Howdy and welcome to Zockinger Technologies, home of the Facilitator.

    TFFT - The Facilitator for TSM (IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager / Spectrum Protect)

A command line orientated user interface for the professional TSM administrator.

  1. Are you using the TSM command line (dsmadmc) to administer your TSM Server?
  2. Perhaps you are using 2 dsmadmcs, one as a console and one to enter commands?
  3. And perhaps you have a whole bunch of TSM Servers to manage?

Well I had all of the above and it resulted in having dozens of dsmadmc windows open all the time. That is why I wrote The Facilitator For TSM, so now I can have lots of console sessions open without lots of windows cluttering up the desktop. There is still a lot of work to do but a number of TSM administrators (including myself) have been using TFFT for their daily work for years now.

If you decide to give TFFT a try, I'd really appreciate some feedback, thanks already!

TFFT Features:
  • Real time TSM console
  • TSM macro & background Job control
  • Customizable alerts & message filters
  • Support for multiple TSM Servers (max 90 are currently supported)
  • Centralized Main Console
  • User defined functions 

    TFFT runs on all Windows Versions >= Win 7 
      with TSM/ISP Servers V5.5, V6.x, V7.x and V8.1
    Preliminary ISP 8.1.x and SSL support is available
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TFFT V1.17 released

posted 29 Apr 2020, 03:29 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 20 Jul 2020, 03:19 ]

*  Full ISP 8.1.9 Support
*  Important Bugfix: Background Jobs never returned in V1.16
*  Lots of little bug fixes and improvements
*  Old dsmadmc is included again for non SSL connections and portable installations
*  Fall back to "Consolas" Font on systems where Custom Font Loading is prohibited in Group Policy
*  Much longer Scroll Delay for ISP Help Commands
*  Calculate KB/MB/GB/PB values for more Messages (ANR0951I and ANR3692W)
*  Added SAVEMEMSS parm in ZOCFFT.ini
*  4 additional Main Filters
*  1 additional User filter
*  Add "EVENTS" Button in Prefs Tab - This issues all ENABLE EVENTS commands needed for optimal operation of TFFT:

Attention Users of TFFT V1.14b

posted 28 Feb 2020, 09:46 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 2 Mar 2020, 22:21 ]

ErrorMessage: "TFFT Version is too old, please upgrade"
This version has expired - you'll have to upgrade to V1.16b
The good news:
You can upgrade to TFFT V1.16b AND keep your current dsmadmc setup:
  1. Download and extract TFFT116B.ZIP to a temporary directory.
  2. Overwrite your old TFFT files with the V1.16b files except zocfft.ini and server.ini
  3. Add the following line to the [PREFS] section of your zocfft.ini file: DSMADMCPATH = ".\dsmadmc.exe"
Now TFFT should work as before...
Of course as soon as you need ssl you'll have to upgrade to a newer tsm client or use UPD ADMIN xxx SESSIONSEC=TRANSITIONAL

TFFT V1.16b released

posted 20 Dec 2019, 00:33 by Good old Zockinger

  Some small bugfixes
  No new features, but V1.17 should be finished soon!

TFFT Error 77

posted 4 Nov 2019, 15:17 by Good old Zockinger

TFFT will fail to start and issue Error Code 77 if your System's Group Policy has the "Untrusted Font Blocking" setting enabled.
You will have to disable this setting or install Dina Font on your system.
Information on that Group Policy Setting, why its not needed any more and Info about Dina Font is easily found using your favorite interweb search engine...

TFFT V1.14b released

posted 1 Mar 2019, 08:11 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 1 Mar 2019, 08:12 ]

For those of you still using pre-SSL TSM/SP Servers...

TFFT V1.14b extends the expiration date for the pre-SSL version of TFFT into 2020

TFFT V1.16 released

posted 10 Jul 2018, 11:28 by Good old Zockinger

TFFT V1.16 contains a lot of bug fixes and brings improved ISP 8.x support

TFFT V1.14a released

posted 19 Feb 2018, 13:05 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 1 Jun 2018, 11:24 ]

TFFT V1.14a extends the expiration date for the pre-SSL version of TFFT into 2019

TFFT V1.15 released

posted 6 Nov 2017, 09:36 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 1 Jun 2018, 11:27 ]

TFFT V1.15 provides SSL support

  * Preliminary support for SSL and ISP 8.1.2 / 8.1.3
  * Attention: TFFT now requires an installed ISP Administrative Command Line
  ==> You can continue to use TFFT V1.14 if you update your Admin ID as follows:

TFFT V1.14 released

posted 23 Aug 2017, 01:32 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 1 Jun 2018, 11:29 ]

TFFT V1.14 contains a  fix for systems that don't have the VC++ 2008 Redistributable x86 installed (e.g. fresh Windows 10 installations) and 3 other small bug fixes

TFFT V1.13 released

posted 20 Mar 2017, 14:16 by Good old Zockinger   [ updated 1 Jun 2018, 11:28 ]

TFFT V1.13 contains a large number of changes and some of its core functions have been completely rewritten.

*   Better support for TSM7.1.4 and up
*   New Filters for TSM V7
*   Preliminary TSM/ISP V8.1 Support
*   Windows can now be maximized.
*   Improved Gui responsiveness
*   Lower CPU utilization in favour of higher memory utilization
*   TFFT now allows you to change your password when expired
*   The wait for a long running command can be interrupted by pressing the Escape key
*   EDITOR and WORKDIR Parms from netconfig zocfft.ini can be overridden by user
*   2 new ways to run command output:
*     TFFT RUN    : runs output of previous command as a Macro in background
*     TFFT SUBMIT : runs output of previous command as a TSM Script
*   New TFFT FIND and TFFT HIDE Command to include/exclude output lines
*   Support for the horrible 32k character long fields introduced in TSM V71x
*   Added SERVERSINSYSTRAY option, 1 = Show all Servers in Systray Menu (as in pre V1.13)
*   80 Spam filters can be defined (was 8)
*   Output file names (TFFT SAVE, RUN, SUBMIT) can be opened in editor by clicking on the the file name.
*   Connecting to multiple TSM Server should be quicker
*   Lots of bug fixes, rewritten parts of core functions

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