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5724-X67 IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  October 02, 2012.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product Life Cycle Dates TOC Link Description
TOC Link Program Number TOC Link Operating Environment
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Planning Information
TOC Link Product Positioning TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Security, Auditability, and Control

 
Product Life Cycle Dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5724-X678.06.02012/10/022012/11/30 - -
5724-X678.05.02012/04/242012/04/27 - -
5724-X677.00.12011/10/042011/11/18 - -

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Program Number
  • IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 (5724-X67)

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Abstract

WebSphere eXtreme Scale is an elastic, scalable, in-memory data grid designed to enable you to handle the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming.

The data grid dynamically caches, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across multiple servers. WebSphere eXtreme Scale can perform massive volumes of transaction processing with high efficiency and linear scalability. With WebSphere eXtreme Scale, you can also get qualities of service such as transactional integrity, high availability, and predictable response times.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used in different ways. You can use the product as a powerful cache, as an in-memory database processing space to manage application state, or to build eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) applications. These XTP capabilities include an application infrastructure to support your most demanding business- critical applications.
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Product Positioning

WebSphere eXtreme Scale complements the WebSphere Application Server family of products by providing a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications and can run with many WebSphere stack products. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 goes beyond these simple network attached cache capabilities, providing a flexible and robust solution enabling more sophisticated caching scenarios where applications and data may be located on the same server.
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Highlights

IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale delivers simple cache for enterprise applications running on WebSphere Application Server that offers near linear scalability to a broad variety of business applications with minimal invasive changes. This can help you meet the growing needs of your business.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can offer these key benefits:

  • Enterprise Data Grid capabilities that allow Java and .NET applications to access the grid

  • An eXtreme Data Format that can allow all clients (Java or .NET) to access and interact with the same data via a platform independent data interchange format

  • A built-in notification infrastructure that allows for client-side event notification, a continuous query cache, and near cache invalidation capabilities

  • Enhanced grid re-balancing capabilities for regular hardware maintenance or unexpected failover events

  • An eXtreme Scale UI message center to aid in event notification and understanding of the current state of the grid

  • WXS 8.6 provides simple support for Java and non-Java environments through Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs.

  • Further integration enhancements with other WebSphere products including WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Portal, IBM Mobile Foundation, IBM Worklight, and WebSphere Message Broker

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Description

Our planet is becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. Around the world, more and more people now use mobile devices to access a range of services. The proliferation of mobile devices is driving the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming. Not only are enterprise systems seeing higher levels of traffic than ever before, but these systems are also experiencing more spikes in usage. These spikes are caused by a combination of social media and mobile device alerts that prompt immediate access to these systems. Today's enterprises face the challenge of scaling their business-critical systems in a cost- effective manner to meet increase in demand while enhancing application performance to keep pace with rising customer expectations.

The IBM WebSphere portfolio of products can help you improve business agility by overcoming traditional IT performance l imitations. The products can help you generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies and business intelligence that you need for smarter business outcomes such as sustainable competitive advantage, higher revenues and avoidance of potential fines that could stem from inconsistent response and service-level agreement violations.

The IBM WebSphere family of caching products, including IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale platform and the IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 appliance, can help enable your business applications process billions of transactions a day with efficiency and near-linear scalability. IBM caching products are designed to work in heterogeneous environments throughout application server platforms and virtualization environments.

The following describes the benefits of a WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, consisting of distributed servers and clients (distributed or z/OS), as a whole.

A WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, with distributed servers and distributed or z/OS clients, can deliver extreme transaction processing capabilities that can help ensure you have a Smart service- oriented architecture (SOA)-based application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications. A WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid can help you to overcome traditional IT performance limitations to generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence needed for smarter business outcomes, such as sustainable competitive advantage and maximized revenues.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale is designed to work in heterogeneous environments across all leading platforms and server virtualization environments. It can process massive volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 operates as an in-memory data grid that dynamically processes, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across hundreds of servers.

With WebSphere eXtreme Scale, you get capabilities that can extend the value of a linearly scalable elastic data store to a broad range of business applications that utilize the WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service. WebSphere eXtreme Scale can ease the burden on the application developer by handling many of the common data store exception and retry tasks. In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into existing management tools.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 for distributed platforms offers these features:

  • Enterprise Data Grid capabilities that allow Java and .NET applications to access the grid

  • An eXtreme Data Format that can allow all clients (Java or .NET) to access and interact with the same data via a platform-independent data interchange format

  • A built-in notification infrastructure that allows for client-side event notification, a continuous query cache, and near-cache invalidation capabilities

  • Enhanced grid re-balancing capabilities for regular hardware maintenance or unexpected failover events

  • An eXtreme Scale UI message center to aid in event notification and understanding of the current state of the grid

  • Simple support for Java and non-Java environments through Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs. This is a way of integrating web-based and mobile access to the grid.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can enhance applications to support growing business needs through the following innovative usage scenarios and configurations:

  • Simple data and database: Applications can access data structures to improve performance and throughput using a WebSphere eXtreme Scale configuration as a local cache. WebSphere eXtreme Scale enhances this traditional data-caching scenario by offering fail-over capability.

  • Client or server: A Java Virtual Machine (JVM) can have a local WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid, which sits in front of a remote grid serving as a "near cache" for a subset of the data. This can help you to leverage a large remote cache to offload back-end processing or to help speed up access to cached results. Applications can use the distributed locking services provided by the remote grid to coordinate access to shared data across clients.

  • Map and reduced support: WebSphere eXtreme Scale client devices can invoke agents that run against massive amounts of data on multiple nodes in parallel. They can then aggregate the results stored in the grid in parallel.

Extreme scalability of application patterns and usage scenarios are facilitated by the use of a non-centralized, peering configuration, and dynamic deployment model, allowing WebSphere eXtreme Scale maps to span numerous JVMs and allowing extremely large datasets.

In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale lets you add more partitions to help increase capacity. It includes efficient algorithms to allow in-memory caches to grow elastically as the number of available JVMs or actual machines changes.

Traditionally distributed cache products use Map APIs as their primary programming model. WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers this, and allows graphs of objects to be easily pushed to the cache. Simple Java objects can be annotated, and a simpler API can transparently allow these graphs to be fetched from the grid, as well as to push any changes made by the application back to the grid. This can significantly simplify programming compared with traditional JCache or Map-based APIs.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale now gives you the flexibility to deploy caching technology that is accessible to both Java and .NET client applications, where it is most beneficial for your business and provides the administration and monitoring capabilities to manage and see the overall health and content of the grid. Additionally, .NET clients are also able to access the grid alongside Java clients, enabling Java-based applications to provide data to the grid which can then be read by a .NET client or vice versa. The data is stored in the grid in a common data format equally accessible to either Java or .NET clients.

Further, as the amount of data within the data grid grows, and usage scenarios become more ubiquitous, it is increasingly important to address challenges related to operational flexibility. A major challenge relates to managing a data grid running on thousands of servers.

The WebSphere eXtreme Scale Catalog Service automatically lays out data (primaries and replicas) across the set of online servers in a balanced fashion. As servers are started or stopped, it automatically adjusts and elastically moves data across the grid to help ensure that failed replica servers are replaced. It spreads the data across all servers in the grid, helping you to achieve optimum performance and continuous availability.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers a flexible approach to the deployment of grid components or an existing cluster packaging and deployment framework. This is accomplished via the introduction of a centralized coordinator service, called the Catalog Service, that can help:

  • Achieve high availability by clustering, and uses synchronous memory replication among grid members to persist the run-time state of the data grid.

  • Enable optimal performance by automatically balancing data and partitions over the set of servers hosting a grid.

The WebSphere Application Server console extensions allow administrators and deployers to enable eXtreme Scale session persistence, and to enable eXtreme Scale as a Dynacache provider directly from the WebSphere Application Server console. Administrators and deployers can monitor eXtreme Scale grids in a fashion that is already integrated into their current usage flows. The WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 console can support AIX (32-bit), AIX (64-bit), Linux x86, Linux x86-64, and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit).

For complete product information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/extremescale.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested via the IBM website at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

AIX platform

Hardware requirements:

AIX (32-bit)

  • IBM POWER family of processors. For additional Information, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6 systems only).

Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

AIX (64-bit)

  • IBM POWER family of processors. For additional information, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6 systems only).

Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

Operating systems:

  • 32-bit: AIX V6.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04

    64-bit:

    • AIX V7.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 7100-00-01
    • AIX V6.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04

    AIX product site

    http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/index.html

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was tested with Service Pack 1. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information about Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later

HP-UX Intel Itanium

Hardware requirements:

  • Intel Itanium 2 processor

  • For disk space requirement, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (64-bit):

  • HP-UX 11iv2 Patch Bundle, dated December 2007 (64-bit kernel support)
  • HP-UX 11iv3 Patch Bundle, dated December 2007 (64-bit kernel support)
  • HP-UX 11i product site

    http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/w1/en/os/hpux11i-overview.html

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was tested with Service Pack 1. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Linux on x86

Hardware requirements:

  • Intel Pentium processor at 500 MHz or faster

  • Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron

  • For related information, refer to technote #1237439

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21237439

  • Disk space requirements, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (32-bit):

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with SP 3

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11; refer to SLES11 technotes, by visiting

    http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=180&tc=SSEQTP&q=SLES11_70

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with the Service Pack 1 Update was tested. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Linux x86-64

Hardware requirements:

  • AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit kernel support only)

  • For disk space requirements, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (32-bit):

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with SP 3

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11; refer to technotes for SLES11 by visiting

    http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=180&tc=SSEQTP&q=SLES11_70

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Operating systems (64-bit):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with SP 3

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3 or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with the Service Pack 1 Update was tested. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Linux on IBM System z

Hardware requirements:

  • System z processors
  • Minimum of 1,119 MB available disk space for installation
  • Minimum of 512 MB memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (32-bit):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 6 (64-bit kernel support only)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6 (64-bit kernel support only)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V9 with SP4 (64-bit kernel support only); refer to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 product site by visiting

    http://www.novell.com/products/server9/

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with Update 1 (64-bit kernel support only)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11 (64-bit kernal support only)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Operating systems (64-bit):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 1

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with Update 1

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11; refer to technotes for SLES11, by visiting

    http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=180&tc=SSEQTP&q=SLES11_70

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3 or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with the Service Pack 1 The update was tested. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Linux on POWER

Hardware requirements:

IBM POWER family of processors or IBM BladeCenter: (32-bit and 64-bit):

  • Minimum 1,231 MB available disk space for installation (32-bit); 1,262 MB recommended for 64-bit.

  • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory for 32-bit (1 GB recommended)

  • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended for 64-bit

  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V6

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux product site

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with Update 1

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V11; refer to technotes for SLES11, by visiting

    http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?rs=180&tc=SSEQTP&q=SLES11_70

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product site

    http://www.novell.com/products/server/

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with the Service Pack 1 Update was tested. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Solaris SPARC

Hardware requirements:

  • Sun Solaris operating environment compatible SPARC workstation at 440 MHz, or faster

  • For disk space requirements, visit

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended

  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (32-bit):

  • Sun Solaris operating environment, V9 with Patch Cluster, dated January 3, 2008, or later (32-bit and 64-bit kernel support)

  • Sun Solaris operating environment, V10 with Patch Cluster dated January 7, 2008, or later (32-bit and 64-bit kernel support)

  • Sun product site

    http://www.sun.com/products/index.jsp

Operating systems (64-bit):

  • Sun Solaris operating environment, V10 with Patch Cluster, dated October 2009, or later (64-bit kernel support)

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was tested with Service Pack 1. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Solaris x64

Hardware requirements:

  • AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems (64-bit):

  • Sun Solaris operating environment, V10 with Patch Cluster, dated October 2009, or later (64-bit kernel support)

  • Sun product site

    http://www.sun.com/products/index.jsp

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was tested with the Service Pack 1 For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Windows

Hardware requirements:

For Windows (32-bit):

  • Intel Pentium processor at 500 MHz or faster
  • Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Windows (64-bit):

  • AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Operating systems:

For Windows (32-bit):

Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use:

  • Microsoft Vista Business

  • Microsoft Vista Enterprise

  • Microsoft Vista Ultimate

  • Microsoft Vista Ultimate SP1

  • Windows Vista product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/default.aspx

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

  • Windows 7 product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2

Supported for production use include:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 with SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter with SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise with SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard with SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 R2

  • Windows Server 2003 product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard x64

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise x64

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter x64

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/default.aspx

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Datacenter with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Enterprise with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard with SP1

For Windows (64-bit):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 with SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 R2

  • Windows Server 2003 product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64 with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 with SP1

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard x64

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise x64

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter x64

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 product site

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/default.aspx

Software requirements:

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running integrated with WebSphere Application Server requires one of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server V7.0.0.19, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.2, or later
    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.0, or later

  • For information on recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale running with Java Platform Standard Edition requires a compliant Java Virtual Machine V1.6, or later.

  • The WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service requires a web server that implements the Java Servlet specification V2.3, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale REST data service client is compatible with Open Data Protocol V1.0. The client library Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was tested with Service Pack 1. For more information, visit

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

  • For more information on Open Data Protocol, visit

    http://www.odata.org

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for IBM Tivoli Monitoring requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1, or later.

  • WebSphere eXtreme Scale agent for Hyperic HQ requires Hyperic HQ V4.0, or later.

Software Requirements

The following describes the unique hardware and software requirements for running the WebSphere eXtreme Scale console. The console can monitor WebSphere eXtreme Scale on supported platforms. This section describes the requirements for running the console run- time itself.

  • AIX (32-bit)

    • IBM POWER family of processors

    • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

      Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6 systems only). Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

    • Operating systems:
      • AIX V7.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 7100-00-01
      • AIX V6.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04

  • AIX (64-bit)

    • IBM POWER family of processors. For additional Information, visit

      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

    • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

      Note: 64-bit hardware is required to run AIX V6.1 (POWER4, POWER5, or POWER6 systems only). Architecture models that use 604e processors are not 64-bit capable and will not run AIX V6.1.

    • Operating systems:
      • AIX V7.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 7100-00-01
      • AIX V6.1, with Recommended Maintenance package 6100-00-04

  • Linux on x86

    • Intel Pentium processor at 500 MHz or faster

    • Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron; For related information, refer to technote #1237439

      http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21237439

    • Disk space requirements, visit

      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

    • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

    • Operating systems:
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10 with Update 2, or later
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5 with Update 1, or later

  • Linux x86-64

    • AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit kernel support only)

    • For disk space requirements, visit

      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27006921

    • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

    • Operating systems:
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, V10, with Update 2, or later
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, V5, with Update 1, or later

  • Windows (32-bit)

    • Intel Pentium processor at 500 MHz or faster

    • Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron

    • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

    • Operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, with SP1
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, with SP1

  • Windows (64-bit)

    • AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T

    • Minimum 1 GB of physical memory recommended

    • CD-ROM drive

    • Operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64, with SP1
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64, with SP1

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Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Limitations

WebSphere Application Server client applications can access remote WebSphere eXtreme Scale grids and can locally cache data via the WebSphere eXtreme Scale "near cache" technology. Additionally, WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used as a local cache.
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The following WebSphere eXtreme Scale user assistance is available:

  • In the Product Overview, Administration Guide, and Programming Guide PDFs

  • At the product forum for discussing WebSphere eXtreme Scale topics with the community

  • At the information center

  • Access to articles, podcasts, and tutorials in the WebSphere Developer's Community for Emerging Technologies in

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/spaces/emerge

All of the above are available from the WebSphere eXtreme Scale portal at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/extremescale

For optimal viewing of this documentation on the Internet, you need a web browser that supports HTML 4 and CSS. To view a downloaded version of the InfoCenter, you must have a copy of either the WebSphere Help System or Eclipse installed on your local machine. Terms and conditions for use of the machine readable files are shipped with the files.
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Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

Trademarks

(R), (TM), * Trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 © IBM Corporation 2012.
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