HMC Version 7 and Your Browser of Choice
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The documentation for HMC Version 7 says that the web browsers supported are Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and later, as well as Firefox 18.104.22.168 and later. While many users have no trouble with Internet Explorer 7.0, others have reported problems. What makes the difference? Sometimes its Java code, and sometimes its the browser settings.
For example, a customer recently reported trouble with IE 7 after he updated Java to jre 1.6.0_05 from jre 1.6.0_03. Previously, IE 7 had worked fine.
IBM support usually will make a best-effort attempt to resolve your browser compatibility problems. But in the case above, the problem wasn't the HMC code or even IE 7 itself, since it had worked with an earlier level of Java. By being conservative in upgrading browser and Java code, you may avoid slipping into an unsupported condition.
What are the requirements for browser support?
2. The browser must use HTTP 1.1 protocol; if a proxy server is used, HTTP 1.1 must be enabled for the proxy server. (In Internet Explorer, see the Advanced tab under Internet Options)