Chapter 12. IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms setup 599
Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.3 Backup/Archive Client
Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.3 Storage Agent
The Tivoli System Automation release notes give detailed information about
required operating system versions and hardware. You can find the release
notes online at:
12.3 Lab setup
We have the following hardware components in our lab for the implementation of
the Tivoli System Automation cluster, that will host different Tivoli Storage
Manager software components:
IBM 32 Bit Intel® based servers with IBM FAStT FC2-133 FC host bus
IBM DS4500 disk system (Firmware v6.1 with Storage Manager v9.10) with
two EXP700 storage expansion units
IBM 3582 tape library with two FC-attached LTO2 tape drives
IBM 2005 B32 FC switch
We use the following steps to find our supported cluster configuration:
1. We choose a Linux distribution that meets the requirements for the
components mentioned in 12.2, “Planning and design” on page 598. In our
case, we use Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 (RHEL AS 3). We could also
use, for example, the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8). The main
difference would be the way in which we ensure persistent binding of devices.
We discuss these ways to accomplish the different distributions in Persistent
binding of disk and tape devices.
Note: We use the most current supported combination of software
components and drivers that fulfills the requirements for our lab hardware and
our software requirements as they are at the time of writing. You need to
check supported distributions, device driver versions, and other requirements
when you plan such an environment. The online IBM HBA search tool is useful
for this. It is available at:
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