TSM Client Functional Compatibility Table

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Question

Which IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) servers support and are compatible with the major new functionality in the TSM 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 7.1 clients?

Answer

TSM 7.1 Client Functionality
Supported with 7.1 server?
Supported with 6.3* server?
Supported with 6.2 server?
Automatic redirect recovery operations from a replication server
Yes, with 7.1 and higher server
No
No
HTTPS protocol support for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Resiliency enhancements for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Linux client support for Btrfs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows client support for Automated System Recovery (ASR) for UEFI/EFI hardware
Yes
Yes
Yes
* TSM 6.4 shipped with 6.4 clients and the 6.3.3+ server


TSM 6.4 Client Functionality
Supported with 6.3* server?
Supported with 6.2 server?
Supported with 6.1 server?
Complex password support via LDAP
Yes, with 6.3.3* and higher server
No
No
NetApp SnapMirror and vFiler support for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backups
Yes
Yes
Yes
* TSM 6.4 shipped with 6.4 clients and the 6.3.3+ server


TSM 6.3 Client Functionality
Supported with 6.3 server?
Supported with 6.2 server?
Supported with 6.1 server?
UNIX and Linux client auto deployment
Yes
Yes (6.2.3+ server level)
No
Linux client Journal Based Backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows client configuration wizard for Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) resources
Yes
Yes
Yes
Client performance monitor
Yes (Admin Center)
No
No
Linux client upgrade install
Yes
Yes
Yes

TSM 6.2 Client Functionality
Supported with 6.2 server?
Supported with 6.1 server?
Supported with 5.5 server?
Client (source-side data) Deduplication
Yes
No
No
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Yes, third party or self-signed
Yes, self-signed only
Yes, self-signed only
Windows client auto deployment
Yes
No
No
Windows system state backup of only changed system/boot files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Backup/Archive Client Support for GPFS 3.3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Higher Limits on TXNBYTELIMIT and MOVESIZETHRESH parameters
Yes
TXNB only
TXNB only
Microsoft Hyper-V full Guest Backup Using Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto-discovery of New VMware Guests
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows client VMware vStorage for Data Protection API integration for File level backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows client VMware vStorage for Data Protection API integration for Full VM backup
(beginning with 6.2.2 client)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unicode support for NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backups, with
Data OnTAP 7.3.3 support
(beginning with 6.2.2 client)
Yes
Yes
Yes
NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental backup support on Linux x86/x86_64 (except on SLES 11)
(beginning with the 6.2.2 client)
Yes
Yes
Yes
TSM for ERP: Improve TSM Handling of Very Large Objects
Yes
Yes
Yes

TSM 6.1 Client Functionality
Supported with 6.2 server?
Supported with 6.1 server?
Supported with 5.5 server?
Windows client VMware VCB for Full VM backup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Snapshot difference processing (Snapdiff option)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows client restore of Active Directory individual objects
Yes
Yes
Yes

Related information

TSM Client/Server Compatibility page
TSM Supported Operating Systems
TSM Client VMware On-host and Off-host Backup Reqs

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version:

6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Macintosh, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1420322

Modified date:

2014-03-18

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