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Detailed System Requirements for v11.3 of the workstation and server components for the IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions

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Abstract

This document describes the system requirements for v11.3 of the workstation and server components for the IBM® InfoSphere® Optim™ solutions.

Content

Hardware considerations

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli License Manager

Hardware considerations

The following are minimum requirements; actual hardware capacity for acceptable performance depends upon many factors, including but not limited to:

  • data volume
  • service level agreement
  • access to non-relational data
  • the number of open dialogs
  • the number of database tables that are active
  • memory demands from other active applications and services

Optim workstation

  • Intel (for example, Intel Pentium i5, i7)
  • 1 – 2 Cores
  • 1.7 GHz minimum or faster
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk for Optim Software installation
  • 10BaseT or 100BaseT network connection

Optim server

Note that sizing for the Optim server depends upon a number of factors and plans should be reviewed by an Optim specialist prior to deployment.

AIX® Linux Microsoft Windows Solaris

IBM POWER5, 2.0 GHz, or POWER6, 3.0 GHz
Recommended: IBM POWER 7, 3.5 GHz or IBM Blade

Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron

Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron

Sun SPARC Enterprise or newer, or Sun Blade

2 – 4 Cores or more depending on workload

>2 – 4 Cores or more depending on workload

>2 – 4 Cores or more depending on workload

>2 – 4 Cores or more depending on workload

2.0 GHz
Recommended: Highest processor speed

2.0 GHz
Recommended: Highest processor speed

2.0 GHz
Recommended: Highest processor speed

2.0 GHz
Recommended: Highest processor speed

2 – 4 GB RAM per CPU Core

2 – 4 GB RAM per CPU Core

2 – 4 GB RAM per CPU Core

2 – 4 GB RAM per CPU Core

1 GB disk for Optim software installation

1 GB disk for Optim software installation

1 GB disk for Optim software installation

1 GB disk for Optim software installation

One 100 Mbit Network Interface Card (NIC). Recommended: 1 GBPS with TCP/IP connectivity networked on an enterprise class network, such as LAN operating at 1000 MBPS.

One 100 Mbit Network Interface Card (NIC). Recommended: 1 GBPS with TCP/IP connectivity networked on an enterprise class network, such as LAN operating at 1000 MBPS.

One 100 Mbit Network Interface Card (NIC). Recommended: 1 GBPS with TCP/IP connectivity networked on an enterprise class network, such as LAN operating at 1000 MBPS.

One 100 Mbit Network Interface Card (NIC). Recommended: 1 GBPS with TCP/IP connectivity networked on an enterprise class network, such as LAN operating at 1000 MBPS.

Minimum one Dual Port Fibre Channel Card, 4 Gb or 8 Gb for SAN

Minimum one Dual Port Fibre Channel Card, 4 Gb or 8 Gb for SAN

Minimum one Dual Port Fibre Channel Card, 4 Gb or 8 Gb for SAN

Minimum one Dual Port Fibre Channel Card, 4 Gb or 8 Gb for SAN

Software requirements

Platform considerations

Open data manager

To install the Optim server or workstation on the database server, client software for the database management system is required. If installed on Windows as a 32-bit application, Optim requires a 32-bit DBMS client. Similarly, if installed on a Windows as a 64-bit application, Optim requires a 64-bit client.

Platform considerations

Platform Server Workstation Comments

AIX v5.3 32-bit

Yes

No

AIX v6.1 32-bit

Yes

No

AIX v7.1 32-bit

Yes

No

AIX v7.2 32-bit

Yes No Supported at 11.3.0.5 and higher

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x

Yes

No

Not supported at 11.3.0.5 and higher.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x

Yes

No

Not supported at 11.3.0.5 and higher.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

Yes

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

Yes

No

Supported at 11.3.0.6 and higher

Optim is a 32-bit application that can be run on RHEL 64-bit if the following 32-bit libraries are installed:

  • libstdc++.so.6
  • libpam.so
  • libX11.so.6
  • libXext.so.6
  • libstdc++.so.5

See the section "How to install 32-bit libraries on RHEL" below for more details.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

Yes

No

Open Data Manager is not supported on this platform.

Not supported at 11.3.0.5 and higher.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Yes

No

Open Data Manager is not supported on this platform.

Not supported at 11.3.0.5 and higher.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Yes

No

Open Data Manager is not supported on this platform.

Solaris 9 32-bit

Yes

No

Solaris 10 32-bit

Yes

No

Windows XP Professional 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows Server 2003 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 2003 R2 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows Vista 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.0 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows Server 2008 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.0 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 7 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.1 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows Server 2008 R2 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.1 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 2012 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.2 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 2012 R2 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.3 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 8.1 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 6.3 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Windows 10 32 or 64-bit

Yes

Yes

Features in Windows Kernel Version 10.0 restrict the installation of Optim so that it must be installed under full Windows Administrator authority. See special installation instructions for these platforms.

The workstation and connecting servers must use the same version of Optim software.

Minimum required level of Optim is 11.3.0.5

How to install 32-bit libraries on RHEL

Assuming the required repositories are setup, use the yum whatprovides command to determine the package that makes each library available. For example, to determine what provides libpam.so, as root enter:

# yum whatprovides libpam.so

Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos,
subscription-manager
pam-devel-1.1.8-9.el7.i686 : Files needed for developing PAM-aware
applications and modules for PAM
Repo : rhel-7-server-rpms
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/lib/libpam.so

….
….

pam-devel-1.1.8-18.el7.i686 : Files needed for developing
PAM-aware applications and modules for PAM
Repo : rhel-7-server-rpms
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/lib/libpam.so

pam-devel-1.1.8-18.el7.x86_64 : Files needed for developing
PAM-aware applications and modules for PAM
Repo : rhel-7-server-rpms
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/lib64/libpam.so

You can then install the shared library using the yum install command. For example, to install libpam.so, as root user enter:


# yum install pam-devel-1.1.8-18.el7.i686

For libstdc++.so.5, if not already done, you need to first add a repository as follows:



# yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

Then run yum whatprovides to determine the information required to install it:


# yum whatprovides libstdc++.so.5

Open data manager

Note: If using Oracle heterogeneous services with open data manager to federate archived data with data in your database, only one LOB per table can be federated. This is because Oracle maps SQL_LONGVARBINARY as LONG when using heterogeneous services and LONG data types have known restrictions, including a limit of one LONG per table.

An uncompress utility is a prerequisite to the installation of Open Data Manager on most platforms. Where required, the utility is in the /usr/bin directory in the following packages.

When Open Data Manager is installed on Windows, it requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite. This software can be obtained from Microsoft.

Platform Package Description

AIX

bos.rte.archive

Base Operating System Runtime, Archive Commands

Linux

ncompress

Fast compression and decompression utilities

Solaris

SUNWesu

Extended System Utilities

Windows

not required

IBM Tivoli License Manager

If you use IBM Tivoli License Manager, use the following manual process to activate it for data sources that do not reside on an Optim server or on a z/OS system:

  • Locate the set of *.swtag files residing at:
    Optim Root\properties\version\
  • Copy the *.swtag files to:
    \\server root\IBM\InfoSphere\Optim\ITLM on the server hosting the data source.
 

Document information

More support for: Optim

Software version: 11.3.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7043068

Modified date: 16 August 2018


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