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Hardware and Software Requirements: Version 4.1 FlashCopy® Manager for SQL Server & 7.1 Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server

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Abstract

This document details the Hardware & Software requirements for FlashCopy® Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1. and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.

Content

The following components share the same hardware and software requirements. The components are:

  • FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 --> which is part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager 4.1 product.
  • Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1 --> which is part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Databases 7.1 product.

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 Metadata space requirements
Minimum software and operating system requirements Additional components required Virtualization support
Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.0
Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.0
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
Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, and its components



Minimum hardware requirements

The following information describes the minimum hardware and disk space requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.


x86 Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the x86 platform:
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system and the Microsoft SQL Server


The following disk space is required for the x86 platform:
  • A minimum of 100 MB of disk space, and optionally:
    • At least 1 GB disk space for prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system).
    • At least 12 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 for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server installation process.


x64 Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the x64 platform:
  • Compatible hardware supported by the operating system and the Microsoft SQL Server


The following disk space is required for the x64 platform:
  • A minimum of 100 MB of disk space, and optionally:
    • At least 2.1 GB disk space for prerequisites included in the installation package (which are installed automatically if they are not already installed on the system).
    • At least 12 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 prerequisit es section of this document are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server installation process.



FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 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 operating system requirements

The following information describes the minimum software and operating system requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.



Operating Systems

x86

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


x64

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: Customers using Windows 2012 in Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster environments, 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: Customers using Windows 2012 R2 in Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster environments, 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 editions.
  • 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, and later maintenance levels: Workgroup or Standard editions.
        Note: Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are only supported for functionality that is also available and supported by the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server components on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.

        WARNING: Customers using Windows 2012 R2 in Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster environments, 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 Service Pack maintenance levels: Professional or Ultimate editions
  • 64-bit Windows 8 and later Service Pack maintenance levels: Professional or Enterprise editions
  • 64-bit Windows 8.1 and later Service Pack maintenance levels: Professional or Enterprise editions



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



Applications Supported

The following application levels are supported for the x86 platform:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3, and later maintenance levels: Standard or Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions


The followin g application levels are supported for the x64 platform:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3, and later maintenance levels: Standard x64 or Enterprise x64 Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, and later maintenance levels: Standard, Enterprise, or Data Center Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions

      Note: SQL Server 2012 on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012 is supported.



Additional Microsoft prerequisites

The following prerequisites from Microsoft are required and must be installed prior to using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1:
  • Windows Powershell 3.0 or Windows Powershell 4.0
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 or Windows Management Framework 4.0


The following prerequisites from Microsoft are required, and are installed automatically by FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1, if not already present on your machine.

TIP: Installation of these prerequisites may require a system restart. To avoid a system restart, ensure that these prerequisites are installed before starting the FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 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

32-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1 requires:


The SQL Server components listed as prerequisites below are at the SQL Server 2012 level. They are downward compatible with SQL 2008 and are required for both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 environments.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\7100\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.


    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects_x86.msi

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


    Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012

    Available from:
    x:\fcm\x86\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012 11.0.2100.60 (x86)\PowerShellTools_x86.MSI

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

  • 32-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI 7.1:


    The 32-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI requires the follow additional prerequisites from Microsoft:
      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\x86\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.


    x64


    64-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1 requires:

    The SQL Server components listed as prerequisites below are at the SQL Server 2012 level. They are downward compatible with SQL 2008 and are required for both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 environments.

      Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

      Available from:
      x:\fcm\x64\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes_x64.msi

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


      Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects

      Available from:
      x:\fcm\x64\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SharedManagementObjects_x64.msi

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


      Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012

      Available from:
      x:\fcm\x64\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\PowerShellTools_x64.MSI

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


    • 64-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI 7.1:

    The 64-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server MMC GUI requires the follow additional prerequisites from Microsoft:
      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\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\x64\sql\7100\enu\ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes_x64.msi

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



    Additional components required


    FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 requires the following components:

    • FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1

        Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 4.1 package.


    • FlashCopy Manager VSS Requestor 4.1

        Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 4.1 package. It is also known as the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 7.1.




    Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1 requires the following component:
    • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 7.1 and later 7.1..x maintenance levels, new releases, and new versions



    Additional requirements for storage of backups in a Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Server
    • The Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) API Client 7.1, and later 7.1.x maintenance levels, new releases, and new versions

        Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 7.1 is included and automatically installed with Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.


        Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 7.1 is included and automatically installed with FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.


    • Any Tivoli Storage Manager Server (TSM) currently in support which is supported by the version of the TSM API Client, or TSM Backup-Archive Client, used in the environment.

    TIP: TSM Client/API and Server compatibility information is located in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server/Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations tech note located here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21053218



    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

    Information regarding the virtualization environments supported by Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server is documented in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) guest support for Virtual Machines and Virtualization tech note located here:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg21239546



    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 for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1 component is located in the FlashCopy Manager 4.1 for Windows download image.



    Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.0

    The Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server download document provides information about how and where to obtain the Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1 packages. The information is located at:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24035386

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


    TIP: The Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1 component is located in Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.



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

    Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are 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


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

    Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for other releases of Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, and its components, are located in the "All Requirements Doc" located at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21218747
  • Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases Data Protection for MS SQL Windows 7.1

    Document information

    More support for: Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
    FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server

    Software version: 4.1

    Operating system(s): Windows

    Reference #: 1654311

    Modified date: 12 June 2014