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Hardware and software requirements for IBM DB2 Document Manager Version 8.4.2

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Abstract

These pages provide detailed hardware and software requirements for IBM DB2 Document Manager Version 8.4, Version 8.4.2, and each subsequent fix pack.

Content

Links to IBM IBM Document Manager hardware and software requirements documents


If you are looking for system requirements for IBM Document Manager Version 8.5, see the IBM Document Manager Version 8.5 System Requirements Web page.

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About IBM DB2 Document Manager client/server version compatibility

Important: You must upgrade clients and servers to the same Document Manager version. Different versions of Document Manager are not compatible, therefore, you cannot connect a Document Manager client with a server that has a different Document Manager version installed.


Server hardware

The following hardware is required for each DB2 Document Manager server.

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster per processor
  • RAM: 1 GB recommended; 512 MB minimum
  • Free disk space: 250 MB

Server operating systems

The DB2 Document Manager server requires one of the following operating systems.

Operating system Notes
Δ Windows Server 2008

Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2

Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 1

Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, R2 Service Pack 2

Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, R2

Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack 4

Article #1272251

Article #1272255

Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack 4

Article #1272251

Article #1272255


Renditioning software

DB2 Document Manager Rendition Services requires software from independent software vendors to create renditions. This software must be installed on the server that is running Rendition Services.

The renditioning software that is used depends on the type of renditions that the service generates. The most common software that is required on the server that is running Rendition Services is:

  • To render PDF files, Adobe Acrobat Distiller and the application that was used to create the original file
  • To render TIF files and thumbnails, Cimmetry Systems AutoVue client (not the Client-Server Editions or AutoVue for Java (jVue))

    Thumbnails and TIF renditions of AutoCAD 2007 drawings require AutoVue version 19.1 Service Pack 1. Similarly, using AutoVue to print AutoCAD 2007 files (using a Windows print queue) requires AutoVue version 19.1 Service Pack 1.



Content repositories

DB2 Document Manager requires one of the following content repositories.

For all DB2 Content Manager versions, both DB2 Content Manager Enterprise Edition and DB2 Content Manager for z/OS are supported. All DB2 content Manager versions include DB2 Information Integrator for Content.

Content repository Notes
DB2 Content Manager Version 8.4, 8.4 Fix Pack 1, 8.4.1, 8.4.1 Fix Pack 1

Article #1273574

Article #1273572

DB2 Content Manager Version 8.3 (Fix Pack 6a or later)

Article #1272257

Article #1272269

Article #1273568

Article #1273567

FileNet Panagon Content Services Version 5.5 with IDM Desktop Version 4.0.2 and either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle

Important: FileNet IDM Desktop Version 4.0.2 fix packs are not supported. Ensure that version 4.0.2 is installed.

Install Panagon IDM Desktop on the DB2 Document Manager server and on any system where a DB2 Document Manager service is running.

FileNet Panagon Content Services Version 5.4 with IDM Desktop Version 3.3 and either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle

Install Panagon IDM Desktop on the DB2 Document Manager server and on any system where a DB2 Document Manager service is running.


Web servers

You can use any Web server to deploy the DB2 Document Manager Desktop, for example:

Web server Notes
Apache HTTP server
Domino server
IBM HTTP server
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

Protocols

The following protocols are supported for communication between DB2 Document Manager clients and the DB2 Document Manager server.

Protocol Notes
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft DCOM

Article #1193861

Article #1272246


Client hardware

  • Processor: 233 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Free disk space: 250 MB

Client operating systems

DB2 Document Manager clients require one of the following operating systems.

Recommendation: Install DB2 Document Manager clients (Designer and Desktop) on client systems (Windows Vista, XP Professional, and 2000 Professional). Having DB2 Document Manager clients installed on the DB2 Document Manager server system can be useful while you design the Desktop and test various configuration options, but client systems provide better processor utilization for client applications than server systems do.

Operating system Notes
Δ Windows Server 2008

Information Center topic

Windows Vista
(Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise Editions (x86 32-bit))
Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2

Article #1272240

Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1

Article #1272240

Windows XP Professional

Article #1272240

Windows 2000 Professional, Service Pack 4

Article #1272251

Article #1272255

Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2

Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 1

Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, R2 Service Pack 2

Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, R2

Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack 4

Article #1272251

Article #1272255

Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack 4

Article #1272251

Article #1272255


Web browsers

DB2 Document Manager clients support the following Web browsers.

Web browser Notes
Δ Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 On Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP systems
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 On Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP systems
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 On all supported Microsoft Windows systems

Integrated applications

You can integrate the following applications with DB2 Document Manager.

Important: Ensure that the client operating system that you use is supported by the applications that you want to integrate with DB2 Document Manager. See the documentation that comes with each application to verify the operating system requirements.

Integrated application Notes
Adobe Acrobat (Distiller) 7.0.9, 8.1.1, and 9

PDF rendition only; no DB2 Document Manager client integration

Autodesk AutoCAD 2006, 2007, 2008, 2008 with Service Pack 1, and 9

Article #1273584

Article #1273587

Bentley MicroStation J, MicroStation 8, and MicroStation 8 XM
Cimmetry AutoVue client 18, 19.1, and 19.1 with Service Packs 1 and 2

AutoVue Client-Server Editions and AutoVue for Java (jVue) are not supported.

Lotus Notes 6.5, 7, and 8
Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, and 2007 with Service Pack 1

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word

Article #1273589

Article #1257332

Microsoft Office 2007 can be integrated with DB2 Document Manager. However, the Document Manager Desktop cannot detect compound document links in files saved using the Office Open XML file formats, for example, .docx, .docm, or .dotx. You can work around this limitation by saving files using a supported Microsoft Office file format. See the technote for details.

Note: Microsoft Outlook 2000 is still supported for e-mail notifications, but there is no application integration support for it.

Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) Arbortext Editor

Article #1279033


Microsoft Office testing environments

IBM tested the following Microsoft Office application versions with DB2 Document Manager Version 8.4.

Microsoft Office version Microsoft application version
Microsoft Office XP

Microsoft Excel 2002 (10.6713.6626) SP3

Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 (10.6501.6626) SP3

Microsoft Word 2002 (10.6612.6626) SP3

Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Excel 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3

Microsoft Outlook 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3

Microsoft Word 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Excel 2007 (12.0.6024.5000) MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000) MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (12.0.4518.1014) MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft Word 2007 (12.0.6015.5000) MSO (12.0.6020.5000)


Document information

More support for: Document Manager

Software version: 8.4.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 7015771

Modified date: 28 March 2017


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