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IBM Spectrum Protect Suite V8.1 Information Portal

Product documentation


Abstract

This web page directs you to the appropriate IBM Spectrum Protect™ product documentation to use with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite and IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Front End software.

Content


The following tables provide links for more information about each product within the suite.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (only available in V8.1.4 or later)

Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.


IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail.


IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Note: The most recent documentation is for V7.1.1.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.


IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot
Overview
Product Home Overview of product features with links to related resources.
Documentation
IBM Knowledge Center User information provided in searchable XHTML format. Links to PDFs are also provided.
Support
Requirements Software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
IBM Support Portal A unified, centralized view of all technical support resources for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot.


Archive option for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery)
To better understand the Archive Option licensing tier and take advantage of the potential cost savings that it offers, download the following document:


IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery – Archive Option
Usage and Licensing Best Practices Guide
June 2012


Requirement for tracking front-end licensing
Below is a list of additional operating system requirements when you use the dsmfecc tool for Front End licensing.

AIX (64-bit)
  • AIX V6.1
  • AIX V7.1
  • AIX V7.2

Linux x86 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Windows (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 10


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Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Version 8.1.4

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite is a bundled offering that provides a comprehensive, scalable, unified recovery management solution that covers all aspects of data protection requirements. Pricing and licensing are based on a back-end terabyte metric. The back-end metric determines license requirements based on the terabytes of data that are stored in primary storage pools and repositories.

The following products are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Cloud Object Storage Option provides a lower price for using IBM Cloud Object Storage as a target for your backup and archive data.

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option provides a lower price for long-term data storage on tape or virtual tape libraries.

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - ProtecTIER Option provides a lower price for primary storage capacity on an IBM® ProtecTIER® device.

Documentation

Relevant overview, installation, and user documentation for each of the products that are included in IBM Spectrum Protect Suite is available in the information portal. See IBM Spectrum Protect Suite information portals.

Support

Customer support is available for function that is purchased with the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite program number (PID) only. Therefore, when you contact customer support, you must specify the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite PID 5725-X05 to receive entitled assistance.

Related product support information is available at the following IBM websites:

  • Product information with access to product data sheets and sales resources: IBM Spectrum Protect Suite product site
  • Support flashes, alerts, notifications, and other product-related support information, which can be found by searching for the specific product within IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (for example, searching for "IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases"): IBM Support Portal
  • Download the products that are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite: IBM Passport Advantage® Online
  • Access IBM Spectrum Protect Suite fixes and updates for your system software, hardware, and operating system:
  • Fix Central
  • FTP server

Tip: Available fixes are organized by the individual products and components that compose the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite offering.

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Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End Version 8.1.4

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite – Front End is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End is a bundled offering that provides a comprehensive, scalable, unified recovery management solution that covers all aspects of data protection requirements. Pricing and licensing are based on a front-end terabyte metric. The front-end metric determines license requirements based on the amount of primary data that is reported as being backed up by clients. Clients include applications, virtual machines, and systems.

The following products are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Documentation

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End V8.1 Licensing Guide provides overview information and detailed instructions about how to measure front-end capacity with the Operations Center, the Central Reporting Tool, and measurement scripts.

Download the Licensing Guide, the Central Reporting Tool, and the measurement scripts from the FTP download site.

Relevant overview, installation, and user documentation for each of the products that are included in IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End is available in the information portal. See IBM Spectrum Protect Suite information portals.

Support

Customer support is available for function that is purchased with the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End program number (PID) only. Therefore, when you contact customer support, you must specify the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End PID 5725-X07 to receive entitled assistance.

Related product support information is available at the following IBM® websites:

  • Product information with access to product data sheets and sales resources: IBM Spectrum Protect Suite product site
  • Support flashes, alerts, notifications, and other product-related support information, which can be found by searching for the specific product within IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End (for example, searching for "IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases"): IBM Support Portal
  • Download the products that are available with IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End: IBM Passport Advantage® Online
  • Access IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End fixes and updates for your system software, hardware, and operating system:
  • Fix Central
  • FTP server

Tip: Available fixes are organized by the individual products and components that compose the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End offering.


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Version 8.1.3 release notes




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Versions 8.1.0 to 8.1.2 release notes


Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Software version: 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 7048916

Modified date: 15 December 2017


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