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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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Hardware and Software Requirements

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Release 8.1

IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows 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 2022 Server, all editions (Beginning with 8.1.13)
  • Windows 2019 Server, all editions (Beginning with 8.1.7)
  • 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 API Client:
  • IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and API client 8.1.0 - 8.1.2:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive client 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 8.1.4 - 8.1.10:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive client 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 8.1.2.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive and API client 8.1.11 and later:
    The IBM Spectrum Protect Windows backup-archive client 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 8.1.2.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system (ReFS)
More 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 8.1.9, OpenSSL version 1.1.1 is required to enable IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows REST API and HSMNET service.


 

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 HSM for Windows 7.1.8 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 API client:
  • The IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.8 Windows backup-archive client and API client must be at the same or at a later fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system(ReFS)
More 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 HSM for Windows 7.1.3 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 7.1.4 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than 7.1.4. Stub files that are created with 7.1.4 or later versions are not compatible with versions lower than 7.1.4. Versions lower than fix pack 7.1.4 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with 7.1.4 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 API Client:
  • The IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client and API client must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
    The backup-archive client and API client must be at the same interim fix level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client or at a later interim fix level. For example, the backup-archive client and API and the BM 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 higher than x.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system (ReFS)
More 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 HSM for Windows 7.1.2 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 7.1.2 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than 7.1.2. Stub files that are created with 7.1.2 or later versions are not compatible with versions lower than 7.1.2. Versions lower than fix pack 7.1.2 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with 7.1.2 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 API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client and API client must be at the same fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
    The backup-archive client and API client 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 higher than x.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system (ReFS)
More 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 HSM for Windows 7.1.1 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 API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager Windows backup-archive client and API client must be at the same or at a later fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system (ReFS)
More 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 HSM for Windows 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 7.1.0 is installed and in use, do not roll back to a previous release or fix pack lower than 6.4.1. Stub files that are created with 7.1.0 and later versions are not compatible with versions lower than 6.4.1. Versions lower than fix pack 6.4.1 of the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client cannot recall files from stubs that are created with 7.1.0 or version 6.4.1 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 API Client:
  • The Tivoli Storage Manager Windows backup-archive client and API client must be at the same or at a later fix pack level as the IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client.
File system New Technology file system (NTFS) and Resilient file system (ReFS)
More 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, 8.1.13 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, 8.1.13
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, 8.1.13
8.1, 7.1 and 6.3.x(1) 8.1.0
8.1, 7.1 7.1.8
7.1 and 6.3.x(1) 7.1

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


 

Client Components Offered

IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows client components offered:
Administrative Backup-archive client HSM for Windows client API client
Command-line interface Graphical user interface Command-line interface Web browser interface Graphical user interface Command-line Interface Web browser interface
(Beginning with 8.1.11)
Interface
yes yes yes


 

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 December 2021

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