IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server-Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations

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Problem(Abstract)

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server/Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations

Cause

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Client-Server Compatibility for Clients and Servers
The following client and server combinations are compatible. All other combinations are not supported.

The functionality in the lowest version and release is supported in that compatible combination, for as long as the lowest version and release is in regular support.


TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER CLIENT COMPATIBILITY

includes the Backup-Archive, API, UNIX HSM, and Web clients
that are compatible with, and currently supported with,
Tivoli Storage Manager Servers and Storage Agents.
Tivoli Storage Manager
Client Version
Compatible Tivoli Storage Manager
Server and Storage Agent Versions
7.1
7.1, 6.3.x, and 6.2
6.4
7.1, 6.3.x, 6.2, and 6.1
6.3
7.1, 6.3.x, 6.2, and 6.1
6.2
7.1, 6.3.x, 6.2, 6.1, and 5.5
6.1
6.3.x, 6.2, 6.1, and 5.5
5.5
6.2, 6.1, and 5.5
6.3.x*
    * = TSM 5.5 clients will be supported with TSM 6.3.x servers and storage agents during the upgrade of TSM 5.5 servers to TSM 6.3.x, through the end of support (EOS) of TSM 5.5 and 6.1 on April 30, 2014. Please note:
    • There will be no further extension of this support
    • The TSM 6.3.x server is the highest-level server that will be supported with 5.5 clients
    • All TSM 5.5 clients must be upgraded prior to TSM 5.5 EOS on April 30, 2014
General Notes:
  • TSM Server and Storage Agent level is 6.3.x in TSM 6.3, where x>=0
  • TSM Server level is 6.3.x in TSM 6.4, where x>=3
  • 6.1 Clients include the V5.5-level NetWare Client
  • 6.1 Storage Agents include the 5.5-level Windows IA64 storage agent
  • 6.2 Clients include the V6.1-level i5/OS API and the V6.1-level Windows IA64
  • 6.2 Client compatibility statements include the V6.1-level z/OS USS Client
  • 6.3 Client compatibility statements include the V6.1-level z/OS USS Client


Link to Storage-Agent and Library-Client compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21302789

Link to Operations Center-Server Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21640917

Link to Administration Center-Server Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21662629

Link to the Operating System Overview page for client and servers on all supported TSM releases:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21243309

Link to the Client Functionality Compatibility page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21420322

Upgrading to Version 7.1
Upgrading to Version 6.3 or 6.4
Upgrading to Version 6.2
Upgrading to Version 6.1

Upgrading from Version 6.3 or 6.4 t o Version 7.1

As part of a migration plan from Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 6.3 or 6.4 to TSM Version 7.1, TSM clients and servers can be upgraded at different times. This configuration is supported as long as the older version is supported.

To help prevent disruption to your backup and archive activities during the migration, follow these guidelines:
  • A TSM 6.3 or 6.4 client can perform backup, restore, archive, retrieve, and query functions to a TSM 7.1 server
  • A TSM 7.1 client can perform backup, restore, archive, retrieve, and query functions to a TSM 6.2 or 6.3.x server
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM 6.4 or 6.3 or earlier client to a supported TSM server, you can restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 7.1 client
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM 7.1 client to a supported TSM server, you cannot restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 6.4 or earlier client.
  • All TSM 7.1 administrative clients can administer TSM 6.2 and 6.3.x servers
  • NAS backups performed on a TSM 7.1 server using the BACKUP NODE server command can only be restored using the RESTORE NODE server command or a TSM 6.3, 6.4, or 7.1 client

Note: the TSM server is shipped at the V6.3.3 level with TSM 6.4



Upgrading from Version 6.1 or Version 6.2 to Version 6.3 or 6.4:

As part of a migration plan from Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 6.1 or 6.2 to TSM Version 6.3 or 6.4, TSM clients and servers can be upgraded at different times. This configuration is supported as long as the older version is supported.

To help prevent disruption to your backup and archive activities during the migration, follow these guidelines:
  • A TSM V6.1 or 6.2 client can perform backup, restore, archive, retrieve, and query functions to a TSM V6.3 server
  • A TSM V6.3 or 6.4 client can perform backup, restore, archive, retrieve, and query functions to a TSM 6.1, 6.2, or 6.3 server
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM V6.3, 6.2, or 6.1 or earlier client to a TSM server, you can restore or retrieve that data using a TSM V6.3 or V6.4 client
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM V6.3 client to a supported TSM server, you cannot restore or retrieve that data using a TSM V6.2 or earlier client.
  • If you backup or archive data from a TSM V6.4 client to a supported TSM server, you cannot restore or retrieve that data using a TSM V6.3 or earlier client.
  • All V6.3 and 6.4 administrative clients can administer TSM 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 servers
  • NAS backups performed on a TSM V6.3 server using the BACKUP NODE server command can only be restored using the RESTORE NODE server command or a TSM V6.3 or 6.4 client

Note: the TSM server is shipped at the V6.3.3 level with TSM 6.4


Upgrading from Version 5.5 or Version 6.1 to Version 6.2 :

Please follow this link for more detailed information you need to know before upgrading your server:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v6r2/topic/com.ibm.itsm.nav.doc/t_upgrading.html

As part of the migration plan from Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 5.5 or 6.1 to TSM Version 6.2:

TSM clients and servers can be upgraded at different times. This configuration is supported as long as the older version is supported. To help prevent disruption to your backup and archive activities during the migration, follow these guidelines:
  • TSM 5.5 and 6.1 clients can perform backup, restore, archive, and retrieve functions to a TSM 6.2 server.
  • A TSM 6.2 client can perform backup, restore, archive, and retrieve functions to TSM 5.5 and 6.1 servers.
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM 6.1 or 5.5 or earlier client to a supported TSM server, you can restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 6.2 client.
  • If you backup or archive data from a TSM 6.2 client to a supported TSM server, you cannot restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 6.1 or earlier client.
  • TSM 5.5 and 6.1 Space Management (UNIX HSM) clients can perform migrate and recall functions to a TSM 6.2 server.
  • A TSM UNIX HSM 6.2 client can perform migrate and recall functions to TSM 5.5 and 6.1 servers.
  • If you migrate data from a TSM 5.5 or 6.1 UNIX HSM client to a supported TSM server, you can recall that data using a TSM 6.2 UNIX HSM client.
  • If you migrate data from a TSM 6.2 UNIX HSM client, you cannot recall that data using a TSM 6.1 or earlier UNIX HSM client.
  • All administrative clients can administer TSM 5.5, 6.1, and 6.2 servers
  • NAS backups performed on a TSM 6.2 server using the BACKUP NODE server command can only be restored using the RESTORE NODE server command or a TSM 6.2 client.




Upgrading from Version 5.5 to Version 6.1 :

Upgrading to the Version 6.1 or higher server is significantly different than previous upgrades. Please follow this link for more detailed information you need to know before upgrading your server:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v6/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.itsm.nav.doc/t_upgrading.html

As part of a migration plan from Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 5.5 to Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 6.1, TSM clients and servers can be upgraded at different times. This configuration is supported as long as the older version is supported.

To help prevent disruption to your backup and archive activities during the migration, follow these guidelines:
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM 5.5 or 5.4 or earlier client to a supported TSM server, you can restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 6.1 client
  • If you back up or archive data from a TSM 6.1 client to a supported TSM server, you cannot restore or retrieve that data using a TSM 5.5 or earlier client.
  • If you migrate data using a TSM 5.4 or 5.5 Space Management (UNIX HSM) client to a supported TSM server, you can recall that data using a TSM 6.1 UNIX HSM client.
  • If you migrate data using a TSM 6.1 UNIX HSM client to a TSM supported server, you cannot recall that data using a TSM 5.5 or earlier client.
  • NAS backups performed on a TSM 6.1 server using the server's BACKUP NODE command can only be restored using the server's RESTORE NODE command or a TSM 6.1 client.
  • A TSM 5.5 client can perform backup, restore, archive, and retrieve functions to a TSM 6.1 server.
  • A TSM 6.1 client can perform backup, restore, archive, and retrieve functions to a TSM 5.5 server.
  • A TSM 5.5 UNIX HSM client can perform migrate and recall functions to a TSM 6.1 server.
  • A TSM 6.1 UNIX HSM client can perform migrate and recall functions to a TSM 5.5 server.
  • All administrative clients can administer TSM Version 5.5 and Version 6.1 servers.
  • For the 6.1 AIX client, there is both a 32-bit package and a 64-bit package. If you have a 64-bit system and you do not use Space Management (HSM), upgrade to the 64-bit backup-archive client from your 32-bit client.

Related information

TSM 5.5 and 6.1 EOS Announcement

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version:

All Supported Versions

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux Red Hat - i/p Series, Linux SuSE - i/p Series, Linux x86, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1053218

Modified date:

2014-01-29

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