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Hardware and Software requirements: Version 4.1 FlashCopy® Manager - MMC Snapin & Base System Services

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Abstract

This document details the Hardware & Software requirements for the FlashCopy® Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1 component.

Content

This document details the Hardware & Software requirements for the IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager MMC Snapin 4.1.
The MMC Snapin and Base System Services component supports:

  • Microsoft Exchange environments
  • Microsoft SQL Server environments
  • The File System and Custom Application support features


This document is divided into linked sections for ease of navigation. You may use the links below to jump to the desired section of the document.

Minimum hardware requirements Meta data space requirements
Minimum software and operating system requirements Additional requirements for File System and Custom Application support
Virtualization support
Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.0
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are a part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components



Minimum hardware requirements

The following information describes the minimum hardware and disk space requirements when using the FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services component.


x86 Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the x86 platform:
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system


The following disk space is required for the x86 platform:
  • A minimum of 40 MB of disk space, and optionally:
    • At least 1 GB disk space for MMC Snapin and Base System Services component prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system).
    • At least 10 MB of disk space for each Language Pack to be installed (there are a total of 9 available).

TIP: Some of the above referenced prerequisites may require a system restart. To avoid a system restart, ensure that all of the minimum software requirements prerequisites detailed in the Additional Microsoft Prerequisites section of this document are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services installation process.


x64 Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the x64 platform:
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system


The following disk space is required for the x64 platform:
  • A minimum of 43 MB of disk space, and optionally:
    • At least 2.1 GB disk space for MMC and Base System Services component prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system).
    • At least 10 MB of disk space for each Language Pack to be installed (there are a total of 9 available).

TIP: Some of the above referenced prerequisites may require a system restart. To avoid a system restart, ensure that all of the minimum software requirements prerequisites detailed in the Additional Microsoft Prerequisites section of this document are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services installation process.



FlashCopy Manager metadata space requirements

In addition to the space that is required for the global product installation, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager uses disk space to hold vital product data that is used to track and manage snapshots. By default, the metadata is stored in the 'vss_staging' subdirectory of the FlashCopy Manager VSS Requestor component's installation directory.

    TIP: The FlashCopy Manager VSS Requestor component is also known as the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client.

The amount of space required is directly proportional to the number of snapshots that you maintain on the system. Ensure that there is at least 1 megabyte of available free disk space to hold the metadata for each snapshot that you plan to keep on the system.



Minimum software and opera ting system requirements

The following information describes the minimum software and operating system requirements when using the FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services component.


Operating Systems


The following operating systems are supported for the x86 platform:
  • 32-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2, and later maintenance levels: Standard, Enterprise, or Data Center editions


The following operating systems are supported for the x64 platform:
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2, and later maintenance levels: Standard x64, Enterprise x64, or Data Center x64, editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and later maintenance levels: Standard x64, Enterprise x64, or Data Center x64 editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Essentials, Standard, or Data Center editions
      WARNING: For Filesystem VSS backups using FlashCopy Manager on Windows, customers using Windows 2012 in environments with Filesystem volumes that exist on a shared cluster disk, or a cluster shared volume (CSV), and who use VSS Instant Restore, need to apply the fix associated with APAR IT01033.
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2, and later maintenance levels: Essentials, Standard, or Data Center editions
      WARNING: For Filesystem VSS backups using FlashCopy Manager on Windows, customers using Windows 2012 R2 in environments with Filesystem volumes that exist on a shared cluster disk, or a cluster shared volume (CSV), and who use VSS Instant Restore, need to apply the fix associated with APAR IT01033.
  • 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Workgroup or Standard edition
  • 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, and later maintenance levels: Workgroup or Standard edition
      Note: Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are only supported for functionality that is also available and supported by the FlashCopy Manager MMC and Base System Services component on Windows Server 2012 and 2102 R2 Editions.

      WARNING: For Filesystem VSS backups using FlashCopy Manager on Windows, customers using Windows 2012 R2 in environments with Filesystem volumes that exist on a shared cluster disk, or a cluster shared volume (CSV), and who use VSS Instant Restore, need to apply the fix associated with APAR IT01033.


The following additional operating systems are supported for the x64 platform but only with the Remote Management capabilities of the MMC GUI interface:
  • 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 and later maintenance levels: Professional or Ultimate editions
  • 64-bit Windows 8 and later maintenance levels: Professional or Enterprise editions
  • 64-bit Windows 8.1 and later maintenance levels: Professional or Enterprise editions



Additional Operating Environments that are supported for both x86 and x64 platforms
  • Windows Failover Clustering
  • Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environments


Additional Microsoft prerequisites

The following prerequisites from Microsoft are required and must be installed prior to using FlashCopy Manager on Windows:
  • Windows Powershell 3.0 or Windows Powershell 4.0
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 or Windows Management Framework 4.0


The following additional prerequisites from Microsoft are also required, and are installed automatically by FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1 if not already present on your machine.

    TIP: Installation of these prerequisites may require a system restart. To avoid a system restart, please ensure that these prerequisites are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services installation process.

    Note: These prerequisites are not automatically installed when you create your own silent installation package to install via msiexec. In that scenario, you must manually ensure that the prerequisites are installed.


x86 platform

32-bit MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1 requires:

    32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x86)\vcredist_x86.exe

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{72D7E3D1-C9DF-4FA6-9F9B-4E5117AB2919}\dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 SP1 Redistributable

    Available from:
    x:\\fcm\x64\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 11.1.3010.3\ReportViewer.msi

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types


    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes_x86.msi

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.
      Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable.



x64 platform


64-bit MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1 requires:

    32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x86)\vcredist_x86.exe

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    64-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x64)\vcredist_x64.exe

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\410\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\{72D7E3D1-C9DF-4FA6-9F9B-4E5117AB2919}\dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.


    Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 SP1 Redistributable

    Available from:
    x:\\fcm\x64\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 11.1.3010.3\ReportViewer.msi

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types


    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x64\mmc\4100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes_x86.msi

      Note: "x" in the above path represents the drive letter where the product DVD is mounted.
      Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable.



Additional requirements for File System and Custom Application support
  • FlashCopy Manager VSS Requestor 4.1 component



Virtualization support

Information regarding the virtualization environments supported by Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager is documented in the FlashCopy Manager Virtualization Support tech note located here:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21433737



Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.0

The Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 download document provides information about how and where to obtain the FlashCopy Manager for Windows 4.1 packages. The information is located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035385

    Note: This document will available on the December 13, 2013 electronic availability.

TIP: The FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1 component is located in the FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for Windows download image.



Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Man ager 4.1

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are a part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1 are located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21654207


Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, and its components, are located in the "All Requirements Doc" located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21427692

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services

Software version: 4.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1654309

Modified date: 12 June 2014