IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1.1 helps improve data protection and disaster recovery capabilities and extends incremental forever backup to Microsoft Hyper-V. The following link to the IBM announcement letter.

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager V7.1.1 products offer the following new capabilities:

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1.1 and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition V7.1.1 help reduce the cost of ownership through delivering optimal global data management with different policies on the primary and secondary Tivoli Storage Manager servers for replication.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments V7.1.1 extends incremental forever backup for Microsoft™ Hyper-V without deploying an agent in guest and simplifies single file restore for VMware environments.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center V7.1.1 adds integrated administrative actions for schedule creation, and improved client and server diagnostics from a single user interface.
  • New front-end capacity licensing option for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Entry and Enterprise Editions

New features in TSM 7.1.1

Operations Center

Daily Email Reports – executive summary
Alert Configuration
Client, Admin and Server Maintenance schedule
Storage Pools details
Services (Policies) Details
SUR Occupancy
Client Management Services

TSM Server

Replication: Scale Enhancements
Replication: Dissimilar Policies
Replication: Repair/recover files for source server from replication target
Compress DB2 backups & archive logs

TSM Client

256-bit AES encryption
Conformance to NIST SP800-131a
Windows 2012 R2 support
Solaris x86 BA client (64-bit)

TSM for VE

Provide initial TSM for VE solution for Microsoft Hyper-V
Integrate simplified mount solution for file-level recovery in DP for VMware UI; “Help Desk”
FCM & DP for VMware – integrated vSphere Web Client user interface (Adobe Flex)

TSM for ERP 6.4.2 (shipped July 25th)

Performance Enchantements
DB2 10.1 /10.5 support
Support BRTools 7.4
Windows 2012 Support
Solaris 11 support
TDP (Currency)
Windows 2012 R2 – Exchange, SQL, Oracle,
SQL 2014 support

TDP Exchange

Windows 2012 R2 support
Reduced authority for Exchange IMR – Roll Based Access Control support
IMR Usability and Performance enhancements
Exchange config wizard to validate permissions

FCM for Windows

SQL Server 2014 Support, Windows Server 2012 R2 Support
Exchange – IMR Browser Usability & Performance see WI 3304 above

FCM for VMware

GUI integrated with vSphere Web Client
Configuration Wizard
NIST SP 800-131a compliance
Application consistent FlashCopies from target of a metro/global mirror

HSM for Windows

Backup Performance Enhancement

TSM for Space Management

GPFS User Exit Based Failover
UNIX: Enhanced Recall

Fastback for Workstations

Central admin console Websphere Liberty Profile
Graphing in the reporting tables in Central admin console
New block level backup strategy
Help system upgrade

In case you would like to know more about the new features, follow this link to the powerpoint presentation.

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