Linux zSeries Client Requirements

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

Hardware and software requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Linux zSeries Client

Cause

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
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

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
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 7* (beginning with the 7.1.1 client)
*For RHEL 7:
  • no Journal Based Backup (JBB) support
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
  • 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
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

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
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
  • 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
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

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
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
  • 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
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

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
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • RHEL 6 with TSM 6.2.2 and higher
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
For Web B/A GUI:
  • Java: JRE 5 or 6

Version 6.1 (this release is past End of Support)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 64 bit mode

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
  • SLES 10
    Note: SP1 and higher required for snapshot image backup ​
  • RHEL 5
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
For Web B/A GUI:
  • Java: JRE 5 or 6


Version 5.5 (this release is past End of Support)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
Any z system supported by the Linux distributions listed in this table, in 31 bit and 64 bit mode

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 and 5
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (with zSeries Linux TSM server only)
Additional Software:
For Web B/A GUI:
  • Java: JRE 1.4.x (x is 1 or higher) 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: The LAN-Free client also requires IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks (5608-SAN)

Client Components Offered

HSM
API
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
User Interface
yes
yes
yes
 
 
yes

Related information

Client downloads by version


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition

Rate this page:

(0 users)Average rating

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 zSeries, Linux/390

Reference #:

1066436

Modified date:

2014-10-08

Translate my page

Machine Translation

Content navigation