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Hardware and software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows

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Hardware and software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect™ HSM for Windows® Clients

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Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect was named IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.
 

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Version 8.1.x
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2019 Server, all editions (beginning with V8.1.7)
  • Windows 2016 Server, all editions
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported

Supported versions of IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows backup-archive client and IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows API Client:
  • For IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and API client V8.1.0-V8.1.2:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive and API client must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and API client V8.1.4-V8.1.10:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive and API client must be at the same or at a greater fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client. Minimum IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client V8.1.2.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and API client V8.1.11 and later:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive and API client can be at different fix pack level than the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client. Minimum IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client V8.1.2.
File system New Technology File System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server Editions.
Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client V8.1.9, OpenSSL version 1.1.1 is required to enable IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows REST API and HSMNET service that is the HSM certificate creation and handling that requires the Windows OpenSSL 1.1.1 installation.


 

Version 7.1 PTF 8 or later
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 Server all editions, all SPs supported

Supported versions of IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows backup-archive client and IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows API Client:
  • The IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.8 Windows backup-archive and API client must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client, or at a greater fix pack level than the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology Files System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.


 

Version 7.1 PTF 3 or later
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system After V7.1.4 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than V7.1.4. Stub files that are created with V7.1.4 or later versions are not compatible with versions lower than V7.1.4. Versions lower than fix pack V7.1.4 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with V7.1.4 or later versions.

Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 Server all editions, all SPs supported

Supported versions of IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows backup-archive client and IBM Spectrum Protect™ Windows API Client:
  • The IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client and API must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client. The backup-archive client and API must be at the same interim fix level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client or at a greater interim fix level. For example, the backup-archive client and API and IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client must all be at fix pack level 7.1.6. If the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client is at interim fix level 7.1.6.x, the backup-archive client and API must be at interim fix level 7.1.6.y, where y is equal to or greater than x.
File system New Technology Files System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.


 

Version 7.1 PTF 2 or later
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system After V7.1.2 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than V7.1.2. Stub files that are created with V7.1.2 or later versions are not compatible with versions lower than V7.1.2. Versions lower than fix pack V7.1.2 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with V7.1.2 or later versions.

Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 Server all editions, all SPs supported

Supported versions of Tivoli Storage Manager Windows backup-archive client and Tivoli Storage Manager Windows API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client and API must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client. The backup-archive client and API must be at the same interim fix level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client or at a greater interim fix level. For example, the backup-archive client and API and IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client must all be at fix pack level 7.1.2. If the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client is at interim fix level 7.1.2.x, the backup-archive client and API must be at interim fix level 7.1.2.y, where y is equal to or greater than x.
File system New Technology Files System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.


 

Version 7.1 PTF 1 or later
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 Server all editions, all SPs supported

Supported versions of Tivoli Storage Manager Windows backup-archive client and Tivoli Storage Manager Windows API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Windows backup-archive and API client must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client, or at a greater fix pack level than the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology Files System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.


 

Version 7.1
Hardware
System 64-bit: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: 2 GHz or faster
Disk Space Minimum 100 MB of available disk space
Memory Minimum 1 GB Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Software
Operating system After V7.1.0 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than V6.4.1. Stub files that are created with V7.1.0 and later versions are not compatible with versions lower than V6.4.1. Versions lower than fix pack V6.4.1 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with V7.1.0 or version V6.4.1 and later versions.

Supported versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server, all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2012 Server, all editions all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server all editions, all SPs supported
  • Windows 2008 Server all editions, all SPs supported

Supported versions of Tivoli Storage Manager Windows backup-archive client and Tivoli Storage Manager Windows API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Windows backup-archive and API client at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client, or at a greater fix pack level than the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology Files System (NTFS) and Resilient File System (ReFS)
Additional Software
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client supports installations on a Microsoft cluster (MSCS) environment.
The IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client provides support for Windows Storage Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions for functionality that is also available and supported by IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows on the Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Editions.




 

IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client and IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client compatibility
IBM Spectrum Protect™ backup-archive client and API version IBM Spectrum Protect™ HSM for Windows client versions
8.1.11, 8.1.12 8.1.12, 8.1.11, 8.1.10, 8.1.9, 8.1.8, 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.10 8.1.10, 8.1.9, 8.1.8, 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.9 8.1.9, 8.1.8, 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.8 8.1.8, 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.7 8.1.7, 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.6 8.1.6, 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.4 8.1.4, 8.1.2
8.1.2 8.1.2
8.1.0 8.1.0
7.1.8 7.1.8
7.1.6 7.1.6
7.1.4 7.1.4
7.1.3 7.1.3
7.1.2 7.1.2
7.1.1 7.1.1, 7.1.0
7.1.0 7.1.0




 

IBM Spectrum Protect™ server and IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client compatibility
IBM Spectrum Protect™ server version IBM Spectrum Protect™ HSM for Windows client version
8.1, 7.1 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.1.8, 8.1.9, 8.1.10, 8.1.11, 8.1.12
8.1, 7.1 and 6.3.x1 8.1.0
8.1, 7.1 7.1.8
7.1 and 6.3.x1 7.1

Note 1: The Tivoli Storage Manager Server level is 6.3.x, where x>=3

 

For an overview of IBM Spectrum Protect™ client and server supported operating systems and platforms, see:
Overview - IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Operating Systems

For an overview of the latest IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows downloads, see:
Latest IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows Client Downloads - Fix Packs and interim fixes

For an overview of the support for virtualized environments, see:
IBM Spectrum Protect™ and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager guest support for Virtual Machines and Virtualization




 

IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client components offered
Administrative Backup-archive HSM API
Command-line interface Graphical user interface Command-line interface Web browser interface Graphical user interface Command-line Interface Web browser interface
(Beginning with V8.1.11)
Interface
yes yes yes


 

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Modified date:
20 April 2021

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