System requirements for IBM Document Manager Version 8.5

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These pages provide detailed hardware and software requirements for IBM Document Manager Version 8.5 and each subsequent fix pack.

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Links to IBM Document Manager hardware and software requirements documents


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About IBM Document Manager client/server version compatibility

Important: You must upgrade clients and servers to the same Document Manager version. Different versions of Document Manager are not compatible, therefore, you cannot connect a Document Manager client with a server that has a different Document Manager version installed.


Server hardware

The following hardware is required for each IBM Document Manager server.

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster per processor
  • RAM: 1 GB recommended; 512 MB minimum
  • Free disk space: 250 MB

Server operating systems

The IBM Document Manager server requires one of the following operating systems.

Operating system Notes
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit version only) Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic
Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2 Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246

Windows Server 2003, R2 Service Pack 2 Edit the system-wide COM limits as described in the following topic: Information Center topic

Article #1266335

Article #1272240

Article #1272246


Renditioning software

IBM Document Manager Rendition Services requires software from independent software vendors to create renditions. This software must be installed on the server that is running Rendition Services.

The renditioning software that is used depends on the type of renditions that the service generates.

  • To render PDF files, use Adobe Acrobat Distiller and the application that was used to create the original file
  • To render TIF files and thumbnails, use Oracle Systems AutoVue client (not the Client-Server Editions or AutoVue for Java (jVue))


Content repositories

IBM Document Manager requires one of the following content repositories.

For all IBM Content Manager versions, both IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition and IBM Content Manager for z/OS are supported.

Content repository Notes
BM Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.3


All the IBM Content Manager Versions that are compatible with IBM Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.3 are supported. Please refer to the compatibility matrix of IBM Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.3 and IBM Content Manager Versions.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019421
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=86&uid=swg27012586

See the IBM Document Manager 8.5 release notes - Known Problems for important information before you integrate this solution.

DB2 Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.2, 8.4.2 fix pack 1 and fix pack 2


All the DB2 Content Manager Versions that are compatible with DB2 Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.2 are supported. Please refer to the compatibility matrix of DB2 Information Integrator for Content Version 8.4.2 and DB2 Content Manager Versions.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019421
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=86&uid=swg27012586

FileNet Panagon Content Services Version 5.5 with IDM Desktop Version 4.0.2 and either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle

Important: FileNet IDM Desktop Version 4.0.2 and 4.0.2 fix pack 12 are supported.

Install Panagon IDM Desktop on the IBM Document Manager server and on any system where a IBM Document Manager service is running.

FileNet Panagon Content Services Version 5.4 with IDM Desktop Version 3.3 and either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Install Panagon IDM Desktop on the IBM Document Manager server and on any system where a IBM Document Manager service is running.

Web servers

You can use any Web server to deploy the IBM Document Manager Desktop, for example:

Web server Notes
Apache HTTP server
Domino server
IBM HTTP server
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

Protocols

The following protocols are supported for communication between IBM Document Manager clients and the IBM Document Manager server.

Protocol Notes
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft DCOM

Article #1193861

Article #1272246


Client hardware

  • Processor: 233 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Free disk space: 250 MB

Client operating systems

IBM Document Manager clients require one of the following operating systems.

Recommendation: Install IBM Document Manager clients (Designer and Desktop) on client systems (Windows Vista, XP Professional, and 2000 Professional). Having IBM Document Manager clients installed on the IBM Document Manager server system can be useful while you design the Desktop and test various configuration options, but client systems provide better processor utilization for client applications than server systems do.

Operating system Notes
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

The IBM Document Manager client supports only the 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer. If you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 7, you must use the 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer.

For information on installing IBM Document Manager on an FDCC (USGBC) - compliant Windows 7 workstation, see Article #1297725.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Remember: If you are running Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use the 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer.

Information Center topic

Windows Server 2008 (32-bit version only) Information Center topic
Windows Vista Enterprise Edition (x86 32-bit)

For information on installing IBM Document Manager on an FDCC (USGBC) - compliant Windows 7 workstation, see Article #1297725.

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

For information on installing IBM Document Manager on an FDCC (USGBC) - compliant Windows 7 workstation, see Article #1297725.

Microsoft update:

Article #1272240

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

For information on installing IBM Document Manager on an FDCC (USGBC) - compliant Windows 7 workstation, see Article #1297725.

Microsoft update:

Article #1272240

Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 Information Center topic
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Information Center topic

Web browsers

IBM Document Manager clients support the following Web browsers.

Web browser Notes
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit only) On all supported Microsoft Windows systems
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 On all supported Microsoft Windows systems
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 On all supported Microsoft Windows systems

Integrated applications

You can integrate the following applications with IBM Document Manager.

Important: Ensure that the client operating system that you use is supported by the applications that you want to integrate with IBM Document Manager. See the documentation that comes with each application to verify the operating system requirements.

Application Notes
Adobe Acrobat (Distiller) Versions 9, 8.1.2 PDF rendition only; no IBM Document Manager client integration
Autodesk AutoCAD Versions 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 SP 1, 2007 SP 2

Article #1273584

Article #1273587

Bentley MicroStation Versions V8i, V8 (XM), V8
Oracle AutoVue Versions 19.3, 19.2 C2 AutoVue Client-Server Editions and AutoVue for Java (jVue) are not supported.
IBM Lotus Notes Versions 8.5.2, 8.5.1, 8.5, 8
Microsoft Office Versions 2010, 2007 SP 1, 2003 SP 3, 2002 SP 3

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word

Article #1273589

Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) Arbortext Editor

Article #1279033


Microsoft Office testing environments

IBM tested the following Microsoft Office application versions with IBM Document Manager Version 8.5

Microsoft Office version Notes
Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word 2010:

(14.0.4760.1000)

MSO (14.0.4760.1000)

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Excel 2007 (12.0.6024.5000)

MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft Outlook 2007 (12.0.6023.5000)

MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (12.0.4518.1014)

MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft Word 2007 (12.0.6015.5000)

MSO (12.0.6020.5000)

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word 2003 SP3:

(11.8169.8172)


Virtualization software

IBM Document Manager Version 8.5 supports the following applications for virtualization.

Virtualization software Notes
VMWare ESX 4.0
Citrix XenApp Versions 6.0, 5.0 Feature Pack 2




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Document information


More support for:

Document Manager

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

7019602

Modified date:

2011-01-11

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