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Apple Macintosh Client Requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect™ Apple Macintosh (Mac) Backup-Archive and API Client

Cause

Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

Overview of IBM Spectrum Protect™ Client and Server supported operating systems and platforms: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21243309
Overview of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and Server supported operating systems and platforms: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21994042

Latest Client and Server downloads: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21239415


Resolving the problem

Hardware and Software Requirements

Version 8.1
Version 7.1
Version 6.4
Version 6.3

Version 8.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Macintosh OS X:
10.11
10.12
TCP/IP
Additional software:
  • The Web backup-archive client requires Java: JRE 7 or JRE 8


Version 7.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Macintosh OS X:
10.8
10.9
10.10, with 7.1.1 or higher client
10.11, with 7.1.3.2 or higher client
TCP/IP
Additional software:
For Java GUI:
  • Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9: Java JRE 7
  • Mac OS X 10.10:
    • Prior to 7.1.2 require Java JDK 8
    • Beginning with the 7.1.2 client, Java JRE 8 is included (JDK 8 is no longer required)
The Web client requires:
  • Java plugin that is included in JRE 7 or JRE 8



Version 6.4
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Macintosh OS X:
10.7
10.8
10.9, with 6.4.1.5 or higher client
TCP/IP
Additional software:
  • For Java GUI and Web GUI: Java JRE 6


Version 6.3

Note: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 6.3 will reach End-Of-Support (EOS) on April 30, 2017. There will be no support extensions for TSM Version 6.3 products. Clients are encouraged to upgrade to a current product release that has not yet reached end of support. See in TSM Family Products with Support Extension contracts available which releases are active supported or which which are the recommendations for replacement.

Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Macintosh OS X:
10.6
10.7
10.8, with 6.3.1 or higher client
TCP/IP
Additional software:
For Java GUI and Web GUI: Java JRE 6


Version 6.2 is past End of Support (EOS). See the V6.2 Client:
Version 6.1 is past End of Support (EOS). See the V6.1 Client:
Version 5.5 is past End of Support (EOS). See the V5.5 Client:


Client Components Offered
Administrative
Backup/Archive
HSM
API
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
Web Browser Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
Interface 
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yes
yes
yes
yes

Related information

Latest client downloads
Overview Spectrum Protect Operating Systems
Overview TSM Operating Systems


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Client

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
Client