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BRMS Enterprise capabilities: For clients who have several systems, managing backups can be a chore. The Enterprise features of BRMS, which are part of the BRMS Advanced feature, make it easier to do centralized management in these environments.

BRMS Enterprise allows administrators to monitor backup operations for their BRMS systems from a central site called an Enterprise Hub. The systems being monitored by the Hub are called Enterprise Nodes. The Enterprise Network is comprised of Nodes that can be stand-alone BRMS systems, part of a BRMS Network or any combination of stand-alone and BRMS Networked systems. Configuration and management of the Nodes are handled through the Hub and does not impact the existing operations of traditional BRMS Networks.

The Hub can monitor Node backup activity in several ways: 

    • manually run or scheduled
    • stored on the Hub
    • optionally stored on the Node
    • email notifications for report errors
    • email reports
  • status for backup control group runs
  • display and filter the BRMS log
  • connectivity status

To get started using BRMS Enterprise function, use this link: https://ibm.biz/ibmi-brms

This will help you get started by adding your system(s)/network(s) into your Enterprise Hub all through a few clicks! 


  1. BRMS Enterprise is supported exclusively through the BRMS on IBM Navigator for i (web) release 7.1 and above.
  2. The Hub and the Nodes must all have current base licenses for IBM Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i. The Hub must also have current licenses for the BRMS – Network Feature and BRMS – Advanced Feature options.
  3. The following PTFs must be applied to all the systems that will be part of the Enterprise Network:
  • i 7.1 – SI47935 – Note: For this release, there will also be language specific PTFs applied for each secondary language on the system.
  • V6R1M0 – SI47934
  • V5R4M0 – SI47933
  • Note: As stated in the PTF coverletter for BRMS PTFs – All BRMS activity must be stopped while this PTF is being applied and users must signoff and on again before using BRMS after the PTF is applied.

This week’s blog was written by the BRMS team.

This blog post was edited to fix broken links on February 27, 2020.

This blog post was originally published on IBMSystemsMag.com and is reproduced here by permission of IBM Systems Media.