IBM System Storage Productivity Centre (SSPC)

Consolidated storage management


IBM System Storage® Productivity Centre is an integrated offering that provides a consolidated focal point for managing IBM storage products as well as managing mixed-vendor storage environments. System Storage Productivity Centre provides enhancements to daily storage administration by making available a broad set of configuration functions.

System Storage Productivity Centre’s user-friendly interface provides utilities to configure storage devices, and enhancements that offer a wide range of management capabilities.

System Storage Productivity Centre combines the power of a customised IBM System x® server with preinstalled storage software to provide a single point of centralised management. System Storage Productivity Centre provides enhanced device utilities for easier, more intuitive, context-based administration. The solution helps reduce storage complexity and improve interoperability, which helps lower resource overhead. Key features include:

Supported devices:

Feature Benefits
IBM System Storage DS8000 support
IBM XIV support
IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000 and DS5000 support
IBM System Storage TS3310 and TS3500 support
ESS Model 800 and Storwize V7000 support
Expanded toolset
Advanced topology viewer
Common console
Heterogeneous support
A console that can grow to include advanced capabilities that are provided via the appropriate licensed purchase
Configuration assistance
System Storage Productivity Centre -Supported Device Tivoli Storage Productivity Centre Tivoli Storage Productivity Centre for Replication SAN Volume Controller Console (GUI) CIM Agent Command Line Interface (CLI) DS Storage Manager (GUI)
DS3000 X          X
DS4000 X          X
DS5000 X          X
DS8000 X X    X   
XIV X            
TS3310 X            
TS3500 X            
SAN Volume Controller X X X      
ESS Model 800 X X    X   
Storwize V7000 X X         

System Storage Productivity Centre 2805-MC5 Server Specifications
Form Factor Rack/1U
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5540 4C (2.35 GHz 8 MB L3 Cache 1066 MHz 80 W)
Number of Processors 1
Memory 8 GB
Internal Storage 2 × 2.5" SAS Open Bay - HDD (RAID 1)
Optical Drive CD/DVD R/WR
Network Interface Broadcom 6708 Ethernet card
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Enterprise Edition