IBM Records Manager Version 8.5 system requirements

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This page describes the minimum system requirements for both hardware and software to operate IBM Records Manager Version 8.5.

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Supported
Δ New or changed information since last release
x86 Intel 32-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
POWER IBM POWER based processors, including IBM System p, eServer pSeries, System i and eServer iSeries servers

Engine and database hardware requirements

The following hardware is required for the IBM Records Manager engine and database. These are minimum recommended requirements.

Windows

Processor: Engine and database on same server: Dual 2.0 GHz (non Celeron) CPU, or equivalent AMD Opteron

Engine and database on different servers (each server): 2.0 GHz (non-Celeron) CPU, or equivalent AMD Opteron
RAM: 2.0 GB or greater
Hard drive: 40.0 GB (Depends on storage requirements including file plan size and number of records)
CD-ROM drive

UNIX

Processor: Engine and database on same server: Dual 1.0 GHz

Engine and database on different servers (each server): pSeries 1.0 GHz
RAM: 4.0 GB or greater
Hard drive: 40.0 GB (Depends on storage requirements including file plan size and number of records)
CD-ROM drive

IBM Records Manager engine and database operating systems

The IBM Records Manager engine and database server require one of the following operating systems.

Virtualization support: The following versions of Microsoft Windows are also supported on VMware ESX 3.5 and 4.0. The following versions of AIX are also supported when using IBM PowerVM virtualization.

Note: When the IBM Records Manager database is co-located with the IBM DB2 Content Manager library server database, besides the following combinations of operating systems and database servers that IBM Records Manager supports, additional combinations of operating systems and database servers for the IBM DB2 Content Manager library server database are also supported. For more information, see Which operating systems and database servers are supported when the IBM Records Manager database is co-located with the IBM DB2 Content Manager library server database.

Operating system (Required) Hardware platform: Notes
x86
Power
AIX 5L 5.3 (64-bit) (maintenance level 5)
Supported on POWER
AIX 6.1 (64-bit)
Supported on POWER
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit) with SP1
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2 (32-bit)
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit) with SP1
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 (32-bit)
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit)
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard (32-bit)
Supported on x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32-bit)
Supported on x86

Supported databases

The following table specifies the databases that are supported by IBM Records Manager Version 8.5.

Database Operating system: Notes
AIX
64-bit
Windows
32-bit
IBM DB2 Universal Database 8.2, Fix Pack 8 or later, or DB2 8.1 Fix Pack 15 or later (32-bit)1
Supported on Windows 32-bit
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.1 Fix Pack 5 or later (32-bit)
Supported on Windows 32-bit
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.1 Fix Pack 5 or later (64-bit)
Supported on AIX
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.5 Fix Pack 1 or later (32-bit)
Supported on Windows
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.5 Fix Pack 1 or later (64-bit)
Supported on AIX
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Enterprise Edition2
Supported on Windows 32-bit
Standalone only.
Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.3) (32-bit) patchset 3 (Windows)3
Supported on Windows 32-bit
Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.3) (64-bit) patch 4722328 (UNIX)
Supported on AIX
Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4) (32-bit) patch 6923450 (UNIX) or 7522473 (Windows)
Supported on Windows 32-bit
Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4) (64-bit) patch 6923450 (UNIX) or 7522473 (Windows)
Supported on AIX
1IBM DB2 8 is not supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
2Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is not supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
3Oracle 10.2.0.3 is not supported on Microsoft Server Windows 2008.

Connection to a remote database

The IBM Records Manager engine configuration tool uses JCC type 4 JDBC drivers to connect to remote DB2 or SQL Server databases:

Database connection Operating system: Notes
AIX
64-bit
Windows
32-bit
Oracle 10g R2 Client 10.2.0.3 with
patchset 3 (Windows [patch 5916257]) or patch 4722328 (AIX)
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
To avoid possible memory leakage, update the Oracle client to 10.2.0.4. See Article #1370301.
Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4)
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
See "Search on File Plan Node type will fail with database error on Oracle 10.2.0.4" at
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=817&uid=swg27014123

Web application server

The IBM Records Manager engine and database server requires one of the following web applications. For WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.0 - 6.1.0.47 and 7.0.0.0 - 7.0.0.31, you must apply the APAR fix PI17190.

Note: When you install WebSphere Application Server fix packs, you must install both the Java SDK package and the AppServer package.

Web application server (Required)
Operating system:
Notes
AIX
64-bit
Windows
32-bit
WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.17 (32-bit)
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
Also requires Embedded Messaging for WebSphere Application Server.

For WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.19, you can apply FP21 or, to remain on FP19, you must apply the APAR fix PK72336.
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WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.1 (32-bit)1
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition 6.1.0.17 (32-bit)
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
For WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.19, you can apply FP21 or, to remain on FP19, you must apply the APAR fix PK72336.

Requires manual deployment after installation of WebSphere Application Server Base Edition.
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WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition 7.0.0.1 (32-bit)1
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows
Requires manual deployment after installation of WebSphere Application Server Base Edition.
1WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.1 is not supported by IBM DB2 Content Manager 8.4.1 on Oracle database clients.

Hardware (administration client)

The minimum hardware requirements for the IBM Records Manager administration client are:

Processor: Intel Pentium III or AMD equivalent
Memory: 256 MB
Free disk space: 2 GB


Operating system (administration client)

The IBM Records Manager administration client and Import Export Utility require one of the following operating systems:

Operating system
Administration client
Additional Utilities
Notes
AIX 5L 5.3 (64-bit) (maintenance level 5)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
AIX 6.1 (64-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit) or with SP1
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit) SP2
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit) or with SP1
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit) SP2
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Vista
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise with Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) x86-32
Supports administration client
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 with Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) x86-32
Supports administration client
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Windows Server 2008 Standard (32-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32-bit)
Supports administration client
Supports iimport export utility

J2EE client (administration client)

The following J2EE clients are supported for the Bulk Import Export utility:

J2EE client Operating system: Notes
AIX
64-bit
Windows
32-bit
WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.17 J2EE Client Runtime (32-bit)
Supported on AIX
Supported on Windows

Internet browser (administration client)

The administration client requires one of the following internet browsers.

Note: All browsers and operating systems in the following table are 32-bit.

Internet browser (required)
Operating system
Windows 2003
Windows 2003 R2
Windows 2008
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Supported on Windows 2003
Supported on Windows 2003 R2
Supported on Windows 2008
Supported on Windows XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Supported on Windows 2003
Supported on Windows 2003 R2
Supported on Windows 2008
Supported on Windows XP
Supported on Windows Vista

Related information

Content Manager Records Enabler 8.5 System Requirements
IBM DB2 Content Manager Enterprise Edition 8.4.1
IBM Records Manager 8.4 System Requirements

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More support for:

Records Manager

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, Windows 2008 server, Windows Server 2003

Reference #:

7014791

Modified date:

2010-02-01

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