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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 6.2
TSM Administration Center Version 6.2
Hardware
The machine hosting the Administration Center and Tivoli Integrated Portal (TIP) requires the following:
  • Disk space: Minimum 625 MB
  • An additional 825 MB in the /tmp directory (which is also checked during the installation)
  • 500 MB for the completed installation
  • Virtual memory/swap space: Equal to double the user's physical memory. At a minimum, this should be at least equal to your physical memory
  • Network adaptor
Notes:
1. The host machine cannot have a underscore "_" in the host name. The underscore character is not allowed for web server names and the host name is used as the web server name for the Administration Center.
2.*See the table below for additional hardware and software requirements for your specific platform/operating systems.
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. Tivoli Integrated Portal 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 1.5.0. MS Internet Explorer 8.0 and later is not currently supported.
  • Firefox starting with 2.0 is supported with Java 1.5.0. Firefox 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 V6.2

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for each Operating System
Operating System
Hardware
Operating System Version
AIX
(TIP is a 32-bit application which will run on either 32-bit or 64-bit hardware)
Processor:
  • Any system from the IBM POWER family of processors
Physical memory:
  • 512 MB or more , 1 GB recommended

Also see
note 1.
  • AIX 5.3
  • AIX 6.1
Linux
x86 (32-bit and 64-bit),
and zSeries )
Processor:
  • CPU speeds of late model, mid-range to high-end servers are recommended. Pentium 500MHz 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, 1 GB recommended

    Also see
    note 1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Solaris Processor:
  • Sun Solaris operating environment compatible SPARC workstation at 440MHz or faster, at 1 GHz or higher is recommended.
Physical memory:
  • 512 MB or more, 1 GB recommended

    Also see
    note 1
  • Solaris 10
Windows Processor:
  • CPU speeds of late model, mid-range to high-end servers are recommended. Pentium 500 MHz or equivalent at a
    minimum.
  • Intel EM64T, AMD
Physical memory:
  • 512 MB or more for runtime installations

    File system:
    NTFS file system is recommended.

    Also see
    note 1
One of the following (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 Standard
  • Windows 2003 Enterprise
  • Windows 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2008 R2
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: FAQ
TSM Administration Center Maintenance Downloads
TSM Server and Admin Center Compatibility

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

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

Reference #: 1410467

Modified date: 10 June 2016