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Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5

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Abstract

This document contains the detailed system requirements for IBM® Lotus® Sametime® 8.5

Content

Lotus Sametime 8.5 is the latest release of IBM's platform for unified communications and collaboration. It provides a core set of real-time communication services that make it easier to find, reach and collaborate with colleagues, customers, and business partners. These include:


This document describes the minimum product levels that need to be installed before opening a problem report with the Lotus Sametime Support team. Because other products frequently ship fixes, updates, and new releases, testing every configuration is not possible. In general, you can install and run with updates to supported products if those updates are forward compatible.

IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

Requirement sections

  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Client Requirements' Client
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Audio / Video Client Requirements' Audio/Video Client
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Server Requirements' Server
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'System Console Server' System Console
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Meeting Server' Meeting
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Proxy Server' Proxy
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Media Manager Server' Media Manager
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Gateway Server' Gateway
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'DB2 Universal Database Server' DB2
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Classic Meeting Server' Classic Meeting
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Community Server' Community
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Directory Requirements' Directory
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'HTTP Server Requirements' HTTP server
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Network Security Supported Requir' Network Security
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Other Supported Environments Requ' Other
Client Requirements
Client
Operating system
Operating system
releases and browsers supported
Sametime Connect
Windows
Note: 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Lotus Notes
integrated client
Windows
Web browser
Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC
Linux
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2
    Note:
    Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is not supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 SP2 since the operating system patch is required to run it.
Mac
  • Web client JDK/SDK
  • Audio/Video not supported
Microsoft Office
integration
Windows
Web integration
Mobile
Windows
Nokia
iPhone
RIM Blackberry
Sony Ericsson

Audio / Video Client Requirements
Client
Operating system
Operating system
releases and notes
Sametime Connect 8.5
Windows

Notes
Lotus Notes 8.5.1
integrated client
Windows

Notes
Sametime 8.5
Classic
Meeting
Windows

Notes
Web
N/A
Notes:


Server Requirements

Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'System Console Server' System Console
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Meeting Server' Meeting
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Proxy Server' Proxy
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Media Manager Server' Media Manager
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Gateway Server' Gateway
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'DB2 Universal Database Server' DB2
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Classic Meeting Server' Classic Meeting
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Community Server' Community

Note: Please contact your IBM Representative and request Techline assistance for a production level hardware sizing analysis.


System Console Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
AIX
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Meeting Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

AIX
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Proxy Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

AIX
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Media Manager Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Linux

Note: Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
Notes:

Sametime Gateway Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Notes:
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

AIX
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Notes:
  • Interoperates with the following instant messaging systems:
    - AOL / AOL clearing house
    - Yahoo Messenger
    - Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 / R2
    - Google Talk
    - Servers that honor XMPP RFCs : RFC 3920 & RFC 3921
    - IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway 7.5, 7.5.1, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, SIP Gateway servers
  • Sametime 8.5 Gateway server installation uses DB2 9.5 Limited Use, which is provided in the Lotus Sametime 8.5 package.
    Note: An existing Sametime Gateway server that is upgraded to a Sametime Gateway 8.5 server can use the DB2 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) 9.1 already installed. Upgrading DB2 when upgrading to Sametime Gateway 8.5 is not supported.

DB2 Universal Database Server
(Required for all servers except Community server and Classic Meeting server)
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Linux

Notes:
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
AIX
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Notes:

Classic Meeting Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
AIX
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
Notes:
  • Prerequisite: Domino server
    - Domino 8.0.x
    - Domino 8.5
  • Classic Community Infrastructure
    - Gateway - 7.5.0, 7.5.1, 7.5.1 CF1, 7.5.1 CF2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.2.1, 8.5
    - Proxy - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Meeting - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Audio / Visual - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Sametime System Console 8.5
    - Sametime 7.5.1 (co-existence support for Sametime 8.5 WAS-based Proxy, Gateway, and Meeting servers)

Community Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows

Notes:
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

IBM i

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux

Note: Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

AIX
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

Prerequisite: Domino server

Directory Requirements
Directory
Operating system releases supported
LDAP

Note: Microsoft Active Directory 2008 Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) is not supported for Sametime 8.5
IBM Lotus Domino IBM Lotus Domino Directory (native): (Community Server only)

Note:
Sametime System Console requires all Sametime products it manages to use LDAP directories. It does not support a Community server that is configured to use a native Lotus Domino Directory.

HTTP Server Requirements
HTTP Server
Notes
HTTP Servers

Notes:

Network Security Supported Requirements
Supported Secure Networks
Products and versions supported
Single Sign On (SSO) products Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 5.1
Proxy Servers
Reverse Proxy

Other Supported Environments Requirements
Other Supported Environments
Notes
Virtualization
Citrix Support

Citrix Support Limitations
  • Meetings
    - Application or Screen Sharing: Only share other applications running in Citrix environments.
    - Applications that are running locally on the client's computer cannot be shared.
Monitoring tools
  • IBM Tivoli License Manager (ITLM)
Load Balancers
Accessibility Tools

Related information

IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5 Information Center

Document information

More support for: IBM Sametime
Install/Configuration

Software version: 8.5

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7016451

Modified date: 11 February 2011