Tivoli TSM guide to securing VMware

IBM provides an excellent Field Guide to safeguard VMware disk files with Tivoli TSM under VMware GSX (Linux) and VMware ESX for free download.

In addition to discussing general security issues it also address special tuning tips and useful information on the configuration. Absolutely marvelous!
This Field Guide, can be downloaded from here

Update: A new guide of how to setup TSM to backup VMware ESX using VMware Consolidated backup can be found at:

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager & VMware Consiledated Backup (VCB)
I hope these guides help you backup your VMware enviornment with VMware. If you need any more help, or just want to say thank you please leave it in the comment below.


  1. Hi there, I was looking around for a while searching for vmware security and I happened upon this site and your post regarding Tivoli TSM guide to securing VMware, I will definitely this to my vmware security bookmarks!

  2. Hi Daniel,

    I am glad you liked my post. If you look at Chapter 24 of the redbook I had just posted in the first post. You would find most of the thing you need to know about backing up VMware with TSM. If you are running TSM & VMware in one enviornment you might be interested in bookmarking http://www.tsmguru.com as we are planning to cover similar topics in details very soon. tsmguru.com has just started, but we will try to build it fast.


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