330 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in a Clustered Environment
The functionality of Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Network (Storage
Agent) has been described described under 2.1.2, “IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
for Storage Area Networks V5.3” on page 14.
Through the current chapter, we focus in the use of this feature as applied to our
Windows clustered environments.
7.2 Planning and design
There are different types of hardware configurations that take advantage of using
the Storage Agent for LAN-free backup in a SAN.
An installation must carefully plan and design their own configuration, and they
should also check the compatibility and support requirements for the Tivoli
Storage Manager for Storage Area Network in order for it to work correctly.
In our lab we use IBM disk and tape Fibre Channel attached storage devices
supported by LAN-free backup with Tivoli Storage Manager.
7.2.1 System requirements
Before implementing Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Network, we
should access the latest available software levels of all components and check
supported hardware and software configurations. For information, see:
In order to use the Storage Agent for LAN-free backup, we need:
A Tivoli Storage Manager server with LAN-free license.
A Tivoli Storage Manager client or a Tivoli Storage Manager Data Protection
A supported Storage Area Network configuration where storage devices and
servers are attached for storage sharing purposes
If we are sharing disk storage, Tivoli SANergy® must be installed. Tivoli
SANergy Version 3.2.4 is included with the Storage Agent media.
The Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Network software.