1.3 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) V7 Product Family


IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software package is available in Basic and Extended editions to make it suitable for all small, medium and large enterprises.

Tivoli Storage Manager Basic Edition
This basic edition provides simplified licensing for Tivoli Storage Manager and advanced agents for virtual environments and core applications, priced and packaged for small and midsize organizations. With this basic edition you can do 
  •  Backup and Restore
  • Archive and Retrieve
  • Data Reduction (deduplication)
Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition (Basic plus..)
In addition to the basic edition features, TSM extended edition includes popular enterprise capabilities, such as policy driven node replication, advanced tape library support, NDMP backups and Disaster Recovery Manager. With this edition you can also do 
  •  Disaster recovery management
  • Backup via NDMP for NAS
  • Large libraries, additional tape support
For Application Protection
TSM V7 has the following products which can be used to protect these applications. TSM offers protection for all major Database, Mail, Vmware, SAN and ERP applications
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Microsoft SharePoint
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
For Space Management, Archiving
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management
  • Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (SAN) 
  • System Storage Archive Manager 
  • IBM Information Archive
For z/OS Protection
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS Media (NEW)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager EE for z/OS Media (NEW)
For Desktop / Laptop Protection
• Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations

For Bare Machine Recovery
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery (AIX)
  • Cristie Bare Machine Recovery (reseller)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery

Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery

TSM Suite for Unified Recovery offers capacity pricing for Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition, advanced agents for virtual environments and core applications, continuous data protection, and space management. Choose from Front End and Back End capacity options. Entry, Archive and ProtecTIER options are also available.

Also Read: IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM) Basic Free Tutorials

The Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery provides the following functions:
  • Backup and recovery, archive and retrieval
  • Snapshots for online database and application protection
  • Disaster recovery and bare machine recovery
  • Data deduplication and space management
TSM Suite for Unified Recovery
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Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases
Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases secures Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server data. It continuously runs primary applications on your database servers while they back up and restore data to and from offline storage with automated tasks, utilities, and interfaces.

Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail
Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail protects data on email servers running Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange. This software module for Tivoli Storage Manager automates data protection, enables backups without shutting down the server, and improves data restore performance. New in Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6 is item-level recovery of Microsoft Exchange email objects.

Also Read: All Tivoli Data Protection (TDP) Installation & Configuration Steps

Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning
Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning protects your vital SAP system data. It also improves the availability of your SAP database servers and reduces your administration workload with automated data protection designed for mySAP/SAP R3 environments.

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
Protect virtual machines by offloading backups to vStorage servers with block-level incremental backups. The flexible, near-instant recovery options include files, volumes, or images in an easy-to-use interface.

Tivoli Storage Manager for SAN
Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks works with servers and client computers to make data transfers over Storage Area Networks (SAN). It allows SAN-connected Storage Manager servers and Storage Manager client computers to make maximum use of their direct network connection to storage.

Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management
Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management moves inactive data to reclaim online disk space for important active data. It acts as a hierarchical storage manager (HSM) to extend your local disk space and automate the movement of seldom-used files to and from near line storage.

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Center provides a complete set of integrated data storage solutions and tools for reliable backup and restore on the types of systems with which small or medium enterprise environments and remote offices are often equipped. You can use Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for smaller, remote offices, and integrate it with your Tivoli Storage Manager server.

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Exchange
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange provides users and administrators with the ability to recover Microsoft Exchange data objects quickly and easily. It provides the
ability to recover Microsoft Exchange data such as e-mail, attachments, calendar entries, contacts, and tasks.

Also Read: TSM Fastback Installation & Configuration Steps

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery
Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery provides recovery of Windows and Linux systems following a disaster or catastrophic server failure. Restore entire systems, either to comparable or dissimilar hardware, to provide near-instant access to applications and data while the full recovery takes place in the background.

Licensing for Tivoli Storage Manager servers

Licensing for all systems must be at either the Tivoli Storage Manager or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition level. The three license files are as follows
  • tsmbasic.lic for the basic version of Tivoli Storage Manager
  • tsmee.lic for Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition
  • dataret.lic for IBM System Storage Archive Manage
 To register the licenses, use the following command
register license file=<file name>

For example to register TSM Extended edition licenses, run
register license file=tsmee.lic 




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