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Detailed System Requirements IBM Sametime Standard 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1

Detailed System Requirements


Abstract

This document contains the detailed system requirements for IBM® Sametime® Standard 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1.

Content

Requirement documents for Sametime products are available from the Sametime System Requirements landing page.

The Detailed System Requirements below list supported components that have undergone compatibility testing by IBM. IBM recommends that customers always use operating systems, web browsers, devices or applications listed in the application's system requirements; any variance has some level of risk because the combination has not been tested, and is not supported by IBM.

If a supported OS or browser that is listed in the System Requirements has a new version released, IBM Lotus Support may provide support through the IBM PMR process on a case-by-case basis under the guidelines below.

  • IBM Support will accept problem reports (PMRs) relating to using these newer and untested operating systems and browser releases and will validate on a case-by-case basis whether IBM can provide technical support.
  • Any technical support for such nonconforming applications will be provided by IBM on an "as-is" basis. IBM cannot guarantee that any OS or browser not listed in the System Requirements will result in a Sametime code fix, workaround or other satisfactory problem resolution or will be fully supported in a later release of Sametime.

Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements listed below are the minimum requirements for a small, pilot deployment and will not be sufficient for large-scale production deployments. Hardware resources should be planned based on usage expectations.

Known Issues

In certain scenarios, Technotes or APARs on the Sametime Support site document known problems or cases where IBM has determined that a particular device, operating system, browser, or software application cannot be integrated with the Sametime software platform without extensive testing or extensive code changes

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Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • AIX - 5GB minimum
  • IBM i  - 5GB minimum for each Sametime server; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
  • Linux - 5GB minimum
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 5GB minimum
  • Windows - 5GB minimum
All Applicable AIX OS Sametime Gateway

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable AIX OS Meeting Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Meeting Server database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable AIX OS Proxy Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Sametime Proxy support for the native iPhone Instant Messaging client is optional.  If this feature is deployed, the Sametime Proxy will require DB2.  Database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable AIX OS System Console

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
Memory All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum+ per server component with the exception of IBM i*

    +correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

*IBM i - 6 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Gateway, System Console, Meeting Server and Proxy Server (includes workloads from conventional co-located DB2 and LDAP deployment with WebSphere servers on the same IBM i systems);  4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Community Server and Classic Meeting Server plus 1 GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server.

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Processor All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console

Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems

For IBM i:

  • Meetings, Proxy, Sametime System Console, and Gateway: minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • Community Server and Classic Meetings Server: minimum of 1500 CPW

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
AIX Platform listing of supported OS
AIX 5.3 TL10 POWER System and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: POWER System
Processor Support: POWER7 in POWER6 mode
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console

Sametime is supported on Power 7 systems provided:

  • P6 compatibility mode is used
  • Sametime already supports that major release of AIX.  A later AIX TL may be required for Power 7 support.
  • The release of AIX being used is supported by prerequisites such as DB2, Domino, and/or WebSphere
AIX 6.1 TL3 POWER System and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: POWER System
Processor Support: POWER7 in POWER6 mode
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console

Sametime is supported on Power 7 systems provided:

  • P6 compatibility mode is used
  • Sametime already supports that major release of AIX.  A later AIX TL may be required for Power 7 support.
  • The release of AIX being used is supported by prerequisites such as DB2, Domino, and/or WebSphere
Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
LDAP Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
  • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
Novell eDirectory 8.8 and future fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Web Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
  • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration AOL Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Sametime Gateway
Google Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Sametime Gateway
Event Management Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration 5.1.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
License Use Management Tivoli License Manager 2.2 FixPack1 and future fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
Portal Server WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Community Server, Proxy Server
Security Server Apache Server 2.2.x and future fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy server and reverse proxy server support.
CA Policy Server (SiteMinder) 6.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Siteminder 32bit only
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable AIX OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Proxy Server support
  • Reverse Proxy server support

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Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • AIX - 5GB minimum
  • IBM i  - 5GB minimum for each Sametime server; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
  • Linux - 5GB minimum
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 5GB minimum
  • Windows - 5GB minimum
All Applicable IBM i OS Sametime Gateway

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable IBM i OS Meeting Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Meeting Server database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable IBM i OS Proxy Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Sametime Proxy support for the native iPhone Instant Messaging client is optional.  If this feature is deployed, the Sametime Proxy will require DB2.  Database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable IBM i OS System Console

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
Memory All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum+ per server component with the exception of IBM i*

    +correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

*IBM i - 6 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Gateway, System Console, Meeting Server and Proxy Server (includes workloads from conventional co-located DB2 and LDAP deployment with WebSphere servers on the same IBM i systems);  4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Community Server and Classic Meeting Server plus 1 GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server.

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Processor All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console

Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems

For IBM i:

  • Meetings, Proxy, Sametime System Console, and Gateway: minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • Community Server and Classic Meetings Server: minimum of 1500 CPW

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
IBM i Platform listing of supported OS
IBM i 5.4 POWER System and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: POWER System
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
IBM i 6.1 POWER System and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: POWER System
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
IBM i 7.1 POWER System and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: POWER System
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Databases DB2 Net Search Extender 9.7 (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Meeting Server
  • Required only for Full Text Indexing for Sametime Meetings on Linux for System z
  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
LDAP Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
  • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Web Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
  • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration AOL Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable IBM i OS Sametime Gateway
Google Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable IBM i OS Sametime Gateway
Event Management Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration 5.1.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
License Use Management Tivoli License Manager 2.2 FixPack1 and future fix packs All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
Portal Server WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Community Server, Proxy Server
Security Server Apache Server 2.2.x and future fix packs All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy server and reverse proxy server support.
CA Policy Server (SiteMinder) 6.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Siteminder 32bit only
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable IBM i OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Proxy Server support
  • Reverse Proxy server support


Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • AIX - 5GB minimum
  • IBM i  - 5GB minimum for each Sametime server; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
  • Linux - 5GB minimum
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 5GB minimum
  • Windows - 5GB minimum
All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • 500 MB recommended (to accommodate install, workspace, temp space)
All Applicable Linux OS TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Media Manager

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

For Bandwidth Manager, additional disk space needed to install DB2 for the following OS'.

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • Linux - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Linux OS Sametime Gateway

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Linux OS Meeting Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Meeting Server database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Linux OS Proxy Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Sametime Proxy support for the native iPhone Instant Messaging client is optional.  If this feature is deployed, the Sametime Proxy will require DB2.  Database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Linux OS System Console

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
Display All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 display
  • For Audio/Video - 256MB of video memory required for VGA and above; Minimal 128MB of video memory for QVGA resolution and below.
Memory All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum+ per server component with the exception of IBM i*

    +correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

*IBM i - 6 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Gateway, System Console, Meeting Server and Proxy Server (includes workloads from conventional co-located DB2 and LDAP deployment with WebSphere servers on the same IBM i systems);  4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Community Server and Classic Meeting Server plus 1 GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server.

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Other Hardware All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  •  For Linux, V4L2 UVC cameras only.
Processor All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console

Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems

For IBM i:

  • Meetings, Proxy, Sametime System Console, and Gateway: minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • Community Server and Classic Meetings Server: minimum of 1500 CPW

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4, 1.2 GHz or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
  • Linux: Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems
  • Mac: Intel processors only
Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
Linux Platform listing of supported OS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Advanced Platform x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Advanced platforms.
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Advanced Platform x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Advanced platforms.
  • 64 bit platforms are generally recommended for increased scalability.
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 4 Desktop editions x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Only supported for GNOME desktop
  • Audio/Video and Sametime Unified Telephony not supported
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  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10.0 SP3 x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Only supported for GNOME desktop
  • Audio/Video and Sametime Unified Telephony not supported
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11.0 SP1 x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Only supported for GNOME desktop
  • Only V4L2 cameras are supported
  • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP1 x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP1 x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 64 bit platforms are generally recommended for increased scalability.
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 64 bit platforms are generally recommended for increased scalability.
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Only V4L2 cameras are supported
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Only supported for GNOME desktop
  • ALSA and PulseAudio are supported for Audio/Video and Sametime Unified telephony.
  • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.15 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Shipping version is 7.0.0.15 (Network Deployment) plus required WebSphere iFixes.
Databases DB2 Net Search Extender 9.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Meeting Server
  • Required only for Full Text Indexing for Sametime Meetings on Linux for System z
  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
DB2 Net Search Extender 9.7 (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Meeting Server
  • Required only for Full Text Indexing for Sametime Meetings on Linux for System z
  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console

Special notes:

  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
  • DB2 Limited Use is provided for Sametime customers who do not have DB2 deployed.  For Sametime customers with an existing DB2 deployment, DB2 Workgroup and DB2 Enterprise are also supported.


Exceptions:

  • For IBM i, DB2 is included with the operating system
  • DB2 on System z requires DB2 Net Search Extender instead of DB2 Text Search
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.7 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console

Special notes:

  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
  • DB2 Limited Use is provided for Sametime customers who do not have DB2 deployed.  For Sametime customers with an existing DB2 deployment, DB2 Workgroup and DB2 Enterprise are also supported.


Exceptions:

  • For IBM i, DB2 is included with the operating system
  • DB2 on System z requires DB2 Net Search Extender instead of DB2 Text Search
LDAP Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
  • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
Novell eDirectory 8.8 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager
Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Web Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
  • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration AOL Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Sametime Gateway
Google Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Sametime Gateway
Lotus Symphony 1.1 and future releases, mod levels and fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • For local conversion of .ODP presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
VLC Media Player 1.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • To playback recorded meetings
Event Management Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration 5.1.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
Java Technology Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 5.0/1.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0/1.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
License Use Management Tivoli License Manager 2.2 FixPack1 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
Portal Server WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Community Server, Proxy Server
Security Server Apache Server 2.2.x and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy server and reverse proxy server support.
CA Policy Server (SiteMinder) 6.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Siteminder 32bit only
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Proxy Server support
  • Reverse Proxy server support
Virtualization Microsoft Hyper-V R2 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console On the Sametime Community Server, Hyper-V is supported only with IBM Domino 8.0, 8.5, and 8.5.1.
VMware ESX 4.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Connect Client, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Limitations using the Sametime Connect client in a virtual machine:  Microsoft Office integration, Sametime web API, Sametime location awareness, Sametime screen captures, Sametime Unified Telephony, Sametime A/V, and Sametime Meeting application sharing not supported
  • vMotion is supported.
VMware ESXi 4.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Classic Meeting Server, Connect Client, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Limitations using the Sametime Connect client in a virtual machine:  Microsoft Office integration, Sametime web API, Sametime location awareness, Sametime screen captures, Sametime Unified Telephony, Sametime A/V, and Sametime Meeting application sharing not supported
  • vMotion is supported.
Web Browsers Google Chrome 10 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 11 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 12 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 13 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 9 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client See Note #8
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 6.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Linux OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features


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Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • 500 MB recommended (to accommodate install, workspace, temp space)
Display All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 display
  • For Audio/Video - 256MB of video memory required for VGA and above; Minimal 128MB of video memory for QVGA resolution and below.
Memory All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Other Hardware All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  •  For Linux, V4L2 UVC cameras only.
Processor All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4, 1.2 GHz or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
  • Linux: Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems
  • Mac: Intel processors only
Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
Mac OS Platform listing of supported OS
Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Only supported on Java 1.6
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • The installed Meeting client supports local (client) conversion of .PDF file, but NOT PowerPoint files.
  • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Only supported on Java 1.6
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • No Microsoft Office integration support
  • The installed Meeting client supports local (client) conversion of .PDF file, but NOT PowerPoint files.
  • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration Apple Quicktime 10.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  •  To playback recorded meetings
Apple Quicktime 7.5 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • To playback recorded meetings
  • Not supported on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Lotus Symphony 1.1 and future releases, mod levels and fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • For local conversion of .ODP presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
VLC Media Player 1.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • To playback recorded meetings
Java Technology Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 5.0/1.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0/1.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
Web Browsers Apple Safari 5.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Apple Safari 5.1 and future fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Google Chrome 10 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 11 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 12 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 13 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 9 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client See Note #8
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 6.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Mac OS OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features


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Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
Mobile OS Platform listing of supported OS
Android 2.0 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #9
Android 2.1 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #9
Android 2.2 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #9
Android 2.3 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #9
Android 3.0 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using native Android application.
Android 3.1 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Support for Instant Messaging using native Android application.
  • Support for Meetings using the browser-based Meetings client with Chrome.
Android 3.2 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Support for Instant Messaging using native Android application.
  • Support for Meetings using the browser-based Meetings client with Chrome.
Blackberry 4.0 - 4.4 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • All Blackberry devices running BlackBerry OS4.2 through 4.4.
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile.
Blackberry 4.5 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Blackberry 4.6 - 4.9 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Blackberry 5.0 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • Support for Sametime Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile and Sametime Meetings using Sametime Meetings for BlackBerry
Blackberry 6.0 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • Support for Sametime Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile and Sametime Meetings using Sametime Meetings for BlackBerry
iOS 3.2 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Web Client
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client
  • Apple iPhone first generation, 3G, and 3GS with Mobile Safari included with iOS
  • Apple iPod Touch first generation and second generation with Mobile Safari included with iOS
iOS 4 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Web Client
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client
  • Support for Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4 with Mobile Safari included with iOS
  • Support for Apple iPod Touch second, third, and fourth generations with Mobile Safari included with iOS
  • Support for Apple iPad and iPad 2 with Mobile Safari included with iOS
iOS 4.1 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Web Client
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client
  • Support for Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4 with Mobile Safari included with iOS
  • Support for Apple iPod Touch second, third, and fourth generations with Mobile Safari included with iOS
  • Support for Apple iPad and iPad 2 with Mobile Safari included with iOS
iOS 4.2 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Web Client
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client.
  • Support for Apple iPhone 3GS and 4 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPod Touch third and fourth generations with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPad and iPad 2 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
iOS 4.3 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Support for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client and native iOS application.
  • Support only for Meetings using the Sametime browser-based Meetings client on Apple iPad devices.
  • Support for Apple iPhone 3GS and 4 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPod Touch third and fourth generations with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPad and iPad 2 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
iOS 5 and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Support for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client and native iOS application.
  • Support only for Meetings using the Sametime browser-based Meetings client on Apple iPad devices.
  • Support for Apple iPhone 3GS and 4 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPod Touch third and fourth generations with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
  • Support for Apple iPad and iPad 2 with Mobile Safari included with iOS.
Nokia Series 60 Feature Pack 1 3.1 3rd Edition and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • Only ESeries supported
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile.
Nokia Series 60 Feature Pack 2 3.2 3rd Edition and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client
  • Only ESeries supported
  • Support only for Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile.
Windows Mobile 2003 SE PocketPC and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 5.0 PocketPC and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10
Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and future OS fix packs Deployment Role: Desktop
Connect Client See Note #10

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Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • AIX - 5GB minimum
  • IBM i  - 5GB minimum for each Sametime server; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
  • Linux - 5GB minimum
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 5GB minimum
  • Windows - 5GB minimum
All Applicable Solaris OS Sametime Gateway

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Solaris OS Meeting Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Meeting Server database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Solaris OS Proxy Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Sametime Proxy support for the native iPhone Instant Messaging client is optional.  If this feature is deployed, the Sametime Proxy will require DB2.  Database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Solaris OS System Console

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
Memory All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum+ per server component with the exception of IBM i*

    +correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

*IBM i - 6 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Gateway, System Console, Meeting Server and Proxy Server (includes workloads from conventional co-located DB2 and LDAP deployment with WebSphere servers on the same IBM i systems);  4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Community Server and Classic Meeting Server plus 1 GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server.

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Processor All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console

Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems

For IBM i:

  • Meetings, Proxy, Sametime System Console, and Gateway: minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • Community Server and Classic Meetings Server: minimum of 1500 CPW

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
Solaris Platform listing of supported OS
Solaris 10 SPARC and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: SPARC
Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
LDAP Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
  • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
Novell eDirectory 8.8 and future fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server
Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
Web Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
  • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration AOL Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Sametime Gateway
Google Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Sametime Gateway
Event Management Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration 5.1.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
License Use Management Tivoli License Manager 2.2 FixPack1 and future fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, System Console
Portal Server WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Community Server, Proxy Server
Security Server Apache Server 2.2.x and future fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy server and reverse proxy server support.
CA Policy Server (SiteMinder) 6.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Siteminder 32bit only
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Solaris OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Proxy Server support
  • Reverse Proxy server support

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Hardware Requirements
Group Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Disk Space All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • AIX - 5GB minimum
  • IBM i  - 5GB minimum for each Sametime server; minimum of 4 Disk Drives (arms)
  • Linux - 5GB minimum
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 5GB minimum
  • Windows - 5GB minimum
All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • 500 MB recommended (to accommodate install, workspace, temp space)
All Applicable Windows OS TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Media Manager

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

For Bandwidth Manager, additional disk space needed to install DB2 for the following OS'.

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • Linux - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Windows OS Sametime Gateway

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Windows OS Meeting Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Meeting Server database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Windows OS Proxy Server

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Sametime Proxy support for the native iPhone Instant Messaging client is optional.  If this feature is deployed, the Sametime Proxy will require DB2.  Database consumption can vary greatly depending on usage.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.  Minimum additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
All Applicable Windows OS System Console

Note:  Quantities listed are a minimum.  Plan your deployment based on usage expectations.

  • AIX - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • IBM i - 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
  • Linux - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Solaris 10 (SPARC) - 10GB total, 9GB which can be configurable, 1GB which must be available in /tmp
  • Windows - 10GB total, 8.5GB which can be configurable, 1.5GB which must be available in %TEMP%

Additional disk space needed to install DB2 for all supported operating systems except IBM i:

  • Windows - 5.5GB total, 4GB which be configurable, 500MB which must be available in C:\IBM (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in %TEMP%
  • AIX, Linux, Solaris - 5.5GB total, 2.5GB which be configurable, 2GB which must be available in /home (and have sufficient space for expected database growth), 1GB which must be available in /tmp
Display All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 display
  • For Audio/Video - 256MB of video memory required for VGA and above; Minimal 128MB of video memory for QVGA resolution and below.
Memory All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • 4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum+ per server component with the exception of IBM i*

    +correct sizing needed depending on the organization size.

*IBM i - 6 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Gateway, System Console, Meeting Server and Proxy Server (includes workloads from conventional co-located DB2 and LDAP deployment with WebSphere servers on the same IBM i systems);  4 GB physical memory (RAM) minimum for Community Server and Classic Meeting Server plus 1 GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server.

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • 2 GB physical memory (RAM) recommended, 1GB minimum
Other Hardware All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  •  For Linux, V4L2 UVC cameras only.
Processor All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console

Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems

For IBM i:

  • Meetings, Proxy, Sametime System Console, and Gateway: minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
  • Community Server and Classic Meetings Server: minimum of 1500 CPW

For more information, see: Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4, 1.2 GHz or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
  • Linux: Processor capable of supporting the supported operating systems
  • Mac: Intel processors only
Operating Systems
Operating System Attributes Applicable Component Notes
Windows Platform listing of supported OS
Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
  • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
  • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows 7 Professional x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows 7 Professional x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows 7 Ultimate x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #4
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #5
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #4
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #5
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #4
Windows Server 2003 SP1 Enterprise Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #5
Windows Server 2003 SP1 Standard Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #5
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #4
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
  • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-64
Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console See Note #2
Windows Vista Business x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #6
Windows Vista Business x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #6
Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #6
Windows Vista Enterprise x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #6
Windows XP SP2 Professional x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows XP SP2 Professional x86-64 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 64 Bit Tolerate
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-64
Connect Client, Web Client See Note #7
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition x86-32 and future OS fix packs Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Desktop
Hardware platform: x86-32
Connect Client, Web Client
  • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
  • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
  • Audio/Video not supported.
  • Sametime Unified Telephony not supported.
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
Software Requirements
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.15 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Shipping version is 7.0.0.15 (Network Deployment) plus required WebSphere iFixes.
Databases DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console

Special notes:

  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
  • DB2 Limited Use is provided for Sametime customers who do not have DB2 deployed.  For Sametime customers with an existing DB2 deployment, DB2 Workgroup and DB2 Enterprise are also supported.


Exceptions:

  • For IBM i, DB2 is included with the operating system
  • DB2 on System z requires DB2 Net Search Extender instead of DB2 Text Search
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition 9.7 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Bandwidth Manager, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console

Special notes:

  • A new installation should use DB2 9.7 provided with Sametime 8.5.2
  • An installation being upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2 may continue to use the release of DB2 certified for the release of Sametime being upgraded
  • DB2 Limited Use is provided for Sametime customers who do not have DB2 deployed.  For Sametime customers with an existing DB2 deployment, DB2 Workgroup and DB2 Enterprise are also supported.


Exceptions:

  • For IBM i, DB2 is included with the operating system
  • DB2 on System z requires DB2 Net Search Extender instead of DB2 Text Search
LDAP Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console See Note #3
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, System Console
  • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
Microsoft Active Directory 2003 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Microsoft Active Directory 2008 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) 2003 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Novell eDirectory 8.8 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager
Tivoli Directory Server 5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, System Console
Web Servers Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.2 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server See Note #1
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
  • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
  • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
Optional Supported Software
Group Product Applicable OS Applicable Component Notes
Collaboration AOL Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Sametime Gateway
Apple Quicktime 10.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  •  To playback recorded meetings
Apple Quicktime 7.5 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • To playback recorded meetings
  • Not supported on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Google Any Version and future releases, mod levels and fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Sametime Gateway
Lotus Symphony 1.1 and future releases, mod levels and fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • For local conversion of .ODP presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
Microsoft Office 2003 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • For local conversion of .PPT presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
  • For Sametime Connect Client awareness integration with Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office 2007 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • For local conversion of .PPT presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
  • For Sametime Connect Client awareness integration with Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office 2010 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  •  For local conversion of .PPT presentation files using the Sametime Connect client with Sametime Meetings.
  •  For Sametime Connect Client awareness integration with Microsoft Office.
  •  Only Microsoft Office 32 bit supported.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
  •  Only Internet Explorer supported
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
  •  Only Internet Explorer supported
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
  •  Only Internet Explorer supported
VLC Media Player 1.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • To playback recorded meetings
Event Management Tivoli Monitoring for Messaging and Collaboration 5.1.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server
Java Technology Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 5.0/1.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0/1.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Classic Meetings web client and STLinks
  • IBM or Sun JRE 1.5 and 1.6 for Meetings web client required only for hosting application sharing sessions
License Use Management Tivoli License Manager 2.2 FixPack1 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
Microsoft Exchange Server Standard Edition 2010 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Community Server
Portal Server WebSphere Portal Server 6.0 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Community Server, Proxy Server
Security Server Apache Server 2.2.x and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy server and reverse proxy server support.
CA Policy Server (SiteMinder) 6.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Siteminder 32bit only
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Proxy Server support
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1 and future fix packs (overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server
  • Single Sign On (SSO) support
  • Proxy Server support
  • Reverse Proxy server support
Virtualization Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client

Citrix support details

Citrix XenApp 5.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client

Citrix support details

Citrix XenApp 64 bit 4.5 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Connect Client

Citrix support details

Microsoft Hyper-V R2 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console On the Sametime Community Server, Hyper-V is supported only with IBM Domino 8.0, 8.5, and 8.5.1.
VMware ESX 4.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Connect Client, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Limitations using the Sametime Connect client in a virtual machine:  Microsoft Office integration, Sametime web API, Sametime location awareness, Sametime screen captures, Sametime Unified Telephony, Sametime A/V, and Sametime Meeting application sharing not supported
  • vMotion is supported.
VMware ESXi 4.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Classic Meeting Server, Connect Client, TURN Server, Bandwidth Manager, Community Server, Sametime Gateway, Meeting Server, Media Manager, Proxy Server, System Console
  • Limitations using the Sametime Connect client in a virtual machine:  Microsoft Office integration, Sametime web API, Sametime location awareness, Sametime screen captures, Sametime Unified Telephony, Sametime A/V, and Sametime Meeting application sharing not supported
  • vMotion is supported.
Web Browsers Google Chrome 10 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 11 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 12 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 13 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client See Note #8
Google Chrome 9 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client See Note #8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client
  •  Only Internet Explorer 32 bit supported

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.t
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client
  •  Only Internet Explorer 32 bit supported

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client
  •  Only Internet Explorer 32 bit supported

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client
  •  Only Internet Explorer 32 bit supported

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and future fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 6.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features

Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and future mod levels and their fix packs All Applicable Windows OS Web Client

Support for Audio/Video in Sametime Meeting web clients is detailed below

  • Sametime Meetings:  Audio/Video for web clients is only supported on Windows and Mac OS X platforms described in this document. Audio/Video for web clients is not supported on Linux.
  • Classic Meetings:  refer to supplemental information in this technote

Classic Meetings web client is not supported on Ubuntu.

GNOME desktop environment required on Linux environments.

For more information, see Screen Sharing features


Notes

  • Note #1:
    • 64 bit Domino required on System z (applies only to Sametime 8.5.1)
    • Only 32 bit Domino supported on Windows, AIX, x86 Linux, and Solaris
  • Note #2:
    • 64 bit platforms are generally recommended for increased scalability.
    • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
    • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
  • Note #3:
    • Also supported for native Domino Directory services for standalone Community Server.
  • Note #4:
    • Not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system.  If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
    • 64 bit platforms are generally recommended for increased scalability.
    • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
    • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
  • Note #5:
    • Not certified to run in an IPv6 only environment on the Windows 2003 Server platform due to technical limitations of IPv6 stack implementation on that operating system.  If IPv6 support is required on a Windows 2003 Server, both the IPv4 and IPv6 stacks must be enabled for the software to work correctly.
    • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
    • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
  • Note #6:
    • Note "Aero" GUI support for all Vista versions
    • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
    • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
    • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
    • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
    • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
    • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
  • Note #7:
    • Notes 8.5.2 is supported
    • Notes 8.5.3 is supported
    • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 supported only on Windows platforms
    • Customers planning to use only Sametime 8.5.1 or greater Audio/Video clients and a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Media Manager (with no Sametime 8.5 Audio/Video clients) should proceed with their deployment.  When TLS is used for SIP signaling, customers should follow the recommendation in this technote.
    • Click here for more information on Screen Sharing features
    • IPv6 not supported for A/V and Sametime Unified Telephony
  • Note #8:
    • Only Chrome 32 bit supported on Windows and Linux
    • Support only for Instant Messaging using the Sametime browser-based chat client and browser-based chat client integration with IBM Lotus iNotes
    • Support for Sametime Meetings using Chrome only on Android devices.  See Android support section for more information.
  • Note #9:
    • Support only for Instant Messaging using native Android application
  • Note #10:
    • Support only for Instant Messaging using Sametime Mobile.

Original Publication Date

22 November 2011

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Modified date:
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