Client self assist - Technical Support Information for TSM Distributed Administrators
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Latest News and Flashes
Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager Server GSKit Session ID Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2190)
Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager Server GSKit Encrypted Record Length Vulnerability (CVE-2012-219)
Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager Server GSKit Lucky 13 Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0169)
TSM 5.5 and 6.1 EOS April 30, 2014
TSM 6.2 EOS April 30, 2015
Most recent Technotes and FAQs
Deployment recommendations for Tivoli Storage Manager V6 servers
Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center Frequently Asked Questions
APARs fixed in TSM Client 6.4.2 fix pack
Recommended Tivoli Storage Manager Server Post-Database Restore Processing Steps
Featured Documents for Tivoli Storage Manager
Modified Instructions for Complete Restores of Windows Systems with the TSM Client: Bare Metal Restore (BMR), System State Restore, Windows System Object Restore
Tivoli Storage Manager guest support for Virtual Machines and Virtualization
TSM Linux Backup-Archive client "best effort" supported distributions
Database size, database reorganization, and performance considerations for Tivoli Storage Manager V6 and V7 servers
Unable to perform NAS backups to VTL library
Server performance degrades significantly during client backups
Long running select command crashes Tivoli Storage Manager server
ANR1905E Path <path> for DBDIR does not exist or is not empty
DB2 backup to Tivoli Storage Manager uses incorrect management class
Scheduled backup fails with ANS1909E, ANS1512E rc=1 and ANR2579E rc 1
Storage-agent and library-client compatibility with the Tivoli Storage Manager server
Can NDMP backups be configured for tape drive encryption
Considerations when upgrading to Tivoli Storage Manager v7
Latest Downloads and Fixes
- Latest TSM Server and Client Downloads - Fix Packs and Interim Fixes - This page has the server and client download links to the latest fix packs and interim fixes by version.
- Recommendations for TSM Client and Server Fixes - This document answers the frequently asked question, what product version does IBM recommend?
- APAR notification page - Contains a list of some open or recently closed APARs that may impact you.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client 6.4.2 Downloads and READMEs
Education and training
- Support Technical Exchange training events for Tivoli Storage Manager - This is where you can find new or previous technical training events that are available..
- IBM Education Assistant complimentary flash modules for Tivoli Storage Manager - Short technical training modules to help with the administration of your TSM software.
- YouTube videos: This link is for a play list of Tivoli Storage Manager YouTube training videos
To find live and self paced courses on this product, visit IBM authorized training - Worldwide and leverage offerings from our Global Training Providers (Additionally you can click on any icon below).
Problem-solving resources on-line
- Problem-Solving Resources On-line for TSM Administrators - A compiled list of URL's from our technical support team containing documents to aid you in your system administration of TSM.
- Enhanced Customer Data Repository (ECuRep) - A secure data repository with problem determination tools and functions for the problem management records (PMR) life cycle management.
- IBM Support Assistant (or ISA) for TSM Client 6.x & TSM Server 6.x - quickly collect diagnostic files so your problems can be solved faster.
- Collecting Data: Read First for TSM Products - For every problem, collecting data can aid in problem determination and save time resolving Problem Management Records (PMRs).
- Collecting Data for Storage Manager: Server Database Reorganization - If you are experiencing difficulties with server initiated reorganization, follow these instructions.
- Storage Manager Version Information Center - Find information about installing, configuring, maintaining, and using TSM v6.1.
- TSM Server/Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations - The functionality in the lowest version and release is supported in that compatible combination, for as long as the lowest version and release is in regular support.
- Optimizing performance for servers and clients - This publication contains configuration best practices and guidelines and this edition applies to V6.4 and V6.3, and replaces previous editions of the Performance Tuning Guide.
- Support - Pro-active and Security Vulnerability Notification - IBM remains committed to ensuring our customers are successful with the IBM software portfolio. With the increased concern regarding software vulnerability and other significant issues.
- Software product compatibility reports - Reports about compatible software combinations.
- IBM Software Accelerated Value Program - Delivers a pro-active, cost-reducing, and productivity enhancing advisory service.
Tivoli User's Group TSM Library -
Introduction to TSM Operations Center
TSM for Virtual Environments, 6.4
The Storage Manager's Guide to Improving Backup and Recovery Reporting
- Electronic Entry of Software Service Requests (SR) - Streamlined problem submission process to open a problem on-line with IBM Support.
- IBM Assist On-site - Live remote assistance tool to securely view and share control of your desktop to help speed up the problem determination, collection of data, and ultimately help resolve complex issues.
Technical Community Forums and Wikis
- Service Management Connect - Connect, learn, and share with Integrated Service Management (ISM) professionals in Service Management Connect. Get access to developers and technical experts who provide their perspectives and expertise to help you implement ISM solutions.
- Tivoli Storage Manager Wiki - This Wiki provides you with best practices and scenarios for using the product.
- Welcome to the Global C&SI User Community - The Global C&SI User Community is the largest on-line and off-line organization of professionals in the world.
- C&SI RFE Community - You can collaborate with development teams and other product users regarding product requests for enhancements topics.
- RFE Frequently Asked Questions - Provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the RFE process and the RFE community.
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