What are the daily routine jobs, duties, tasks of Tivoli Storage Manager administrator ?


As a Tivoli Storage Manager administrator, monitor operations daily to ensure that the Tivoli Storage Manager system is functioning properly. Daily monitoring tasks focus on examining server processes, server database, storage pools, and scheduled operations.

You can complete the monitoring tasks by using the command-line interface (CLI), a subset of these can also be completed by using the Administration Centeror IBM® Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager TSM administrator daily activities

The following list describes some of the items that are important to monitor daily. Instructions for monitoring these items, and other monitoring tasks can be found in the topics in this section. Not all of these tasks apply to all environments.

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  • Verify that the database file system has enough space.
  • Examine the database percent utilization, available free space, and free-pages.
  • Verify that there is enough disk space in the file systems that contain these log files.
    • Active log
    • Archive log
    • Mirror log
    • Archive failover log
  • Verify that the instance directory file system has enough space.
  • Verify that the database backups completed successfully, and that they are running frequently enough.
  • Check the database and recovery log statistics.
  • Verify that you have current backup files for device configuration and volume history information. You can find the file names for the backups by looking in the dsmserv.opt file for the DEVCONFIG and VOLUMEHISTORY options. Ensure that file systems where the files are stored have sufficient space.
  • Search the summary table for failed processes.
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  • Search the activity log for error messages.
  • For storage pools that have deduplication enabled, ensure that processes are completing successfully.
  • Check the status of your storage pools to ensure that there is enough space available.
  • Check for any failed storage pool migrations.
  • Check the status of sequential access storage pools.
  • Check how many scratch volumes are available.
  • Determine if there are any tape drives offline, or their paths that are offline.
  • Determine if there are any libraries offline, or their paths that are offline.
  • Verify that all of the tapes have the appropriate write-access.
  • Verify the status and settings for disaster recovery manager (DRM).
  • Check for failed or missed schedules.
  • Check the summary table for scheduled client operations such as backup, restore, archive, and retrieve.
  • Check the summary table for scheduled server operations such as migration, reclamation, and expiration.




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