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TSM V6.1


Yesterday, IBM gave a technical overview of the upcoming 6.1 release of Tivoli Storage Manager (or TSM for short), which should be available for download starting from March 27th. This long awaited release will contain some interesting features like :

  • Database being a separate DB2 instance
  • Data deduplication as a separate, out-of-band housekeeping process, and off-course only for FILE devclasses. Good news is that Active Data Pools are also supported.
  • Real-time monitoring and reporting built-in, based on ITM and TCR
  • NetApp Snap support
  • VMWare VCB support
  • Active Directory support

There is also less good news : the installer seems to be replaced with the same ISC installation procedure (which makes it probably impossible to install on non-supported platforms)