Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5

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Abstract

This document contains the detailed system requirements for IBM® Lotus® Sametime® 8.5

Content

Lotus Sametime 8.5 is the latest release of IBM's platform for unified communications and collaboration. It provides a core set of real-time communication services that make it easier to find, reach and collaborate with colleagues, customers, and business partners. These include:

  • Rich presence
  • Secure, enterprise class instant messaging
  • Online meetings with audio- and video- conferencing
  • Integrated Voice (VoIP) and high quality desktop video
  • Community collaboration, including federation with public Instant Messaging services
  • Mobile device support

This document describes the minimum product levels that need to be installed before opening a problem report with the Lotus Sametime Support team. Because other products frequently ship fixes, updates, and new releases, testing every configuration is not possible. In general, you can install and run with updates to supported products if those updates are forward compatible.

IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5

Requirement sections

  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Client Requirements' Client
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Audio / Video Client Requirements' Audio/Video Client
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Server Requirements' Server
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'System Console Server' System Console
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Meeting Server' Meeting
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Proxy Server' Proxy
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Media Manager Server' Media Manager
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Gateway Server' Gateway
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'DB2 Universal Database Server' DB2
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Classic Meeting Server' Classic Meeting
    - Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Community Server' Community
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Directory Requirements' Directory
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'HTTP Server Requirements' HTTP server
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Network Security Supported Requir' Network Security
  • Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Other Supported Environments Requ' Other
Client Requirements
Client
Operating system
Operating system
releases and browsers supported
Sametime Connect
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro 64-bit (32-bit certification only)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32-bit (note "Aero" GUI support for all Vista versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Meeting Playback: VideoLan Client (VLC) Media player
Note: 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Lotus Notes
integrated client
Windows
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1 FP1 standard (with Sametime 8.5 client upgrade installed)
  • Sametime 8.5 supports Meetings calendar integration through Notes 8.5.1 FP1 standard
Web browser
Windows
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 SP2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC
  • Web client JDK/SDK
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5, and 1.6 for Web Conferencing
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for STLinks API applications
  • Audio/Video not supported except in Classic Meetings
Linux
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 SP2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2
    Note:
    Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is not supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 SP2 since the operating system patch is required to run it.
  • Audio/Video not supported
Mac
  • Apple - Safari 3.2 and 4.0.x on Mac OSX 10.5.x
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 on Mac OSX 10.5.x
  • Web client JDK/SDK
    • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 for Web Conferencing
    • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for STLinks API applications
  • Audio/Video not supported
Microsoft Office
integration
Windows
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2007
Web integration
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services v2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services v3
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007
Mobile
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 SE Pocket PC
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 PocketPC/Smartphone
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 Standard/Professional
Nokia
  • ESeries
iPhone
  • Apple iPhone first generation 3G, 3GS (2.x or higher OS versions) and all supported Apple - Safari browser versions
  • Apple iPod Touch first and second generations with all supported Apple - Safari browser versions
RIM Blackberry
  • 7100, 8100, 8700, 8300, 8800, 9000, 9530
Sony Ericsson
  • M600i, P990i, P1i

Audio / Video Client Requirements
Client
Operating system
Operating system
releases and notes
Sametime Connect 8.5
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro 64-bit (32-bit certification only)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32-bit (note "Aero" GUI support for all Vista versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows XP Tablet PC and Windows 7 clients are not supported

Notes
  • 256MB video memory or more is required for VGA and above
  • 128MB video memory or more for QVGA and below
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Lotus Notes 8.5.1
integrated client
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro 64-bit (32-bit certification only)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32-bit (note "Aero" GUI support for all Vista versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows XP Tablet PC and Windows 7 clients are not supported

Notes
  • 256MB video memory or more is required for VGA and above
  • 128MB video memory or more for QVGA and below
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Sametime 8.5
Classic
Meeting
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro 64-bit (32-bit certification only)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32-bit (note "Aero" GUI support for all Vista versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows XP Tablet PC and Windows 7 clients are not supported

Notes
  • 256MB video memory or more is required for VGA and above
  • 128MB video memory or more for QVGA and below
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Web
N/A
  • Not supported - except on the Classic Meetings on only Windows platform
Notes:
  • Requires a Sametime Media Manager server for voice chat and video calls unless using Classic Meetings
  • Pre-Sametime 8.5 clients cannot participate in voice chat and video calls using the Sametime 8.5 Media Manager server
  • Default bitrate (CIF 352x288@15Fps 384kbps)
  • 6 -person video limit in chat or meeting
  • 10-person audio limit in chat or meeting
  • For a positive audio video experience a network latency of no more than 100 milli-seconds is required between the clients and servers. In addition a network bandwidth of of 200-300 kbps is required per video stream between clients and servers. A network bandwidth of 30-40 kbps is required per audio stream. The network bandwidth requirements will vary depending on the quality of audio, video, and number of streams selected.
  • Sametime video codecs provide many resolution choices, from SQCIF to Wide Full HD (1080p). The higher the resolution, the more CPU, display memory, and graphics card power are required. Machines equivalent to Lenovo T60 can handle CIF and VGA, but HD will require Intel Core 2 Quad or better CPU and at least 256 megabytes of display memory.


Server Requirements

Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'System Console Server' System Console
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Meeting Server' Meeting
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Proxy Server' Proxy
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Media Manager Server' Media Manager
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Sametime Gateway Server' Gateway
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'DB2 Universal Database Server' DB2
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Classic Meeting Server' Classic Meeting
Database 'DCF Techdocs', View 'Owners', Document 'Detailed system requirements - Sametime 8.5', Anchor 'Community Server' Community

Note: Please contact your IBM Representative and request Techline assistance for a production level hardware sizing analysis.


System Console Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime System Console server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime System Console server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4. Minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • RAM - Minimum of 6GB.
  • Disk space - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1
  • AIX 5.3 TL5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Meeting Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Meeting server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Meeting server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4. Minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • RAM - Minimum of 6GB.
  • Disk space - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1
  • AIX 5.3 TL5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1000 Mbps Gigabit Network Card
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Proxy Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Proxy server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Proxy server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4. Minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • RAM - Minimum of 6GB.
  • Disk space - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1
  • AIX 5.3 TL5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended; 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum?
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Media Manager Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Media Manager server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Media Manager server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Note: Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1 Gigabite recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
Notes:
  • Sametime Audio/Video Reflector (STUN/ICE server) is not supported.
  • No IPV6 support
  • No FIPS support
  • WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment (included with installation)

Sametime Gateway Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Gateway server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Gateway server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended; 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4. Minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • RAM - Minimum of 6GB.
  • Disk space - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1
  • AIX 5.3 TL5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended; 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Notes:
  • Interoperates with Sametime Community Server releases : 7.5. 7.5.1, 7.5.1 CF1, 7.5.1 CF2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.2.1, 8.5
  • Interoperates with the following instant messaging systems:
    - AOL / AOL clearing house
    - Yahoo Messenger
    - Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 / R2
    - Google Talk
    - Servers that honor XMPP RFCs : RFC 3920 & RFC 3921
    - IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway 7.5, 7.5.1, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, SIP Gateway servers
  • Sametime 8.5 Gateway server installation uses DB2 9.5 Limited Use, which is provided in the Lotus Sametime 8.5 package.
    Note: An existing Sametime Gateway server that is upgraded to a Sametime Gateway 8.5 server can use the DB2 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) 9.1 already installed. Upgrading DB2 when upgrading to Sametime Gateway 8.5 is not supported.
  • Use WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.3 Network Deployment,, which is part of the Lotus Sametime 8.5 e-assembly.

DB2 Universal Database Server
(Required for all servers except Community server and Classic Meeting server)
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Community Server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Community server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • DB2 for Lotus Sametime must be installed on a 32-bit Linux server.
  • For x86_64 Linux, use unmodified x86_64 DB2 9.5 FP1 provided with Sametime e-assembly; 32-bit compatibility mode on x86_64 Linux is not supported.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1
  • AIX 5.3 TL5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
Notes:
  • DB2 Universal Database (UDB) Limited Use Edition V9.5 (provided in the Lotus Sametime 8.5 package)
  • Not required for IBM i as IBM i includes DB2.1

Classic Meeting Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Community Server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Community server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors.
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4.
  • RAM - Minimum 1GB for each Sametime and Domino server
  • Disk space - Minimum 1GB free disk space for each Sametime server*, 2GB recommended; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Notes:
  • Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1 supports Domino 8.5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7 supports Domino 8.5
  • AIX 5.3 TL5 supports Domino 8.0.x
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*
    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.
  • Disk space - Depends on the number of meeting rooms you create and the amount of data stored in each room.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Video requirements - Video card installed. Recommended video display color setting is 16-bit color. The setting must be higher than 256 colors
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Notes:
  • Prerequisite: Domino server
    - Domino 8.0.x
    - Domino 8.5
  • Sametime Classic Meeting server is Community and Meetings functionality on one server.
  • Classic Community Infrastructure
    - Gateway - 7.5.0, 7.5.1, 7.5.1 CF1, 7.5.1 CF2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.2.1, 8.5
    - Proxy - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Meeting - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Audio / Visual - 7.5.1, 8.0.x and 8.5
    - Sametime System Console 8.5
    - Sametime 7.5.1 (co-existence support for Sametime 8.5 WAS-based Proxy, Gateway, and Meeting servers)

Community Server
Operating system
Operating system releases supported
Hardware requirements
Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only*)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (32-bit certification only)

Notes:
  • *32-bit certification only means that running the Sametime Community Server on 64-bit variations of the operating systems will run the Sametime Community server in 32-bit application mode only.
  • Sametime 8.5 is not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system. If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended
IBM i
  • IBM i5.4
  • IBM i6.1

Notes: Formerly known as i5/OS or OS/400. IBM i 6.1 is required for IPv6. DB2 is included with the operating system.
  • CPU - IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems model capable of running IBM i 6.1 or 5.4.
  • 8.5.x Community Server and all pre-8.5 Sametime servers: minimum 4GB memory plus 1GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server
  • For more information, see "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements (# 1092193)"
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 SP1 or later

Note: Supported on i386 and x86_64 (in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor or higher recommended
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended. 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB minimum
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended
AIX
  • AIX 6 .1 supports Domino 8.5
  • AIX 5.3 TL7 supports Domino 8.5
  • AIX 5.3 TL5 supports Domino 8.0.x
  • CPU - Dual 475 MHz, or higher, IBM PowerPC processor recommended; Dual 375 MHz PowerPC processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Solaris Solaris 10 on SPARC
  • CPU - UltraSPARC III 1 GHz processor, or higher recommended; UltraSPARC III 550 MHz processor minimum
  • RAM - 2 GB minimum*

    *correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

  • Disk space - 5 GB free disk space recommended 3 GB minimum.
  • Disk swap space - 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Network card -1000Mbit/s recommended; 100Mbit/s minimum
Prerequisite: Domino server
  • Domino 8.0.x
  • Domino 8.5

Directory Requirements
Directory
Operating system releases supported
LDAP
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 5.2
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.0
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.1
  • IBM Lotus Domino 6.5.x
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0.x
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0.x
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.x
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2003
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)
  • Sun Microsystems ONE Directory 5 (iPlanet 5.1 and 5.2)
  • Novell eDirectory 8.8

Note: Microsoft Active Directory 2008 Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) is not supported for Sametime 8.5
IBM Lotus Domino IBM Lotus Domino Directory (native): (Community Server only)
  • IBM Lotus Domino 7.0.x
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0.x
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.x

Note:
Sametime System Console requires all Sametime products it manages to use LDAP directories. It does not support a Community server that is configured to use a native Lotus Domino Directory.

HTTP Server Requirements
HTTP Server
Notes
HTTP Servers
  • Use the IBM Websphere Application Server Proxy (distributed with WebSphere Application Server that is included with Sametime installation.)
  • The Lotus Domino HTTP server can be used for Sametime 8.5 Classic Meeting server and the admin pages where Domino is used, Refer to the IBM Lotus Domino section of the Directory requirements to view the IBM Lotus Domino infrastructure versions supported.

Notes:
  • The Sametime Meeting server only supports use of the IBM Webspere Application Proxy, for both stand-alone and cluster deployments
  • Sametime Proxy server only uses the default Websphere Application Server for HTTP, for both stand-alone and cluster deployments
  • No Sametime 8.5 server components support use of the IBM HTTP Server (IHS) which is often referred to as the "WAS HTTP server"

Network Security Supported Requirements
Supported Secure Networks
Products and versions supported
Single Sign On (SSO) products Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 5.1
Proxy Servers
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration server 2006
  • Sun Java Web System Web Proxy Server 4.0
  • Apache 2.2.4
  • Tivoli WebSEAL 6.0
Reverse Proxy
  • Tivoli Access Manager (WebSEAL) 6.0
  • Apache 2.2.4

Other Supported Environments Requirements
Other Supported Environments
Notes
Virtualization
  • VMWare ESX server 3.0.1 and ESX server 3.5
Citrix Support
  • Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 (running on Windows 2003 Server)
  • Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server) 64-bit 4.5
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0

Citrix Support Limitations
  • Location awareness is not supported
  • The Screen Captures feature is not supported in a Citrix environment
  • Microsoft Office and Sharepoint integration features do not support Citrix
  • Meetings
    - Application or Screen Sharing: Only share other applications running in Citrix environments.
    - Applications that are running locally on the client's computer cannot be shared.
  • Audio/Video is not supported in a Citrix envrionment
Monitoring tools
  • Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration (ITMMC) 5.1
  • IBM Tivoli License Manager (ITLM)
Load Balancers
  • IBM Edge Components are recommended for Proxy, Meeting, and Community servers
Accessibility Tools
  • JAWS screen reader
  • WindowEyes screen reader
  • ZoomText Extra

Related information

IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5 Information Center

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More support for:

IBM Sametime
Install/Configuration

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Reference #:

7016451

Modified date:

2011-02-11

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