Release notes for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End Version 7.1.8

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End V7.1.8 is available. Overview, documentation, and support information is provided.

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 Tivoli Storage Manager branding transition to IBM Spectrum Protect.

Description

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End V7.1.8 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 V7.1.8:
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition V7.1.8
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases V7.1.6
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning V7.1.3
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail V7.1.6
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management V7.1.8
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN V7.1.8
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments V7.1.8
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot V4.1.6

Documentation

The IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End 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 latest V7 Licensing Guide, the Central Reporting Tool, and the measurement scripts from the FTP download site.

Overview, installation, and user documentation for each of the products that are included in IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End V7.1.8 is available in the 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:
    Tip: Available fixes are organized by the individual products and components that compose the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End offering.