TSM Symposium 2003 : A New Perspective

Proceedings from the symposium ...

Speaker Agenda Topic Topic Abstract
Christian Bolik TSM HSM explained Christian will explain how HSM works, how it is supported on AIX and GPFS, the DMAP interface and give some tips on best practice. He will discuss possible future enhancements.
Robert Brilmayer
Laura Buckley
Andy Raibeck
SQL Workshop This workshop is a practical approach to learning the TSM SQL interface and addressing specific requests for designing SQL queries. The workshop will present a brief tutorial to SQL, a discussion of the SQL interface including the SELECT syntax, supported clauses, operators, functions and joins. Submit your requests or SELECT problems for your query to be resolved and presented at the workshop. Requests will be accepted at the conference registration table/office until 10:45am on Thursday.
Ian Cameron Bare Machine Recovery (BMR) Strategies This presentation examines the principal strategies that are available to systems administrators for recovering the operating systems of machines that have completely failed - namely reinstallation or backup and recovery. It examines why ITSM in itself is not normally sufficient to protect against this kind of failure and sets out a number of software and procedural solutions that can be employed to assist in the rapid recovery in the event of a single or multiple server failure.
Dave Cannon A Technical Perspective on Future Enhancements This session describes potential product enhancements for management of data in server storage, optimizing recovery of client data, and database management.
Dave Cannon Optimising for Recovery This session describes TSM functions and methods for optimizing recovery of client data. Recovery tradeoffs and scenarios are explained. To provide guidance for exploiting disk storage, a detailed comparison is made between random and sequential disk. The presentation describes the challenge of fragmentation in sequential media such as tape, and discusses methods for achieving optimal restore from such media. The session also discusses special recovery situations and points out potential future product enhancements.
Dave Cannon TSM Explained This session will explain TSM behaviour for selected operations, describe design goals and rationale, point out trade-offs and provide guidance and enlightenment for administrators.
Peter Hough Service Provision using TSM Although we are a commercial service provider many organisations run their IT departments as a "service" to other parts of the organisation and face many of the same issues that SunGard confronts. How well does TSM measure up to the requirements of corporate IT departments running TSM as a service, in particular when the corporation consists of independent divisions/departments?
Kelly Lipp Is it all good? This session will focus on some of the newest TSM features: Journal Engine Subfile Backup, Group Backup, Open File Engine, Multi-Stream to Tape (Simultaneous Copypools) and SAN Backup Techniques. Are they right for you?
Bill Mansfield Backing up Oracle with TSM This presentation will describe an implementation of TSM in a Solaris Oracle environment, focusing on the practicalities and pitfalls of handling multiple Oracle versions (from 7.3.4 to 8.1.7) on the same system. Performance measurements and tuning hints will be presented for both traditional and LANFree topologies, and for TDP and non-TDP backup methods. The presentation will also take a look at the new RMAN features in Oracle 9i (especially automatic channels and retention policies) and how they might affect TSM backup design, and at improvements in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Backup and Recovery Wizard.
Kevin Mercer Going LAN-free ... Royal Bank of Canada will share details of their exciting initiative which is underway and currently rolling into production - a LAN-Free implementation using EDT/Gresham and STK Libraries on WIN2K Exchange 2000 servers, some very large AIX/UDB and SUN/Oracle servers. Performance improvements are being seen with a factor ranging from 2X to 5X on data transfer.
Steven Pemberton Planning and implementing IBM TSM This session describes the processes of planning and implementing ITSM. It covers: Requirements gathering - explaining ITSM function to the business, soliciting backup and archive service level details; Sizing an ITSM server - estimating CPU, memory, disk, tape, and connectivity needs; Developing an ITSM design - Planning policy, management classes, storage pool hierarchy, and schedule planning; Implemetation - documentation, change management, testing, and automation; and Post implementation - operational tasks, auditing, monitoring growth, and upgrade planning.
Peter Pijpelink Performance Tips and Tricks This session will give tips and tricks which you can later use yourself to analyse and help improve performance.
Jarrett Potts Disaster recovery and Business continuance - Have a plan of attack not a panic attack This session will show the difference between Business continuance and Disaster recovery and how both can be achieved by using the different levels of protection. The first half of this session will deal with disaster recovery and business continuance from a hardware and software vendor agnostic way. The second half will show how IBM/Tivoli can address the levels of protection. To wrap up we will cover some resources you have available to you with the IBM Tivoli hardware and software.
Andy Raibeck What's New in TSM 5.2 Client What's new in client 5.2? -- The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager client version 5.2 sports over 30 new features, including group backup, enhanced firewall support, Windows open file support, NDMP file level restore, and support for Windows ASR (Automated System Recovery). This session will cover these and other new features. For selected features, insight as to how they work will also be presented.
Dick Replogle LTO2 and Magstar Tape Update This session will cover three main topics: IBM One TB Tape Technology, LTO Milestones and Roadmap, and Introduction to "New Enterprise Tape Drive" and Roadmap
Freddy Saldana Future Directions - The Balancing Act This session is a preview of function for TSM in 2H2003 and for 2004 function candidates. The speaker's discussion will include topics like space management, Tivoli Warehouse integration, operational reporting, bare-metal restore strategy, performance enhancements and others.
Freddy Saldana TSM 5.2 Update This session will be an overview of the latest release of Tivoli Storage Manager, version 5.2. Hear about Linux on zSeries, LAN-free for z/OS, bare-metal restore, HSM for GPFS, NDMP NAS backup, LAN-free enhancements, client GUI updates, and other improvements.
Gerhard Schneider Back to the Future Recent developments show that tapes still have a chance against hard disks as backup media, as long as they stay highly competitive w.r.t price. A few charts - including the cost of the infrastructure - will be given. In addition TSM is more and more facing the challenge of providing a solid basis for long term archival issues. This does not only concern short lived company data (30 years only) but - as libraries are going digital - addresses the question of preserving our cultural heritage. An example from recent research work in Freiburg, concerning functional long term archives, will highlight this issue.
Steve Strutt Considerations for using TSM in a SAN
This presentation is based on practical experience of implementing TSM in a SAN environment at several customers and covers many of the aspects and considerations around implementing LAN-Free backup with TSM 5.1 and 5.2. It starts by looking at the observed performance characteristics, TSM required code levels, the SAN hardware environment that must be in place, SAN hardware configuration, LAN-Free operational usage and finally testing and diagnosing problems. A key focus is the SAN hardware environment and the challenges that using tape devices in a SAN can cause. Subjects in this area looked at include: HBA setup considerations, HBA sharing for disk and tape devices, device addressing issues in SANs and how techniques such as the enhancements in TSM 5.2 and Persistent Naming can minimise these, TSM server fail-over in a SAN, the issues around device failover in SANs and how these are being addressed by TSM.
Frank Tsao How to achieve zero defect of backup in SCE This session will consider questions a manager might ask including: Do you complete all the backups on schedule? Do you backup a lot of useless data? Does the TSM server have enough tapes? Have TSM servers been overloaded? How much effort do you need to spend to get the above information? (... and will supply some of the answers.)
Sheelagh Treweek
and Pete Jones
A New Perspective (part 1) and A New Perspective (part 2) Oxford University has had 7 long years of experience of TSM, and providing backup, archive and HSM services to thousands of clients throughout the university. This year, with an injection of capital, an extensive update to the hardware infrastructure has been carried out with the objective of creating a more scalable architecture for the medium-long term future. We will describe the model we have implemented, giving an indication as to how we gained our new perspective.
Bill West DATWeb - Web based Admin Tool for backups and archive The Leibniz Computing Centre in Munich, Germany, provides TSM backup and archive services for 250 separate organizations and institutions of the Munich universities. DATWeb is a WEB-oriented administrative tool for the local and central TSM administrators designed for the special needs of LRZ. For example, DATWeb allows daily inspection of the backup and archive usage from administrators without knowledge of the client-server topology nor the details of the TSM query language. Monthly automatically generated status reports are distributed electronically to assist administrators in assessing their current backup and archiving storage needs.
Lothar Wollschläger TSM 5.2 Experiences In July 2003 the research centre Juelich will install the first step of the new Supercomputer. This step consists of 6 P690 Systems and 10 TB of Disk Space with FAStT RAID Systems, in December the final System will be installed, consisting of 37 P690 and 50 TB of Disk Space. The disk space will be available to the user via GPFS. Because we use TSM for over 10 years in the research centre, TSM will be the key component for managing this data. We will use TSM for protecting the data, manage the space of the filesystems and let the user archive his data. Therefore we started with a TSM 5.2 Beta Test in May, especially to investigate the new HSM component in conjunction with GPFS. Experiences off this beta test will be presented and also the first experiences with TSM 5.2 in Production on the new Supercomputer. I will also present our concepts for archiving, backup and restoring and how well it performs.

 

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