Documentation updates for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 6.4

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This document contains updates for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Data Protection for VMware 6.4 Installation and User's Guide

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Logical error in procedure

Information Center:
Advanced configuration tasks -> Configuring the Data Protection for VMware command-line interface
Install. and User's Guide: > "Configuring the Data Protection for VMware command-line interface"
Page 171

The following Linux statement in Step 4 (the first bullet) is incorrect:

    If the daemon is running, proceed to Step 4.

The correct statement is shown below:
    If the daemon is running, proceed to Step 5.


Multiple Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-ins can be registered on a single vCenter Server

Information Center: Installing, upgrading, and uninstalling Data Protection for VMware > Preparing for installation
Install. and User's Guide: Page 59

The following statement belongs at the end of the bulleted list:
    You can register multiple Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-ins to a single vCenter Server.
    This scenario reduces the number of data centers (and their VM guest backups) that are managed by a
    single Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in. Each plug-in can then manage a subset of the total
    number of data centers that are defined on the vCenter Server. For each plug-in that is registered to the
    vCenter Server, one Data Protection for VMware package must be installed on a separate host.

    To update the managed data centers, go to Configuration->Edit Configuration. In the Plug-in Domain
    page, reduce the list of data centers managed by the plug-in. Managing a subset of all available data
    centers reduces the query and processing time required by the plug-in to complete operations.


Instant restore on Windows requires MBR-based disk source volume

Information Center: Planning for mount, file-level restore, and instant restore of volumes > Planning overview for instant restore operations
Install. and User's Guide: Page 49-50

The following statement is unclear:
    Instant restore is available only from Data Protection for VMware snapshots of
    disks of the MBR type. The volume format of volumes on those disks must be
    NTFS, FAT, or FAT32.

The statement should read as follows:
    Instant restore is available only from Data Protection for VMware snapshots on
    a source volume that is an MBR-based disk. The volume format of source volumes
    on those disks must be NTFS, FAT, or FAT32.

The following statement is unclear:
    You can use instant restore to restore a simple volume that is on a dynamic disk.
    The destination volume can be a dynamic disk; however, the source volume cannot
    be a dynamic disk.

The statement should read as follows:
    You can use instant restore to restore into a simple volume that is on a dynamic disk.
    However, the source volume must be an MBR-based disk. The source volume cannot
    be a dynamic disk.

Update regarding minimum browser support for Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in on Windows

Information Center: Installing Data Protection for VMware > Supported operating systems > Supported
operating systems for Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in
Install. and User's Guide: Page 56-57

The following statement belongs at the end of the section:

The Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in on Windows requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or 9 to be installed on the system where the plug-in will be launched.


Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in message GVM1161I missing from documentation

Information Center: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments > Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in messages
Install. and User's Guide: Page 127

The following information message is missing from the documentation:
    GVM1161I

    Command successfully submitted to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. Detail: Server Messages

Although identified as an information message, it can return an error message, depending on the message returned by the Tivoli Storage Manager server. For example:
    GVM1161I

    Command successfully submitted to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. Detail: ANR2603E UPDATE SCHEDULE: Options String exceeds 512 character.


Minimum permission required to backup and restore self-contained application data

Information Center: Planning for VM backups > Self-contained application protection
Install. and User's Guide: Page 31-32

The following statements belong in this section:

For permission required to backup and restore application data for Microsoft Exchange Server, see the following IBM website: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21647986

For permission required to backup and restore application data for Microsoft SQL Server, see the following
IBM website: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21647995



Restore VM to original location when powered off requires vmdk parameter

Information Center: Restoring VMware virtual machine data > Restoring VMs with the Data Protection for VMware vCenter plug-in > Restoring a single VM from Tivoli Storage Manager
Install. and User's Guide: Page 109

The "Restore to original location" description in Step 6 contains the following text:
    Important: If the original VM still exists, you cannot restore a VM to the original location. You must first remove the existing VM before doing the restore operation. If the VM does not exist or if the original VM is off, then you can restore a VM to its original location.

This text is incorrect. The correct text is provided below:
    Important:
    • If you are doing a Full VM restore, you can restore a VM to its original location if the VM does not exist.
    • If you are doing a Full VM restore and the original VM still exists, you must either remove the existing VM before doing the restore operation or specify a new VM name during the restore operation.
    • You can restore an individual VMDK to its original location by using the vmdk parameter with the backup-archive client command-line interface. In this scenario, if the original VM still exists, it must be powered off, and only the VMDK (<disk_label>) is restored to its original location. The VM configuration is not restored. For example: dsmc restore vm <vmname>:vmdk=<disk_label>


Updates for Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments V6.4.2

When a user does not have sufficient permissions for any datacenter, access to the Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware GUI is blocked. The Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware GUI issues error message GVM2013E to advise that the user is not authorized to access any managed datacenters due to insufficient permissions:

    GVM2013E The user User_Name is not authorized to any managed datacenters. Contact your system administrator.

Other new messages are also available that inform users of issues that result from insufficient permissions.

To resolve permissions issues, system administrators can assign the required permissions to VMware users as documented in the following web page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21497028

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

Software version:

6.4

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

7035986

Modified date:

2014-05-21

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