Initialize & Tune IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 on Windows (Day4 – Part II)

In Part I, you have learned how to Install IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 on Windows. In Part II in here, you will learn how to initialize & carry out the initial tune up of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 on Windows.

Initialize IBM TSM 5.5 Server:

1- Select Start => All programs => Tivoli Storage Manager => Management Console

2- Choose standard configuration => hit start to do the Define environment setup & answer the questions of the wizard

3- After the define environment setup finish just hit start again to do the rest of the wizards (Configure performance – Server Initialization – Configure Devices – Configure Nodes) and answer the questions according to your environment.

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Tune & Verify your server Options:

The below changes are to obtain a better performance of your TSM server. If you don’t get what each of these tuning options means at the moment don’t worry. I will cover them later on in a chapter of performance tuning.

1- Stop your server service from TSM Management console as follow:

Start Menu => Tivoli Storage Manager => Management Console

Tivoli Storage Manager => Your Server Name => TSM Server 1 => Reports => Service information

Right click your server instance shown in the service information panel then hit stop.

2- Open your server option file from c:\program files\Tivoli\tsm\server\dsmserv.opt

3- Change the server options file by adding the sharedmem option and change the value of the TXNGroupmax & LOGPoolsize similar to below:

COMMmethod HTTP
COMMmethod TCPIP
COMMmethod SHAREDMEM
TCPNODELAY YES
BUFPOOLsize 32678
LOGPoolsize 2048
TXNGroupmax 8192
DEVCONFig “devcnfg.out”
VOLUMEHistory “volhist.out”

4- Save changes and close the file

5- Restart the TSM Server services

Start Menu => Tivoli Storage Manager => Management Console => Tivoli Storage Manager => Your Server Name => TSM Server 1 => Reports => Service information

Right click your server instance shown in the service information panel then hit start.




6 Responses to 'Initialize & Tune IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 on Windows (Day4 – Part II)'

  1. Dem - October 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hi,
    This info is realy very very usefull for me, Thanks a lot friend, Please dont stop to add more info, i dont fin the remaining day 5 snd 6 sessions. please post them.

    Thanks a lot again

  2. Neha - January 17th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    this is simply superb….
    i request for the installation and configuration videos of tsm 6.2… too.. I would be of gr8 help

  3. BAQAR KHAN - April 16th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    My friend i really appreciate your help in these sessions may God bless you . I request you to continue these sessions.

  4. ijr - April 20th, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Awesome stuff!! :) Can we do an upgrade to TSM 6.2.3 next? ….please :)

  5. admin - July 13th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hi ijr,

    Only if you can persuade IBM to give me the TSM 6.2.3 CDs for free, then I can write about it :) . Unfortunately, the latest TSM version I have is 6.1, though working on getting it from the IBM channel lets see if I succeed.

    Regards,
    Eiad

  6. joe - November 10th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    a 30 Days testversion can be downloaded from the IBM FTP Server. Note that the files will only be released there when the first patch for that version has been released

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/client/

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/server/


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