Storage-agent and library-client compatibility with the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server

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What are the levels of storage agents and library clients that are compatible with V5.5, V6.1, V6.2, V6.3 and V7.1 IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager servers that are configured as library managers?

Answer

For lists of storage agents and library clients that are compatible with Tivoli Storage Manager servers that are configured as library managers, see the following table.

This document will be updated as new versions and releases are available.

STORAGE-AGENT AND LIBRARY-CLIENT COMPATIBILITY
WITH TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER SERVERS
CONFIGURED AS LIBRARY MANAGERS
Tivoli Storage Manager Server
(Library Manager) Version
Tivoli Storage Manager
Library Client and Storage Agent Versions
7.1
7.1, 6.3, and 6.2
6.3
6.3, 6.2, 6.1, and 5.5 *
6.2
6.2, 6.1, and 5.5
6.1
6.1 and 5.5
5.5
5.5
    NOTES:
    1. For any given version of the Tivoli Storage Manager server (library manager), the library client and storage agent must be at an equal or earlier modification level. For example, in V.R.M.F, M is the modification level.
    2. The server and storage agent code level for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V6.4 release is V6.3.3. The V6.3 information in this table applies to V6.4.
    * = Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 Storage Agent and Library Client will be supported with Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3.x servers during the upgrade of Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 servers to Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3.x, through the end of support (EOS) of Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 and 6.1 on April 30, 2014. Please note:
      - There will be no further extension of this support
      - The Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3.x server is the highest-level server that will be supported with 5.5 Storage Agents and Library Clients
      - All Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 Storage Agents and Library Clients must be upgraded prior to Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 EOS on April 30, 2014
  • A problem might occur between a Tivoli Storage Manager server and a library client or storage agent that is not at the latest modification level for that version and release of the server. To receive a fix for a problem, you might have to upgrade the storage agent or library client to the server's modification level.
  • New function that is available in a specific version, release, and modification level of the server is not supported with earlier version, release, and modification levels of the storage agent.
  • Only V6.2 or later storage agents can use LAN-free data movement to access storage pools that contain data that was deduplicated by clients. V6.1 storage agents or earlier cannot use LAN-free data movement to access these storage pools. Using a V6.1 storage agent or earlier to access a storage pool that contains client side deduplicated data causes restore operations and retrieve operations to go over the LAN.

Product Alias/Synonym

ADSM
TSM
Tivoli Storage Manager

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
StgAgent

Software version:

5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1302789

Modified date:

2012-03-29

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