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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Windows® Server and Storage Agent
Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Version 7.1
Hardware An AMD64 or Intel EMT-64 processor
Disk Space The following minimum values for disk space:
  • At least 5 GB of free disk storage (for a typical installation)
  • 60 MB in the temporary directory space
  • 2 GB partition size in the C:\ drive
  • 300 MB in the instance directory
  • 2 GB in the shared resources area

Significant additional disk space is required for database and log files. The size of the database depends on the number of client files to be stored and the method by which the server manages them. The default active log space is 16 GB, the minimum that is needed for most workloads and configurations. Allocate at least three times the active log space for the archive log (48 GB). Ensure that you have sufficient resources if you are using data deduplication or expect a heavy client workload.

For optimal performance and to facilitate I/O, specify at least two equally sized containers or Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) for the database. See Optimizing Performance for more information about the configuration of directories for the database. In addition, each active log and archive log should have its own container or LUN.

Ensure that you see the capacity planning section for more details about disk space.

Memory The following minimum values for memory:
  • 12 GB.
  • 16 GB if you are using data deduplication.
  • At least 32 GB for heavily used servers. Using 32 GB or more of memory enhances performance of the Tivoli Storage Manager server database inventory.
  • If you plan to run multiple instances, each instance requires the memory listed for one server. Multiply the memory for one server by the number of instances planned for the system.
  • Node replication processing requires additional memory. Use a minimum of 32 GB of memory for node replication without data deduplication. Node replication with data deduplication requires a minimum of 64 GB of memory.
  • When you create the active log, you need at least 64 GB of memory to run replication. If replication and deduplication are both being used, create an active log of 128 GB in size.
Operating system One of the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
Communication protocol At least one of the following communication protocols (installed by default with the current Windows operating systems):
  • Named Pipes
  • TCP/IP Version 4 or Version 6
Device drivers The Tivoli Storage Manager passthru device driver that is required for non-IBM® drives and tape libraries. The Windows native device driver is recommended for tape drives and tape libraries. Otherwise, the Tivoli Storage Manager kernel device driver can be used.

For the IBM 3590, 3592, or the Ultrium tape library or drives, the IBM device drivers are required. Install the most current device drivers. You can locate IBM driver packages at the Fix Central website: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/.

Configure the device drivers before you use the Tivoli Storage Manager server with tape devices.

Other software Windows 2012 requires that .NET Framework 3.5 is installed and enabled.

The following User Account Control policies must be disabled:

  • User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account
  • User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode

Version 6.3
Hardware An AMD64 or Intel EMT-64 processor
Disk Space
  • At least 3 GB of free disk storage (for a typical installation)
  • 200 MB temporary directory space
  • 2 GB partition size in the C:\ drive
  • 300 MB in the instance directory

Significant additional disk space is required for database and log files. The size of the database depends on the number of client files to be stored and the method by which the server manages them. The default active log space is 16 GB, the minimum that is needed for most workloads and configurations. Allocate at least three times the active log space for the archive log (48 GB). Ensure that you have sufficient resources if you are using deduplication or expect a heavy client workload.

For optimal performance and to facilitate I/O, specify at least four separate directories or Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) to be used by the database and logs. By making these specifications, I/O is balanced across multiple directories or mounts.

Ensure that you see the capacity planning section for more details about disk space.

Memory 64-bit Windows systems
  • 12 GB.
  • 16 GB if you are using deduplication.
  • At least 32 GB for heavily used servers. Using 32 GB or more of memory enhances performance of the Tivoli Storage Manager server database inventory.
  • If you plan to run multiple instances, each instance requires the memory listed for one server. Multiply the memory for one server by the number of instances planned for the system.
Operating System Server
One of the following operating systems: ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit only) ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)


Storage Agent
One of the following operating systems: ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit or 32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)

Note (for Server and Storage Agent):
  • ​​All service packs are supported​
Communication Protocol At least one of the following communication protocols (installed by default with the current Windows operating systems):
  • Named Pipes
  • TCP/IP Version 4 or Version 6
  • Shared memory protocol
Additional Requirements A web browser to retrieve an online installation package. The following browsers are supported:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Firefox 3.5 or later

Your browser must support the server code page. If your browser does not support the server code page, the windows might be unreadable. If your browser meets these requirements but does not correctly display a Tivoli Storage Manager web-based interface, consider using a different browser.

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The Windows system functions, such as Device Manager, are supported on the 64-bit Tivoli Storage Manager Console.

Normal Windows system functions are available for the 64-bit server using the Manage Computer function of the Windows system.


Version 6.2
Hardware Intel® Pentium® compatible processor or multiprocessor-based computer.
Disk space
  • At least 3 GB of free disk storage (for a typical installation)
  • 200 MB temporary directory space
  • 2 GB partition size in the C:\ drive
  • 300 MB in the instance directory

Significant additional disk space is required for database and log files. The
size of the database depends on the number of client files to be stored and
the method by which the server manages them. The default active log
space is 16 GB, the minimum that is needed for most workloads and
configurations. Allocate at least three times the active log space for the
archive log (48 GB). Ensure that you have sufficient resources if you are
using deduplication or expect a heavy client workload.

For optimal performance and to facilitate I/O, specify at least four separate
directories or Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) to be used by the database and
logs. This allows I/O to be balanced across multiple directories or mounts.
Memory Recommended and minimum memory requirements and minimum space requirements to run:

64-bit Windows systems
Recommended memory:
  • 12 GB.
  • 16 GB if you are using deduplication.

Also consider:
· Large production servers may require more than the recommended amount of memory.
· If you plan to run multiple instances, each instance requires the memory listed for one server. Multiply the memory for one server by the number of instances planned for the system.

Minimum memory: 4 GB for small production servers. A server is considered to be small if it has the following characteristics:

· It does not use storage pool deduplication.

· It supports only a small number of clients, or the nightly backup data transferred is 100 GB or less.

· It is used only as a library manager.

· On a machine having only 4 GB of RAM, only a single server is being run.

For more details about deduplication, search the keyword deduplication.


32-bit Windows systems:

Recommended memory: 8 GB

Minimum memory:
4 GB for small production servers (A server is considered to be small if it has the following characteristics:
· It supports only a small number of clients, or the nightly backup data transferred is 100 GB or less.
· It is used only as a library manager.
· On a machine having only 4 GB of RAM, only a single server is being run. )

· Deduplication is not supported.

· Running more than one server instance on a system is not supported.

· Might not be appropriate for all workloads because of real memory limitations, for example, hundreds of clients assigned to one server. Or, fewer clients with a heavier data workload (hundreds in gigabytes or greater than one terabyte per 24-hour backup cycle).

· Large production servers may require more than the recommended amount of memory.

Additional information to consider:
· If the intention is to run with less than the recommended amount of memory, it is further suggested that this configuration be tested under those circumstances to determine that this will support the intended workload in this particular environment. Or if V6.1 servers are already implemented in these less then recommended memory environments, that would also provide a proof point that this may be suitable for these particular environments.

Operating System One of the following operating systems, however, some functionality is
not available on the 32-bit systems. Check the system memory
requirements for more details.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition, Service Pack 2 or later. ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit), Service Pack 2 or later. ​
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003, Service Pack 2 or later. ​
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 x64, Service Pack 2 or later.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition, Service Pack 2 or later.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit), Service Pack 2 or later.
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, Service Pack 2 or later.
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 x64, Service Pack 2 or later. ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition (all service packs supported)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit) ​(all service packs supported)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition​ (64-bit) (all service packs supported)
Communication Protocol At least one of the following communication protocols (installed by
default with the current Windows operating systems):
  • Named Pipes
  • TCP/IP Version 4 or Version 6
  • Shared memory protocol
Additional Requirements The Windows system functions, such as Device Manager, are supported
on the 64-bit Tivoli Storage Manager Console.
Normal Windows system functions are available for both the 32-bit and
64-bit server using the Manage Computer function of the Windows
system.

Web Browser:
A Web browser to log in and use the console. The Web browser can be installed on the same or a separate system. The following browsers are supported:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • FireFox 2.0 or later
  • Mozilla 1.7.8
    Your browser must support the server code page. If your browser does not support the server code page, the windows might be unreadable. If your browser meets these requirements but does not correctly display a
    Tivoli Storage Manager Web-based interface, consider trying a different browser.

    System functions:
    The Windows system functions, such as Device Manager, are supported on the 64-bit Tivoli Storage Manager Console.

    Normal Windows system functions are available for both the 32-bit and 64-bit server using the Manage Computer function of the Windows system.


  • Version 6.1
    Hardware Intel® Pentium® compatible processor or multiprocessor-based computer.

    Additional Note:
    TSM supports Microsoft Cluster Service
    Disk Space
    • At least 3 GB of free disk storage (for a typical installation)
    • 1.5 GB temporary directory space
    • 200 MB partition size

    - You need additional disk space for database logging, depending on your product usage requirements. The server is installed in the C:\ drive and the database and logs can be installed in another drive.

    - For optimal performance and to facilitate I/O, specify at least four separate
    directories or Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) to be used by the database and
    logs. This allows I/O to be balanced across multiple directories or mounts.
    Memory Recommended and minimum memory requirements to run

    64-bit Windows systems

    Minimum memory:

    2 GB (A minimum of 4 GB on production servers)

    Recommended memory:
    • 12 GB.
    • 16 GB if you are using deduplication.

    Also consider:
    · Large production servers may require more than the recommended amount of memory.
    · If you plan to run multiple instances, each instance requires the memory listed for one server. Multiply the memory for one server by the number of instances planned for the system.

    For more details about deduplication, search the keyword deduplication.

    32-bit Windows systems:
    Minimum memory:
    2 GB (A minimum of 4 GB on production servers)

    Recommended memory:

    8 GB

    · Deduplication is not recommended.

    · Running more than one server instance on a system is not recommended.

    · Might not be appropriate for all workloads because of real memory limitations, for example, hundreds of clients assigned to one server. Or, fewer clients with a heavier data workload (hundreds in gigabytes or greater than one terabyte per 24-hour backup cycle).

    · Large production servers may require more than the recommended amount of memory.

    Operating System One of the following:
    • Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition​
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition ​
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition​

    Note:
    • Storage Server versions are supported.
    • All service packs are supported
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported starting with TSM V6.1.3.
    Communication Protocol One of the following:
    • Named Pipes
    • TCP/IP Version 4 or Version 6
    • Shared memory protocol
    Additional Requirements To use a storage device such as a tape drive, an optical drive, or a library on Windows 2008, Microsoft hot fix 953390 is required.

    Version 5.5
    Hardware One of the following:
    • An Intel Pentium or compatible processor-based computer.
    • An Intel Itanium processor-based computer.
    • An AMD64 or Intel EM64T or compatible processor-based computer.
    Additional note:
    TSM supports Microsoft Cluster Service
    Disk Space 110 MB (The minimum memory requirement is for Tivoli Storage Manager. If your version of Windows has a higher minimum requirement, that should take precedence.)
    Memory 256 MB
    Operating System One of the following:
    • Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 (Enterprise or Datacenter) Edition 64 bit
    • Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Edition
    • Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) x64 Edition

    Note:
    • Windows Server 2008 support starts with TSM V5.5.1
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 support starts with TSM V5.5.4
    • Storage Server versions are supported.
    • All service packs are supported for Windows Server 2003, including R2.
    Communication Protocol One of the following:
    • Named Pipes, which comes standard with Windows
    • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Windows
    • Shared memory protocol
    Additional Requirements None.




    Related information

    TSM Supported Virtual Machines
    TSM V5.3 Requirements(End of Support April 30 2008)
    TSM Supported HBAs for San Device Mapping
    TSM Supported Platforms
    TSM Client and Server compatibility

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    More support for:

    Tivoli Storage Manager
    Server

    Software version:

    5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1

    Operating system(s):

    Windows

    Reference #:

    1064234

    Modified date:

    2013-10-29

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