How to Download and Install IBM Storage Manager 10 for DS3500 Series
IBM Storage Manager 10 is a software application that allows you to manage and configure your IBM DS3500 storage systems. It provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and a command-line interface (CLI) for performing various tasks such as creating and deleting volumes, assigning hosts, setting up replication, and monitoring performance and health.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install IBM Storage Manager 10 for your DS3500 series storage system. We will also provide some tips and best practices for using the software effectively.
Step 1: Download IBM Storage Manager 10
The first step is to download the IBM Storage Manager 10 software from the IBM website. You will need to have an IBM ID and password to access the download page. If you don't have one, you can create one for free.
Once you have logged in, go to the following link: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-system-storage-ds-storage-manager-version-10-downloads
On this page, you will see a list of available downloads for different operating systems and platforms. Choose the one that matches your system and click on the download button. You will need to accept the license agreement before proceeding.
The file size of the download is about 300 MB. Depending on your internet speed, it may take some time to complete. You can use a download manager to speed up the process and resume it if interrupted.
Step 2: Install IBM Storage Manager 10
After you have downloaded the IBM Storage Manager 10 software, you can proceed to install it on your system. The installation process is similar for different operating systems and platforms, but there may be some minor differences in the screens and options.
Here are the general steps to install IBM Storage Manager 10:
Locate the downloaded file and extract it to a folder of your choice.
Open the folder and run the setup.exe file as an administrator.
Follow the instructions on the screen and choose the language, destination folder, and components to install.
Wait for the installation to finish and click on Finish.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed IBM Storage Manager 10 on your system. You can now launch it from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
Step 3: Connect to Your DS3500 Storage System
The final step is to connect your IBM Storage Manager 10 software to your DS3500 storage system. You will need to know the IP address or hostname of your storage system, as well as the username and password for accessing it.
Here are the steps to connect your IBM Storage Manager 10 software to your DS3500 storage system:
Launch IBM Storage Manager 10 from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
On the welcome screen, click on Add Storage Subsystem.
Enter the IP address or hostname of your storage system in the Hostname or IP address field.
Enter the username and password for accessing your storage system in the User ID and Password fields.
Click on OK.
You should see a message saying that your storage system has been added successfully. You can now view and manage your storage system from the IBM Storage Manager 10 GUI or CLI.
Tips and Best Practices for Using IBM Storage Manager 10
Here are some tips and best practices for using IBM Storage Manager 10 effectively:
Keep your IBM Storage Manager 10 software updated with the latest patches and fixes from IBM. You can check for updates from the Help menu or visit https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-system-storage-ds-storage-manager-version-10-downloads
Use a secure connection (HTTPS) when accessing your storage system from IBM Storage Manager 10. You can enable HTTPS from the Preferences menu or by editing the sm 061ffe29dd