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Linux z Systems HSM requirements

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Problem(Abstract)

IBM Spectrum Protect™ for Space Management (HSM) requirements for Linux on IBM z Systems

Resolving the problem

Hardware and Software Requirements
In general, all operating system service pack and maintenance levels are supported. Any exceptions are noted in the tables below.


Version 8.1
Hardware
Operating Systems
Communication Protocol
IBM z Systems
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system:
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 12 SP1 and SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1.0 to 7.3.0 or higher 7.3 levels
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (only with Linux zSeries Spectrum Protect server)
File Systems
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.1.0 or higher 4.2.1.x fix pack levels
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.2.0 or higher 4.2.2.x fix pack levels
Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.2:
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3.0 or higher 4.2.3.x fix pack levels1
Other Notes
  • There is no IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client version 814, we recommend to use the 812.1 client
  • On a IBM Spectrum Scale cluster with AIX, Linux x86, Linux Power (LE) or Linux zSeries nodes, use HSM only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use HSM on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
  • IBM Spectrum Scale AFM and SOBAR1 are supported, on IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3 you need at least 4.2.3.5
  • For the IBM Spectrum Scale product editions support with HSM (IBM Spectrum Protect™ or IBM Spectrum Archive™) please go to the IBM Knowledge Center and search for "IBM Spectrum Scale product editions"
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/STXKQY_4.2.2/ibmspectrumscale422_welcome.html

Tip: Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect™.

Version 7.1
Hardware
Operating Systems
Communication Protocol
IBM z Systems
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system:
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 12.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Support is including all mod levels and fix packs of the operating systems listed above
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (only with Linux zSeries Spectrum Protect server)
File Systems
  • Spectrum Scale 4.2.0 or higher 4.2.0.x fix pack levels

Beginning with HSM 7.1.6:
  • Spectrum Scale 4.2.0 or higher 4.2.0.x fix packlevels
  • Spectrum Scale 4.2.1 or higher 4.2.1.x fix pack levels
Other Notes
  • On a Spectrum Scale cluster with AIX, Linux x86 or Linux zSeries nodes, use HSM only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use HSM on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
  • Spectrum Scale AFM and SOBAR are supported
  • For the IBM Spectrum Scale product editions support with HSM (IBM Spectrum Protect™ or IBM Spectrum Archive™) please go to the IBM Knowledge Center and search for "IBM Spectrum Scale product editions"
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/STXKQY_4.2.1/ibmspectrumscale421_welcome.html

Related information

Overview IBM Spectrum Protect Operating Systems

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management
Storage Management IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management

Software version: 7.1.8, 8.1.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1966164

Modified date: 12 December 2017