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In this advanced-level course, you will streamline your daily operations by implementing new features, such as inline data deduplication, storage pool directory containers & node replication. You will use the Operations Center & administrative command...


 
Course Outline

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.

Skills Gained

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
Who Can Benefit

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

Prerequisites

Complete IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.1 Implementation and Administration (TS614G) or IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.4 Implementation and Administration (TS615G) prior to attending this course.

Course Details
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
  • Macros
  • 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
  • Where to find more information

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Complete IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.1 Implementation and Administration (TS614G) or IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1.4 Implementation and Administration (TS615G) prior to attending this course.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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