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TSM 6.4 for OS X - Installation and Configuration

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  1. Go to the TSM 6 for Mac download page on the IS&T Software Grid. (Certificates required.)
    Result: The file containing the TSM 6 installer downloads as "".

  2. Open the disk image file and double-click on the Tivoli Storage Manager.mpkg package to start the installation.

  3. The TSM installer package will be blocked by Gatekeeper, to open the installer Control-click or right click the icon and click Open.
  4. Gatekeeper will confirm that you intend to install the application, click Open.

    Result: The Welcome to the Tivoli Storage Manager Installer screen appears.
  5. Click Continue.
    Result: The Readme file appears.
  6. Read, print, or save the Readme file, then click Continue.
    Result: The Standard Install on Macintosh HD screen appears.
  7. Click Install.
    Result: You are prompted to enter your Macintosh user name and password.
  8. Enter your Mac Administrator username and password and click OK or Install Software.
    Result: TSM will now install.

    Result: A confirmation screen tells you that the software was successfully installed.
  9. Click Close to exit the TSM installer.


  1. Go to the TSM Download Option File page, select your TSM nodename OS and click Download File.
    Download TSM option file page

    Result: The file containing the TSM 6 options files downloads as
    downloaded zip file

  2. If the .zip file does not unzip itself, double-click the .zip file to extract the contents. Double-click on the new tsmopts folder.
    unzipped folder containing option files

  3. Select the two files inside this folder named dsm.opt and dsm.sys.
    TSM option files selected

  4. Move these two files to the /Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager directory on your Mac (as seen in the video linked below).
    TSM options files moved to the proper location
    Result: You have completed the installation and configuration of TSM on your Mac.

Configuration video (QuickTime is required.)

Note: Be sure you are putting the files in the Root Library. Start from the Computer (under the Go menu) then go to Macintosh HD then to Library.

More Information

  • For additional information about TSM, consult the MIT TSM readme file in the Tivoli Storage Manager folder.

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September 28, 2016

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