Detailed System Requirements for components of IBM Optim 7.3

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Abstract

This techdoc provides information about prerequisites for IBM® Optim™ and its features and components. It also summarizes the platforms and data sources supported by IBM Optim

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Hardware Considerations

The following are minimum requirements, actual hardware capacity for acceptable performance depends on many factors, including but not limited to: data volume; service level agreement; and access to non-relational data, as well as the number of open dialogs, number of database tables that are active, and memory demands from other active applications and services.

Minimum hardware requirements for an Optim workstation, including an Optim workstation with Optim designer, are:

  • Intel Pentium or newer (e.g. Intel Celeron dual core, or Intel Core i3)
  • 1 – 2 Cores
  • 1.5 GHz minimum or faster
  • 1 - 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 10BaseT or 100BaseT network connection

Minimum hardware requirements for an Optim server are:

AIX® Operating System

  • IBM Power5 or newer (e.g. Power6 or Power7), or IBM Blade (Dual or Quad Core)
  • 2 Cores
  • 2.0 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 – 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 1 - 100 Mbit Network Interface Card or faster

HP-UX, HP-Itanium Operating System

  • PA-RISC or newer (e.g. HP Integrity Superdome), or HP BladeSystem (Dual or Quad Core)
  • 2 Cores
  • 2.0 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 – 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 1 - 100 Mbit Network Interface Card or faster

Linux Operating System

  • Intel Xeon or newer, AMD Opteron, (Dual Core or Quad Core)
  • 2 Cores
  • 2.0 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 – 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 1 - 100 Mbit Network Interface Card or faster

Solaris Operating System

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise or newer, or Sun Blade (Dual or Quad Core)
  • 2 Cores
  • 2.0 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 – 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 1 - 100 Mbit Network Interface Card or faster

Windows Operating System

  • Intel Xeon or newer, AMD Opteron, (Dual Core or Quad Core)
  • 2 Cores
  • 2.0 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 – 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 1 - 100 Mbit Network Interface Card or faster

Software Requirements

Unless installing the Optim server (or absent the server, the workstation) on the database server, client software for the database management system is required. Optim is a 32-bit application, and requires 32-bit DBMS clients. Optim should be installed on a 32-bit platform or on a 64-bit platform that supports 32-bit applications.

Platform Considerations


Supported Platforms
Platform and Version
Optim Server
Optim Work station
Comments
AIX 5.3 Yes No
AIX 6.1 Yes No
HP-UX 11.11 Yes No
HP-UX 11i v2 Yes No
HP-UX 11i v3 Yes No
HP-UX 11iv2 on Itanium3 Yes No Supported for DB2 and Oracle databases
HP-UX 11iv3 on Itanium3 Yes No Supported for DB2 and Oracle databases
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Yes No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Yes No Open Data Manager is not supported on this platform.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Yes No Open Data Manager is not supported on this platform.
Solaris 8 Yes No
Solaris 9 Yes No
Solaris 10 Yes No
Windows XP Professional Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation.
Windows Server 2003 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation.
Windows 2003 R2 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation.
Windows Vista1 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation
Windows 71 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation
Windows Server 20081 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation
Windows Server 2008 R21 Yes Yes At least one workstation2 is required for each Optim implementation
1New features in Windows Kernel Version 6.0 (Windows Vista and Windows 2008) and Version 6.1 (Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2) restrict the installation of Optim so that it can only be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. Special installation instructions for these platforms is provided at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3473&uid=swg21439335
2Version of Optim software on the workstation and on connecting Optim servers must match.
3Support for these platforms is added in Optim version 7.3.1

Setup considerations for UNIX

The following consideration applies when installing the Optim server on a UNIX platform:

  • If you are upgrading the Optim server on a UNIX platform, you must first shut down the server, following the steps in the Installation and Configuration Guide.
  • By default, the Optim setup program requires a connection that supports a graphical interface. In the absence of a graphical interface or for convenience, you may also install from the command line, running a file that provides a response to all prompts. Both methods are described in detail in the Installation and Configuration Guide as are troubleshooting tips for using a graphical interface.

Open Data Manager


An uncompress utility is a prerequisite to the installation of Open Data Manager on most platforms. Where required, the utility is in the /usr/bin directory in the following packages.
Package
Description
AIX bos.rte.archive Base Operating System Runtime, Archive Commands
HP-UX OS-Core.CMDS-MIN and PHCO_26898.CMDS-MIN Minimum HPUX commands with Patch (11.11)
Linux ncompress Fast compression and decompression utilities
Solaris SUNWesu Extended System Utilities
Windows not required
When Open Data Manager is installed on Windows, it generally requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite. This software can be obtained at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7. For older installations on Windows Server 2000, version 2.0 of Microsoft .NET Framework is required. With Optim 7.3, Open Data Manager cannot be used to federate archived data with data in Oracle 11g. Optim 7.3.1 sites must use Open Data Manager with the v3.5 ODBC driver to federate archived data with data in Oracle 11g.

Database considerations


Certain database support is available only as a fix or maintenance patch. Current fixes for Optim 7.3.1 are available at: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Information+Management∏uct=ibm/Information+Management/Optim&release=7.3.1&platform=All&function=all. A readme file, describing the content of each fix is available at the same location.

Supported Databases
DBMS and Version
Support Level
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.1 Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.5 Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.76 Full support
DB2 for iSeries 5.34 Full support
DB2 for iSeries 5.44 Full support
DB2 for z/OS 8.1 Full support
DB2 for z/OS 9.1 Toleration support
Informix 11 1 Toleration support
Informix 11.5 1 Toleration support
Oracle 8.1.72 Full support
Oracle 9.2 Full support
Oracle 10.1 Full support
Oracle 10.2 Full support
Oracle 11gR1.3 Full support
Oracle 11gR2.3 Toleration support
SQL Server 7.0 Full support
SQL Server 2000 Full support
SQL Server 2005 Full support
SQL Server 20085 Full support
Sybase 15 Full support
Sybase 15.5 Toleration support
Teradata 2.54 Full support
Teradata 2.64 Full support
Teradata 127 Full support
Teradata 137 Toleration support

1Version 2.9 and version 3.5 clients are supported. Version 3.5 client is required for support of BIGINT and BIGSERIAL. BIGINT and BIGSERIAL are not supported on SUSE and Redhat Linux.
2Optim 7.3 does not support the download of sample data to Oracle 8.1.7.
3In Optim 7.3, the DICOM Medical Image, 3D Spatial, and RFID tag data types are not supported.
4Packaged with IBM InfoSphere Federation Server for connectivity. For IBM InfoSphere Federation Server 9.7 SP3, use this link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral. For Federation Server fix packs, select Product Group: Information Management, Product: InfoSphere Federation Server
5SQL Server Loader does not support the GEOGRAPHY, GEOMETRY, or HIERARCHYID data types.
6DB2 authorizations for group privileges changed in version 9.7. Optim customers that upgrade DB2 from version 9.5 to a subsequent version of DB2 should review http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.db2.luw.wn.doc/doc/i0054534.html for information needed to ensure that Optim user account privileges remain valid.
7Support for these versions is added in Optim version 7.3.1

Supported Character Sets

Optim supports Unicode-type databases in all supported database management systems.

Use this link for information about character sets for all supported databases. Published document will be at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27019475


Optim v7.3 now includes IBM Mashup Center v2.0.0.2

IBM Mashup Center is an end-to-end enterprise mashup platform that enables the rapid creation, sharing, and discovery of reusable application building blocks (widgets, feeds, mashups) that can be easily assembled into new applications or leveraged within existing applications - delivering lower development costs, rapid ROI, quick delivery of applications, and greater productivity. Optim installation media for Windows and AIX includes Mashup Center 2.0.0.2 . Optim installation media for Linux includes Mashup Center 2.0. For Linux users, use the link to upgrade to FixPack 2.0.0.2:
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/mashupswiki.nsf/dx/fixpacks


Optim designer

Optim is packaged with the optional Optim designer, which can be used to build and discover models for Optim on distributed and z/OS platforms. You can also use Optim designer to run Optim processes on these platforms and to create interoperability services based on process requests that can be published to the Optim manager environment.

The Optim designer installation disc includes IBM Installation Manager and installation packages for designer, InfoSphere Data Architect, and the Optim shared libraries. Use the folllowing link for Detailed System Requirements for Optim designer:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019157


To begin the installation process, run the launchpad executable file. You must use IBM Installation Manager to install Optim designer, InfoSphere Data Architect, and the Optim shared libraries. If the required version of Installation Manager is not installed, the installation process will install this component first.

InfoSphere Data Architect 7.5.2.2 is a prerequisite for designer. You can use Installation Manager to install InfoSphere Data Architect before or at the same time as the designer. The shared libraries are also a requirement for the designer.



Optim manager

Optim manager is a web application that you can use to configure, run, monitor, and manage services and to configure components that are used to run these services. Use the following link for Detailed System Requirements for Optim Manager:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019158

The Optim manager installation disc includes IBM Installation Manager and installation packages for manager, management server, proxy, Optim shared libraries, and IBM WebSphere® Application Server Community Edition.

To begin the installation process, run the launchpad executable file. You must use Installation Manager to install Optim Manager, management server, proxy, shared libraries, and IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. If the required version of Installation Manager is not installed, the installation process will install this component first.

Optim manager and Optim management server each require a J2EE application server, and you can use the supplied IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition for this requirement.

The shared libraries are required for manager, management server, and proxy. To process interoperability services, the proxy computer must include an installation of your Optim Solution software. For information about configuring and using the Optim manager environment, refer to the documentation location on the installation disc.

Installation updates to Optim designer and Optim manager

Before you use Optim designer, Optim manager, and other Optim components to build and run models for Optim, you must install the latest updates. Before installing the latest updates, you must add the update repositories manually to Installation Manager. Use the following link to access more information on how to add the update repositories manually to Installation Manager:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21468290

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More support for:

Optim
Solution for Data Growth- Data Privacy- and Test Data Management

Software version:

7.3, 7.3.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7019453

Modified date:

2011-04-19

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