SS29 IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER

Skills covered:


This course is intended to provide the basic skills necessary to configure, deploy, and operate an IBM TS7650 system including replication, within a typical enterprise backup environment.


  • 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


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


TS7650 and ProtecTIER overview

ProtecTIER planning and installation

ProtecTIER native replication

Statistics, management, problem determination, and monitoring

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 2 days
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