Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.0.2

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This document contains the detailed system requirements for IBM® Lotus® Sametime® 8.0.2.

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See below for a list of detailed system requirements for IBM Lotus® Sametime® 8.0.2, including the Sametime server, Sametime client, Sametime Gateway, Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server, and Sametime Advanced.

Sametime

Sametime server requirements
Operating systems and supported platforms Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack (SP) 4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack (SP) 3 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or later

IBM AIX
  • AIX 5.3, TL5 (or a later TL)
  • AIX 6.1

Sun Solaris
  • Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 with Domino 7.x
  • Solaris 10 with Domino 8.0.x
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use version 8.0.x of Domino

IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS)
  • IBM i V5R3, V5R4, V6R1
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use V6R1

For additional information, see the Sametime for i5/OS: System Requirements technote.
Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) xSeries 10.0, Service Pack (SP) 1 (or a later SP)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) xSeries 4.0, Update 4 (or a later update), with Domino 7.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) xSeries 5.0 5.1, or 5.2, with Domino 8.0.x

Domino levels supported
  • Domino 7.x releases
  • Domino 8.0.x releases (32-bit only)
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use version 8.0.x of Domino

Additional Server OS specifications
Hardware requirements Windows
  • CPU - Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB recommended; 1 GB minimum
  • Disk space - 3 GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 2 GB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors.

IBM AIX
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB recommended; 1 GB minimum
  • Disk space - 3 GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 2 GB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors.

Sun Solaris
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB recommended; 1 GB minimum
  • Disk space - 3 GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 2 GB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors.

System i
  • CPU - IBM eServer iSeries, IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power systems model capable of running IBM IBM i V6R1, V5R4 or i5/OS V5R3.
  • RAM - Minimum 1GB for each Sametime and Domino server
  • Disk space - Minimum 1GB free disk space for each Sametime server, 2GB recommended; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms).
Linux
  • CPU - Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, or higher, recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB recommended; 1 GB minimum
  • Disk space - 3 GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 2 MB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors.
Microsoft Office integration Microsoft Exchange Server versions
  • Exchange 2003
  • Exchange 2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server versions
  • Office SharePoint Server 2003
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Office Client versions
  • Office 2000
  • Office XP
  • Office 2003
  • Office 2007

Microsoft Windows versions
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
Mobile platforms and devices Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Mobile 5 PocketPC / Smartphone
  • Windows Mobile 6 PocketPC / Standard (Smartphone)

RIM BlackBerry
  • BlackBerry 7100
  • BlackBerry 8100
  • BlackBerry 8700
  • BlackBerry 8800
  • Blackberry 9000

Sony Ericsson
  • M600i
  • M600i follow-on (to be named)
  • P990i

Nokia
  • eSeries
Directories LDAP Directories
IBM Lotus Sametime supports all LDAP V3 directories. The following LDAP directories have been specifically tested by IBM Lotus.
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and 6.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2000, 2003
  • Sun Java Directory Server (iPlanet 5.1 and 5.2)

Notes Directories
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0
HTTP servers
  • No specific requirements
  • Domino 7.x
Network/Security SSO products
  • Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 5.1
  • CA Policy Server (Siteminder) 8.0

Proxy Servers
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
  • Sun Java Web System Web Proxy Server 4.0
  • Apache 2.2.4
  • Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 6.0

Reverse Proxy
  • Apache 2.2.4
  • Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 6.0
Government Requirements FIPS-140 Part 2
Sametime 8.0.2 is FIPS compliant with the following exceptions:
  • Sametime 8.0.2 Mobile clients are not FIPS 140-compliant.
  • Sametime Advanced is not FIPS 140-Compliant.
  • Client-to-client file transfer from the Sametime client is not FIPS 140-compliant and should be disabled via server policy settings for a fully FIPS 140-compliant server configuration.
  • Sametime Gateway 8.0.2 is FIPS compliant when co-located with its corresponding Sametime server behind the firewall. All communications between the Gateway and remote communities are secured using Transport Layer Security (TLS) certified per FIPS 140-2.
Section 508
The Sametime 8.0.2 client is Section 508 compliant. The Meeting Rom Client, used for desktop sharing and web conferencing, is not accessible to people with low-vision and screen reader users.

Sametime Mobile does not support accessibility features for blind users. The Sametime Mobile client provides text and icon sizing (small, medium, and large) on devices which provide support for that feature.

IBM has tested Sametime 8.0.2 with the following accessibility tools:
  • Inspect32
  • WindowEyes
  • JAWS
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • ZoomText Extra
Internet Layer Protocol When using IPv6 addressing (including mixed IPv4 and IPv6), only 8.0.2 servers (or later) are supported. When using only IPv4 addressing, you can mix servers from different releases.

Note You cannot enable IPv6 addressing in a Lotus Sametime deployment that includes one or more Lotus Sametime Advanced servers.
Other hardware specifications Monitoring tools
  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration (ITMMC) 5.1
  • ITLM (IBM Tivoli License Manager)

Load balancers
  • WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1 (WAS Network Deployment module)

WebSphere Portal Server (WPS)
  • 5.0.2.1 (except for Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing (IMWC), and i5/OS V5R3)
  • 5.1
  • 6.0

Sametime client requirements
Operating systems and supported platforms Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack (SP) 2 (or a later SP)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit
    Note
    : Only for Web Conferencing; current support for 64-bit Windows XP clients is limited to 32-bit applications (browser and JRE), running in a 64-bit OS environment
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro, SP4 (or a later SP)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
    Note: Audio/Video features have not been tested on Windows 7.

AIX / Solaris: Lotus Sametime Meeting room client only
  • AIX 5.3 / 6.1 / CDE / Mozilla 1.7 / IBM JVM 1.5
  • Solaris 10 / JDS / Mozilla 1.7 / Sun JVM 1.5

Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10
  • Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) 9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2
Notes on Linux clients:
  • Audio within Sametime Connect client is supported only on RHEL v5.1 or v5.2
  • Clients using RHEL 5.x must enable the following RPM before installing Lotus Sametime Connect to ensure compatibility:
    compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61.i386.rpm
  • Audio/Video is not currently supported on Linux Meeting room clients.
  • Video within Sametime Connect is not supported on Linux clients

Macintosh:
  • Macintosh OS 10.4.x with JVM 1.5, including patches for PowerPC and Intel
  • Macintosh OS 10.5

Notes on Macintosh clients:
  • Audio/Video is not currently supported on Macintosh meeting room clients.
Hardware requirements Windows
  • CPU - 1GHz (or higher)
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher strongly recommended for Video chat.
  • 256 color video display minimum; 16-bit color or higher recommended.

Linux
  • CPU - 1GHz (or higher)
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher recommended.
  • 256 color video display minimum; 16-bit color or higher recommended.

Macintosh
  • CPU - Minimum of any PowerPC or Intel CPU supporting Macintosh OSX 10.4.6 (Tiger) with JVM 1.5; 1 GHz CPU or higher recommended.
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher strongly recommended for Video chat.
  • Disk space - 1GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 500 MB minimum.
  • 256 color video display minimum; 16-bit color or higher recommended.

Web Camera support (optional)
Integrated camera support: Although many computers now include integrated cameras, the list of supported cameras for Sametime 8.0.2 has not changed.

Windows (XP / Vista)
  • Logitech QuickCam Fusion
    Model: 861196-0000
    USB: 08C1
  • Logitech
    QuickCam Pro 5000
    Model: 861205-0000
    USB: 08C5
  • Logitech QuickCam
    Orbit MP
    Model: 861207-0000
    USB: 08C2
  • Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro
    Model: 861099-0000
    USB: 08B1
  • Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe
    Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX
    Model: 861223-0000
    PID: 08D7
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks
    Model: 860-000026
    PID: 0991
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
    Model: 861464-0000
    PID: 0990
  • Logitech QuickCam Chat
    Creative WebCam Live! Ultra Notebooks
    Model No: VF0070
    PID: 403D
  • Creative Webcam Instant
    Model No: VF0040
    PID: 4034
  • Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000
    P/N: X807363-001
    PID: 00F8
  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000
    P/N: X816696-003
    PID: 0728
  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000
    P/N: X606768-001
    PID: 00F5
  • Philips SPC 900NC PC
    S/N: KFA10704
    PID: 0329

Macintosh (Mac/OS)
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
    Model: 861464-0000
    PID: 0990
  • Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro (Mac)
    Model: 860-000143
    PID: 09A6
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks
    Model: 860-000026
    PID: 0991
  • Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX
    Model: 861223-0000
    PID: 08D7
  • Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro
    Model: 861099-0000
    PID: 08B1
  • Microsoft
    LifeCam NX-6000
    P/N: X807363-001
    PID: 00F8
  • Microsoft
    LifeCam VX-5000
    P/N: X816696-003
    PID: 0728
  • Microsoft
    LifeCam VX-3000
    P/N: X606768-001
    PID: 00F5
  • Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000
    P/N:X807044-001
    PID: 00F7
  • Creative Webcam Instant
    Model No: VF0040
    PID: 4034
  • Philips SPC900NC/00
    S/N: KFA10704
    PID: 0329

Minimum Bandwidth Required for Audio and Video
The codecs utilized by Sametime are dynamic and the bandwidth consumption will change depending on the bandwidth availability and prioritization. Additional information regarding the regulation of bandwidth consumption within Sametime can be found in the Sametime 8.0.2 information center.

Audio:
  • iSAC (10-32 kbps)

Video (H.263):
  • SQCIF (50-100 kbps).
  • QCIF (100-200 kbps)
  • CIF (300-400 kbps)
Browsers Supported browsers
  • Firefox 1.5 on Windows XP, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0
  • Firefox 2.0 on Windows XP, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 on Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional 64-bit, Windows 2000 Pro SP4 or later, Windows Vista
  • Safari 2.0 on Macintosh OS 10.4.x
  • Safari 3.0 on Macintosh OS 10.4.x

Browser JDK/JRE
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.4.2, 1.5, and 1.6 for Web Conferencing
  • FIPS restriction - 1.4.2 VMs will not be supported for FIPS

Sametime Gateway

Sametime Gateway requirements
Operating systems and supporting platforms Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack (SP) 4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack (SP) 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit support.
    For additional information refer to the following technote 32-bit or 64-bit support for Lotus Sametime 8.0.x products.

IBM AIX
  • AIX 5.3, TL5, with Service Pack 5300-04-01
  • AIX 6.1

Sun Solaris
With Domino 7.x
  • Solaris 9 with the latest patch cluster (32-bit only)
  • Solaris 10 with the latest patch cluster (32-bit only)
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use Domino 8.0.x

With Domino 8.0.x
  • Solaris 10 with the latest patch cluster (32-bit only)

i5/OS
  • IBM i V5R3, V5R4, V6R1
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use V6R1

For additional information on running the Gateway on IBM i V6R1, see the
About Lotus Sametime Gateway and i5/OS V6R1
technote.

Linux
Domino levels supported
  • Domino 7.x releases
  • Domino 8.0.x releases (32-bit only)
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use an 8.0.x release of Domino
WebSphere server WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.19 + iFixes
Databases You must have DB2 installed on the server before you begin installing the Lotus Sametime Gateway. The Lotus Sametime Gateway works with the following versions of DB2:
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1. This version is provided together with the Lotus Sametime Gateway, and is available for Windows, Linux, and AIX.
  • DB2 for i5/OS
  • DB2 Express C, version 8.2.4
  • DB2 Enterprise Server, version 8.2

Information on acquiring and installing DB2 is available from the DB2 information center
LDAP Directory servers The Lotus Sametime Gateway can be configured to run with the following LDAP directory servers:
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and 6.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Server (as LDAP server) 6.5.4 or later, and 7.0 or later.
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2003
  • Sun Java Directory Server 5.1 SP3 and 5.2
Sametime servers Lotus Sametime Gateway can be configured to work with the following Sametime servers:
  • Lotus Sametime 8.0
  • Lotus Sametime 8.0.1
  • Lotus Sametime 8.0.2
  • Lotus Sametime 7.5.1
  • Lotus Sametime 7.5 with CF1
  • Lotus Sametime 7.0 with FP1
  • Lotus Sametime 6.5.1 with FP1

Note When using IPv6 addressing (including mixed IPv4 and IPv6), only 8.0.2 servers (or later) are supported. When using only IPv4 addressing, you can mix servers from different releases.
JDK Java Development Kit 1.5
PKI The Lotus Sametime Gateway supports the following public key infrastructure (PKI) products:
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 (Domino certificate authority provided on a Domino 6.5.2 or later server)
  • Microsoft Certificate Services provided with Windows 2000 server
  • VeriSign 6.0
Other IM clients The following external instant messaging clients are supported for use with Lotus Sametime Gateway:
  • AOL: AOL Instant Messenger™ (AIM) 5.9 and 6.0
  • Google: Google Talk™
  • Yahoo: Yahoo Messenger® 8.1

Lotus Sametime client users must use only a Sametime client that is version 7.5 or later when exchanging instant messages and presence information with public instant messaging providers such as AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Talk. Pre-7.5 clients are not licensed to connect with public instant messaging providers.

It is the responsibility of the Sametime Gateway administrator to comply with licenses for Lotus Sametime Gateway and Lotus Sametime.
Browsers The following Web browsers are supported for use with the Integrated Solutions Console:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 SP1
  • Mozilla V1.7.8
  • Firefox V1.5

Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server

Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server (EMS) requirements
Operating systems and supported platforms Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack (SP) 4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack (SP) 3 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or later

IBM AIX
  • AIX 5.3, TL5
  • AIX 6.1

Sun Solaris
  • Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 with Domino 7.x
  • Solaris 10 with Domino 8.0.x
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use version 8.0.x of Domino

Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) xSeries 4.0, Update 4, with Domino 7.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) xSeries 5.0, with Domino 8.0.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) xSeries 10.0, Service Pack (SP) 1

Domino levels supported
  • Domino 7.x releases
  • Domino 8.0.x releases (32-bit only)
    Note: To support IPv6, you must use version 8.0.x of Domino
  • Domino 8.5 is not supported with Sametime 8.0.2.
Infrastructure IBM Lotus Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server
  • WebSphere V6.1.0.17
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1

Sametime Advanced 8.0.1
Sametime Advanced contains all the features of Sametime Standard, including the Community Server and Meeting Server described above. The Sametime Advanced client builds on the Sametime Standard client described above. There are some platform and capability differences, noted below.

Sametime Advanced server requirements
Operating systems Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack (SP) 4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack (SP) 3 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or later

IBM AIX
  • AIX 5.3, TL5
  • AIX 6.1

Sun Solaris
  • Solaris 9
  • Solaris 10

Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Server (AS) xSeries 4.0, Update 4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) xSeries 10.0, Service Pack (SP) 1

To ensure compatibility with Sametime Advanced, the following files must be installed with all versions of Linux:
  • compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61
  • libstdc++.so.5

These files are generally available with Linux distributions, but are sometimes not automatically installed with the operating system. Make sure you have installed these files before you attempt to install Sametime Advanced.

IBM i (formerly known as i5/os)
  • IBM i is not a supported platform for Sametime Advanced servers.

Sametime levels supported
  • Sametime 8 or later releases

Additional Server requirements (included with product)
  • WebSphere MQ 6.0.2
  • WebSphere Event Broker 6.0.0.3
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.1
  • DB2 Net Search Extender
  • WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1.0.13
  • IBM HTTP Server 6.1
Hardware requirements General
  • RAM - 2 GB recommended; 1 GB minimum
  • Disk space - 3 GB free disk space recommended; 2 GB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum

Windows
  • CPU - Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher recommended

IBM AIX
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum

Sun Solaris
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum

Linux
  • CPU - Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, or higher, recommended

DB2
  • Disk space - Depends on the amount of data (number of chats, amount of data in each chat)

Event Broker
  • RAM - 5 GB recommended; 2 GB minimum
Directories LDAP Directories

IBM Sametime Advanced supports all LDAP V3 directories. The following LDAP directories have been specifically tested by IBM

  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and 6.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2000, 2003
  • Sun Java Directory Server (iPlanet 5.1 and 5.2)

Notes Directories
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0
Network/Security SSO products
  • Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 5.1
  • CA Policy Server (Siteminder) 8.0
Other requirements Government requirements
  • FIPS-140 Part 2 is NOT supported by Sametime Advanced.

Internet Layer Protocol
  • IPv6 is NOT supported by Sametime Advanced. You cannot enable IPv6 addressing in a Sametime deployment that includes one or more Sametime Advanced servers.

Accessibility Tools
  • JAWS

Sametime Advanced client requirements
Operating systems Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack (SP) 2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Vista

Linux
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10
  • Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) 9

Note: Audio/Video is not currently supported on Linux Meeting room clients.


Macintosh

  • Macintosh OS 10.4.x with JVM 1.5, including patches for PowerPC and Intel
  • Macintosh OS 10.5

Note: There is no Instant Share support for application sharing or audio/video, when using a Macintosh OS. Audio/Video is not currently supported on Macintosh Meeting room clients.
Hardware requirements Windows
  • CPU - 1GHz (or higher)
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher recommended.

Linux
  • CPU - 1GHz (or higher)
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher recommended.

Macintosh
  • CPU - Minimum of any PowerPC or Intel CPU supporting Macintosh OS 10.4.6 (Tiger) with JVM 1.5; 1 GHz CPU or higher recommended.
  • RAM - 512 MB random access memory minimum; 1 GB or higher recommended.
  • Disk space - 1GB free disk space recommended to allow space for meetings; 500 MB minimum.
Browsers Supported browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 on Windows XP Professional, with JRE 1.4.2 or 1.5
  • Mozilla 1.7.12 on Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 2), with JRE 1.4.2 or 1.5
  • Firefox 2.0 on Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 2) with JRE 1.4.2
  • Mozilla 1.7.12 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and Novell Linux Desktop 9.0, with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or later
  • Firefox 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and Novell Linux Desktop 9.0, with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or later
  • Safari 3.0 on Macintosh OS 10.4.x

Browser JDK/JRE
  • STLinks

Sametime Product Integrations
IBM Lotus Notes For additional information, see Sametime in Notes 8.0.2.

Citrix 4.5 is supported, with some feature differences from native Sametime clients and limitations in capabilities
Features
  • The Sametime client on Citrix will maintain separate configuration directories for different users. This means that individual user preferences are maintained and the user experience will be as though the client was installed locally.
  • Time stamps for Citrix users will be that of the Citrix server. Since the actual client is running on the Citrix machine, it will pick up the time zone for the Citrix machine’s operating system. There may be Citrix configurations that will redirect the client’s timezone data (Note: not clocktime) to the server, so that the UIM client chat timestamps will be correct according to the client.
  • File transfers are possible with the client in a Citrix environment:
    - A transferred file may come from within the user’s
    workspace on Citrix, or from a local client drive.
    - Citrix policy needs to be configured to allow for a user’s client drive to be mapped to Citrix.
    - Accessing files from a local drive may have performance implications.
    - Once mapped, the Open File dialog from the Sametime UIM client will visually detail the local mapped drives, after the user grants access.
    - Citrix administrators should make sure the policies do not allow users to access the drives on the Citrix server.
Limitations
  • Voice and Video chats are currently not supported features in a Citrix environment.
  • Location awareness is not currently supported for the Citrix client. Location infrastructure requires that the Sametime client application know the user’s IP address. This is not possible when the client is running on Citrix.
  • The Screen Captures feature is not supported in a Citrix environment. A Citrix published application is limited to the areas of the screen in which the application is running. Therefore, screen captures are only limited to the buddy list and the chat window.
  • Citrix server does not support Microsoft Office Integration in this release of Sametime.
  • The Embedded Sametime client in Notes 8.0.1 is not support in a Citrix environment.
  • The Web API QuickFind plugin is not supported in a Citrix client environment. Since the first launched Sametime client will bind to port 59449, all subsequent launches of the connect client cannot bind to port 59449.
  • When shutting the client down using File Exit, you may receive a prompt to grant access. If access is not granted, it is possible for the user to stay logged on to the Sametime community after the client shuts down.

Instructions for "Installing a stand-alone Sametime Connect Client on a Citrix Server" and "Installing an Embedded Sametime client with a Notes Client on a Citrix server" can be found on the Sametime wiki.

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More support for:

IBM Sametime
Install/Configuration

Software version:

8.0.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Reference #:

7013765

Modified date:

2010-07-01

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