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Overview - Tivoli Storage Manager Supported Operating Systems

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The table below shows an overview of the operating system levels supported by IBM Spectrum Protect server and client.

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 (TSM) product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634.

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This table is an overview only. For the most current details for each component's platform support, including Hardware Requirements, please click on the platform name in the Platform column (column on left) of the table.

TSM Server 6.3.x and 7.1.x Platforms

AIX
HP-UX
Linux on POWER
Linux x86_64
Linux zSeries
Solaris
Windows

TSM Client 6.4.x and 7.1.x Platforms

AIX
HP-UX Itanium
Linux on POWER
Linux on POWER LE
Linux x86_64
Linux zSeries
Macintosh
Solaris SPARC
Solaris x86_64
Windows


Platform

Click on the platform name in the table for detailed requirements
TSM Server Version 6.3.x
Operating System

Note that V6.3.3 is the version included with IBM TSM V6.4 product
V6.3.4 is the version included with the IBM TSM 6.4.1 product
TSM Server Version 7.1.x
Operating System

AIX
  • AIX V6.1 (64 bit) TL 2
  • AIX V7.1 (64 bit)
  • AIX V6.1 (64 bit) TL 7 and SP6
  • AIX V7.1 (64 bit) TL 1 and SP6.
HP-UX ITANIUM:
  • HP-UX 11i v3 (64 bit ) with PHCO_38658 - libc cumulative patch
ITANIUM:
  • HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31, 64 bit) with
    • PHCO_38658 - libc cumulative patch
    • PHSS_37202
    • PHKL_41481
    • PHKL_42035
    • PHKL_42335
    • PHKL_41588
    • PHSS_41496
Note: New functionality added to version 7.1.3 and later releases is no longer supported on HP-UX.
Linux on POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 , Update 3 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, all updates are supported
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 2 or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, all updates are supported
  • GNU C libraries, Version 2.4-31.30 and later.

Note: Server support for these operating systems is limited to Big Endian versions only.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (starting with TSM v7.1.1.300)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2 or later service packs

Note: Server support for these operating systems is limited to Big Endian versions only.
Linux x86_64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Update 3 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, all updates are supported
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 2 or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, all updates are supported
  • GNU C libraries, Version 2.3.3-98.38 and later.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, all updates are supported
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (starting with TSM v7.1.1.100)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2 or later service packs
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (starting with TSM v7.1.4.000)
Linux zSeries
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Update 3 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, all updates are supported
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 2 or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, all updates are supported
  • GNU C library, Version 2.4-31.43.6 and later.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, all updates are supported
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (starting with TSM v7.1.1.300)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Service Pack 2 or later service packs
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (starting with TSM v7.1.4.000)
Solaris SPARC 64 bit:
  • Solaris 10
SPARC 64 bit:
  • Solaris 10 Update 10 with
    • Patch 118822-25
    • If raw devices are used, patch 125100-07
  • Solaris 10 Update 11 (starting with TSM v7.1.1.100)
  • Solaris 11 Update 2 (starting with TSM v7.1.1.200)
Windows Server
  • ​Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit only) ​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012, all x64 editions (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)

Storage Agent
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter x64 Edition (64-bit or 32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 all editions (64-bit or 32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 all x64 editions (starting with TSM server V6.3.4)
Note: All service packs are supported.
Server
  • ​Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (starting with TSM V7.1.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 all x64 editions (starting with TSM server V7.1.1)

Storage Agent
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter​
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. all x64 editions (starting with TSM V7.1.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 all x64 editions
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 all x64 editions (starting with TSM server V7.1.1)

Note: All service packs are supported.




Platform

Click on the platform name in the table for detailed requirements
TSM Client 6.4
Operating Systems

(Note that the TSM V6.4 product includes the TSM Server version 6.3.3)
TSM Client 7.1.x
Operating Systems

AIX
  • AIX V6.1
  • AIX V7.1
plus required minimum level of
  • xlC.rte and xlsmp.rte filesets
  • AIX V6.1
  • AIX V7.1
plus required minimum level of
  • xlC.rte and xlsmp.rte filesets
HP-UX Itanium
  • HP-UX 11i V3
  • HP-UX 11i V3
Linux on POWER
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit), beginning with 7.1.1 client
Linux on POWER LE
  • Not supported
  • SLES 12 (64 bit), beginning with the 7.1.2 API client and 7.1.4 backup-archive client
  • RHEL 7.1 (64-bit), beginning with the 7.1.2 API client and 7.1.4 backup-archive client
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit), beginning with the 7.1.2 API client and 7.1.4.4 backup-archive client
Linux x86_64
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • SLED 10 (64 bit)
  • SLED 11 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)

Note: Linux client distributions supported as a data mover with the TSM for Virtual Environments product are documented in links here.
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • SLED 11 (64 bit)
  • SLES 12 (64 bit), beginning with 7.1.2 client
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 7 (64 bit), beginning with 7.1.1 client
  • Ubuntu 14.04, beginning with the 7.1.2 client

Note: Linux client distributions supported as a data mover with the TSM for Virtual Environments product are documented in links here.
Linux zSeries
  • SLES 10 (64 bit)
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • SLES 11 (64 bit)
  • SLES 12 (64 bit), beginning with 7.1.2 client
  • RHEL 5 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 6 (64 bit)
  • RHEL 7 (64 bit) beginning with 7.1.1 client
Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.9, beginning with 6.4.1.5 client
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10 beginning with 7.1.1 client
  • Mac OS X 10.11 beginning with the 7.1.3.2 client
Solaris SPARC
  • Solaris 10
  • Solaris 11
  • Solaris 10
  • Solaris 11
Solaris x86
  • Not supported
  • Solaris 10 (64-bit), beginning with 7.1.1 client
  • Solaris 11 (64-bit), beginning with 7.1.1 client
Windows
  • Windows Vista, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)
  • Windows 2008 Server, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, all x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)
  • Windows Server 2012, all x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)
  • Windows 7, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)
  • Windows 8 (not 8.1), all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for non-EFI)

Note: Windows client operating system levels supported as a data mover with the TSM for Virtual Environments product are documented in links here.
  • Windows 2008 Server, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, all x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI)
  • Windows Server 2012, all x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, all x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI); see limitations on detailed requirements page
  • Windows 7, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI)
  • Windows 8, all x32 and x64 editions (Automated System Recovery (ASR) for EFI and non-EFI)
  • Windows 8.1, all x32 and x64 editions (ASR for EFI and non-EFI); see limitations on detailed requirements page
  • Windows 10, all x32 and x64 editions except Mobile (with ASR for EFI and non-EFI), beginning with the 7.1.3.2 client
Note: Windows client operating system levels supported as a data mover with the TSM for Virtual Environments product are documented in links here.

  • For the Version 6.3 Overview click here
  • Version 6.2 has reached End of Support (EOS). For Overview click here
  • Version 6.1 has reached End of Support (EOS). For Overview click here
  • Version 5.5 has reached End of Support (EOS). For Overview click here

    TSM Storage Agent Requirements
    For TSM Storage Agent requirements click here.

    TSM Operations Center Requirements
    For TSM Operations Center requirements click here.

    TSM Administration Center Requirements
    For TSM Administration Center requirements click here.

    TSM Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
    For TSM Monitoring and Reporting requirements click here.


    Note: Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 6.4 and Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Version 6.4 are made up of the following components and code levels:
    • Backup-archive client at Version 6.4
    • Application programming interface (API) at Version 6.4
    • Server at Version 6.3.3 with initial Version 6.4 package, including the Administration Center, Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager, and device driver components, which are also at Version 6.3.3
    • Storage Agents packaged with Server but require Tivoli Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks
    • TSM 6.4.1 introduced the 6.4.1 Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center, and the 6.3.4 level of the server and server components
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    Document information

    More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
    Server

    Software version: 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

    Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

    Reference #: 1243309

    Modified date: 2016-03-22