How to Install IBM DS4000 (FastT) Storage Manager Client on Windows

The IBM Storage Manager Client allows you to control and manage your DS4800, DS4700, DS4300 disk systems.  This guide describes how to install on a Windows machine.

How to Install or Upgrade Storage Manager Client

1) Download the software.

For Windows XP, 2000, 2003, or 2008, on a 32-bit platform, click here.
For Windows Vista , 2003, 2008, on a 64-bit platform, click here
For Windows Vista 32-bit, click here.

If these links don’t work for you, try navigating IBM’s site: > support & downloads > fixes, updates, and drivers
Category > (under SYSTEMS) system storage
Product Family > disk systems, Product > DS4800 or whichever DS4000
Select Operating System and Click GO
Click Downloads on the Support and Downloads box.

2) Unzip your download. Keep a copy of these install files around.  The scripts folder will likely come in handy.

3) Run your installation executable file.  In my case it’s SMIA-WS32-

4) Select your language, agree to IBM’s legal stuff.

5) Select your Installation type.  To select the right type, answer this question.  What computer are you installing Storage Manager on?

If it’s the server connecting to your DS4000 disks, select Full Installation.
If it’s just a desktop workstation or a laptop, select Management Station.

6) Select Do not Automatically Start the Monitor

You should designate one machine, preferably a server that’s always running and connected to the disks by fibre channel, to act as the monitor.  For me, that’s our AIX machine.

7) Review the disk space requirements and click Install.

Restoring SQL database into other database with TSM

SQL database restore back to the same SQL Server without overwriting the original database when using the Data Protection for SQL client  
Resolving the problem
The Data Protection for SQL will allow for a restore to an alternate location on the same SQL Server.
When using the Data Protection (DP) for SQL to restore a database to an alternate location (into a new database) on the same machine, both the RELOCATE and the RESTORE INTO parameters must be used.
The RELOCATE is used to determine what file on the hard drive will be used to hold the data. This will need to be changed to have a different name and/or location to be something different (test) than the production database.
The RESTORE INTO is used by the SQL Server to identify the database. This should be a new name so that the SQL Server will be able to differentiate between the production database and this second (test) copy of the database.

To use the Data Protection for SQL GUI client, the following steps can be used for this alternate restore.
1. Launch the DP SQL GUI.
2. Click on the Restore Databases tab.
3. Make sure that both boxes are checked for the Wait for Tape Mounts (for both the Restore and for File Information).
4. Depending on which database backup is being restored, it may be necessary to check the Show Active and Inactive box.
5. On the left-hand side, under SQL Servers, open the list to see the SQL Server and databases.
6. In the main restore window, select the database to be restored ( the box next to the database should be yellow and have a red check mark).
7. Right click on this selected database and 3 options will be displayed: Restore Into, Relocate, Standby Server Undo File.
8. Both the Restore Into and Relocate options will need to be configured.
Select the Restore Into and enter the alternate name for this database on the SQL Server.
Then select the Relocate, wait for the dialog box to appear that contains the information regarding the file location/name for the database backup and update these to be different than the existing database files. If the metadata containing this information must wait for a tape mount on the TSM Server, it may be some amount of time until the dialog box is populated. It is not possible to update the Relocate information until after the box has been filled in with this File Information metadata.
9. Then click the Restore button to complete the restore.

Reset DS4700 password

Log on to controller A with a serial or telnet connection (close the Storage manager client)

Log on with the following credentials:

User=  shellUsr
Password= wy3oo&w4

Type in the following commands:

isp clearSYMbolPassword
“Unld ffs:Debug”

The password should be set to the default (infinity), a reset of the controllers is not necessary.

Tested on firmware