The following are News Flashes and Problem Solving Hints provided by the The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Team.

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TSM News and Technical Flashes

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August 2017

Security Bulletin: TSM Client Web GUI Unauthorized Access Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0472)

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager Stack-based Buffer Overflow Elevation of Privilege: CVE-2014-6184

Security Bulletin: Weak file permissions vulnerability affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager ...

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and IBM Tivoli Storage ...

Security Bulletin: DB2 local escalation of privilege vulnerability affects IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server ...

June 2017

Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Windows Client password exposure ...

May 2017

REPAIR STGPOOL not repairing all extents

Security Bulletin: Password Disclosure via instrumentation log in Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Client (CVE-2016-8916)

Security Bulletin: GSKit Sweet32 Birthday attacks on 64-bit block ciphers in TLS affects the Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Server (CVE-2016-2183)

Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilites in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager)

Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware

April 2017

Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in RC4 stream cipher affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager (CVE-2015-2808)

Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) SQL interface vulnerable to unauthorized access (CVE-2016-8940)

Frequently Encountered Situations and FAQs

September 2017

6.3.6.100's install.exe for 32bit windows fails with windows error 216
Disaster Recovery using mksysb
After upgrading to a later version of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit), an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or IBM Spectrum Protect server might fail to start
Auto deployment of IBM Spectrum Protect Linux client fails with ANS4273E
Recover from ANR0162W and SQL0290N during server start
ANR3704E jvm failure on cloud storage pool space
Backup operation for an IBM Spectrum Protect database takes a long time to complete

August 2017

Modified Instructions for Complete Restores of Windows Systems with the TSM Client: Bare Metal Restore (BMR), System State Restore, Windows System Object Restore
Long running select command crashes Tivoli Storage Manager server
EXPORT NODE processing of multiple nodes and file spaces
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance logs lin_tape errors
IT21667: 'BACKUP VM' MIGHT CRASH DURING VCENTER COMMUNICATION'

July 2017

Relation between the FAILOVERHLADDRESS and the REPLTCPSERVERADDRESS options
Tivoli Storage Manager client Linux install fails on libc.so.6 dependency
ANR9999D... sqlState=560C2, sqlCode=-20241 from table. Returning rc = 2158
Lanfree backups fail with ANR1404W and ANR0525W
Unreadable characters following IBM Spectrum Protect export, import, and node replication operations
GPFS mmbackup command fails with ANS4901E
ANR8938E ANR0454E library manager/library client connection failure
IBM Spectrum Protect cloud object storage support
Linux on POWER Server Requirements and Support
Lanfree backups fail with ANR1404W and ANR0525W
The user or password you provided is not valid. Provide valid credentials.
Volume history file missing or corrupt on version 7 server
Tivoli Storage Manager windows client backup of windows GPFS file system fails

June 2017

Backing up a VM may generate ANS9384W messages
Tivoli Storage Manager server fails to start with SQL0290N SQLSTATE=55039
DB2 Rebalance not working after a successful EXTEND DBSPACE
Data Protection for SAP (Oracle) client upgrade removed the Prole entry from inittab
HP, IBM, Oracle, Quantum and Tandberg Ultrium Generation 6 (LTO-6) Drive Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server
Excluding a single drive from FullVM Backup

May 2017

ILMT and TAD4D Enablement in Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3 (EOL)
ANR7804E file access permissions failure on dsmserv format command
ANR7805E Volume <raw_logical_volume_name> is in use by another server
IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM) Linux Server Hanging with 'BUG: soft lockup' Message
Deployment recommendations for Spectrum Protect (TSM) Version 6 servers
Select command output without column headings
ANS2344E 'disk-name' is a disk witness.
ANR2787E The server failed with error code 1392
IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM) for Space Management and HSM for Windows FAQ
DBI1088E error when attempting to create DB2 instance
Trouble shooting the tsmdlst command
Collecting Data for Tivoli Storage Manager V6 Server installation logs
Changing the TCP/IP address of a Tivoli Storage Manager server
Server monitoring Perl script might run out of memory on AIX systems

April 2017

Tivoli Storage Manager server instance logs NUMA error
Steps to manually uninstall Tivoli Storage Manager components on Windows
ANR2969E Database restore terminated. DB2 sqlcode: -2033. DB2 sqlerrmc: 10.
Tivoli Storage Manager server does not start after password change
Tivoli Storage Manager server acsls tape mount hang
Client Graphical User Interface (GUI) crash on startup
Server installation on Linux fails with requirement check on libstdc++so.5
Server upgrade wizard uses incorrect ip address
How to avoid exceeding the maximum number of mount points
Tivoli Storage Manager server instance fails to start after upgrade to V6.
Core dump locations for Tivoli Storage Manager Server.
IBM Spectrum Protect server-supported file systems
Startup of server fails after restoring database to a new machine

Problem-Solving Resources Online

These pages contain details about various key TSM documents, fix packs, versions, announcements and end of support data


TSM, TSM EE, and SSAM (includes server and client)
TSM for Databases (includes Data Protection for Oracle and Data Product for SQL)
TSM for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
TSM for Mail (includes Data Protection for Domino and Data Protection for Exchange)
TSM for Virtual Environments (includes Data Protection for VMware and Data Protection for Microsoft Hyper-V)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager)
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Storage FlashCopy Manager) - All Requirements Document

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