Getting Started with IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS)

Review each of the topics to get started with IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS).

Step 1: Review Requirements

Review the following requirements for IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS):

Step 2: Obtain Your User Credentials Information

Obtain the following information from your backup administrator:

  • The Command Center URL

  • Your Command Center user credentials

Step 3: Log on to the Command Center

Access the Command Center by using the URL that was displayed on the installation completion page, or that you received from your backup administrator.

Step 4: Complete the Core Setup Wizard

Configure core information by completing the Core Setup Wizard.

Step 5: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Create a server plan.

    The plan defines how often the software backs up the data files and where it stores the backups.

  2. Add an IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) file server.

  3. Configure a subclient.

Step 6: Perform Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Perform a backup.

  2. Perform a restore.