Software helps manage storage infrastructure.

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TotalStorage® Productivity Center v2.3 offers ability to simplify, automate, and optimize management of devices, data, and storage networks. Integrated solution provides support for TotalStorage DS6000, DS8000, and DS4800 (FAStT) disk storage systems, including discovery, device management, asset and capacity reporting, and topology views. It also delivers replication management support for TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server attached to z/OS® or open systems.

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IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 adds IBM DS6000, DS8000, and DS4800 Support; Enhances Replication Management Support for IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server

At a glance IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 now provides: Support for the IBM TotalStorage DS6000, DS8000, and DS4800 (FAStT) disk storage systems including discovery, device management, asset and capacity reporting, topology views. DS6000 and DS8000 support includes performance management. Enhanced replication management support for IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS), attached to z/OS® or open systems. These enhancements remove certain FlashCopy and Metro Mirror limitations in the current version of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication. Support for the management of any disk array storage subsystem that is SMI-S 1.0.2 certified. Updates and enhancements to the centralized suite installation process. For ordering, contact: Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001). Overview IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center is an integrated storage management solution that is designed to help manage the storage infrastructure. It can help simplify, automate, and optimize the management of devices, data, and storage networks. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 provides management support for the DS6000, DS8000, and DS4800 disk storage systems. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Standard Edition, which combines Productivity Center for Disk, Productivity Center for Fabric, and Productivity Center for Data into a single package, is the recommended storage management solution for DS6000 and DS8000. In addition, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center with Advanced Provisioning has added storage capacity provisioning for the DS6000, DS8000, and DS4800 through the use of automated storage workflows. The new management support for DS6000 and DS8000 includes the following features: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data provides discovery, asset, and capacity reporting, and can consolidate storage assets for storage infrastructure reporting purposes. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric provides unique icons, supports launch of the DS Storage Manager User Interface (UI), and provides topology views with drill down for SAN Fabric, LUNs, and hosts. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk provides discovery and provisioning support, including LUN allocation, assignment and integrated fabric zoning, and performance management support, including data collection, performance graphs, gauges, and thresholds. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication has been enhanced with significant improvements for supporting IBM ESS Model 800. FlashCopy® and Metro Mirror functions for ESS can be configured and managed from Productivity Center for Replication. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 enhances support for Storage Management Interface Specification (SMI-S) interfaces and management support for IBM and heterogeneous storage devices. Planned availability dates September 2, 2005: Electronic general availability via Passport Advantage® September 16, 2005: Media general availability via Passport Advantage and AAS

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