Discover and Migrate Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Clients - Getting Started

Perform a Discovery

Run a discovery job from CommCell Console to collect Tivoli Storage Manager configuration information and merge it into the CommServe.

  • Prior to running your first discovery operation, you should perform a disaster recovery backup of all data.
  • An incremental discovery operation is the same as a full discovery so that all TSM information will be collected.

Run a Discovery Immediately

  1. Install the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrative Client Command Line Files component on the computer where Tivoli Storage Manager Server resides. Refer to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager documentation for complete instructions.
  2. From the CommCell Console, right-click on the External Data Connector node, select New Instance, and select the desired instance type.

  3. Enter the following information:
    • The instance name.
    • The username with admin privileges for accessing Tivoli Storage Manager Server.
    • The password of Tivoli Storage Manager Server.

    Click OK.

    An instance, default backup set, and subclient are now created and ready for the discovery process.

  4. Right-click the subclient for which you want to discover Tivoli Storage Manager data and click Discover.

    Ensure that Enable Discovery is selected in Subclient Properties (Activity Control).

  5. From the Job Initiation tab of the Discovery Options dialog box, select Immediate.

  6. Click OK.

    You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When the backup has completed, the Job Controller displays Completed.

Perform a Migration

After discovery is complete, you can migrate client nodes to the CommCell by installing the desired CommCell software components, such as the File System iDataAgent, on the previous TSM clients. For complete details on installing CommCell components, see Client Installations.

You can choose to keep the original configuration of the migrated client computers or modify them to suit new needs and requirements. Once you are satisfied with the configuration, you can perform data protection and recovery operations for the client computer. Refer to the documentation for your components for detailed information on protecting and recovering data.

  • Prior to running backups, ensure that the subclients created do not contain any duplicate content.
  • By default, all discovered TSM client computers migrate in a disabled state. This means that no CommCell licenses are consumed during the discovery process. When installing CommCell components onto the discovered client computers, the appropriate component license will be consumed during the installation process.
  • Legacy data that was previously backed up by Tivoli Storage Manager Server is not discovered nor migrated by the External Data Connector. However, post-migration backup jobs using CommCell Console will protect and recover data that is specified and included in a subclient.



Last modified: 2/27/2018 8:28:46 PM