Software and hardware requirements for Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack version 6.1.7.

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What are the software and hardware requirements for Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack versions 6.1.7?

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Software and hardware requirements for Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack version 6.1.7.

Components List:

FastBack Server and DR Hub
FastBack Client and BMR
FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery
FastBack Reporting

Note:

FastBack Server Software Requirements, including Disaster Recovery Server (DR Hub) :

Operating System: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP 2, or later

Windows Server 2003 32-bit SP1, or later including R2

Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Enterprise Server
  • Storage Server
  • Small Business server

The 64-bit version is not supported for all Windows 2003 editions.

Windows Server 2008 32-bit, Service pack 1 or later
Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Enterprise Server
  • Storage Server
  • Small Business server

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Service pack 1 or later,

Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Enterprise Server
  • Storage Server
  • Small Business server

Windows 2008 64Bit version is supported only for R2 editions.

Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
Editions:
  • Enterprise
  • Professional
  • Ultimate
Notes:
  • The Boot and Windows OS partitions must be formatted in NTFS for all versions.
  • Before installing FastBack Manager on a computer with the Microsoft Window 2008 operating system, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) should be disabled. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852
  • When installing the FastBack Server, the FastBack Server must be added as a member of a domain.
  • FastBack Reporting requires that you install IBM® Tivoli Common Reporting, Version 1.2, Fix Pack 1 or later.
  • Hub Server requires hot fix KB931319 or SP2 for Windows 2003.

FastBack Server including Disaster Recovery Server (DR Hub) Hardware Requirements:

Processor: Minimum:
  • 3 GHz Dual Pentium D compatible or higher.
Recommended:
  • If using Deduplication: four processor cores at 3 GHz Intel® Xeon® or compatible
Memory: Minimum:
  • 2 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher
  • For Hub and/or Reporting Server, 3 GB RAM or higher, 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher
Recommended:
  • 8 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of virtual memory or higher.
Disk Space: Minimum
  • 2 GB in the 'System volume' folder minimum for the configuration files and snapshot database files.
  • If using Deduplication: the minimum requirement is 4 GB.
Recommended:
  • Repository disk space should be 3 to 5 times the size of the amount of data you are protecting.
Network Interface Card (NIC): Minimum:
  • 1 NIC - 100 Mbps.
Recommended:
  • 1 NIC - 1 Gbps
Notes:
  • Repository objects that are drives/disks should be no greater than 2 TB each.
  • Repository objects that are volumes/folders/shares should be no greater than 16 TB each.
  • FastBack Server can backup up to 8 TB worth of production data, and the repository size should be 3 to 5 times the amount of production data backed up.
  • The total repository size per FastBack Server should be no greater then 40 TB.
  • The total deduplication repository is limited to one FastBack Server location that cannot be increased and up to 16 TB of repository size.
  • The Hub Server can contain up to the accumulated sum of the FB Servers repositories replicating into it.
  • Number of supported FastBack clients up to 40 per single FastBack server.
  • Microsoft dynamic disk on GUID partition table (GPT) disks is supported as repository location.
  • All hardware requirements for Tivoli Common Reporting, Version 1.2, must be met before you install Tivoli Common Reporting and FastBack Reporting. For more information about Tivoli Common Reporting hardware requirements, see: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tcr.doc/ttcr_install.html
  • GPT disk on FastBack server is supported only if SAN Protection is disabled. You must not connect a Client LUN to the FastBack server, otherwise data corruption might occur.


FastBack Client and BMR Software Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP2, or later

Windows 2000 32-bit SP3, or later
Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Professional Server
  • Advanced Server
Windows Vista 32-bit and 64 bit SP1, or later
Editions:
  • Starter
  • Home Basic
  • Home Premium
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
Editions:
  • Enterprise
  • Professional
  • Ultimate
Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit SP1, or later including R2
Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Enterprise Server
  • Storage Server
  • Small Business Server
Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit including R2
Editions:
  • Standard Server
  • Enterprise Server
  • Storage Server
  • Small Business Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x Server 32-bit
  • Default
  • PAE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x Server 64-bit
  • Default

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Server 32-bit
  • Default
  • PAE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Server 64-bit
  • Default
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Server 32-bit
  • Default
  • PAE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Server 64-bit
  • Default

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 32-bit
  • Default
  • SMP
  • BIGSMP

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 64-bit
  • Default
  • SMP

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 64-bit
  • Default

CentOS 5.6
Notes:
  • The Boot and Windows OS partitions must be formatted in NTFS.
  • For Windows 2003 and Windows 2008, the following x86 platforms are supported:
      • 32-bit processors, and
      • 64 - AMD and EM64.
  • For Windows 2003 and Windows 2008, the following 64-bit platforms are supported:
      • 64 - AMD and EM64 and
      • IA64 - Itanium.
  • Before you install the FastBack Client on a supported Windows 2003 operating system, ensure that the following Windows components are installed:
      • The Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) service
      • Component Services (COM+)
  • Linux supported on x86 instruction set architecture.
  • Linux support is limited to default kernels .
  • When installing in a Windows 7 or a Windows 2008 x64 environment, the volume label is displayed from the FastBack Manager on FAT 32 file systems.

FastBack Client and BMR Hardware Requirements:

Windows Clients:

Processor:

Windows Clients:

Linux Clients:

Minimum:
  • 733 MHz Intel Celeron compatible or higher. Note (1)

Minimum:
  • 1 GHz Intel Pentium III or higher
Recommended:
Dual Core 2 GHz Intel Pentium III or higher.



Recommended:
  • Dual Core 2 GHz Intel Pentium III or higher
Memory:

Windows Clients:

Linux Clients:

Minimum:
  • 2 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher.
Minimum:
  • 2 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher.
Recommended:
  • 4 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher.


Recommended:
  • 4 GB RAM or higher.
  • 2 GB of Virtual Memory or higher.
Disk Space:

Windows Clients:

Linux Clients:

Minimum:
  • 2 GB in System Folder

Minimum:
  • 4 GB for the /opt directory
  • For BMR: The same disk space or greater to as the original protected server.
Network Interface Card (NIC): Minimum:
  • 1 NIC - 100 Mbps.
Recommended:
  • 1 NIC - 1 Gbps
Notes: Windows Clients:
  • FastBack Client is intended to protect disks no greater than 2 TB. Disks that are 2 TB or greater are not supported.
  • Note1 : For BMR: x86 processors (32-bit) with Windows® 32-bit operating systems. x64 (AMD64 and EM64T) processors with Windows 64-bit operating systems. IA64 (Intel® Itanium®) processors with Windows 64-bit operating systems.
Linux Clients:
  • FastBack Client is intended to protect disks no greater than 2 TB. Disks that are 2TB or greater are not supported.
  • FastBack now includes support for Backup and restore of multipath partitions on Linux RedHat OS.
  • Communication Protocol: TCP/IP Version 4 or Version 6, standard with Linux shared memory protocol.
  • Linux Client only supports Simple & Simple LVM volumes. File system supports: EXT2, EXT3 and Reiser FS.

FB Client Applications support Matrix:

FastBack Client platform Supported applications
Windows XP No applications supported
Windows Vista No applications supported
Windows 7 No applications supported
Windows 2003 (32 and 64 Bit including R2)
  • Microsoft SQL 2000
  • Microsoft SQL 2005
  • Microsoft SQL 2008
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007 (including CCR and LCR configurations)
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 (including DAG configurations)
  • Oracle 9
  • Oracle 10G R2 (10.2)
  • Domino 6.5.5 or later
  • DB2 UDB V8 or later
  • VERITAS Cluster 5.0 HA
Windows 2008 (32 and 64 Bit including R2)
  • Microsoft SQL 2005
  • Microsoft SQL 2008
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007 (including CCR and LCR configurations)
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 (including DAG configurations)
  • Oracle 9
  • Oracle 10G R2 (10.2)
  • Domino 6.5.5 or later
  • DB2 UDB V8 or later
  • VERITAS Cluster 5.0 HA

FastBack For Bare Machine Recovery Software Requirements:

Operating System:
  • FastBack BMR CD must be created on a Windows 32-bit platform.
Notes:
  • CDROM Drive required.
  • FastBack For Bare Machine Recovery (BMR) requires creation of a FastBack BMR CD before the recovery process can be performed.
  • Refer to the following Web site for the list of the many mass storage drivers, from a variety of vendors, that are supported

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21385896



FastBack Reporting Software Requirements:
Other Software:
  • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting, version 1.2 Fix Pack 1.
  • FastBack Server Version 5.5.4 or later.
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or later, or Mozilla Firefox
Notes:
  • FastBack Reporting must be installed on the same machine as the FastBack Server.
  • FastBack Reporting requires that you install IBM® Tivoli Common Reporting, Version 1.2, Fix Pack 1. All hardware requirements for Tivoli Common Reporting, Version 1.2, Fix Pack 1 must be met before you install Tivoli Common Reporting and FastBack Reporting. For more information about Tivoli Common Reporting hardware requirements, see: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tcr.doc/ttcr_install.html

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Software version:

6.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1612212

Modified date:

2013-11-26

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