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Overview - IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Operating Systems

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Question

Which operating system levels are supported by the IBM Spectrum Protect™ server and IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client?

Answer

Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see techdoc 1963634.



The following tables provide an overview. For the most current details about each component's operating system support, including hardware requirements, click on the operating system name in the Operating system column.


For system requirements for previous product versions, see techdoc 1994042. It provides information about the following releases:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager server V6 and V7 releases
  • Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client V6 and V7 releases

 

 




 

 


Operating system

Click on the name in the table for detailed requirements
IBM Spectrum Protect server Version 8.1.0 and later

supported operating systems

AIX
  • AIX V7.2 (64-bit): TL 0 and SP2
  • AIX V7.1 (64-bit): TL 4 and SP2
These are the minimum technology levels (TLs) and service packs (SPs) supported by the server. Later TLs and SPs are also supported.
Linux on POWER LE
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit)*
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, starting with IBM Spectrum Protect server V8.1.5**
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, Service Pack 3 or later, starting with IBM Spectrum Protectserver V8.1.6

*IBM Spectrum Protectserver support for Linux on Power (little endian) started with RHEL 7.3 on V8.1.1.000.
**Does not support tape
Linux x86_64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Fix Pack 1 or later.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Fix Pack 7 or later.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, all updates are supported.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 4 or later.
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and all updates are supported starting with IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.3.000.
Linux zSeries
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, all updates are supported.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, all updates are supported.
Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, starting with 8.1.1.000.
    Restriction: Clustered environments are not supported in 8.1.1.000. Clustered environments are supported in 8.1.2.000 and later.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012: all x64 editions

Storage agent
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, starting with 8.1.1.000.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012: all x64 editions
Note: All SPs are supported.

 




 

 

Operating system

Click on the name in the table for detailed requirements
IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client Version 8.1

supported operating systems

AIX
  • AIX 7.2 or later fix-pack levels (64-bit kernel)
  • AIX 7.1 or later fix-pack levels (64-bit kernel)
  • HP-UX 11i V3 for Itanium 2 64-bit
Note: For V8.1, only the HP-UX IA-64 Itanium API is delivered.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
     
Note:
  • For V8.1, only the Linux on Power big endian API is delivered.
  • These are the minimum levels of RHEL and SLES supported by the backup-archive client. Later maintenance levels and service packs are also supported.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)*
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)

Note:
  • *IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client support for Linux on Power LE started with RHEL 7.1.
  • These are the minimum levels of RHEL and SLES supported by the backup-archive client. Later maintenance levels and service packs are also supported.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 (beginning with backup-archive client v8.1.6)
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
     
Note: These are the minimum levels of RHEL and SLES supported by the backup-archive client. Later maintenance levels and service packs are also supported.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
     
Note: These are the minimum levels of RHEL and SLES supported by the backup-archive client. Later maintenance levels and service packs are also supported.
  • Mac OS X 10.12
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.13 (beginning with backup-archive client v8.1.2)
  • Mac OS X 10.14 (beginning with backup-archive client v8.1.6)
  • Solaris 11 (64-bit) or later updates
  • Solaris 10 (64-bit) update 1 or later
Note: For V8.1, only the Oracle Solaris SPARC API is delivered.
  • Solaris 11 (64-bit)
  • Solaris 10 (64-bit)
For all x64 editions (with Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI), see the limitations on the detailed requirements page.
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, all SPs
  • Windows Server 2012, all SPs
  • Windows 10 (except Mobile edition)
  • Windows 8.1, all SPs


Storage agent requirements
For IBM Spectrum Protect storage agent requirements, click here.

Operations Center requirements
For IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center requirements, click here.

 

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Tivoli Storage Manager

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect

Component: Server, ">More...

Software version: 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1243309

Modified date: 08 October 2018


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