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Linux zSeries Client Requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

Hardware and software requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Linux zSeries Client

Cause

Tip: Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect™. Some applications such as the software fulfillment systems and IBM License Metric Tool use the new product name. However, the software and its product documentation continue to use the Tivoli Storage Manager product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634.
Overview of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and Server supported operating systems and platforms:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21243309

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


Resolving the problem


Hardware and Software Requirements

In general, all operating system service pack and maintenance levels are supported. Any exceptions are noted in the tables below.

Version 7.1
Version 6.4
Version 6.3



Version 7.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

Disk Space:
200 MB disk space is required to install the client, and all language packs.

Memory:
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 11
  • SLES 12 (beginning with the 7.1.2 client)
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 7 (beginning with the 7.1.1 client)
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux IBM Spectrum Protect server only)
Additional Software:
  • The Web client requires:
    • prior to 7.1.2.1: the Java plugin that is included in JRE 7
    • beginning with 7.1.2.1: Java plugin that is included in JRE 7 or JRE 8
    Note: The client is supported when running in a Firefox browser with the required plugin.
  • For EXT2/EXT3/XFS ACL support, you need the acl package.
  • The image backup and restore functions for LVM2 volumes require libdevmapper.so Version 1.01 or higher. If the library is at a lower level than required or it is not available, image backups for LVM2 volumes fail.
    The libdevmapper.so library is distributed with the device mapper packages. On RHEL, the package is called device-mapper-libs and on SLES it is called device-mapper.
  • To use the Common Inventory Technology components in a pure 64-bit Linux environment the following 32-bit run-time support packages should be installed:
  • Journal Based Backup (JBB) is:
    • supported on RHEL 7 and SLES12, in addition to previously supported distributions, beginning with the 7.1.2 backup-archive client
    • not supported on RHEL 7.1
  • The following IBM Spectrum Scale (previously known as GPFS) versions are supported on SLES 12 and RHEL 7.1:
    • GPFS 4.2.0 or higher fix pack levels (beginning with backup-archive client 7.1.4)
    • GPFS 4.2.1 or higher fix pack levels (beginning with backup-archive client 7.1.6)
Other Notes
  • IBM Spectrum Scale SOBAR requires IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2 (aka GPFS) or higher.
    The IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client and the backup-archive client at the same (matching) release level are also required.


Version 6.4
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

Disk Space:
200 MB disk space is required to install the client, and all language packs.

Memory:
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 11
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
  • The Web client requires:
    • prior to 6.4.3: the Java plugin that is included in JRE 6 or JRE 7
    • beginning with 6.4.3: Java plugin that is included in JRE 6 or JRE 7 or JRE 8
    Note: The client is supported when running in a Firefox browser with the required plugin.
  • For EXT2/EXT3/XFS ACL support, you need the acl package.
  • The image backup and restore functions for LVM2 volumes require libdevmapper.so Version 1.01 or higher. If the library is at a lower level than required or it is not available, image backups for LVM2 volumes fail.
    The libdevmapper.so library is distributed with the device mapper packages. On RHEL, the package is called device-mapper-libs and on SLES it is called device-mapper.


Version 6.3
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

Disk Space:
200 MB disk space is required to install the client, and all language packs.

Memory:
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 11
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
  • The Web client requires the Java plugin that is included in JRE 6 or JRE 7.
    The client is supported when running in a Firefox browser with the required plugin.
  • For EXT2/EXT3/XFS ACL support, you need the acl package.
  • The image backup and restore functions for LVM2 volumes require libdevmapper.so Version 1.01 or higher. If the library is at a lower level than required or it is not available, image backups for LVM2 volumes fail.
    The libdevmapper.so library is distributed with the device mapper packages. On RHEL, the package is called device-mapper-libs and on SLES it is called device-mapper.


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:

Related information

Latest client downloads
Overview TSM Operating Systems

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

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version: 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1066436

Modified date: 2016-09-02