IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center is an ideal tool for performing storage management reporting, because it uses industry standards for cross vendor compliance, and it can provide reports based on views from all application servers, all Fibre Channel fabric devices, and storage subsystems from different vendors, both physical and virtual.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for experienced storage managers who want to provide detailed performance reports to satisfy their business requirements. The focus of this book is to use the reports provided by Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for performance management.
We do address basic storage architecture in order to set a level playing field for understanding of the terminology that we are using throughout this book.
Although this book has been created to cover storage performance management, just as important in the larger picture of Enterprise-wide management are both Asset Management and Capacity Management. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is an excellent tool to provide all of these reporting and management requirements.