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IBM® AIX® HSM requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

IBM Spectrum Protect™ for Space Management (HSM) requirements for IBM® AIX®

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Hardware and Software Requirements

Tip: Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect™. Some applications such as the software fulfilment 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 product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634.
Version 7.1
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p with:
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command

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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 10.1.0.0 or higher
  • AIX 7.1 or higher

Beginning with HSM 7.1.0:
  • GPFS 3.4.0.14 or higher
  • GPFS 3.5 or
  • JFS2

Beginning with HSM 7.1.1:
  • GPFS 3.5 or
  • GPFS 4.1.0.10 (TL1) or
  • JFS2

Beginning with HSM 7.1.3:
  • GPFS 3.5 or
  • GPFS 4.1.1.1 or higher 4.1.1 levels or
  • JFS2
Beginning with HSM 7.1.4.4:
  • GPFS 3.5 or
  • GPFS 4.1.1.1 or higher 4.1.1 levels or
  • GPFS 4.2 or higher 4.2 levels
  • JFS2
Note: When GPFS snapshots are used GPFS 3.5.0.18 or higher is required (see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676586 )

Note: For HSM on JFS2 make sure that one of the following AIX APAR fixes are installed:
  • for AIX 6.1: IV22529
  • for AIX 7.1: IV22690
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software
The HSM GUI requires:
  • JAVA 7 Runtime Environment
Note: Beginning with HSM 7.1.2 the GUI is unsupported and not part of the fileset any more.
Other Notes
  • On a GPFS cluster with AIX, Linux x86 or Linux zSeries nodes, use HSM only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use HSM on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
  • GPFS 3.4 was supported with 7.1.0 but had to be withdrawn with 7.1.1 because of technical reasons (APAR IT12256).
  • GPFS SOBAR is supported, required GPFS level is 3.5. TL3 or higher.
  • GPFS AFM is supported beginning with HSM 7.1.3, required GPFS level is 4.1.1.1
  • Beginning with 4.1 GPFS is now called IBM Spectrum Scale


Version 6.4
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p with:
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command

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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 10.1.0.0 or higher
  • AIX 7.1 or higher

One of the following:
  • JFS2
  • GPFS 3.4.0.14 or higher
  • GPFS 3.5

Note: when GPFS snapshots are used GPFS 3.4.0.29 or higher or GPFS 3.5.0.18 or higher is required (see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676586 )

Note: For HSM on JFS2 make sure that one of the following AIX APAR fixes are installed:
  • for AIX 6.1: IV22529
  • for AIX 7.1: IV22690


Note: On a GPFS cluster with AIX and Linux nodes, either install HSM on AIX nodes only or on Linux nodes only.
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software:
The HSM GUI requires:
  • JAVA 6 Runtime Environment or
  • JAVA 7 Runtime Environment
Other Notes
GPFS SOBAR is supported beginning with HSM 6.4.1, minimum GPFS level is GPFS 3.5 TL 3

Version 6.3
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p with:
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command

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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 10.1.0.0 or higher
  • AIX 7.1 or higher

One of the following:
  • JFS2
  • GPFS 3.4.0.14 or higher
  • GPFS 3.5

Note: when GPFS snapshots are used GPFS 3.4.0.29 or higher or GPFS 3.5.0.18 or higher is required (see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676586 )

Note: For HSM on JFS2 make sure that one of the following AIX APAR fixes are installed:
  • for AIX 6.1: IV22529
  • for AIX 7.1: IV22690


Note: On a GPFS cluster with AIX and Linux nodes, either install HSM on AIX nodes only or on Linux nodes only.
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software:
The HSM GUI requires:
  • JAVA 6 Runtime Environment or
  • JAVA 7 Runtime Environment


Version 6.2 is past End of support (EOS)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p with:
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system
  • if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command

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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3 at maintenance level 1 or higher, xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher
  • AIX 7.1 or higher with HSM 6.2.2 or higher

One of the following:
  • JFS2
  • GPFS 3.2.1.8 or higher
  • GPFS 3.3.0.3 or higher
  • GPFS 3.4.0.4 or higher

Note: when GPFS snapshots are used GPFS 3.4.0.29 or higher is required (see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676586 )

Note: For HSM on JFS2 with AIX 5.3 TL11 SP6 make sure that the following AIX APAR fix is installed:
  • IZ96928
Note: On a GPFS cluster with AIX and Linux nodes, either install HSM on AIX nodes only or on Linux nodes only.
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software:
The HSM GUI requires:
  • JAVA 5 Runtime Environment or
  • JAVA 6 Runtime Environment


Version 6.1 is past End of support (EOS)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p with:
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system
  • 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3 at maintenance level 1 or higher, xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher

One of the following:
  • JFS2
  • GPFS 3.2.1.8 or higher
  • GPFS 3.3.0.3 or higher with HSM 6.1.3 or higher

Note: For HSM on JFS2 with AIX 5.3 TL11 SP6 make sure that the following AIX APAR fix is installed:
  • IZ96928
Note: On a GPFS cluster with AIX and Linux nodes, either install HSM on AIX nodes only or on Linux nodes only.
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software:
The HSM GUI requires:
  • JAVA 5 Runtime Environment


Version 5.5 is past End of support (EOS)
Hardware
Operating System
Communication Protocol
System p or compatible workstation, as supported by AIX, with:
  • 1 GB disk space for the installation

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.
One of the following:
  • AIX 5.3, at Technology Level 5 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit, user or group names < 64 chars), xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher
  • AIX 6.1, xlC.rte 9.0.0.3 or higher

One of the following:
  • JFS2 (64 bit only)
  • GPFS 3.2.1.8

Note: For HSM on JFS2 with AIX 5.3 TL11 SP6 make sure that the following AIX APAR fix is installed:
  • IZ96928
Note: On a GPFS cluster with AIX and Linux nodes, either install HSM on AIX nodes only or on Linux nodes only.
One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with AIX
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with AIX server only)
Additional Software:
The HSM client GUI requires:
  • JRE 1.4.x (where x is 1 or higher), or JRE 5

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management

Software version: 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: 1248419

Modified date: 2016-03-11