General description of TSMManager
The purpose of TSMManager is to monitor
and control TSM servers.
It consists of :
- A central collector part that is in charge of all communication with up to 30 TSM servers.
- A viewer part that can be installed on multiple PC's and supplies the user interface.
- A builtin webserver that allows easy access to pulling lists for the vaulting function.
TSMManager has several functions :
Web access function
The vaulting function of TSMManager is a complete replacement for Tivoli's DRM feature.
It will handle everything necessary with regard to moving tapes out of libraries, producing pull-lists for operators, returning volumes and checking them in to libraries. Everything runs scheduled and without manual intervention. (Except for the physical movement of volumes, of course)
It will handle :
- Copypool volumes
- Primary pool volumes
- Database backups, both full/incr and snapshot
It will also generate a recovery plan with all needed support files and let you store it in a safe place in case your TSM server dies and needs to be rebuilt.
If you think about replacing your monthly archives with backupsets, then it is very easy with this function. It will control retention, scheduling and use parallel streams to generate backupsets from the nodes you choose.
- Send a daily e-mail notification informing you of exception conditions in your TSM server.
- Show a visual indication of the servers availability, updated every 2 minutes.
- Send you an e-mail immediately if error messages occur.
- Send e-mail alerts to specific users if the node(s) they are responsible for fails their backups.
The collector collects 2 types of data :
A 14 day history with measurements taken every 15 minutes that shows :
- Diskpool usage
- Number of running sessions
- Log usage
A 2 year history with measurements taken every 24 hours that shows :
- Database usage
- Total data amount stored
- Total data amount stored per tapepool
- Total data amount stored per node
- Schedule success rates
- Occupancy for each node
- Data amount backed up daily per node
- Number of files backed up daily per node
- Elapse time for daily backup per node
- Network transfer rate per node during backupTotal number of volumes used
- Number of volumes used per tapepool
- Daily total data amount backed up
- Daily total data amount archived
- Daily total data amount restored
- and much more...
A summary of the 2 year history across all servers
With these functions you can see the trends of all your servers in a single view
You can optionally make
TSMManager keep an eye on certain
conditions and alert you if one is
- If there are outstanding
requests that needs to be answered
If the number of scratch volumes in
a library falls below a certain
- The viewer directly supports more than
300 TSM commands, most built by easily used windows with online help for all necessary parameters.
- An administrative client type of interface
- Console mode operation, showing you what happens right now.
- Show outstanding requests
- An editor for client option sets
- An editor for server scripts
- Checkin/checkout control
- Labeling control
- Auditing control
- A graphical overview of the timing aspects of your client and administrative schedules.
- A graphical overview over your drive usage.
- How much data was transferred during the last 24 hours.
- How much space is taken up by each node.
- A summary of all data involving a certain node.
- On which volumes a node has its data.
- Status of all volumes
- Warning window with all abnormal conditions
- Graphic overview of the configuration of your TSM servers
- and lots of other views.
- Many different reports can be
generated showing all collected data either as text, graphs or both
- Reports can be printed or saved
as pdf, rtf, xls and csv files, or
sent as e-mail
- A builtin scheduler can
automatically generate reports
weekly or monthly as you decide
There are 2 types of web access :
1. Access for TSM administrators that need a quick status display or access to the vaulting functions from a web browser.
2. Access for users that need the backup status for their servers, but who are not allowed to access the TSM server itself.