Hardware and Software Requirements: Version 3.2 FlashCopy® Manager for Microsoft SQL & 6.4 Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server

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Abstract

This document details the Hardware & Software requirements for FlashCopy® Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2. and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.

Content

The following components share the same hardware and software requirements. The components are:

  • FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2.0 --> which is a part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager 3.2.0 product.
  • Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.0 --> which is a part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Databases 6.4.0 product.

This document is divided into linked sections for ease of navigation. You may use the links below to jump to the desired section of the document.

Minimum hardware requirements Minimum software and operating system requirements Additional Microsoft prerequisites Additional components required Additional requirements for storage of backups in a Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Server
Additional requirements for the use of TSM Central Scheduling
Virtualization support
Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0
Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 6.4.0
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are a part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, and its components


Minimum hardware requirements

The following information describes the minimum hardware and disk space requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.


x86

The following hardware is supported for the x86 platform.
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system and the Microsoft SQL Server


The following disk space is required for the x86 platform.
  • A minimum of 70MB of disk space, and optionally:
  • At least 100MB disk space for prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system)
  • At least 7MB of disk space for each Language Pack to be installed (there are a total of 9 available)


TIP: Some of the above prerequisites may require a system reboot. To avoid a system reboot, please ensure that all of the minimum software requirements prerequisites detailed in the Additional Microsoft prerequisites section of this document are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server installation process.


x64

The following hardware is supported for the x64 platform.
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system and the Microsoft SQL Server


The following disk space is required for the x64 platform.
  • A minimum of 75MB of disk space, and optionally:
  • At least 100MB disk space for prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system)
  • At least 7MB of disk space for each Language Pack to be installed (there are a total of 9 available)

TIP: Some of the above prerequisites may require a system reboot. To avoid a system reboot, please ensure that all of the minimum software requirements prerequisites detailed in the Additional Microsoft prerequisites section of this document are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server installation process.



FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server meta data space requirements

In addition to the space that is required for the global product installation, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager uses disk space to hold vital product data that is used to track and manage snapshots. By default, the meta data is stored in the C:\adsm.sys\vss_staging directory. The amount of space required is directly proportional to the number of snapshots that you maintain on the system. Ensure that there is at least 1 megabyte of available free disk space to hold the meta data for each snapshot that you plan to keep on the system.



Minimum software and operating system requirements

The following information describes the minimum software and operating system requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.


Operating Systems

The following operating systems are supported for the x86 platform.
  • 32-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2, and later Service Pack levels: Standard, Enterprise, or Data Center editions


The following operating systems are supported for the x64 platform.
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2, and later Service Pack levels: Standard x64, Enterprise x64, or Data Center x64, editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and later Service Pack levels: Standard x64, Enterprise x64, or Data Center x64, editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012, and later Service Pack levels: Essentials, Standard or Data Center editions


The following additional Operating Environments are suppo rted for both x86 and x64 platforms.
  • Windows Failover Clustering
  • Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environments



Applications Supported

The following applicat ion levels are supported for the x86 platform.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1, and later Service Pack levels: Standard or Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and later Service Pack levels: Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions


The following application levels are supported for the x64 platform.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1, and later Service Pack levels: Standard x64 or Enterprise x64 Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, and later Service Pack levels: Standard, Enterprise, or Data Center Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and later Service Pack levels: Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions
      Note: SQL Server 2012 on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012 is supported.



Additional Microsoft prerequisites

The following prerequisites are required, and are installed automatically by FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4, if not already present on your machine.
    TIP: Installation of these prerequisites may require a system reboot. To avoid a system reboot, please ensure that these prerequisites are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server installation process.

    Note: These prerequisites are not automatically installed when you create your own silent installation package to install via msiexec. In that scenario, you must manually ensure that the prerequisites are installed.


x86
  • 32-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4 requires:


    Note: The SQL Server components listed as prerequisites below are at the SQL Server 2012 level. They are downward compatible with SQL 2008 and are required for both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 environments.


    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes_x86.msi
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects_x86.msi
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\PowerShellTools_x86.MSI
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.

  • Additional prerequisites for the MMC GUI interface are delivered via the MMC Snapin and Base System Services component of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.

      Requirements information for this component is detailed in the tech note Hardware and Software requirements: Version 3.2 .0 FlashCopy® Manager - MMC Snapin and Base System Services located at:
      http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21612738
      for more information.


  • Additional prerequisites for the 32-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI 6.4:


    32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
    Available from: x:\fcm\x86\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{270b0954-35ca-4324-bbc6-ba5db9072dad}\vcredist_x86.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Available from: x:\fcm\x86\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{29FC0BB0-95A7-4420-B46C-68F628FB5FC4}\dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft ReportViewer 2010 SP1 Redistributable
    Available from: x:\fcm\x86\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{E79DF561-C1FA-48ED-9BB0-6C9DC84ABAAE}\ReportViewer.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.



x64

  • 64-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4 requires:


    Note: The SQL Server components listed as prerequisites below are at the SQL Server 2012 level. They are downward compatible with SQL 2008 and are required for both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 environments.


    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes_x64.msi
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SharedManagementObjects_x64.msi
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\sql\6400\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\PowerShellTools_x64.MSI
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.

  • Additional prerequisites for the MMC GUI interface are delivered via the MMC Snapin and Base System Services component of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.
      Requirements information for this component is detailed in the tech note Hardware and Software requirements: Version 3.2.0 FlashCopy® Manager - MMC Snapin and Base System Services located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21567633 for more information.


  • Additional prerequisites for the 64-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI 6.4:


    32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{270b0954-35ca-4324-bbc6-ba5db9072dad}\vcredist_x86.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    64-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{7f66a156-bc3b-479d-9703-65db354235cc}\vcredist_x64.exe
      No te : "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{29FC0BB0-95A7-4420-B46C-68F628FB5FC4}\dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft ReportViewer 2010 SP1 Redistributable
    Available from: x:\fcm\x64\mmc\3200\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{E79DF561-C1FA-48ED-9BB0-6C9DC84ABAAE}\ReportViewer.exe
      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.



Additional components required


FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2 requires the following components:
  • MMC Snapin and Base System Services 3.2

      Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 3.2 package.

  • VSS Requestor 3.2

      Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 3.2 package. It is also known as the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 6.4.


Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Se rver 6.4 requires the following component:
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 6.4. and later 6.4.x maintenance levels, new releases, and new versions



Additional requirements for storage of backups in a Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Server
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) API Client 6.4, and later 6.4.x levels, releases, and versions
      Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 6.4.0 is included and automatically installed with Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.

      Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 6.4.0 is included and automatically installed with FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2.0.
  • Any Tivoli Storage Manager Server (TSM) currently in support which is supported by the version of the TSM API Client, or TSM Backup-Archive Client, used in the environment.



Additional requirements for the use of TSM Central Scheduling
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive (TSM) Client 6.4.0, and later 6.4.x levels, releases, and versions
      Note: The TSM Backup-Archive Client 6.4.0 is included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0 product as the VSS Requestor component. Requirements information for this component is detailed in the tech note Hardware and Software requirements: Version 3.2.0 FlashCopy® Manager - VSS Requestor located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21612739
      for more information.


Virtualization support

Information regarding the virtualization environments supported by Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager is documented in the FlashCopy Manager Virtualization Support tech note located here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21433737

Information regarding the virtualization environments supported by Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server is documented in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) guest support for Virtual Machines and Virtualization tech note located here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg21239546


Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Flas hCopy Manager 3.2 .0

The Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0 download document provides information about how and where to obtain the FlashCopy Manager for Windows 3.2.0 packages. The information is located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg24033226
    Note: This document will available on the November 16, 2012 electronic availability.

    TIP: FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2.0 is located in the FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0 for Windows download image


Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Database s 6.4 .0

The Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases download document provides information about how and where to obtain the Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 6.4.0 packages. The information is located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033228
    Note: This document will available on the November 16, 2012 electronic availability.

    TIP: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.0 is located in the Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 6.4.0 download image


Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are a part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Man ager 3.2 .0

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are a part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 3.2.0, are located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21612732


Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components, are located in the "All Requirements Doc" located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21427692


Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, and its components

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, and its components, are located in the "All Requirements Doc" located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21218747


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases Data Protection for MS SQL Windows 6.4

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server

Software version:

3.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1612737

Modified date:

2012-12-18

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