TSM 6.3 for Virtual Environment References


Benefit of using TSM for VE:

  • Simplify management of the backup and restore process for virtual machines
  • Utilize VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection, including block-level incremental backups based on VMware’s Changed Block Tracking
  • Offload the backup workload from virtual machines to vStorage backup servers
  • Provides flexible recovery options—file, volume and image—from a single-pass backup
  • Simplify day-to-day administration with a centralized IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager console
  • Capture incremental backups at the block level and periodic full backups at the image level
  • Speed recovery of data to reduce downtime following a failure
  • Integrate with and extend the role of Tivoli Storage Manager in providing data protection services
  • Operating systems supported: Windows family

Base Architecture

virtual_env_63_qsg

References:

Hardware and Software Requirements: Version 6.3 TSM for Virtual Environments

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments documentation in PDF format

Known Issues and Limitations: Version 6.3 Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V6.3 Windows backup-archive client known problems and limitations

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments – Data Protection for VMware Tape Support Statement

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments – Data Protection for VMware Wiki

Recommendations for Scheduling with TSM for Virtual Environments

Recommendations for Using LAN-free with TSM for Virtual Environments

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