Linux on POWER Client Requirements

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Linux on POWER Client Requirements (formerly known as Linux iSeries/pSeries client)

Cause

For an overview of TSM 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 6.2
Version 6.1 (past End of Support)
Version 5.5 (past End of Support)

Version 7.1

Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution

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 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 7* (64 bit) (beginning with 7.1.1 client)
*For RHEL 7:
    • no GPFS file system support
    • no Journal Based Backup (JBB) support
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software
  • Java GUI and Web backup-archive client:
    • Java GUI requires JRE 7
    • The Web client requires the Java plugin that is included in 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.
  • With RHEL 7, the compat-libstdc++-33 package is required

Version 6.4

Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution

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 (64 bit)
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​​
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java: JRE 6 or 7 for the Java GUI
  • 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 6.3

Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution

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 (64 bit)
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​​
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java: JRE 6 or 7 for the Java GUI
  • 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
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Linux on Power
  • IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution
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 (64 bit)
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit) with TSM 6.2.2 and higher
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software
Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java: JRE 5 or 6


Version 6.1 (this release is past End of Support)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Linux on Power
  • IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution
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 (64 bit) (no GPFS support)
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software
Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java: JRE 5 or 6


Version 5.5 (this release is past End of Support)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Linux on Power
  • IBM System p or IBM System i, with POWER processors, as supported by Linux distribution
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 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup
  • SLES 9
  • RHEL 4 or 5
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with Linux on Power TSM server only)
Additional Software
Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java: JRE 1.4.x (where x is 2 or greater) or JRE 5

Version 5.4 is past End of Support (EOS). Link to the 5.4 Client EOS page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21592672

Note: LAN-free client also requires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for SAN (5608-SAN)

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HSM
API
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version:

5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

Operating system(s):

Linux Red Hat - i/p Series, Linux SUSE - iSeries, Linux SUSE - pSeries

Reference #:

1169963

Modified date:

2014-09-02

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