Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Requirements

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Diagnosing the problem

Below is a table with links to the Software and Hardware Requirements for different FastBack versions and their components.

Resolving the problem

Version
Changes
Support Dates
FastBack Ver. 5.5.5 Nov. 13, 2008 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.0
-> Base Version <-
Jan. 15, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.1
  • Removed Support for Windows 2000 Server on FastBack Server
  • Added note about IPV6 not being supported
  • Updated FastBack Server Hardware Requirements
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.3 support was added to FastBack Client
  • Updated FastBack Client Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 2008 R2 support was added to FastBack For Exchange
  • Exchange 2010 Support was added to FastBack For Exchange
Jul. 30, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.4 support was added to FastBack Client
Dec. 17, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.3
  • Windows 2008 R2 32-bit and 64-bit support was added to FastBack Server
  • DR Hub now reflects 64-bit support
Dec. 17, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.4
  • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit now supported on FastBack Client
  • FastBack Client now supports multipath volumes on Linux Redhat OS
Jun. 26, 2011 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.6 Jun 22, 2012 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.7
  • RH 5.8 and RH 6.3 are now supported on the FastBack Client.
  • Windows 7 is now supported on the FastBack Server.
Dec 14, 2012 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.8 No changes in the supported platforms since the previous release. Jun 26, 2013 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.9 Support for the following operating systems is provided by FastBack Client, FastBack Mount, and Administrative Command Line.
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 8

Support for the following operating system is provided by FastBack Server.
  • Windows 2012 R2

The following operating systems are not supported.
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
Dec 18, 2013 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.10
  • Windows 8.1 support was added to FastBack Client, FastBack Server, and FastBack BMR.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SP3 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
  • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting 2.1.1 support was added to FastBack Server.
  • SQL 2012 support was added to FastBack Client.
  • Support for Tivoli Common Reporting 1.2 was broken and now needs special scripts to run.
June 30, 2014 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.11
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
Dec 19, 2014 - Current
Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Ver 7.1 Hardware and software supported by FastBack with the following exceptions:
  • Windows 2000 is not supported
  • Windows XP is not supported
Dec 13, 2013 - Current
Notes:
Base Versions available at Passport Advantage:
http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Fix Packs available at Fix Central:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Client Windows 2003 server, Windows 2000, Windows XP 5.5
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange Windows 2003 server, Windows XP 5.5
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery Windows 2003 server, Windows XP
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Center 5.5

Product Alias/Synonym

TSM FSB

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Server

Software version:

All Supported Versions

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

1315086

Modified date:

2014-09-02

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