Compatibility Information: Version 6.3 Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
Preventive Service Planning
This document includes information regarding Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments Version 6.3 compatibility with earlier releases.
Note: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 6.3 reached End-Of-Support (EOS) on April 30, 2017. There will be no support extensions for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6.3 products. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to a current product release that has not yet reached end of support. See in TSM Family Products with Support Extension contracts available which releases are supported or which are the recommendations for replacement.
Existing backups created using previous versions of Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments can be restored using TSM for Virtual Environments 6.3.
Note that it is important to ensure that the vSphere version is supported (see Hardware and Software Requirements: Version 6.3 TSM for Virtual Environments).
New backups created with TSM for Virtual Environments 6.3 cannot be restored using previous versions of TSM for Virtual Environments.
TIP: Refer to the Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 6.3: Data Protection for VMware Installation and User's Guide for detailed installation instructions and upgrade considerations before attempting to install or update this product.
The Installation and User's Guide can be access in either HTML or PDF formats at the following location:
A PDF copy of the Installation and User's Guide is also available at this location:
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