I wanted to let you know that a new Storage Manager 5.6 Release Candidate is now available.  If you are interested, please fill out the survey.

Some of the improvements to Storage Manager 5.6 include:

  • A completely new back-end database - MySQL has now been replaced with MariaDB
  • IBM SVC - Added Average Read and Write Transfer Size performance metrics
  • Improved default memory settings for the Storage Manager server
  • Improved preservation of Storage Manager Server configuration files on upgrades
  • Improved Storage Manager Server-Storage Manager Agent communication and status
  • A significant amount of bug fixes and stability improvements including:
    • Improvement in STM polling and database locks
    • Specific fixes for IBM DS 6K/8K, EMC VMAX, IBM SVC, and VMware
    • And much more!