IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 Operations

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official IBM Curriculum

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In this instructor-led training course, you will learn to perform the day-to-day functions and tasks that are required for operating and maintaining IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5. These tasks include managing storage pool volumes, preparing removable media, creating reports, monitoring TSM events, and protecting the TSM database, recovery log, and client data. You will learn how to create automated schedules that can be customized to maintain your organizations Tivoli Storage Manager environment. This course is delivered through lectures and lab exercises.

This course is intended for operators who will be responsible for managing the daily operations of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5.

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Overview (3 topics)

  • TSM components
  • TSM Concepts
  • Daily tasks and job roles

Administrative Interfaces (3 topics)

  • TSM administrative client interfaces
  • TSM backup-archive client interfaces
  • Using the interfaces

Storage Pool Operations (2 topics)

  • Types of storage pools and storage pool devices It Storage pool concepts
  • Hierarchy, migration and collocation.

Protecting the Database and Storage Pools (4 topics)

  • Functions of the TSM database
  • Recovery Log
  • Functions of the Storage Pools
  • Database backups

Managing Storage Media (7 topics)

  • Scratch tapes and tape labeling
  • Checkin and checkout
  • Volume access
  • Movement to offsite storage
  • Expiration and reclamation
  • Media errors
  • Moving media offsite using the Disaster Recovery Manager

Scheduling and Monitoring Daily Operations (3 topics)

  • Monitoring Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Using the TSM Operational Reporting tool
  • Scheduling a server operation

Backup-Archive Clients (3 topics)

  • Functions of the TSM backup-archive client
  • Backup and archive
  • Restore, and retrieve


The following list contains the prerequisite knowledge or Tivoli product knowledge an attendee must have prior to taking the course: -Ability to navigate through Windows applications -Working knowledge of an Internet browser -Basic understanding of client-server concepts -For classes taught on an AIX platform, students should have experience using the AIX command line.

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