4.2.x - Platform Support: Agents, Servers and GUI

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Abstract

What are the supported platforms for the various Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2.0, 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 components? Where can I install it? What databases are supported? What operating systems are supported?

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Supported Platforms

Database Repository
GUI
Server
Agents
Hypervisor
Multipathing
Database Monitoring
Web Browsers
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
IBM Tivoli Common Reporting


Database Repository

Last Updated: 2013-06-27
Database1,2 Server
DB2 v9.1
-FP2 and above3
Yes
DB2 v9.54 Yes
DB2 v9.7
-Base version, FP4, FP6 and above5
Yes

1 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication uses an internal datastore. On z/OS, customers may setup Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication to use DB2 v8 or v9.

2 DB2 Enterprise Server Edition support varies across the operating systems and hardware platforms. Refer to the DB2 publication links listed below for further details.
3 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installation fails when creating the database schema when DB2 9.1 Fix Pack 5 is used on a Windows 64-bit machine with more than 4 GB of memory. See DB2 APAR JR30491 for details. To avoid this problem, use DB2 9.1 Fix Pack 9 or later. Other options include using DB2 9.5 with Fix Pack 4 or DB2 9.7.

4 DB2 9.5 fix pack 6 is not supported with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center due to problems you may encounter. Stability issues have been encountered with DB2 9.5 fix pack 7 because of a limit change on background tasks and can be resolved by applying the fix described in APAR IC76213 or upgrading to a later fix pack.

Be aware of AIX APARs IV22062 and IV22132 as well as any others documented in the Known Issues for DB2 on AIX document.

5 A reboot is required upon successful DB2 9.7 installation on 64-bit Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. Without rebooting, the database instance will not be recognized by the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installer.

DB2 9.7 Last Updated: 2013-07-24
Fix Pack Level Supported Notes
Base (Fix Pack 0) Yes If you are installing the base version of DB2 9.7 on POWER7, reference these manual steps or consider using a later fix pack.
Fix Pack 1 No Blocked
Fix Pack 2 No Blocked
Fix Pack 3 No Blocked
Fix Pack 3a No Blocked
Fix Pack 4 Yes DB2 9.7 fix pack 4 should also be avoided due to stability issues that have been encountered because of a limit change on background tasks (APAR IC76118).
Fix Pack 5 No Blocked
Fix Pack 6 Yes For Russian and Czech languages, DB2 9.7 fix pack 6 should not be used as installation failures occurred with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center due to a JDBC driver issue. Use fix pack 4 until a fix for APAR IC87668 is available.
Fix Pack 7 Yes If you are using the Windows 32-bit version of DB2 9.7 FP7, apply the workaround from APAR IC91598 or upgrade to DB2 9.7 FP8.
Fix Pack 8 Yes
Higher Fix Packs Yes, but untested Higher DB2 fix pack levels can be used with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. Any issues will be added as they are identified.

Server & GUI
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is a 32-bit application that can run in compatibility mode on hosts with 64-bit processors. Support for 32-bit and 64-bit will vary by platform and component and is designated below.

By Platform:
AIX, Linux, VM on VMware, Windows, z/OS

Platform
Last updated: 2012-10-19
AIX
Server
Stand-alone GUI
AIX 5.31
(64-bit)
-POWER4
-POWER5
-POWER6
Yes
Yes
AIX 6.11
(64-bit)
-POWER4
-POWER5
-POWER6
-POWER7
-POWER7+
Yes
Yes
AIX 7.1
(64-bit)
-POWER5
-POWER6
-POWER7
-POWER7+
Yes

TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
Yes

TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
AIX VIOS
No
No
AIX VIO Client
Yes
Yes
Linux
Server
Stand-alone GUI
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Base Server and Advanced Platform 5
(x86-64)
Yes
Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Base Server and Advanced Platform 6.0
(x86-64)
Yes

TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
Yes

TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
VM on VMware
Server
Stand-alone GUI
VMware ESX and ESXi 3.0.x, 3.5.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x*

-RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
-RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0
-Windows 2003
-Windows 2003 R2
-Windows 2008
-Windows 2008 R2

*TPC 4.2.1 FP3+ for VMware 4.1.x

Note: VMware ESX and ESXi 5 are not supported for the server.
Yes 3
See corresponding operating system row for hardware support.
Yes
See corresponding operating system row for hardware support.
Windows
Server
Stand-alone GUI
Windows 2003
(x86, x86-64)
-Standard Edition
-Enterprise Edition
Yes
Yes
Windows 2003 R2
(x86, x86-64)
-Standard Edition
-Enterprise Edition
Yes
Yes
Windows 2008
(x86, x86-64)
-Standard Edition
-Enterprise Edition
Yes
Yes
Windows 2008 R2
(x86-64)
-Enterprise Edition
-Standard Edition
Yes
Yes
Windows Vista
(x86)
No
Yes
Windows Vista SP2
(x86), includes USGCB
No
Yes
Windows XP
(x86)
No
Yes
Windows 7
(x86, x86-64)
No
No 2
z/OS
Server
Stand-alone GUI
V1.11, V1.12, V1.13
(31-bit)
Yes
V1.13 with TPC 4.2.2+
Replication Server only
No

1 Minimum AIX levels:
· For AIX 5.3, the minimum maintenance levels required are:
    Technology Level 5300-11 Service Pack 4
    Technology Level 5300-12 Service Pack 1
· For AIX 6.1, the minimum maintenance levels required are:
    Technology Level 6100-04 Service Pack 5
    Technology Level 6100-05 Service Pack 1
    Technology Level 6100-06

You can determine the Technology Level and Service Pack installed by running the following command:
oslevel –s
You can download the package from: http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral/pfixpacks/53 or http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral/pfixpacks/61.

2 The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installation wizard does not support the installation of the stand-alone GUI on Windows 7. As an alternative, you can run the GUI using Java Web Start with Java 6. Java 6 provides additional features to work with the enhanced security of Windows 7.

3 With Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2.2 or higher, Replication Server is now supported on VMware in addition to Data Server and Device Server. See the Installation and Configuration Guide for considerations when running Replication Server on VMware.

If you are using version 4.2.0 or 4.2.1, only Data Server and Device Server are supported on VMware. For support with Replication Server, contact your IBM Representative for more information.


Agents
The Common Agent Manager can be used with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2 to allow communication with legacy Common Agent Services based agents that are present in the environment. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2 does not provide Common Agent Services based agents, such as the Data Agent and Inband Fabric Agent from previous versions. Refer to previous versions of the support matrix for the appropriate requirements. They are not included in the table below.

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is a 32-bit application that can run in compatibility mode on hosts with 64-bit processors. Support for 32-bit and 64-bit will vary by platform and is designated below.

By Platform:
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, VM on Hyper-V, VM on VMware

Platform
Last Updated: 2013-06-11
AIX
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
AIX 5.31
(32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER4
-POWER5
-POWER6
Yes 1
PowerHA for AIX (formerly HACMP)3
-v6.1.x*
-v5.5.x
-v5.4.0.1 or above
-v5.3.0.4 or above

*TPC 4.2.2 FP1+
JFS
JFS2
GPFS 3.2
GPFS 3.311
NFS
Veritas File System (VxFS) 4.x, 5.x2
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 4.x, 5.x2
AIX 6.11
(64-bit)
-POWER4
-POWER5
-POWER6
-POWER7
-POWER7+
Yes 1
AIX 7.1
(64-bit)
-POWER5
-POWER6
-POWER7
-POWER7+
Yes
TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
AIX VIOS 2.1, 2.2
Yes 7
TPC 4.2.1+
AIX VIO Client
Yes 8
TPC 4.2.1+
HP-UX
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31)
-Itanium 64-bit
Legacy mode only10
Yes
None HP_HFS
NFS
Veritas Files System (VxFS) 4.x, 5.x2
HP-UX Logical Volume Manager
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 4.x and 5.x2
HP-UX 11iv2, 11iv1
-PA-Risc
No 9
Linux
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0
-x86
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6
None EXT2
EXT3
EXT4
NFS
TMPFS
Veritas File System (VxFS) 4.x, 5.x2
LVM2
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 4.x and 5.x2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Base Server and Advanced Platform 5
-x86, x86-64
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7+ (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Base Server and Advanced Platform 6
-x86, x86-64
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7+ (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6
TPC 4.2.1 FP1+
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
-x86, x86-64
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6

None EXT2
EXT3
EXT4
NFS
REISERFS
TMPFS
Veritas File System (VxFS) 4.x, 5.x2
LVM2
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 4.x and 5.x2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
-x86, x86-64
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7+ (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
-x86, x86-64
-POWER5 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER6 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
-POWER7+ (32-bit, 64-bit)
-zSeries (31-bit, 64-bit)
Yes 6
Solaris
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
Sun Solaris 9
(32-bit, 64-bit)
-SPARC
Yes 4
None NFS
TMPFS
UFS
Veritas File System (VxFS) 4.x, 5.x2
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 4.x and 5.x2
Sun Solaris 10
(32-bit, 64-bit)
-SPARC
Yes 5
Windows12
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
Windows 2003 (SP1+)
(x86, x86-64)
-Data Center Edition
-Enterprise Edition
-Standard Edition
Yes
Failover Clustering
MSCS Clustering
FAT
FAT32
NTFS
None
Windows 2003 R2
(x86, x86-64)
-Data Center Edition
-Enterprise Edition
-Standard Edition
Yes
Windows 2008
(x86, x86-64)
-Data Center Edition
-Enterprise Edition
-Standard Edition
Yes
Windows 2008 R2
(x86-64)
-Data Center Edition
-Enterprise Edition
Standard Edition
Yes
VM on Hyper-V
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
Microsoft Hyper-V

Guest OS:
-All
No
N/A N/A N/A
VM on VMware
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
VMware ESX and ESXi 3.0.x, 3.5.x , 4.0.x, 4.1.x*, 5.0.x**

Guest OS :
-RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0 x86, x86-64
-RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 x86, x86-64
-RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0 x86, x86-64
-SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 x86, x86-64
-SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x86, x86-64
-SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86, x86-64
-Windows 2003 SP1+ x86, x86-64
-Windows 2008 x86, x86-64

*TPC 4.2.1 FP3+ for VMware 4.1.x
**TPC 4.2.2 FP2+ for VMware 5.0.x
Yes

No fabric functionality is available with the Storage Resource Agent for any guest operating systems.6
See corresponding operating system.
VMware VI & VSphere
Storage Resource Agent
Clustering
File Systems
Volume Managers
VI 3.x.x, vSphere 4.0.x, 4.1.x
ESX and ESXi 3.0.x, 3.5.x, 4.0.x, 5.0.x
Virtual Center 2.5.x
vCenter 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 5.0.x
N/A N/A N/A

1 Minimum AIX levels for Storage Resource agents:
· For AIX 5.3, the minimum maintenance levels required are:
    Technology Level 5300-11 Service Pack 4
    Technology Level 5300-12 Service Pack 1
· For AIX 6.1, the minimum maintenance levels required are:
    Technology Level 6100-04 Service Pack 5
    Technology Level 6100-05 Service Pack 1
    Technology Level 6100-06
You can determine the Technology Level and Service Pack installed by running the following command:
oslevel -s
You can download the package from: http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral/pfixpacks/53 or http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral/pfixpacks/61.

Even with these minimum levels, AIX has a 4K response buffer limitation that may affect the information returned by the fabric probe or zone control job and cause it to fail. It is recommended to use agents on other platforms in addition to the Storage Resource agent on AIX.

2 Support exists for file systems and volumes created through Veritas File System (VxFS) and Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) release 4.x, 5.x, as long as those file systems and volumes conform to file systems and volumes created with version 3.x of VxFS and VxVM. Volumes and file systems with new features specifically introduced with VxFS and VxVM release 4.x, 5.x cannot be used.

3 APAR IV15087 for PowerHA 6 should be applied if using multiple cluster resource groups. APARs IY87447 for HACMP 5.4.0 and IY86434 for HACMP 5.3.0 should be applied. Refer to the PowerHA for AIX version compatibility matrix for further details regarding PowerHA and HACMP requirements.

4 To install Storage Resource agents on Solaris 9, patches 111711 and 111712 are required from Sun. To download these patches, go to the Sun Patches and Updates Web site: http://sunsolve.sun.com/patchfinder/.

5 For Solaris 10, only Global Zone is supported for the Storage Resource agents. The Non-Global (or local) zones are NOT supported. Additionally, Solaris ZFS is not supported for the Storage Resource agents.

If you upgrade from Solaris 9 to Solaris 10, all agents need to be reinstalled completely.

6 The Storage Resource Agent will not allow zone configuration changes or report HBA, fabric topology or zoning information for fabrics connected to hosts running Linux on pSeries or zSeries hardware. These limitations also apply to Storage Resource Agents on SLES 11 for x86_64 with Emulex HBAs and all guest operating systems for VMware configurations.

7 The version 4.2.x Storage Resource Agent is not bundled with AIX VIOS, but it can be installed or migrated following the details in the Information Center:
8 The installation and migration procedure for the Storage Resource Agent on the AIX VIO client LPAR is the same as the procedure for installation and migration on a standard AIX machine. However, the following limitations exist once the Storage Resource Agent is installed on the AIX VIO client.:
  • LUN correlation will only work if the virtual device to storage volume relationship is a 1:1 mapping.
  • LUN correlation is only supported for the following storage devices: ESS, DS6000, DS8000, DS4000, DS5000, SVC, Storwize V7000. It is not supported for XIV or non-IBM storage.
  • Data Path Explorer does not work for virtual devices.

9 The version 4.2.1 Storage Resource Agent is not support on HP-UX 11iv1 or 11iv2. The legacy Common Agent Services based agents from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.1.1 can be used. See the 4.1.x support matrix.

10 HP-UX hosts must have legacy mode enabled to be used with the Storage Resource Agent. If it is not enabled, the Storage Resource Agent will fail to install. See HP documentation for further details.

11 Support for GPFS 3.3 with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is available on servers running AIX 6.1 and higher.

12 Disks using GUID partition table (GPT) partition style are supported starting with 4.2.2 FP2.

Hypervisor monitoring support
Last updated: 2012-6-07
Vendor
Supported Platform
Supported Function
Supported Storage Systems
VMWare ESX Server 5.0 2 Monitoring
LUN Correlation

Note:
Clustering is not supported.
3PAR
EMC Clariion
EMC Symmetrix
HDS 9xxxx
HP EVA
IBM DS4000
IBM DS8000
IBM DS6000
IBM ESS
IBM SVC
IBM XIV
ESXi Server 5.02
vCenter 5.02
ESX Server 4.11
ESXi Server 4.11
vCenter 4.11
ESX Server 4.0
ESXi Server 4.0
vCenter 4.0
ESX Server 3.0.1
ESX Server 3.0.2
ESX Server 3.5
ESXi Server 3.5
VirtualCenter 2.0.1
VirtualCenter 2.5

1
VMWare 4.1.x is supported starting with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.1 FP3.
2 VMWare 5.0..x is supported starting with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.2 FP2.

Multipathing
Last updated: 2010-08-19
Multipathing Product Platform Minimum Version1 Supported Features in TPC
SDD AIX Any Full support
Red Hat 4 Any Full support
SLES 9 Any Full support
Solaris Any Full support
Windows 1.6.1.x Full support
SDDDSM Windows 2.1.3.0-1 for 32-bit machines
2.2.0.0-11 for 64-bit machines
Full support
SDDPCM AIX 2.2.0.x Full support
3.0.0.x
download
Full support + Open HyperSwap with TPC for Replication2
DM-Multipath Red Hat 6 device-mapper-1.02.47-1.el6
multipath-tools-0.4.9-19.el6
Full support
Red Hat 5 device-mapper-1.02.13-1.el5
multipath-tools-0.4.7-8.el5
Full support
SLES 10 device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
Full support
SLES 11 device-mapper-1.02.27-8.6
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
Full support
EMC Powerpath AIX 4.x Probe
Linux 4.x Probe
Windows 4.x Probe
HP-UX Native Multipath HP-UX 11iV3 Planner


Full support means Tivoli Storage Productivity Center will be able to:
  • Report on the disks accessed using the multipathing product. (Probe)
  • Display multiple paths in the Data manager asset tree. (Data Manager Asset Tree)
  • Report on the multiple paths in the data path explorer. (Data Path Explorer)
  • Configure paths as part of the SAN Configuration Planner. (Planner)

1 Additional information regarding version support for SDD, SDDDSM, SDDPCM, and DM-Multipath can be found on the System Storage Multipath Subsystem Device Driver support site.

2 The Open HyperSwap functionality for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication requires a minimum version of R5.1 with DS8700. The 3.0.0 driver is available for download separately from other SDDPCM drivers.

Database Monitoring
Last Updated: 2011-06-16
Database
32-bit
64-bit
DB2 v9.1 Yes Yes
DB2 v9.5 Yes Yes
DB2 v9.7 Yes Yes
MS SQL Server 2005 Yes Yes
MS SQL Server 2008 Yes Yes
Sybase v15.0 Yes Yes
Oracle 10g Yes Yes
Oracle 11g Yes Yes

1 Databases installed on clustered servers or clustered database servers (e.g. MSCS, PowerHA for AIX (formerly HACMP), Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) or Veritas clusters) are not supported for monitoring.

2 Multiple database applications per server are supported as long as the database applications are of different types. Tivoli Storage Productivity Center does not support monitoring two databases of the same type. For example, you can monitor an Oracle database and a DB2 database installed on the same server but cannot monitor two separate DB2 databases on the same server.

3 Monitoring databases configured with LDAP/AD authentication is only supported for DB2 databases.

Web Browsers
The following Web browsers are supported by Tivoli Storage Productivity Center:

Last Updated: 2012-06-21
AIX Linux Windows
Mozilla Firefox 3.03 Mozilla Firefox 3.03 Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 81
Internet Explorer 92
Mozilla Firefox 3.03

1 Supported in compatibility mode only with 4.2.1 FP4+. TPC-R 4.2.2+ also supports Internet Explorer 8 without requiring compatibility mode.
2 Internet Explorer 9 is supported for TPC-R 4.2.2.2+ only.
3 Only Firefox 3.6+ is supported for TPC-R 4.2.2.2+.

IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
Last Updated: 2012-06-07
AIX HP-UX Linux Solaris Windows
5.1
5.2
5.3
6.1
Not supported RedHat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, 6
-x86, PPC, zSeries
SLES
-x86, x86-64, zSeries
Not supported 2003
2008

Before using the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, you must have IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server installed. For information about the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server, see the Information Center.

IBM Tivoli Common Reporting
The following versions of Tivoli Common Reporting are supported starting with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2.2.
Last Updated: 2011-10-14
Versions Operating Systems
2.1.1 AIX
Linux
Windows


Related information

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication AIX, Linux, Windows, z/OS 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Basic Edition Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition

Software version:

4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

7019380

Modified date:

2011-10-14

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