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Chris Dedham

Business Continuity Specialist and Senior Storage


Solutions Architect
Mainline Information Systems


Overview of Mainlines
Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
Assessment

Understand current TSM capabilities
Uncover operational issues
Forecast future TSM infrastructure costs
Establish an operational baseline for TSM and give it a
scoring
Ensure recovery objectives are being met for operational
and disaster recovery
Determine if a hardware refresh is necessary

TSM Assessment Benefits:

Demonstrate how new technologies may help your TSM
environment:
Virtual Tape Libraries
Hardware Data De-duplication
New TSM 6.1 Operation Enhancements:
Database upgrade to DB2
Software based Data De-duplication
Enhanced operational reporting
TSM Assessment Benefits (continued):

Develop a strategy for upgrading to TSM v6
Downtime required for upgrading from TSM v5
Alternatives to not having upgrade downtime
Moving or sharing data between TSM v5 and v6
environments
TSM client and TDP migration
TSM Assessment Benefits (continued):

Conduct an onsite interview to understand the following:
Pain points
Future growth expectations
Skills
DR preparedness
Review SLAs
Future requirements like compliance and archiving
And more

TSM Assessment Process:

Run a non-intrusive query of the TSM database that is
analyzed by a special tool from Mainline. The tool will
generate reports for the following:
Check data throughputs
Plot administrative schedules
Plot backup schedules
Review configuration
Review capacities
And more


TSM Assessment Process (continued):
Disk Pool
Capacity =
.5TB
Daily I/O Summary
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INCR_DBBACKUP
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STGPOOL BACKUP
OFFSITE RECLAMATION
RECLAMATION
MIGRATION
NAS Backup to TSM Storage
ARCHIVE
BACKUP
TSM Server Daily I/O Throughput EXAMPLE
I/O Summary
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ARCHIVE
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Disk Pool Migrations During
Backups. Admin processing
overlap of Storage Pool
Backups
TSM Server Hourly I/O Throughput - EXAMPLE
Node Name 1+ TB
ORA5IXB 39889.1
CD0012 23998.6
HR9930 14944.4
ORA3201 12610.3
EXCH344 11391.3
MSQL0SP 10961.7
CKP9332 9823.5
PRL88901 8829.4
SQL9R2 7802.5
CDS9003 6251.8
PRL97789 5861.0
R2TY663 1877.2
IMAG63378 1671.7
PL1TY88 1628.8
RDS990A 1469.4
RDAC776A 1405.4
DL776A6 1203.1
CD7789 1177.3
TSM Nodes with 1TB + Occupancy - EXAMPLE
Average Drive Write Rates
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DR_110 DR_101 DR_102 DR_111 DR_112 DR_106 DR_107 DR_108 DR_109
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Minimum
Speed of
LTO 3 and
4 Tape
Drives
TSM Storage Pool Migration (Writes) - EXAMPLE
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