IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Advanced Administration, Tuning, and Troubleshooting - TS625G

IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Advanced Administration, Tuning, and Troubleshooting - TS625G


This course is for storage administrators familiar with the daily management of IBM Spectrum Protect/Tivoli Storage Manager.


Complete IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 Implementation and Administration (TS615G) prior to attending this course.


5 days.

Course Objectives

IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, is a data backup and recovery solution designed to help you manage your data retention, reduce the cost of storage, and provide appropriate recovery point objectives to meet any service level agreement. IBM Spectrum Protect offers improved efficiency and flexibility through the use of object-based data management, policy driven retention, and an easy to use interface, the Operations Center.

In this advanced-level course, you will streamline your daily operations by implementing new features, such as inline data deduplication, storage pool directory containers, and node replication. You will use the Operations Center and administrative command line to manage multiple Spectrum Protect servers and nodes. The hands-on exercises are performed on two Windows 2012 R2 virtual machines.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe a multi-server Spectrum Protect storage environment
  • Manage storage pools
  • Configure a multi-server environment
  • Improve data protection and recovery with replication
  • Enable advanced client functions
  • Protect the Spectrum Protect environment
  • Use scripting to automate daily processing
  • Explore monitoring and reporting
  • Optimize the Spectrum Protect server and client
  • Troubleshoot common problems

Course Content

Unit 1 - Managing a multi-server Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 environment
Basic Spectrum Protect concepts
Spectrum Protect Operations Center
Benefits of a multi-server Spectrum Protect environment
The IBM Spectrum Protect storage family

Unit 2 - Storage pool management
Managing storage pool hierarchies
Data movement
Using policy to determine storage destination
Container storage pools
Client-side deduplication
Inline deduplication

Unit 3 - Multi-site management
Overview of multi-site management
Create a server pair
Configure servers for multi-site management

Unit 4 - Replication and disaster recovery
Configure replication
Configuring automatic client failover
Audit and repair damage in a container storage pool
Additional disaster recovery methods

Unit 5 - Client Functions and management
Backup and restore overview
Journal-based backups
Backup group
Image/snapshot backups
Decommission a client node

Unit 6 - Daily maintenance
Daily maintenance
Daily storage pool maintenance tasks; legacy disk to tape
Daily storage pool maintenance tasks; multi-site
Database backups

Unit 7 - Automation and scripting
Spectrum Protect SQL queries
Server scripts
Daily maintenance scripts

Unit 8 - Reporting and monitoring
Reviewing events and messages
Configure Operations Center alerts
Client Management Services
Creating reports in the Operations Center

Unit 9 - Tuning the server and client for optimization
Performance tuning overview
Optimized planning considerations
Tuning options
Server tuning
Optimizing the Spectrum Protect database
Client tuning
Server and client instrumentation

Unit 10 - Troubleshooting and recovery
Problem determination
Database recovery
Storage pool recovery
Trace functions
Reporting an issue
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