Certification Study Guide: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.1

Book description

This IBM Redbooks publication is a study guide for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data Version 3.1, and it is targeted for professionals who want to get an IBM Certification in this specific product.

This Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data Version 3.1 product.

This book provides a combination of theory and practical experiences necessary for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that will be encountered in the exam.

This book does not replace practical experience, nor is it designed to be a stand-alone guide for any subject. Instead, it is an effective tool that, when combined with education activities and experience, can be a useful preparation guide for the exam.

Table of contents

  1. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  2. Preface
    1. The team that wrote this IBM Redbook
    2. Become a published author
    3. Comments welcome
  3. Chapter 1: Professional Certification Program overview
    1. IBM Professional Certification Program
      1. Benefits of certification
      2. Tivoli Software Professional Certification
    2. IBM Certified Deployment Professional: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data V3.1
      1. Job role description / Target audience
      2. Key areas of competency
      3. Prerequisites
      4. Test components and characteristics
    3. Test 900: Objectives
      1. Section 1: Planning
      2. Section 2: Installation
      3. Section 3: Configuration
      4. Section 4: Customization and administration
      5. Section 5: Product demonstration
      6. Section 6: Troubleshooting
    4. Recommended resources for study
      1. Courses
      2. Publications
      3. Other information
  4. Chapter 2: Overview of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data
    1. Introduction to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data
    2. Product features
      1. Policy-based management
      2. Automatic file system extension
      3. Tivoli Storage Manager integration
      4. Subsystem reporting
      5. NAS support
      6. Advanced provisioning
      7. Comprehensive reporting
      8. Monitoring and alerts
      9. Database support
      10. Chargeback support
    3. Architecture
      1. Data flow
      2. Schema of interactions
      3. Data Manager - server
      4. User interface
      5. Agents
      6. Agent Manager
      7. Integration points with TEC and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
      8. Tivoli Common Agent Services
      9. Role-based Administration
    4. Supported environments for Version 3 Release 1
  5. Chapter 3: Planning
    1. What you should know about the planning section of the test objectives
    2. Summary of changes for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data Version 3.1
      1. Technical changes for Version 3 Release 1
      2. Functions no longer provided in TPC V3.1
    3. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data V3.1 system requirements and supported systems
      1. Hardware prerequisites
      2. Disk space requirements
      3. Software prerequisites
      4. Novell NetWare considerations
      5. NAS environment considerations
      6. Databases supported
      7. Data Manager database repository
      8. Agent Manager database repository
      9. SMS or DMS tablespace type
      10. Database Migration Utility
      11. Data agent monitored databases
    4. Pre-installation steps for Windows
      1. Installable components
      2. Order of component installation
      3. Server recommendations
      4. Installation port requirements
      5. Supported file systems
      6. Supported network file systems
      7. Support for NAS/NetWare
      8. Disk and volume group support
      9. Storage subsystem support
      10. Tape library support
      11. User IDs and security
      12. Certificates and key files
      13. Services and service accounts
      14. Starting and stopping the managers
    5. Analyzing and defining environment requirements
      1. Agent installation methodology
      2. Local installation of the agent
      3. Remote installation of the agent
      4. Interoperability namespace summary table
    6. Customer support
  6. Chapter 4: Installation
    1. What you should know about the installation section of exam objectives
    2. Installing TotalStorage Productivity Center
      1. Installing Agent Manager
      2. Installing Agent Manager on Windows
      3. Typical installation
      4. Custom installation
      5. CD layout and components
      6. Configuration (1/2)
      7. Configuration (2/2)
    3. Windows installation steps
      1. DB2 install for Windows
      2. Agent Manager install (1/3)
      3. Agent Manager install (2/3)
      4. Agent Manager install (3/3)
      5. Install TotalStorage Productivity Center components (1/2)
      6. Install TotalStorage Productivity Center components (2/2)
      7. Installing Data server, Device server, GUI, and CLI (1/2)
      8. Installing Data server, Device server, GUI, and CLI (2/2)
    4. GUI for Web Access under Windows 2003
      1. Installing Internet Information Services (IIS)
      2. Configuring IIS for the TotalStorage Productivity Center GUI
      3. Launch the TotalStorage Productivity Center GUI
  7. Chapter 5: Configuration
    1. Agent deployment options
    2. Local installation of Data and Fabric Agents
      1. Interactive installation (1/2)
      2. Interactive installation (2/2)
    3. Verifying the installation
      1. Log files
    4. Upgrading the Data Agent
    5. Alert disposition (SNMP and mail)
    6. Log file retention
      1. Quota and constraint e-mail address rules
    7. Scan/probe agent administration
      1. Manual NAS/NetWare server entry
    8. History aggregator
      1. Data Manager NetWare tree logins
    9. Data Manager CIMOM logins
      1. Configuring CIMOMs
    10. Data Manager resource history retention
      1. Removed resource retention
      2. Resource history retention for databases
      3. Removed resource retention for databases
      4. Adding databases
    11. Configuring chargeback
  8. Chapter 6: Administration
    1. Using Data Manager
      1. Starting the user interface
      2. Administrative services (1/2)
      3. Administrative services (2/2)
    2. Report function of the Data Manager
      1. Predefined reports under the My Reports node (1/4)
      2. Predefined reports under the My Reports node (2/4)
      3. Predefined reports under the My Reports node (3/4)
      4. Predefined reports under the My Reports node (4/4)
      5. Batch reports
      6. Creating Probes
      7. Topology Viewer
    3. Data Manager Navigation Tree path
      1. Monitoring
      2. Pings
      3. Creating Scans
      4. Profiles
      5. Alerting (1/2)
      6. Alerting (2/2)
      7. Policy management (1/2)
      8. Policy management (2/2)
    4. Reporting facility
      1. Groups
      2. Assets
      3. Availability
      4. Capacity
      5. Usage
      6. Usage violations
      7. Backup
  9. Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
    1. Log files
    2. Configuration files
    3. Audit logs
    4. Diagnosing IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center problems
      1. General information
    5. Troubleshooting CIM Agents and discovery
    6. Troubleshooting tpctool
      1. Common user errors
      2. srmcp commands
    7. Troubleshooting discovery
      1. Common user errors
    8. Troubleshooting IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data
      1. Hints and tips
    9. Problem descriptions and solutions
      1. Installation problems
      2. Reporting and GUI problems
      3. Switch problems
      4. Miscellaneous problems
  10. Appendix A: Hands-on lab example
    1. Overview
    2. Getting started with TPC for Data lab exercise
      1. Exercise 1: Getting started with TPC for data
      2. Exercise 2: Run a Scan job (1/2)
      3. Exercise 2: Run a Scan job (2/2)
      4. Exercise 3: Define a quota
      5. Exercise 4: Define a Constraint (1/2)
      6. Exercise 4: Define a Constraint (2/2)
  11. Appendix B: Sample questions
    1. Sample test 900: Questions and answers
      1. Answer key
  12. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. How to get IBM Redbooks
    5. Help from IBM
  13. Index (1/3)
  14. Index (2/3)
  15. Index (3/3)
  16. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: Certification Study Guide: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.1
  • Author(s): Carlos José Otálora Yepes, Bart Jacob
  • Release date: January 2007
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: None