To successfully install IBM® Wave for z/VM®, you must install and configure the following prerequisite software for the z/VM and Linux® systems:
- Prerequisites for z/VM
- Prerequisites for Linux guests
- Prerequisites for the IBM Wave Linux server
- Prerequisites for workstations that run IBM Wave
Note: IBM Wave requires American English (AMENG).
Prerequisites for z/VM
The following prerequisites must be met for each z/VM instance that is managed by IBM Wave:
- IBM Wave requires American English (AMENG).
- If the z/VM instance is to be managed with a secure SSL/TLS connection, the z/VM instance must support TLS 1.0 or later, and must support AES cipher suites.
- The z/VM release must be supported by IBM.
Note: When you are applying IBM Wave fix packs, be sure to check the readme file for any new z/VM APARs.
- The Linux distribution (also called managed guests) must be listed in Linux distribution support.
- Directory Maintenance Facility for z/VM (DirMaint) or an equivalent directory management product must be installed and active.
- If a security management product is used, it must be RACF® or an equivalent security product.
- Storage must be DASD (ECKD) or FCP when an emulated device (EDEV) is being used.
- Networking must be one of the following types:
- Guest LAN (internal z/VM)
- OSA (ODS) (shared across LPARs).
- TCP/IP must be configured and active with communications protocol of IPV4. (The TCP/IP stack must also be reachable from the client workstations. Telnet, FTP or FTPS, and the z/VM SMAPI ports must be opened to the z/VM managed systems.) For more information about the ports, see Port reference information.
- Telnet (3270) access must be enabled.
- FTP Server must be up and running.
- The SMAPI server that is used by IBM Wave requires authentication by using an existing z/VM guest and its z/VM password. The z/VM guest needs no special privilege classes and might also be called the Authorized API User. See Configure SMAPI for more information.
- VDISK space of 144000 blocks is needed for use by the Long Service Machine (WAVEWRKL). Make sure the VDISK space allowed for a user by a define command and allowed for the total system is greater than or equal to 144000 blocks. This is usually the default on z/VM systems. The VDISK space can be checked using the z/VM CP commands Q VDISK USERLIM and Q VDISK SYSLIM. For more information about the Q VDISK commands, see one of the following:
Prerequisites for Linux guests
For Linux distributions supported, see Linux distribution support.
For every Linux virtual guest that is managed by IBM Wave, make sure the following packages are installed:
- Binary utilities (binutils)
- SSH Server
The following are required when you use the accompanying feature:
- To run scripts, managed guests require a Network File System (NFS) client.
- For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), the net-tools package is required.
- For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), a CMS file system is required.
- For Ubuntu, a vlan package is required to add a trunk network connection.
Prerequisites for the IBM Wave Linux server
The following prerequisites apply to each Linux system that is running on the IBM Wave server (WAVESRV):
- The Linux distribution on the Wave server must be one of the following:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) with the net-tools package and other dependency packages.
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12) with dependency packages.
- IBM Java™ 1.8 is required.
- The deltarpm package is required.
- The command-line interface (CLI) and the installation of the WebSphere® Application Server Liberty require software to unpack .tar and .zip files.
- TCP/IP must be configured and active. If a Linux security manager is enabled on the Linux server, verify that it permits you to install IBM Wave.
- If you are using Directory Access, it must be Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP.
- If Directory Access is used with a secure SSL/TLS connection, the directory server must support:
- TLS 1.0 (or later)
- AES cipher suites.
Prerequisites for workstations that run IBM Wave
The following prerequisites are for each workstation that is running the IBM Wave client:
- The operating system for the IBM Wave user interface can be Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10.
The IBM Wave client can use Oracle Java 1.8
or IBM Java 1.8.
Note: For workstations that run the 64-bit version of Windows, 64-bit Java is recommended.
- Browser support must be Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 17.
- TCP/IP must be configured and active for all managed z/VM systems and to the Linux server (WAVESRV).