IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Administration Center Requirements

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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Administration Center hardware and software requirements and support.

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Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements



Version 5.4

TSM Administration Center Version 5.4
Hardware
The machine hosting the Administration Center and Integrated Solutions Console requires the following:
    • Disk space: To install the console on a system for the first time, the user needs 982 MB to satisfy the installation program disk space check
    • An additional 200 MB of temporary space (which is also checked during the installation)
    • 500 MB for the completed installation
    • Virtual memory/swap space: Equal to double the system's physical physical memory. At a minimum, this should be at least equal to the system's physical virtual memory
    • Network adaptor
Operating System
The machine hosting the administration center can be the same machine as the server if it meets the hardware/ software requirements and is running one of the operating systems shown in the table below.
Communication Protocol
Network connectivity: To use the console across a network, the following items are required for the machine:
    • Network adapter and connection to a physical network that can carry IP packets. For example, Ethernet, Token Ring, and ATM
    • Static IP address.
      Configured fully qualified host name. Integrated Solutions Console must be able to resolve an IP address from its fully qualified host name. To verify that the host name is configured correctly, the user can issue the ping command from a command line. An example command is:
      ping hostname.yourco.com
      where, hostname.yourco.com, is the fully-qualified host name.
Additional Software
The Tivoli Storage Manager Administration Center Web interface for the server and a Web client interface for client machines require a Java Swing-capable Web browser:
    • MS Internet Explorer starting with 6.0 is supported with Java Plug-in 1.4.1 . MS Internet Explorer 8.0 and later is not currently supported.
    • Mozilla starting with 1.6 is supported. Mozilla 3.5 and later is not currently supported.

For platform and browser-specfic JRE notes, see the README file available with the product.

TSM Administration Center
Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
for each Operating System

TSM Administration Center V5.4
Operating System
Hardware
Operating System Version
AIX
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Processor: Power4 at 450MHz at a minimum; production environments should consider higher speeds.

Physical memory:
512 MB or more

Also see
note 1.
    • AIX 5.1 with ML4
    • AIX 5.2 with ML1 + APAR IY44183
    • AIX 5.3 with ML1
Linux
(on POWER: 64-bit, on x86: 32-bit, and zSeries)
    • on POWER:
Processor:
POWER4 at 45 Mhz at a minimum; production environments should consider higher speeds.
Physical memory
: 512 MB or more
    • on X86:
Processor: CPU speeds of late model, mid-range to high-end servers are recommended. Pentium 800MHz or equivalent at a
minimum. Production environments should consider the Pentium 4 processor at 1.4GHz or higher.
Physical memory
: 512 MB or more

Also see
note 1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Solaris Processor: Ultra 60 at 450MHz at a minimum; Sun Blade 2000 workstation at 1 GHz or higher is recommended (only SPARC processors are supported)

Physical memory
: 512 MB or more

Also see
note 1
    • Solaris 8
    • Solaris 9
    • Solaris 10
Windows Processor: CPU speeds of late model, mid-range to high-end servers are recommended. Pentium 800 MHz or equivalent at a minimum. Production environments should consider the Pentium 4 processor at 1.4GHz or higher.

Physical memory:
512 MB or more for runtime installations.

File system:
NTFS file system is recommended.


Also see
note 1
    32-bit versions of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 2000 Professional Server with SP4
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4
    • Windows 2003 Standard
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Datacenter



   


Notes:

1. The memory needed for the Administration Center is additional memory beyond what is needed for the operating system and your existing applications.

2. For the latest recommendation on the Administration Center,
on http://www.ibm.com, use search keyword TSMADMINCENTER.

Related information

TSM Administration Center Performance Considerations
TSM Administration Center: Frequently Asked Questions
TSM Administration Center downloads

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux - POWER, Linux x86, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1195062

Modified date:

2014-06-21

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