System requirements: Hardware requirements for IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition Version 8.4.3

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Abstract

This page provides hardware requirements for Content Manager Enterprise Edition (Content Manager EE) V8.4.3 and each subsequent fix pack.

This page describes the minimum hardware that you need to install Content Manager EE V8.4.3 on distributed systems. See the related software requirements pages (linked from the bottom of this document) for detailed platform information, including information about support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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Demo/single machine configuration example

To install and configure Content Manager EE components on a single machine to create a demo, you must add the minimum requirements for each component. The following example shows how you might combine requirements for a library server, resource manager (application and server), system administration client, and the Client for Windows on a single Windows machine for demo purposes:

Operating system Required hardware
Windows® Processor: Intel® 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon® (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x™, eServer™ xSeries®, and BladeCenter® servers
Display and adapter: SVGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 256 color mode)
RAM: 1628 MB (650 + 210 + 512 + 128 + 128)
Product installation space: 1240 MB (270 + 200 + 200 + 500 +70)
Database creation space: 1190 MB for DB2 database (500 + 500 + 120 + 70)
Disk space: 120 MB for two clients


Distributed system for test or production environments
To install and configure Content Manager EE components on separate machines, you need the following hardware at a minimum to complete and verify the installation. Every environment is unique. These values are the minimum to achieve an operational system, but these values do not include recommendations for the necessary space to store your data with your desired performance. To plan capacity and performance for a new system, please take advantage of the available experts to help (details are below the tables).

Server (including library server, resource manger, eClient application server, or Information Integrator for Content federated database server)
Operating system Required hardware
AIX® Processor: IBM POWER™-based processors, including IBM System p® and eServer™ pSeries® servers.
Display and adapter: VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
Linux® on System x Processor: Intel 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
Display and adapter: VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
Linux on System z™ Processor: zSeries® z800, z890, z900, z990, IBM System z9®, IBM System z10® or a comparable processor
Solaris Processor: Sun UltraSPARC processor, 64-bit AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) processors
Display and adapter: VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
Windows Processor: Intel 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
Display and adapter: VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)

Capacity Minimum requirements* for any operating system (if you choose to install multiple server components on the same machine, you must add the values)
RAM Requirement is additive per component:
  • 650 MB for each library server
  • 210 MB for each resource manager database
  • 512 MB for each resource manager application
  • 512 MB for each eClient application
  • 128 MB for each Information Integrator for Content federated database (Deprecated)
Product installation space
  • 270 MB library server
  • 200 MB resource manager database
  • 20 MB resource manager application
  • 200 MB eClient application
  • 400 MB federated database (Deprecated), plus:
    • 10 MB temporary space
Database creation space
  • 500 MB physical paging space for each library server, resource manager, or federated database
  • 120 MB log space for each library server or federated database
  • 500 MB internal logging facility for each library server or federated database (only to aid IBM Support problem determination)
  • 75 MB log space for each resource manager
  • 70 MB internal logging facility for each resource manager (only to aid IBM Support problem determination)
*Memory and space requirements in this table are for Content Manager EE; you must add these values to the requirements for prerequisite software, such as DB2 and WebSphere Application Server.


System administration client
Operating system Required hardware
AIX Processor: IBM POWER-based processors, including IBM System p, eServer pSeries, System i, and eServer iSeries servers.
Display and adapter: SVGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 256 color mode)
RAM: 128 MB
Disk space: 500 MB
Linux on System x Processor: Intel 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
Display and adapter: SVGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 256 color mode)
RAM: 128 MB
Disk space: 500 MB
Solaris Processor: Sun SPARC-based processor, 64-bit AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) processors
Display and adapter: SVGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 256 color mode)
RAM: 128 MB
Disk space: 500 MB
Windows Processor: Intel 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
Display and adapter: SVGA (1024 x 768 resolution and 256 color mode)
RAM: 128 MB
Disk space: 500 MB

Client for Windows
Operating system Required hardware
Windows Processor: Intel 32-bit processors and AMD Opteron (AMD64) and Intel Xeon (EM64T) 64-bit processors, including IBM System x, eServer xSeries, and BladeCenter servers
Display and adapter: VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
Other required hardware: ASPI-compliant SCSI adapter for scanning
RAM: 128 MB
Disk space: 70 MB

eClient end-user clien t (Browser)
Operating system Required hardware
MacOS Requires only the necessary hardware to support the required browser software. See the software requirements.
Windows Requires only the necessary hardware to support the required browser software. See the software requirements.

Information center
Operating system Required hardware
AIX Disk space: 130 MB
Linux on System x Disk space: 130 MB
Linux on System z Disk space: 130 MB
Solaris Disk space: 130 MB
Windows Disk space: 130 MB


The amount of necessary RAM and disk space vary depending on your desired system capacity and performance. To build the best working system that you can test and then move into production, work with the Techline team to identify the necessary requirements by machine. Your IBM Marketing Representative can contact Techline for you.

Related information

Content Manager EE V8.4.3 software requirements
Content Manager for z/OS V8.4.3 prerequisites

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More support for:

Content Manager Enterprise Edition

Software version:

8.4.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7021055

Modified date:

2014-06-17

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