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Linux z Systems HSM requirements

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IBM Spectrum Protect™ for Space Management (HSM) requirements for Linux on IBM z Systems

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Hardware and Software Requirements

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Release 8.1

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 8.1.x
Hardware
System IBM z Systems
Disk space 400 MB disk space required to install the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client binary files.

In each IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management managed file system
  • 1 GB free disk space
  • if the dsmscout daemon is used extra disk space required:
    1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
Memory No extra Random-Access Memory (RAM) required for product installation.
RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. More RAM might be required to run the product.
Software
Communication protocol One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with Linux zSeries server only)
Operating system
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP1 to SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1.0 to 7.3.0
File system
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.1.0 or higher 4.2.1.x fix pack levels
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.2.0 or higher 4.2.2.x fix pack levels
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3.0 or higher 4.2.3.x fix pack levels(1) (Beginning with 8.1.2)
Other Notes
There is no IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client 8.1.4 and later. Use the 8.1.2.1 client.
On a IBM Spectrum Scale cluster with AIX, Linux x86, Linux Power (LE), or Linux zSeries nodes, use the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
(1) IBM Spectrum Scale - Scale Out Backup and Restore (SOBAR) supported.
On IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3, you need at least IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3.5 fix pack level.
For the installation of IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client, the same (matching) release level is required.



 

Release 7.1
Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect was named IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in releases earlier than 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see Tivoli Storage Manager branding transition to IBM Spectrum Protect.

Note: IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 reached end of support (EOS) at 31 December 2021. See IBM Spectrum Protect/Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products End of Support 31 December 2021.

IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 7.1.x
Hardware
System IBM z Systems
Disk Space 400 MB disk space required to install the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client binary files
In each IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management managed file system
  • 1 GB free disk space
  • if the dsmscout daemon is used extra disk space required:
    1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
Memory No extra Random-Access Memory (RAM) required for product installation.
RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. More RAM might be required to run the product.
Software
Communication Protocol One of the following:
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory Protocol (with Linux zSeries server only)
Operating system
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1
File system
 
  • GPFS 4.2.0 or higher 4.2.0.x fix pack levels
  • GPFS 4.2.1 or higher 4.2.1.x fix pack levels
Other Notes
On a GPFS cluster with AIX, Linux x86 or Linux zSeries nodes, use the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use the IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management client on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
Spectrum Scale AFM and SOBAR are supported



 

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 December 2021

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