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IBM Spectrum Protect server and Operations Center compatibility

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Question

Which versions of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect™) can be used on hub and spoke servers that are monitored by the Operations Center?

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.

Answer

Operations Center IBM Spectrum Protect
on the hub server
IBM Spectrum Protect
on spoke servers
V8.1.1 V8.1.1 V6.3.4 or later*
V8.1.0 V8.1.0
V7.1.7 V7.1.7
V7.1.6 V7.1.6
V7.1.5 V7.1.5
V7.1.4 V7.1.4
V7.1.3 V7.1.3
V7.1.1 V7.1.1
V7.1.0 V7.1.0
V6.4.2 V6.3.4, V6.3.5, or V6.3.6
V6.4.1 V6.3.4, V6.3.5, or V6.3.6

* Note:


If a spoke server is running an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect than the hub server, some Operations Center functions might be unavailable, or limited, for the spoke. The earlier the version that is running on the spoke, the fewer functions are available for the spoke.

Some V8.1.0 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot use the Convert Storage Pool wizard to move data from primary storage pools that use a tape device class to directory-container storage pools or cloud-container storage pools.

Some V7.1.7 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot add container-copy storage pools to a directory-container storage pool. This restriction prevents you from protecting the data in directory-container storage pools to tape.
  • You cannot add local directories to a cloud-container storage pool. This restriction prevents you from optimizing data transfer to the cloud-container pool by initially storing data in local directories.

Some V7.1.6 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • Replication processing cannot use Aspera Fast Adaptive Secure Protocol (FASP) technology for data transfer.
  • You cannot use the Convert Storage Pool wizard to move data from a primary storage pool to a directory-container storage pool.
  • You cannot view some details for tape devices.

Some V7.1.5 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot enable inline compression for container storage pools.
  • You cannot configure cloud-container storage pools to use the Cleversafe object storage system to back up data.
Some V7.1.4 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot view some details for NAS file servers that are registered as clients.

Some V7.1.3 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot configure the server as the source or target for replication.
  • You cannot configure any of the container-based storage pools.
  • You cannot decommission a client node that is registered to the server.

Some V7.1.1 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • You cannot view client schedule information, add a new schedule, or associate clients with an existing schedule.
  • You cannot view administrative tasks on the Maintenance page.

Some V7.1.0 Operations Center features are not available for spoke servers that have an earlier version of IBM Spectrum Protect installed:
  • Some replication information is not reported for clients.
  • You cannot customize the at-risk configuration for individual clients.
  • The "Capacity Used Over 2 Weeks" chart displays only 3 days of information.
  • You cannot access the Completed Tasks page.

Related information

Software & hardware requirements for Operations Center
System requirements calculator for Operations Center
Administration Center server compatibility

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect
Server

Software version: 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1640917

Modified date: 11 March 2016


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