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Hardware and Software Requirements: Version 4.1.2 FlashCopy® Manager for SQL Server & 7.1.2 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 4.1.2 and Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2.

Content

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

  • FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 --> which is part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager 4.1.2 product.
  • Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2 --> which is part of the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.2 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
Minimum software and operating system requirements
Additional Microsoft prerequisites
Additional components required

Minimum hardware requirements

The following information describes the minimum hardware and disk space requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2.


x86 Hardware

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


x86 Disk Space

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.

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x64 Hardware

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


x64 Disk Space

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 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.

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Metadata space requirements ( FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server only)


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.

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Minimum software and operating system requirements

The following information describes the minimum operating system and software requirements when using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2.


Operating Systems


x86 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 Datacenter editions

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x64 Operating Systems

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 Datacenter x64, editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and later maintenance levels: Standard x64, Enterprise x64, or Datacenter x64, editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Essentials, Standard or Datacenter editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2, and later maintenance levels: Essentials, Standard or Data Center editions
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2, and later maintenance levels: Essentials, Standard or Datacenter editions
  • 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.


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

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Operating Environments are supported for both x86 and x64 platforms:
  • Windows Failover Clustering

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Applications Supported


x86 Applications

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 2008 R2 SP2, and later maintenance levels: Standard or Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and later maintenance levels: Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014, and later maintenance levels: Standard. Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions

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x64 Applications

The following 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.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014, and later maintenance levels: Standard. Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Editions

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Additional Microsoft prerequisites

The following prerequisites from Microsoft are required and must be installed prior to using FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2:

  • Windows Powershell 3 or Windows Powershell 4
  • Windows Management Framework 3 or Windows Management Framework 4


The following prerequisites from Microsoft are required, and are installed automatically by FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 or Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2, 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.



32-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2




Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi

      Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2014

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects.msi


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32-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server




32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x86)\vcredist_x86.exe


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    .....ISSetupPrerequisites\{72D7E3D1-C9DF-4FA6-9F9B-4E5117AB2919}\dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe


Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 SP1 Redistributable

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ... ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 11.1.3010.3\ReportViewer.msi


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi

    Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2014

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects.msi


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64-bit FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2




Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi

    Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi



Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2014

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects.msi


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64-bit Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2




32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x86)\vcredist_x86.exe


64-bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    .....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Service Update 1 Runtime Libraries (x64)\vcredist_x64.exe


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    .....ISSetupPrerequisites\{72D7E3D1-C9DF-4FA6-9F9B-4E5117AB2919}\dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe


Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 SP1 Redistributable

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ... ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft ReportViewer 2012 11.1.3010.3\ReportViewer.msi


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System CLR Types 11.0.2100.60 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi

    Note: This item is a prerequisite to using the ReportViewer 2012 Redistributable


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x64)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 System CLR Types 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SQLSysClrTypes.msi


Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2014

Available in the following subdirectory of the installation image (DVD or downloaded image):
    ....ISSetupPrerequisites\Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects 12.0.2000.8 (x86)\SharedManagementObjects.msi

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Additional components required


FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 requires the following components:
  • FlashCopy Manager MMC Snapin and Base System Services 4.1.2
      Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 4.1.2 package.

  • FlashCopy Manager VSS Requestor 4.1.2
      Note: This is a component included in the Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager on Windows 4.1.2 package. It is also known as the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 7.1.2.

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Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2 requires the following component:
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup-Archive Client 7.1.2 and later 7.1..x maintenance levels, new releases, and new versions

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Additional requirements for storage of backups in a Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Server
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) API Client 7.1.2, and later 7.1.x maintenance levels, new releases, and new versions
      Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 7.1.2 is included and automatically installed with Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2.

      Note: The Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 7.1.2 is included and automatically installed with FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2.

  • 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.


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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

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Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.2

The Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.2 download document provides information about how and where to obtain the FlashCopy Manager for Windows 4.1.2 packages. The information is located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24039478

    Note: This document will available with the release of 4.1.2 on April 17, 2015.

TIP: The FlashCopy Manager for Microsoft SQL Server 4.1.2 component is located in the FlashCopy Manager 4.1.2 for Windows download image.

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Where to download IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.2

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 7.1.2 packages. The information is located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24039480
    Note: This document will available with the release of 7.1.2 on April 17, 2015.

TIP: The Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 7.1.2 component is located in Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases 7.1.2.

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Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.2

Links to the Hardware & Software requirements for the other components that are part of IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager 4.1.2, are located at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21829854


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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

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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

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Document information

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

Software version: 4.1.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1882505

Modified date: 13 April 2015