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There is a plug-in for IBM System Director named IBM System Director Storage Productivity
Center that is now available. It is designed to be used as an embedded version of Tivoli
Storage Productivity Center V4.2.1 for IBM System Director V6.2.1.
12.1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center overview
In this book, we give a basic overview of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, and show how to
perform a typical setup (in 12.4, “Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center components” on
page 499) and connect it to the IBM Storwize V7000 (in 12.5, “Connecting Tivoli Storage
Productivity Center to an IBM Storwize V7000 system” on page 508). Remember that the
functions are dependent on the type of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center license you have
and are not included with IBM Storwize V7000.
Contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM Representative to obtain the correct license for
your requirements.
12.1.1 IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center now enables enterprise-wide management of IBM Storwize
V7000 systems. In addition to device-level management software that comes packaged with
IBM Storwize V7000 systems, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers incremental benefits
that are included its latest version, Version 4.2.1. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk
Midrange Edition is ideally suited for use with IBM Storwize V7000 systems.
The benefits of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition are:
򐂰 Simplified deployment and visibility: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange
Edition supports IBM Storwize V7000 systems during discovery as a new device type with
different types of managed disks. The quick discovery and configuration capabilities of
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center enable you to attach the storage device with ease and
helps you configure efficiently, that is, plan for replication while provisioning the device.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition also enables
launch-in-context and single sign-on, significantly reducing the burden on
storage administrators.
򐂰 The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center topology viewer offers a collective view that
includes IBM Storwize V7000 systems, helps differentiate between external array-based
disks and local disks, and shows tiering information. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for
Disk Midrange Edition also extends thin provisioning support for IBM Storwize V7000
systems, enabling increased utilization and lowered costs.
򐂰 Performance management: An IBM Storwize V7000 system offers unmatched
performance and availability among midrange disk systems. Adding Tivoli Storage
Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition enhances performance monitoring by
capturing metrics such as input and output (I/O) and data rates, and cache utilization from
a single console. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center helps establish threshold levels based
on business priorities and alerts when these levels are breached, while proactively
managing performance and service levels by tracking historical information.
򐂰 Replication management: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication gives IBM
Storwize V7000 systems superior disaster recovery (DR) management, provides central
control of the replication environment, and helps establish FlashCopy and Metro Mirror
and Global Mirror relationships.

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