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IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management, Version 9.0 Detailed System Requirements

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The list below identifies the supported operating systems for IBM® InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM, Version 9.0, from which you can select specific detailed system requirements.


These pages describe the minimum product levels that you should have installed before opening a problem report with the IBM InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM support team. Your entitlement to support, if any, is dependent upon your license and maintenance agreements for IBM InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM and is limited to your use of the relevant prerequisite with a supported product.

Important: Even though InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM bundles some of the software that is required, you will likely need to apply certain fix packs to the version provided as described in these detailed system requirements.

The following information is for the InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM system only. If you run other applications on the same system, make appropriate adjustments.

The system requirements for InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM vary based on the scope and scale of your PIM system. The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory performance will vary depending on multiple factors such as server speed, memory, disk I/O, data volumes, and network and server workload.

The minimum recommended configurations need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements and the complexity of the InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM solution. Disk space recommendations are for the product installation and working space only. The actual hard disk space that is required varies, depending upon your installation.

The hardware requirements represent the minimum hardware requirements for a small PIM system with less than 50,000 items supporting 10-20 concurrent users. You need to work with the IBM professional services team to determine the appropriate hardware requirements for your specific environment and PIM system.

You must set up both a client system and one or more server systems. The application server, database server, and HTTP server can all be on the same server machine, they can be combined together on server machines, or they can each be on their own server machine. The HTTP server is recommended, but is optional.

There are a limited number of combinations of operating system and hardware platforms that will be supported. InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM supports both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, depending on what the underlying hardware platform, operating system, or application server software and database server software supports.

Important: These requirements represent the minimum system requirements. The product supports the specified version only and any subsequent fix packs, service packs, or service refreshes that are released for the specified version. Earlier or later versions or releases are not supported.

You cannot run the InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM database or services on Microsoft Windows systems. However, you must use a Windows system as the client system (for the product user interfaces) that accesses the other server systems that run the services and database.

Select the operating system where the product runs to view the supported hardware and software requirements.

Select the operating system of the client machines (used for the product user interfaces) to view the supported hardware and software requirements.

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management supports the following virtualization environments. This list is a subset of the standard IBM supported VMs.
  • IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) any supported version
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) / KVM 5.4
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESXi 4.0

*The virtual environment should ensure adequate system resources so that performance is not adversely affected.

Additional information is available through the following links:

IBM Virtualization Policy for IBM Software
Software support technote for IBM SWG products in a VMware® environment

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management

Software version: 9.0

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

Reference #: 7018392

Modified date: 12 January 2011