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IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations V7.1.X Hardware and Software Requirements

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What are the hardware and software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations V7.1.X?

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Tip: Beginning with Version 7.1.3, Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations is now IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations. 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 product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21963634.

Hardware, Software, and Browser Support


Client: Desktop and laptop systems only


    Hardware requirements
    To install the IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations Client, the system must have an Intel Pentium(R) III processor with the following specifications:
    • CPU: Clock speed 1.66 GHz or higher
    • RAM capacity: 1 GB or greater
    • Free disk space total of the following amounts:
      • 250 MB
      • User configured amount of additional space for local file repository
    Software requirements
    The minimum hardware configuration for Windows workstations must be compatible with that stated by Microsoft for the respective operating systems. The following platforms are supported for this release of the IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations Client:
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition (x86-32)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with USGCB (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 (x86-32, x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    New software support in V7.1.1:
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
    New software support in V7.1.4:
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Secure Boot not supported)

    Supported browsers
    The IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations Client GUI supports the following browsers:
      Version 7.1.1:
        • Microsoft Internet Explorer V9, V10, V11
        • Mozilla Firefox V29, V30, V31
        • Google Chrome V34, V35, V36
      Version 7.1.2:
        • Microsoft Internet Explorer V9, V10, V11
        • Mozilla Firefox V32 - V36
        • Google Chrome V37 - V41

Central Administration Console
    Hardware requirements
    To install the IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations Central Administration Console, the system must have an Intel Pentium(R) III processor with the following specifications:
    • CPU: Dual core CPU with a clock speed of 3 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB capacity or greater
    • Free disk space total of the following amounts:
      • 50 GB on the installation drive
      • 2 GB of temporary space during the installation on the system drive
    Software requirements
    The minimum hardware configuration for Windows servers must be compatible with that stated by Microsoft for the respective operating systems. The following platforms are supported for this release of the Central Administration Console:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, SP1 (x86 32 & 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, SP1 (x86 32 & 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 (x86-64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 (x86-64)

    New software support in Version 7.1.1:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (x86-x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

    Supported browsers
    The Central Administration Console supports the following browsers:
      Version 7.1.1:
        • Microsoft Internet Explorer V9, V10, V11
        • Mozilla Firefox V29, V30, V31, 24 ERS
      Version 7.1.2:
        • Microsoft Internet Explorer V9, V10, V11
        • Mozilla Firefox V34, V35, V36, V31 ERS

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations

Software version: 7.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1643334

Modified date: 08 December 2015