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Storage Architecture Support for IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager

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Abstract

This tech note defines storage architecture support for the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager and IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot. products as it relates to platform and restore functionality.

Content

The following tables depict storage architecture support for the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager products as it relates to platform and restore functionality as of RDAP 1.8.0

Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli®Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634

The tables represent a summary of this support. Detailed requirements for using any of these storage architectures can be found in the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot Hardware & Software requirements tech notes which are accessible from the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot " All Requirements " document. Any restrictions or limitations are documented in the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot Known Issues and Limitations tech notes:


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IBM DS3000, IBM DS4000, IBM DS5000 Series information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM DS3000, IBM DS4000, IBM DS5000 Series Space Efficient Yes, for Fast Restore only No


IBM DS8000 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM DS8000 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes, at most one incremental target set
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) No No
NOCOPY No Yes, though backup with the NOCOPY relationship is allowed, it can not be used for restore. Instead, only remote mount of the FlashCopy is allowed.


IBM FlashSystem™ V840 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM FlashSystem™ V840 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported


IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 and V9100 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 and V9100 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported

Note- NVMe configurations are not supported


IBM Flex System™ v7000 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM Flex System™ v7000 version 7.1.x - 7.2.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM Flex System™ v7000 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported


IBM Storwize® v3700 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)

IBM Storwize® v3700 Version 7.1.x - 7.8.x

FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM Storwize® v3700

(Lenovo rebranded v3700 also supported)
FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported


IBM Storwize® v5000

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)

IBM Storwize® v5000 Version 7.2.x - 7.8.x

8.1.0.x - 8.1.3.x

and 8.2.0.x - 8.2.1.x

FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM Storwize® v5000 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported

Note- NVMe configurations are not supported


IBM Storwize® v7000 information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)

IBM Storwize® v7000 version 7.1.x - 7.8.x

8.1.0.x - 8.1.3.x

and 8.2.0.x - 8.2.1.x

FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM Storwize® v7000 version 6.4 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
*** See Note 1
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
*** See Note 1
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
*** See Note 1
IBM Storwize® v7000 FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported

Note- NVMe configurations are not supported


IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Version 1.4.x - 1.5.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified v1.3 Disk System (block level support only) FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
*** See Note 1
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
*** See Note 1
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
*** See Note 1

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported


IBM SVC information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)

IBM SVC 7.1.x - 7.8.x

IBM SVC 8.1.0.x - 8.1.3.x

and 8.2.0.x - 8.2.1.x

FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM SVC 6.3.x - 6.4.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
*** See Note 1
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
*** See Note 1
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
*** See Note 1
IBM SVC 6.1.x - 6.2.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM SVC 5.1.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes
Space Efficient FlashCopy ( SEFC ) Yes Yes
IBM SVC 4.3.x FULL FlashCopy Yes Yes
INCR FlashCopy Yes, at most one incremental target set Yes, at most one incremental target set per LVM mirror

Note- HyperSwap configurations are not supported

Note- NVMe configurations are not supported


IBM XIV information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
XIV Space Efficient Yes Yes


IBM FlashSystem™ A9000 and A9000R information

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
IBM FlashSystem™ A9000 and A9000R Space Efficient Yes Yes

Note- HyperSwap confgurations are supported with SPS Unix and Linux. See 'IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot support for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R HyperSwap' for details:  https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10725467


Additional Device Support via the Rocket Device Adapter Pack for IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager

Storage Architecture Windows
(Instant Restore & Fast Restore)
AIX, Linux, Unix & VMware
(Snapshot Restore)
EMC VMAX and DMX Storage Devices as Supported by Solutions Enabler 7.5, 8.0 and 8.1

***See Note 2
TimeFinder Snap N/A Yes

***See Note 2
TimeFinder Snap VP N/A Yes

***See Note 2
TimeFinder Clone FULL Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
TimeFinder Clone INCR Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
TimeFinder Clone NOCOPY N/A Yes

***See Note 2
SRDF Remote Snapshot N/A Yes

***See Note 2
EMC VNX Storage Devices as Supported by NaviSecCLI 7.33 VNX Snapshot N/A Yes

***See Note 2
SnapView N/A Yes

***See Note 2
SnapView Clone FULL Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
SnapView Clone INCR Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
EMC XtremIO storage devices
  • XtremIO v4.0 or later
  • XtremIO REST API V2.0
  • When used with VPLEX-VPLEX V5.3 or later

  • Note: See Rocket Adapter Pack documentation for configuration requirements
XtremIO Virtual Copies N/A Yes

***See Note 2
XtremIO Virtual Copies N/A Yes

***See Note 2
XtremIO Virtual Copies N/A Yes

***See Note 2
XtremIO Virtual Copies N/A Yes

***See Note 2
  • HDS VSP, USP, HUS and HUS VM devices as Supported by HDS CCI 1-30-03 or later
  • If HDS Device Manager is used Device Manager v7.6 and v8.0 are supported.
  • Note:
    HDS support requires Rocket adapter pack version 1.8.0
Thin Image N/A Yes

***See Note 2
ShadowImage FULL Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
ShadowImage INCR Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
NetApp Storage Systems as supported by NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1, 8.x or later 9.x
  • Note: only NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8 and 9 is supported
Snapshot N/A Yes

***See Note 2
NetApp SnapMirror Remote Snapshot N/A Yes

***See Note 2
HP 3PAR Storage Devices as Supported by HP 3PAR Remote CLI version 3.2

***See Note 2
Physical Copy
Full Copy
N/A Yes

***See Note 2
Physical Copy
Incremental Copy
N/A Yes

***See Note 2
Virtual Copy N/A Yes

***See Note 2
Virtual Copy over Remote Copy Groups N/A Yes

***See Note 2
Huawei OceanStor V3, V5 and OceanStor Dorado V3 series Devices as Supported by OceanStor REST API V1.0. LUN (in SAN mode) and File System (in NAS mode) Snapshots, LUN Clones N/A Yes

***See Note 2


Notes:

1. With FlashCopy Manager v3.1.0.0 on AIX, Unix, and Linux, dynamic assignment of snapshots to target hosts does not work with SVC 6.3, SVC 6.4, IBM Storwize v7000 version 6.4 and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk Subsystems v1.3

Workaround: Preassign the target volumes instead of allowing FlashCopy Manager to dynamically assign the snapshots to the target hosts. Set the FlashCopy Manager profile parameter BACKUP_HOST_NAME to PREASSIGNED_VOLUMES.


  • Fix: This limitation is resolved at the FlashCopy Manager v3.1.0.1 interim fix level.


2. The Rocket Device Adapter Pack for IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager is a 3rd party product available for resale by IBM.

Information regarding the specific devices supported by Solutions Enabler 7.5, 8.0, and 8.1 is available via the following website: https://elabnavigator.emc.com/

Information regarding the specific devices supported by NaviSecCLI 7.33 is available via the following website: https://elabnavigator.emc.com/

Information regarding the specific HDS Device Manager 7.6 devices supported is available via the following website: https://partner.hds.com

Information regarding the specific HP 3PAR Remote CLI version 3.2 devices supported is available via the following website: http://www.hp.com/storage/spock

Information regarding the specific Huaewei OceanStor RESTful API version 1.0 devices supported is available via the following website:
http://support-open.huawei.com/ready/pages/user/compatibility/support-matrix.jsf


For additional details regarding the devices and operating systems supported by Rocket Device Adapter Pack for IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, please refer to:
http://www.rocketsoftware.com/products/device-adapters-for-ibm-tivoli-flashcopy-manager/technical-information

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Component: --

Software version: 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.6, 8.1.0, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.1.8

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1455924

Modified date: 27 June 2019