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IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER (SS29G)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This intermediate course is for individuals responsible for the planning and implementation of a ProtecTIER virtual tape solution.


You should understand storage and backup concepts and have basic Linux command-line skills.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the major components of the TS7650 system
  • Describe the basic performance characteristics of the TS7650 software architecture
  • Perform the steps necessary to install the ProtecTIER Manager on a typical workstation
  • Describe the major functional areas of the ProtecTIER Manager graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Identify the three user security levels available within the ProtecTIER Manager GUI, and list the capabilities of each user
  • Identify the key factors that contribute to data deduplication factoring ratios
  • Create a ProtecTIER repository and a virtual tape library
  • Perform basic library management tasks on a TS7650 ProtecTIER solution, using the ProtecTIER Manager GUI
  • Use the ProtecTIER Manager GUI to monitor routine backup and recovery processes
  • Describe the key metrics that can be monitored using the ProtecTIER Manager GUI, and their relationship to backup workload planning
  • Describe the difference between native replication and disk based replication
  • Recognize different replication types (O2O, M2O, M2M)
  • Recognize steps to set up replication between two nodes
  • Test replication connection between two nodes
  • Create replication policies and execute them
  • Distinguish between continuous and time-limited replication
  • Recognize Visibility Switching procedure
  • Set up time frame for replication
  • Throttle the bandwidth for replication
  • Check replication progress
  • Determine "dirty" cartridges
  • Describe the available methods by which error conditions can be detected and reported by the TS7650 system
  • Perform the installation of a new software release on a TS7650 system
  • Describe how virtual cartridge capacity is determined within a TS7650 system
  • List the steps required to perform a repository capacity increase on an installed TS7650 system
  • Using the ProtecTIER Manager GUI, create a problem report and save that file to a local machine

Course Content

  • Unit 1 - TS7650 and ProtecTIER overview
  • Unit 2 - ProtecTIER planning and installation
  • Labs: ProtecTIER GUI installation and repository creation
  • Labs: Library configuration and administration
  • Unit 3 - ProtecTIER native replication
  • Labs: Setting up replication
  • Labs: Creating replication policies
  • Unit 4 - Statistics, management, problem determination, and monitoring
  • Labs: ProtecTIER statistics
  • Labs: Management
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,200.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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07/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 Hamburg
06/11/2017 - 07/11/2017 Munich