IBM® AIX® Client Requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) AIX® Backup-Archive and API 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.
For an overview of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client and Server supported operating systems and platforms:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21243309

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




Resolving the problem

Hardware and Software Requirements


Version 7.1
Version 6.4
Version 6.3



Version 7.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX

For IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror: One additional network adapter for each workstation.

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

Memory:
No additional RAM is required.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 7.1
(64-bit kernel)

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.5
  • beginning with 7.1.1: GPFS 4.1
  • beginning with 7.1.3: GPFS 4.1.1
  • VxFS 5.0
  • VxFS 6.0
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)

Note:
The Web backup-archive client requires TCP/IP
Additional Software You can also search the IBM support portal for the files at: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support
  • Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
    • prior to 7.1.2.1:
      • Java GUI requires Java: JRE 7
      • The Web client requires the Java plugin that is included in JRE 7
    • beginning with 7.1.2.1:
      • Java GUI requires Java: JRE 7 or JRE 8
      • The Web client requires the 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.
Other Notes



Version 6.4
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX

For IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror: One additional network adapter for each workstation.

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

Memory:
No additional RAM is required.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 7.1
(64-bit kernel)
Note: v6.4.2 backup-archive client require AIX 6.1 TL5 or later. See technote: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21961933

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.4.0.4
    or higher fix level
  • GPFS 3.5
  • VxFS 5.0
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)

Note:
The Web backup-archive client requires TCP/IP
Additional Software You can also search the IBM support portal for the files at: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support
  • Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
    • prior to 6.4.3:
      • Java GUI requires Java: JRE 6 or JRE 7
      • The Web client requires the Java plugin that is included in JRE 6 or JRE 7.
    • beginning with 6.4.3:
      • Java GUI requires Java: JRE 6 or JRE 7 or JRE 8
      • The Web client requires the 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.
Other Notes
  • NetApp Data ONTAP supported levels:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21474217
  • GPFS SOBAR is supported beginning with Backup-Archive client version 6.4.1.
    Minimum GPFS level required is GPFS 3.5 TL 3. TSM for Space Management version 6.4.1 or higher is also required for GPFS SOBAR.



Version 6.3
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System:
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX

For IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror: One additional network adapter for each workstation.

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

Memory:
No additional RAM is required.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 7.1
(64-bit kernel)

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.4.0.4
    or higher fix level
  • GPFS 3.5
  • VxFS 5.0
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)

Note:
The Web backup-archive client requires TCP/IP
Additional Software You can also search the IBM support portal for the files at: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java JRE 6 or 7
  • 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.

NetApp Data ONTAP


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:




Note:
  • The LAN-Free client also requires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (5608-SAN).
  • The NDMP client also requires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition (5608-ISX).
  • The HSM client also requires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management (5608-HSM). Please see this page for the AIX HSM client requirements: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21248419



Client Components Offered

Administrative
Backup/Archive
HSM
API
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
Web Browser Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
User Interface 
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Related information

Latest client downloads
Overview TSM Operating Systems
TSM AIX HSM client requirements


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks

Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Client

Software version:

6.3, 6.4, 7.1

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

1052226

Modified date:

2015-09-02

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