1 Tivoli Common Reporting/Cognos single sign-on
    6. 5.6 User management in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
  9. Chapter 6. Performance Management reporting
    1. 6.1 Performance management panels
      1. 6.1.1 Dashboard
      2. 6.1.2 Performance Monitors
      3. 6.1.3 Threshold violations
    2. 6.2 Performance charts
      1. 6.2.1 GUI access
    3. 6.3 Using performance charts
      1. 6.3.1 General chart structure
      2. 6.3.2 Metrics selection
      3. 6.3.3 Legend table
      4. 6.3.4 Resources
      5. 6.3.5 Controls
      6. 6.3.6 Drill up/down
    4. 6.4 Constraint violation report
    5. 6.5 New performance capabilities
      1. 6.5.1 SVC and Storwize disk performance
      2. 6.5.2 SAN Volume Controller enhancements
      3. 6.5.3 Pool performance
      4. 6.5.4 Host connection performance
      5. 6.5.5 XIV metrics
      6. 6.5.6 Enhancement of performance data collection
    6. 6.6 Tivoli Common Reporting/Cognos performance management reports
      1. 6.6.1 Cognos reports
      2. 6.6.2 Positioning the interfaces
      3. 6.6.3 Complete list of the performance report in Tivoli Common Reporting/Cognos
  10. Chapter 7. Cloud configuration and provisioning
    1. 7.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Cloud Overview
      1. 7.1.1 Feature overview
      2. 7.1.2 Workflow
      3. 7.1.3 Prerequisite step: Organize your storage environment in tiers
      4. 7.1.4 Service classes
      5. 7.1.5 Capacity pool
    2. 7.2 Cloud configuration case study
      1. 7.2.1 Assign the tier to storage pools
      2. 7.2.2 Refine the customization by assigning tags to storage resource
      3. 7.2.3 Define capacity pools
      4. 7.2.4 Define service classes
    3. 7.3 Provisioning storage with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 7.3.1 Provisioning feature overview
      2. 7.3.2 Prerequisites steps
      3. 7.3.3 Set zoning policy
      4. 7.3.4 Provision Storage wizard
      5. 7.3.5 Provisioning scenario
  11. Chapter 8. Transforming volumes
    1. 8.1 Transform storage feature overview
      1. 8.1.1 Transform Storage wizard
      2. 8.1.2 Requirements and restrictions
    2. 8.2 Transform storage functions use
      1. 8.2.1 Migrate pool
      2. 8.2.2 Thin provisioning
      3. 8.2.3 Compression
      4. 8.2.4 Easy Tier
  12. Chapter 9. Storage optimization
    1. 9.1 Storage optimization in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 9.1.1 Storage Optimization functions
      2. 9.1.2 Storage Optimization process
      3. 9.1.3 Outline of steps
      4. 9.1.4 Assigning tiers
    2. 9.2 Analyze tiering
      1. 9.2.1 When to use Analyze Tiering
      2. 9.2.2 Considerations for using Analyze Tiering
      3. 9.2.3 Requirements for using Storage Optimization
      4. 9.2.4 Using Analyze Tiering
    3. 9.3 Balance Pools
      1. 9.3.1 When to use Balance Pools
      2. 9.3.2 Considerations for using Balance Pools
      3. 9.3.3 Requirements for using Balance Pools
      4. 9.3.4 Using Balance Pools
    4. 9.4 Background information
      1. 9.4.1 History of storage optimization
      2. 9.4.2 Read I/O Capability
      3. 9.4.3 Analyze Tiering: I/O density and I/O rate settings
      4. 9.4.4 Analyze Tiering: Percentage of files settings
  13. Chapter 10. VMware vCenter Server configuration and use
    1. 10.1 Introduction to VMware in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 10.1.1 Hypervisor information
    2. 10.2 Navigating in the properties panels
    3. 10.3 VMware connections with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 10.3.1 Report overview
      2. 10.3.2 vSphere Web Client introduction
    4. 10.4 Adding VMware to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 10.4.1 When to use a VMware datasource
      2. 10.4.2 Considerations using a VMware datasource
      3. 10.4.3 Requirements using a VMware datasource
      4. 10.4.4 Adding a VMware datasource
    5. 10.5 vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      1. 10.5.1 When to use the vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      2. 10.5.2 Considerations for using the vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      3. 10.5.3 Requirements for using the vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      4. 10.5.4 Limitations
      5. 10.5.5 Implementing the vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      6. 10.5.6 Updating the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center extension
    6. 10.6 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center VASA Provider
      1. 10.6.1 What is VASA?
      2. 10.6.2 When to use the VASA Provider
      3. 10.6.3 Requirements for using the VASA Provider
      4. 10.6.4 Implementing and registering the VASA Provider manually
      5. 10.6.5 Updating the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center VASA Provider
      6. 10.6.6 Refreshing VASA information
    7. 10.7 VMware and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center privileges-permissions
      1. 10.7.1 General vCenter permission information
      2. 10.7.2 vSphere Web Client extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      3. 10.7.3 VASA Provider
    8. 10.8 VMware Profile Driven Storage and VM storage profiles
      1. 10.8.1 System capabilities reported through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
      2. 10.8.2 Create a profile
      3. 10.8.3 Enable VM Storage Profile
    9. 10.9 vSphere Web Client Extension for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center: Reports
      1. 10.9.1 Fabric Connections report
      2. 10.9.2 Storage System Metrics report
      3. 10.9.3 Storage Mapping report
    10. 10.10 Storage provisioning with the vSphere Web Client
      1. 10.10.1 Considerations
      2. 10.10.2 Troubleshooting tip
    11. 10.11 VMware VASA reports
  14. Appendix A. Request for Enhancements
    1. What is the IBM Request for Enhancements (RFE) Community
    2. Current process differences
    3. Who can use it
    4. Getting started
    5. Status meaning
    6. Response process after an RFE is submitted
    7. Required information
    8. Priority definitions
    9. My notifications
  15. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  16. Back cover
  17. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  18. Notices
    1. Trademarks