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Upgrading TSM – TSM v5.5 to v6.2.1.0

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Audience: This document assumes understanding of TSM v5.5 implementation and administration and basic understanding of TSM v6.2 processes.

Note: This document assumes that all hardware/software requirements have already been evaluated.


Take the DB backup from TSM 5.5 server:

DBbackup

Back up configuration information:

  1. Devconfig.out

  2. Vohist.out


devconfig

Copy dsmserv.opt and dsmserv.dsk from the server directory to another location:

Make copies of these files, which are located in the default directory for the Server: server options file, typically named dsmserv.opt dsmserv.dsk Optional: Make a copy of the accounting log file, dsmaccnt.log.


Halt the TSM 5.5 server:

halt

Install the upgrade utilities:

utility
utility1

Prepare the database of a V5 server for upgrade:

Running PREPARE DB command using Upgrade Tool, it will prepare the DB for upgrade.


preparedb

Install TSM V6.2  in new machine:

Double click on TSM V6.2 server (CZ1N9ML.exe), it will extract the files. Then double click on install.exe

install
install1
Language

Click on Next button and then accept the agreement and click on Next


license

Choose the path where would you like to install TSM Server


installpath

Select the components, which we need to install


selectsw

device driver

It will shows the summary of components which are going to be install, check the list  and click on Install.


Preinstall
device driver install
device driver install1

Click on Continue Anyway.

device driver install2

Installation of TSM V6.2 completed successfully, click on Done.

install summary

Create the directories for the upgraded server instance:

Create the directories that the server instance needs for database and recovery logs.


Upgrade the server using the upgrade wizard by following the onscreen instructions.

Go to Server directory and double click on the upgrade utility, dsmupgdx.exe”

upgrade
upgrade1

Select the language to upgrade.

upgrade_language

Click on Next

upgrade_next

Note: As I am upgrading the TSM server to new machine, selected the second option.

Provide the details of the host name or IP-address and credentials of TSM server V5.5.

upgrade_next1

Click on next.

upgrade_next2

Click on next to prepare the database for the upgrade.


upgrade_preparedb

Select the server to upgrade.

upgrade_server

Verify that the paths of the database and log files being upgraded are correct.


upgrade_verify
upgrade_db

Click on next

upgrade_phase

Select upgrade method: here we are using Network method.

upgrade_method

Click on next to configure the new server instance.

upgrade_phase1

Click on next to begin the creation of the new server instance.

upgrade_diskconfig

Give user ID and password of the system(new machine) where the database manager for this instance will run.


upgrade_instanceid

Specify the path for new instance.

upgrade_insancedir
upgrade_dbdir

Mention the size of Active log size and directory paths for Active Log, Archive Log, Active Log Mirror, and Failover Archive Log.

upgrade_logdir

Check the configuration summary.

upgradeconfigsummary

Configure instance completed with return code zero.

upgrade_configinstance

Click on next to insert the data into the new server instance.

upgrade_phase2

Click next to begin the DB load process.

upgrade_load newdb

The data from the existing server has loaded (inserted) into the new database, with return code zero.

upgrade_configinstance1

Click on done.

upgrade_done

Check the Upgraded TSM SERVER version using > q status

q status

Completing the upgrade by taking important first steps:


Verifying access to storage pools on disk


q stg

Registering licenses

reg lic

Backing up the database after upgrading the server

After successfully upgrading the server, perform a full backup of its database. Before performing the backup, you must first select the device class for backups of the database.

Select the device class to be used for automatic backups of the database. Issue the following command from a IBM Tivoli Storage Manager administrative command line.

Syntax  set dbrecovery device_class_name


set dbrecovery
upgrade_dbbackup

Monitoring the upgraded server

when you upgraded the server in production environment, monitor the space used by the server to ensure that the amount of space is adequate. Make adjustments as needed.

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