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Detailed System Requirements for components of IBM Optim 7.1

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Abstract

This techdoc summarizes the platforms and data sources supported by IBM Optim

Content


Hardware Considerations

The memory required for acceptable performance depends upon factors such as the number of open dialogs, number of tables in the database, etc. that are active, and memory demands from other active applications and services.

Minimum hardware requirements for an Optim workstation are:

Pentium, 600 MHz or greater with 1 GB disk;
256 MB RAM;
10BaseT or 100BaseT network connection.

Minimum hardware requirements for an Optim server are:


IBM AIX

350 MHz Power 3 Dual Processor with 1 GB for Optim and 60 GB (or as required) for Archive Files;
1 GB RAM for testing environment and 2 GB RAM for production environment;
100BaseT network connection;

HP-UX Server:

HPIB 550 MHz Dual Processor with 1 GB for Optim and 60 GB (or as required) for Archive Files;
1 GB RAM for testing environment and 2 GB RAM for production environment;
100BaseT network connection.

Sun Solaris:

450 MHz Dual Processor Ultra SPARC with 1 GB for Optim and 60 GB (or as required) for Archive Files;
1 GB RAM for testing environment and 2 GB RAM for production environment;
100BaseT network connection.

Windows:

1 GHz dual Processor Pentium with 1 GB for Optim and 60 GB for Archive Files;
1 GB RAM for testing environment and 2 GB RAM for production environment;
100BaseT network connection.

Software Requirements

Unless installing the Optim server (or absent the server, the workstation) on the database server, client software for the database management system is required.

Platform Considerations

Supported Platforms
Platform and Version
Optim Server
Optim Work station
An uncompress utility is a prerequisite to installation on most platforms. Where required, the utility is in the /usr/bin directory in the following packages.
Package
Description
AIX 5.1Yes Nobos.rte.archiveBase Operating System Runtime, Archive Commands
AIX 5.2Yes No
AIX 5.3Yes No
AIX 6.1Yes No
HP-UX 11.11Yes NoOS-Core.CMDS-MIN and PHCO_26898.CMDS-MIN
Minimum HPUX commands with Patch (11.11)
HP-UX 11.23(PA-RISC)1Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0Yes No ncompress
Fast compression and decompression utilities
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0Yes No
Solaris 8Yes No SUNWesu

Extended System Utilities
Solaris 9Yes No
Solaris 10Yes No
Windows 2003 Server2YesYesnot required
Windows XP Professional2YesYes
Windows Vista Enterprise Edition SP22YesYes

1Optim supports the HP-UX Itanium® architecture if running the PA-RISC emulator. You must perform special installation steps to run Optim using the PA-RISC emulator. Currently only Oracle is supported in this environment. Optim supports 32–bit DBMS clients.


2At least one workstation is required for each Optim implementation.

Database considerations

Supported Databases
DBMS and Version
Support Level
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 7.2Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 8.1Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 8.2Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.1Full support
DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.5Toleration support
DB2 for iSeries 5.3Toleration support (Requires add'l programs, services, or both)
DB2 for iSeries 5.4Toleration support (Requires add'l programs, services, or both)
DB2 for z/OS® 7.1Full support
DB2 for z/OS 8.1Full support
DB2 for z/OS 9.1Toleration support
Informix® 7.3.1Full support
Informix 9.4Toleration support
Informix 10 Toleration support
Informix 11 Toleration support
Oracle 8.1.7Full support
Oracle 9.0Full support
Oracle 9.2Full support
Oracle10.1 Full support
Oracle11.1 Toleration support
SQL Server 2000Full support
SQL Server 2005Full support
SQL Server 2008Toleration support
Sybase 11.9.2Full support
Sybase 12.0Full support
Sybase 12.5Full support
Sybase 15Full support
Teradata 2.5Toleration support (Requires add'l programs, services, or both)
Teradata 2.6Toleration support (Requires add'l programs, services, or both)

Supported MBCS Code Pages

Optim (when running on Windows or AIX) supports the following multi-byte character sets (MBCS) within DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows by using the International Components for UNICODE (ICU) libraries.

Chinese936 [Windows Simplified Chinese]
950 [IBM Chinese Big-5]
1386 [IBM Simplified Chinese]
Korean949 [Korean (KS Code 5601-89)-including 1880 UDC]
970 [Korean (EUC)]

Optim supports the following multi-byte character set (MBCS) within Oracle.

ChineseZHS32GB18030 [GB18030-2000]
ZHT16MSWIN950 [Microsoft Windows Code Page 950 Traditional Chinese]
ZHS16GBK [GBK 16-bit Simplified Chinese]
KoreanKO16MSWIN949 [Microsoft Windows Code Page 949 Korean]

Setup Considerations for UNIX

If you are upgrading the Optim server on a UNIX platform, you must first shut down the server, following the steps in the Installation and Configuration Guide.

By default, the Optim setup program requires a connection that supports a graphical interface. In the absence of a graphical interface or for convenience, you may also install from the command line, running a file that provides a response to all prompts. Both methods are described in detail in the Installation and Configuration Guide as are troubleshooting tips for using a graphical interface.

Original Publication Date

05 May 2009

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 June 2019

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