IBM Spectrum Protect - Best Practices (U5ISPBPG)


Managing enterprise data protection and retention environments becomes more and more challenging. Data is growing over time and the question comes up, how to manage enterprise backup environments while maintaining flexibility and scalability. IBM Spectrum Protect (aka Tivoli Storage Manager - TSM) is made to protect critical data requiring continuous availability and gain high-efficiency backup of key business applications. In this workshop you will learn the “Best Practices” about a modern and flexible data protection architecture using the latest functions and features of IBM Spectrum Protect.



This intermediate intensive workshop is for customers, IBM Business Partners or IBM personnel who want to configure, manage and optimize Spectrum Protect Data Protection environments.



IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM) basic knowledge

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1. DP&R Solution Overview 
  • Modern and hybrid Data Protection Concepts
  • Deduplication & Node Replication
  • Cloud Options and Use Cases (e.g. IBM Cloud Object Storage)
  • Design and sizing method
 2. IBM Spectrum Protect Server Best Practices: 
  • Hardware configurations
  • Disk and file system layout
  • Spectrum Protect Storage Pool Hierarchies (Disk & Cloud Container Pools)
  • Configuration parameter Best Practices
  • Scalability principles and guidelines for an IBM Spectrum Protect server
3. IBM Spectrum Protect Client Best Practices 
  • Backup of large file systems
  • Backing of clustered environments
  • Application clients (aka Tivoli of Data Protection / TDP)
  • Backup NAS filer (e.g. Netapp)
4.  Daily Operations and Management
  • Spectrum Protect Operation Center -Features & Functions
  • Housekeeping / Data Post-Processing
  • Enterprise Configuration (Server-to-Server Communication)
 5.  Spectrum Protect Security Enhancements 
  • Encryption and Password Management
  • TLS/SSL Connections
6.  Latest Spectrum Protect Features and Roadmap