IBM® AIX® Client Requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Requirements for the IBM® AIX® Backup-Archive and API Client

Cause

For the AIX HSM client requirements, please go to:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21248419

For an overview of TSM 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 6.2
Version 6.1
Version 5.5


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 3.4.0.4 or higher fix level
  • GPFS 3.5
  • 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
  • xlC.rte fileset (10.1.0.0 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.8.0.0 or higher)

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java 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.
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)

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
  • xlC.rte fileset (10.1.0.0 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.8.0.0 or higher)

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.
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
  • xlC.rte fileset (10.1.0.0 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.8.0.0 or higher)

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
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX. One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3 (Maintenance Level 5 or higher) (user or group names < 64 chars)
  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 7.1

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.2.1.8 or higher fix level
  • GPFS 3.3.0.3 or higher fix level
    (but not 3.3.0.11)
  • GPFS 3.4.0.4 or higher fix level
  • 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
  • xlC.rte fileset (8.0.0.9 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.6.0.3 or higher)

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java JRE 5 or 6

NetApp Data ONTAP


Version 6.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX. One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3 (Maintenance Level 5 or higher) (user or group names < 64 chars)
  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 7.1 - requires 6.1.4 or higher client

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.2, 3.2.1 or higher fix level
  • GPFS 3.3 or higher fix level (but not 3.3.0.11) - requires 6.1.3 or higher client
  • VxFS 4.5, 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
  • xlC.rte fileset (8.0.0.9 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.6.0.3 or higher)

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java JRE 5 or 6


Version 5.5
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
RS/6000 or System i or System p, or compatible hardware as supported by AIX, with:
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 60 MB disk space

HACMP requires:
  • At least 2 identical System p (RS/6000)
  • Shared hard
    disk subsystem
  • One additional network adapter for each machine
One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3 (Maintenance Level 5 or higher) (user or group names < 64 chars)
  • AIX 6.1

Backup/Archive client supports the following filesystems:
  • JFS
  • JFS2
  • JFS2 NFSv4
  • GPFS 3.1.0.8 or higher fix level
  • VxFS
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
  • xlC.rte fileset (8.0.0.9 or higher)
  • xlsmp.rte fileset (1.6.0.3 or higher)

Java GUI and Web backup-archive client require:
  • Java JRE 1.4.x (where x is 1 or greater), or Java JRE 5
Web backup-archive client also requires:
  • Mozilla 1.4 for the Web backup-archive client

For HACMP:
  • Cluster definition IP Alias
  • HACMP 5.3 or 5.4 and the following HACMP APARs applied
    • HACMP 5.3 support requires HACMP APAR IY80002
    • HACMP 5.4 support requires HACMP APAR IY89869

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:
  • 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

Client downloads by version
TSM AIX HSM client requirements
Overview - TSM client and server 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

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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):

AIX

Reference #:

1052226

Modified date:

2013-10-29

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