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Apple Macintosh Client Requirements

Troubleshooting


Problem

Hardware and software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect Apple Macintosh (Mac) backup-archive client and API

Cause

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 Tivoli Storage Manager branding transition to IBM Spectrum Protect.
 

Resolving The Problem

Hardware and Software Requirements
 

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Version 8.1

Hardware
System Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Disk Space 500 MB disk space required to install the client
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
  • Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Operating system
Note: Apple changes their Macintosh security model and requires that any software, which is running on their operating systems, is signed and notarized by Apple. Due of these changes, IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client supports following operating systems.
The following operating systems are supported by IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client V8.1.10 and later:
  • Macintosh OS X 10.14 (Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.6)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.15 (Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.9.1)

If you are using the following operating systems, use IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client V8.1.9:
  • Macintosh OS X 10.11 (Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.0)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.12 (Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.0)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.13 (Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.2)
File system For supported file systems, see: File system and ACL support
Additional Software
The web backup-archive client use Java™:
  • Before backup-archive client V8.1.10: JRE 7 or JRE 8
  • Beginning with backup-archive client V8.1.10: OpenJDK JRE 11.7 + 10.2
Note: Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2, you can no longer use the web client to connect to the IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 or later server. For more information, see Using the web client in the new security environment


 



 

Version 7.1

Hardware
System Any 64-bit Intel-based Macintosh
Disk Space 500 MB disk space required to install the client
Memory
 
No extra 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
  • TCP/IP
Operating system
  • Macintosh OS X 10.8
  • Macintosh OS X 10.9
  • Macintosh OS X 10.10 (Beginning with backup-archive client V7.1.1)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.11 (Beginning with backup-archive client V7.1.3.2)
File system For supported file systems, see: File system and ACL support
Additional Software
For Java™ GUI:
  • Macintosh OS X 10.8 and Macintosh OS X 10.9: Java JRE 7
  • Macintosh OS X 10.10:
    • Before backup-archive client V7.1.2: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 required
    • Beginning with backup-archive client V7.1.2: Java JRE 8 included (JDK 8 is no longer required)
The web client requires: Java plug-in that included in JRE 7 or JRE 8


 



 

Versions past End of Support (EOS)



 

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 Interface
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Document Information

Modified date:
29 May 2020

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