What are the new features added in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 7.1 ?


IBM has announced the new features and enhancements which are added in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager version 7.1 on 29th October 2013. The new IBM TSM V7.1 will be available for customers from mid December 2013. It will be available to download from IBM Passport Advantage website from 13th December 2013 and on DVD media it will be available from 14th January 2014.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager version 7.1 introduces both new and enhanced data protection and management capabilities. This TSM V7.1 provides IT and TSM administrators with the tools to help meet more stringent service level requirements and help reduce the overall costs of maintaining and protecting the data in the complex environments. New features in IBM TSM version 7.1 are 

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  • IBM TSM V7.1 & TSM Extended Edition V7.1 reduces backup windows and also allows admins to optimize deduplication, node replication, and reclamation processes. 
  • IBM TSM for Virtual Environments V7.1 improves backup and recovery management in VMware environments.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center V7.1 adds integrated administrative actions, improved visibility, and server diagnostics.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail V7.1 adds support for Microsoft Exchange 2013, and helps improve responsiveness of the mailbox restore browser.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager Version 4.1 release.

IBM TSM Server V7.1  New Features

  • A single Tivoli Storage Manager server can handle up to ten times daily ingest of deduplicated and replication data over previously published rates. The total time required for Tivoli Storage Manager server to ingest, deduplicate, replicate, expire, and reclaim data is reduced significantly between Tivoli Storage Manager V6.3 and Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1.
  • The new version of Tivoli Storage Manager is able to process large objects of sizes 10 GB, or larger, more efficiently.
  • Node replication for data access, with automated client redirection in case of lack of a server availability.
  • Improved installer with integrated installation of Tivoli Storage Manager server and Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center. 

IBM TSM Backup Archive Client V7.1 New Features

  • Resiliency enhancements for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backup processing.
  • HTTPS protocol support for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backup.
  • Secure socket layer (SSL) support for the Macintosh backup-archive client.
  • Microsoft Windows backup-archive client support for Automated System Recovery (ASR) for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) or Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) hardware.
  • Linux backup-archive client support for B-Tree File System.

IBM TSM for Mail V7.1 New Features

  • Support for 64-bit IBM Domino 9 Servers running on 64-bit Linux hardware.
  • Support for Microsoft Exchange 2013.
  • Remote GUI support, which enables you to manage Data Protection for Microsoft Exchange agents from a single GUI.
  • Multiple Microsoft Exchange support enhancements including
               1) Improved responsiveness of, and multilanguage support for, the mailbox                                     restore browser GUI.
               2) Mailbox restore to PST files greater than 2 GB, as well as to Unicode PST files.
               3) New Powershell cmdlet interface.
               4) Enhanced usability of instant restore.

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IBM TSM for Databases V7.1 New Features
  • Support for Oracle 12c.
  • Remote GUI support, which enables you to manage Data Protection for Microsoft SQL agents from a single GUI.
  • Improved usability of SQL AlwaysOn Aavailability Group (AAG) backups through added filtering options
IBM TSM for Virtual Environment Version 7.1 New Features
  • VMware full virtual machine instant access and recovery for improved recovery time objective, including restore verification.
  • Item level recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server from a virtual machine backup, database-level recovery for Microsoft SQL Server from a virtual machine backup, recovery of VMware virtual machines domain controllers hosting Active Directory.
  • Data protection for VMware vCloud Director tenant vApps.
  • Additional status and application coverage reporting of VMware environments in the VMware management GUI.
  • More simplified installation and configuration that reduces various components to a single package and extends the configuration wizard for data mover configuration.
  • Ability to collocate virtual machine backups by groups to optimize tape usage.
  • Granular retention policy and management at a virtual machine level.
Tivoli Storage Manager Fastback for Workstations V7.1 New Features
  • It can now enable continuous data protection functionality and instant recovery for up to 25 Windows desktops and laptops. 
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Fastback for Workstations Starter Edition V7.1, previously known as IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files Starter Edition, can help enable continuous data protection functionality and instant recovery for one Windows desktop or laptop computer.
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IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager V4.1 New Features
  • VMware instant restore for Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastores, NetApp NAS support for applications on UNIX and Linux , and coexistence with Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
  • Support for IBM DB2 pureScale and Microsoft Exchange 2013.
  • Central GUI management for distributed Window agents.
  • New calendar widget for entering dates in MMC GUI.
  • Multiple Microsoft Exchange support enhancements including
            1) Improved responsiveness of, and multilanguage support for, the mailbox restore                         browser GUI.
             2) Mailbox restore to PST files greater than 2 GB, as well as to Unicode PST files.
             3) New Powershell cmdlet interface.
             4) Enhanced usability of instant restore.
             5) Exchange mailbox and item level restores from disk files.
             6) Improved usability of SQL AAG backups through more filtering options

IBM TSM Operations Centre New Features Added
  • Drive backup or failed backup actions, cancel sessions or processes, register new clients, as well as kick off server maintenance tasks.
  • Additional visibility to Tivoli Storage Manager server history and logs, better filtering of Tivoli Storage Manager clients needing attention, and advanced filtering options for usability improvements.




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