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for System z IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition

Product ID: 5698-TRB
Status: Discontinued from Service

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Description:

The IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.3 family is designed to manage the advanced copy services provided by IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Model 800, IBM System Storage DS8000, and IBM System Storage DS6000. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z, a new addition to the TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication family, provides advanced copy services support for System z customers.

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z provides all the functions as the three TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication open systems products. It is packaged to run on System z, using a mixture of FICON and TCP/IP communications, to provide replication management of DS8000, DS6000, and ESS 800, regardless of type of data on them (ECKD or FBA). The Two Site BC and Three Site BC products are functionally equivalent to the two priced optional features of TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.3.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.3 has enhancements designed to:

  • Improve Recovery Point Objective reporting for advanced copy services, that will show the amount of data exposure at the disaster recovery site.

  • Improve reporting on the total amount of terabytes (TBs) to be copied at the source site.

  • Improve operations support with site awareness, overwrite protection, and improved monitoring and messages. Administrator roles have also been added.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC is an addition to the TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication family V3.3. The Three Site BC optional feature provides:

  • Support for three-site IBM DS8000 Metro Global Mirror configurations.

  • Disaster recovery configurations that can be set up to indicate copy type (Flashcopy, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror) and the number of separate copies and sites to be involved.

A new product, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4 (5698-TRB) enables Basic HyperSwap on z/OS, which allows the management of disk replication services using an intuitive GUI on z/OS systems.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4 extends existing support for Global Mirror and two-site copy services to include SVC. Enhancements for SVC in V3.4 include:

  • Support for asynchronous mirroring (Global Mirror) for SVC

  • Advanced copy session support for SVC for two-site replication management, including failover and failback

  • Practice volume support for SVC in Metro Mirror and Global Mirror configurations lets IT managers practice disaster recovery scenarios between two locations without disrupting on-line production environments

  • Display SVC cluster information on the Device Overview page

  • Change to the background copy rate for SVC FlashCopy sessions

Additional enhancements for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4 include:

  • Ability to fail Metro Mirror and Global Copy session command if the target volume is online

  • Support for Space Efficient FlashCopy and Dynamic Volume Expansion capabilities of the DS8000

  • Basic HyperSwap on z/OS

By leveraging the capabilities of TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z, you can increase administrator efficiency by utilizing a single tool to manage all copy services functions for IBM storage hardware, thus helping improve overall disaster recovery preparedness.

Starting with this release, if you have purchased the TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.3 base feature and have a current software maintenance contract, you are be entitled to the TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4 feature without the need to purchase an additional license. With V3.4, you could save up to 50% off previous list pricing for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication offerings.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z is offered as a no charge license for System z customers so they can enable Basic HyperSwap capability. You have the option to upgrade to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z to take advantage of the advanced copy services functions.
 
Program Number

  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4 (5698-TPC)
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z (5698-TRB)
Highlights:

IBM Total Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.3 provides:

  • Volume Protection to exclude any volumes from being used for disaster protection copy operations

  • Command prompting to confirm storage administrator actions prior to executing the copy services commands

  • User roles for administrative levels of access

  • Site awareness to indicate site locations of the storage volumes and help assure copies are done correctly

  • Metro Global Mirror support for the DS8000, providing failover and failback support, fast re-establishment of three-site mirroring, quick re-synchronization of mirrored sites using incremental changes only, and data currency at the remote site

  • Support for FICON and TCP/IP communications

  • Graphical user interface (GUI) for System z storage management

What's new in Total Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4:

  • Command prompting to confirm storage administrator actions prior to executing the copy services commands

  • Global Mirror support for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), providing asynchronous copy services protection over long distances

  • Advanced copy session support for SVC for two-site replication management, including failover and failback

  • Support for Space Efficient FlashCopy and Dynamic Volume Expansion capabilities of IBM System Storage DS8000

  • Basic HyperSwap (also in new product IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4 (5698-TRB))
IBM Product Life Cycle:

Program NumberVRMAnnounced AvailableMarketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5698/TRB3.04.0 2008-04-082008-04-18 2011-03-072013-02-07
Additional Information:
Short Title: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition
Offering Type: Software
Offering Subtype: Program Product
Content Revision Date: 20140213
Document Identifier: 000000297948
Brand Codes: BKB00 B7TQ1 B7000
Applicable Countries:
United States