On x64, IBM AIX, and PowerLinux, smart cards readers are required to manage and administer the IBM 4769.
- Identiv smart card readers
Smart card readers can be ordered from Identiv (SPR332 v2.0 Secure Class 2 PIN Pad Reader (link resides outside of ibm.com), part number 905127-1).
- Note: IBM cannot guarantee the quality of smart card readers from external sources. Two smart card readers are required because the smart card readers interact during some operations. You may want to consider purchasing one or two additional smart card readers for redundancy.
- IBM smart cards
IBM smart cards can be ordered from IBM (part number 00RY790, commonly known as blue smart cards). Contact your local IBM representative, your IBM Business Partner, IBM's Directory of worldwide contacts for information about ordering from IBM in your country. In North America, you can also use the IBM Maintenance Parts retail website (link resides outside of ibm.com) to order smart cards.
Note: Two readers and at least two smart cards are required.
- Two readers are required because there are operations where smart card readers interact with each other.
- A minimum of two smart cards are needed because you must have a Certificate Authority (CA) smart card and at least one TKE smart card. Please review the Calculate smart card quantity section for details.
If you need to set up your adapter prior to the arrival of your smart cards or readers, IBM provides a utility you can use to complete the setup. The packages for Linux and AIX users are both available for download on the IBM 4769 download site. In the site, choose 4769 Embedded Code Download and click Continue. Then choose the appropriate utility for your operating system.
Note: to access this site, you must obtain and log in with an IBMid. This process is quick and easy. Instructions are on the download site.