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Linux Power Systems Little Endian HSM requirements

Troubleshooting


Problem

IBM Spectrum Protect™ for Space Management (HSM) requirements for Linux on Power Little Endian

Resolving The Problem

Hardware and Software Requirements

In general, all operating system service pack and maintenance levels are supported. Any exceptions are noted in the tables below.

Version 8.1.4 - 8.1.12
Hardware
Operating Systems
Communication Protocol
Systems based on the Power 64bit Little Endian processor architecture
  • 400 MB disk space for the HSM binaries
Free disk space in each HSM managed file system:
  • 1 GB
  • plus additional space, if the dsmscout daemon is used: 1 KB times the value specified for the "maxfiles" option of the "dsmmigfs add" or "dsmmigfs update" command
     
No additional RAM is required for product installation. RAM requirements for running the product vary widely and depend on your environment, configuration, and tasks that you perform. Additional RAM might be required to run the product.
  • SLES 12 SP1 to SP5 or higher SP5 levels
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1.0 to 7.9.0 or higher 7.9 levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.6: SLES 15 to 15.2 or higher 15.2 levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.9: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0.0 to 8.3.0 or higher 8.3 levels
  • TCP/IP, which comes standard with Linux
  • Shared Memory (only with Linux Power LE Spectrum Protect server)
File Systems
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.3.5 or higher 4.2.3.x fix pack levels
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.0.0 or higher 5.0.0.x fix pack levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.6:
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1.0 or higher 5.0.1.x fix pack levels 
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.2.0 or higher 5.0.2.x fix pack levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.7:
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.3.0 or higher 5.0.3.x fix pack levels 
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.8:
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.4.0 or higher 5.0.4.x fix pack levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.9(1) and 8.1.10(1)(2):
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.5.0 or higher 5.0.5.x fix pack levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.10(1):
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.1.0 or higher 5.1.0.x fix pack levels
  • Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect version 8.1.12:
    • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.1.1 or higher 5.1.1.x fix pack levels
Other Notes
  • The support for IBM Spectrum Scale is always added in addition to the versions which are already supported. Please note, that the certification was mainly done with the latest IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Protect version.
  • On a IBM Spectrum Scale cluster with AIX, Linux x86, Linux Power (LE) or Linux Power (LE) nodes, use HSM only on one of these platforms to manage a shared file system. Do not use HSM on different platforms to manage a file system shared among these platforms.
  • The function mmbackup(2) in the IBM Spectrum Scale versions lower 5.0.5 does not work in combination with the IBM Spectrum Protect backup/archive client 8.1.10.
    Please refer to the following APAR IJ22017 for IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.4: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/2290329
    Please refer to the following APAR IJ22035 for IBM Spectrum Scale version 4.2.3: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/2290401
  • (1) If you run IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client 8.1.9 or 8.1.10 and you use dsmc to run your backup, please upgrade to 8.1.11 before you upgrade to IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.5.x or 5.1.0.x or higher levels, see Upgrade to IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client 8.1.11 before upgrading to IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.5 or later.
  • IBM Spectrum Scale AFM and SOBAR are supported
  • For the IBM Spectrum Scale product editions support with HSM (IBM Spectrum Protect™ or IBM Spectrum Archive™) please go to the IBM Knowledge Center and search for "IBM Spectrum Scale product editions". See https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/STXKQY_5.0.2/ibmspectrumscale502_welcome.html


 

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 April 2021

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swg22009800