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IBM Systems
IBM Director
Hardware and Software Compatibility
Version 5.10 Update 2
May 26, 2006
May 26, 2006
Note
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in the Appendix,
"Notices."
Second Edition (May 2006)
This edition applies to version 5.10 update 2 of IBM Director and to all subsequent releases and modifications until
otherwise indicated in new editions.
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1999, 2006. All rights reserved.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
May 26, 2006
Contents
About this book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Conventions and terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Related information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
How to send your comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Chapter 1. Supported hardware
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IBM BladeCenter products . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM eServer servers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM IntelliStation workstations . . . . . . . . .
IBM Netfinity servers . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM SurePOS point-of-sale systems . . . . . . . .
IBM System i, System p, and System z servers . . . .
IBM System x servers . . . . . . . . . . . .
IBM System Storage Network Attached Storage products
IBM xSeries servers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ThinkCentre, NetVista, and PC desktop computers . .
ThinkPad mobile computers . . . . . . . . . .
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Operating systems supported by IBM Director Server. . . . . . .
Operating systems supported by IBM Director Console . . . . . .
Operating systems supported by Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0 managed
Supported software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Web browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported workgroup and enterprise systems-management software
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iii
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IBM Director Hardware and Software Compatibility
May 26, 2006
About this book
This book provides the following information about IBM® Director 5.10 Update 2:
v Supported IBM hardware
v Supported operating systems
v Supported workgroup and enterprise systems-management software
v Limitations and performance considerations
Conventions and terminology
These notices are designed to highlight key information:
Note: These notices provide important tips, guidance, or advice.
Important: These notices provide information or advice that might help you avoid
inconvenient or difficult situations.
Attention: These notices indicate possible damage to programs, devices, or data.
An attention notice appears before the instruction or situation in which damage
can occur.
Related information
This topic provides links to additional information related to IBM Director.
IBM Director resources on the World Wide Web
The following Web pages provide resources for understanding, using, and
troubleshooting IBM Director and other system-management tools.
IBM Director information center
publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/topic/diricinfo/
fqm0_main.html
Updated periodically, the IBM Director information center contains the
most recent documentation available on a wide range of topics.
IBM Director Web site on ibm.com®
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/systems_management/
ibm_director/
The IBM Director Web site on ibm.com has links to downloads and
documentation for all currently supported versions of IBM Director.
Information on this site includes:
v Downloads and documentation for the following IBM Director releases:
– IBM Director 5.10 Update 2 (5.10.2)
– IBM Director 5.10 Update 1 (5.10.1)
– IBM Director 5.10
– IBM Director 4.22
– IBM Director 4.22 Upward Integration Modules (UIMs)
– IBM Director 4.21
© Copyright IBM Corp. 1999, 2006
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– IBM Director 4.20
v IBM Director Hardware and Software Compatibility document, which
lists supported IBM hardware, as well as all supported operating
systems. It is updated every 6 to 8 weeks.
v Printable documentation for IBM Director available in Portable
Document Format (PDF) in several languages
IBM Systems Software information center
www.ibm.com/servers/library/infocenter/
This Web page provides information about IBM Virtualization Engine™,
IBM Director, and other topics.
IBM ServerProven® page
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
This Web page provides information about IBM System x™, xSeries®,
BladeCenter®, and IntelliStation® hardware compatibility with IBM
Director.
IBM Servers
www.ibm.com/servers/
This Web page on ibm.com links to information, downloads, and IBM
Director extensions such as Remote Deployment Manager, Capacity
Manager, Systems Availability and Software Distribution (Premium
Edition) for the following IBM servers:
v IBM BladeCenter
v IBM System i™
v IBM System p™
v IBM System x and xSeries
v IBM System z™
IBM Virtualization Engine systems services fixes
techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/VirtualizationEngine
This Web page provides information about the required fixes for the
Virtualization Engine system services. The fixes include operating system
fixes that are required for each system service as well as application-level
fixes that are required for each system service to function properly.
IBM forums
www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_esforums.jsp
This Web page on ibm.com links to several forums, available as Web pages
or using rich site summary (RSS) feeds, in which users can discuss
technology issues relating to IBM servers.
Two of these forums are of particular interest to IBM Director users:
xSeries IBM Director forum
www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=759
&cat=53
A forum for discussing any IBM Director topics. This Web page
includes a link for obtaining the forum using an RSS feed.
xSeries Server forum
www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=740
&cat=53
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A forum for discussing xSeries server topics, including questions
related to drivers, firmware, operating systems, clustering, and
storage. This Web page includes a link for obtaining the forum
using an RSS feed.
IBM Redbooks™ publications
www.ibm.com/redbooks/
You can download the following documents from the IBM Redbooks Web page.
You can also search this Web page for documents that focus on specific IBM
hardware; such documents often contain systems-management material.
Note: Be sure to note the date of publication and to determine the level of IBM
Director software to which the Redbooks publication refers.
v Creating a Report of the Tables in the IBM Director 4.1 Database (TIPS0185)
v IBM Director Security (REDP-0417)
v IBM BladeCenter Systems Management with IBM Director V4.1 and Remote
Deployment Manager V4.1 (REDP-3776)
v Implementing Systems Management Solutions using IBM Director (SG24-6188)
v Integrating IBM Director with Enterprise Management Solutions (SG24-5388)
v Managing IBM TotalStorage® NAS with IBM Director (SG24-6830)
v Monitoring Redundant Uninterruptible Power Supplies Using IBM Director
(REDP-3827)
Remote Supervisor Adapter
Remote Supervisor Adapter overview
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-4UKSML
This Web page includes links to the Remote Supervisor Adapter User’s Guide
and the Remote Supervisor Adapter Installation Guide.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II overview
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-50116
This Web page includes information about the Remote Supervisor Adapter
II.
Other documents
For planning purposes, the following documents might be of interest:
v Planning and Installation Guide - IBM BladeCenter (Type 8677)
v IBM Management Processor Command-Line Interface (MPCLI) User’s Guide version
5.10
How to send your comments
Your feedback is important in helping to provide the most accurate and highest
quality information. If you have any comments about this book or any other IBM
Director publication, use the form for reader’s comments is provided at the back of
this publication. If the form has been removed, you may address your comments
to:
About this book
vii
May 26, 2006
International Business Machines Corporation
Design & Information Development
Department CGFA
PO Box 12195
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9990
U.S.A.
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Chapter 1. Supported hardware
IBM Director Agent is licensed for use and supported on the following IBM
systems and products:
v IBM BladeCenter and BladeCenter T chassis
v IBM blade servers
v IBM IntelliStation workstations
v IBM SurePOS™ point-of-sale systems
v IBM System i servers
v IBM System p servers
v IBM System x, xSeries, and Netfinity® servers
v IBM System z servers
v IBM System Storage™ Network Attached Storage (NAS) products
v ThinkCentre, NetVista, and PC desktop computers
v ThinkPad mobile computers
IBM Director Agent is supported on non-IBM Intel® or AMD based systems with
SMBIOS 2.1 or later that meet the Intel Wired for Management (WfM) 2.0
specification.
Notes:
1. IBM Director runs on IBM System i, System p, and System z servers
when the installed operating system is also supported by IBM Director.
See Supported operating systems and software for IBM Director
operating-system support information on these servers.
2. The IBM System Storage NAS products come with IBM Director Agent
installed.
3. Some models might not be available in your area.
Some systems and products are supported only in compatibility mode.
Compatibility mode means that IBM Director provides only basic
systems-management capabilities, such as system discovery, inventory collection,
and the display of basic system information. Hardware-specific features are not
supported, although they might be included in a later release of IBM Director.
Hardware-specific features can include the following IBM Director tasks:
v Alert Standard Format (ASF)
v Asset ID™
v Hardware Status
v Rack Manager
v ServeRAID™ Manager
Hardware-specific features also include Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) alerts
for memory and processors, as well as environmental sensor monitoring, such as
temperature, fan, voltage, power-supply status, and chassis-intrusion detection.
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IBM BladeCenter products
This topic lists the BladeCenter chassis and blade servers supported by IBM
Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following products:
v BladeCenter chassis
v BladeCenter H chassis
v BladeCenter T chassis
v HS20 blade server
v HS40 blade server
v LS20 blade server
v JS20 blade server
v JS21 blade server
IBM eServer servers
This topic lists the eServer™ products supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models:
v 325
v 326
v 326m
IBM IntelliStation workstations
This topic lists the IntelliStation workstations supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models and machine types:
v A-Pro – 6224, 6217
v E-Pro – 6204, 6214, 6216, 6226, 6836, 6846, 6867, 6893
v M-Pro – 6218, 6219, 6220, 6225, 6229, 6230, 6231, 6233, 6849, 6850, 6868, 6878,
6889, 6898, 9237
v R-Pro – 6851
v Z-Pro – 6221, 6222, 6223, 6227, 6865, 6866
IBM Netfinity servers
This topic lists the Netfinity servers supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models:
v Netfinity 1000
v Netfinity 3000
v Netfinity 3500
v Netfinity 3500 M10
v Netfinity 3500 M20
v Netfinity 4000R
v Netfinity 4500
v Netfinity 4500R
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Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
5000
5100
5500
5500 M10
5500 M20
5600
6000
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Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
Netfinity
6000R
7000 (Note: Only compatibility-mode support is provided.)
7000 M10
7100
7600
8500R
IBM SurePOS point-of-sale systems
This topic lists the SurePOS point-of-sale systems supported by IBM Director
Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models and machine types.
However, only compatibility-mode support is provided.
v SurePOS 4694
v SurePOS 500 / 600 – 4840
v SurePOS 700 – 4800
IBM System i, System p, and System z servers
IBM Director runs on IBM System i, System p, and System z servers when the
installed operating system is also supported by IBM Director.
See Supported operating systems for IBM Director operating-system support
information on these servers.
IBM System x servers
This topic lists the System x servers supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models:
v x3500
v x3550
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x3650 T
x3800
x3850
x3950
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IBM System Storage Network Attached Storage products
This topic lists the IBM System Storage Network Attached Storage products
supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following product models:
v IBM NAS 100 – 5190 NAS Model R12 (Note: Alert Standard Format (ASF) is not
supported.)
v IBM NAS 200 – 5194 NAS Models 200, 201, 225, 226
v IBM NAS 300 – 5195 NAS Models 325, 326
v IBM NAS 300G – 5196 NAS Model G00, G01, G25, G26
IBM xSeries servers
This topic lists the xSeries servers supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models:
v xSeries 100 (Note: Only compatibility-mode support is provided.)
v xSeries 200
v xSeries 200VL
v xSeries 205 (Note: Alert Standard Format (ASF) and fan monitoring are not
supported.)
v xSeries 206, 206m (Note: ASF is not supported on AMD64 or EM64T operating
systems.)
v xSeries 220
v xSeries 225 (Note: ASF and fan monitoring are not supported.)
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xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
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xSeries 255
xSeries 260
xSeries 300
xSeries 305 (Note: ASF is not supported.)
xSeries 306, 306m (Note: ASF is not supported on AMD64 or EM64T operating
systems.)
xSeries 330
xSeries 335
xSeries 336
xSeries 340
xSeries 342 (Note: Alert on LAN is not supported.)
xSeries 343 (Note: Only compatibility-mode support is provided.)
xSeries 345
xSeries 346
xSeries 350
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232 (Note: Alert on LAN™ is not supported.)
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xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
xSeries
360
365
366
370
440
445
450
v xSeries 455
v xSeries 460
ThinkCentre, NetVista, and PC desktop computers
This topic lists the ThinkCentre, NetVista, and PC desktop computers supported by
IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models and machine types:
v ThinkCentre A30 – 2296, 8191, 8198, 8199, 8316, 8434
v ThinkCentre A50 – 8320, 8419
v ThinkCentre A50p – 8192, 8193, 8194, 8195, 8196, 8197, 8432, 8433
v ThinkCentre A51 – 8424, 8425, 8428
v ThinkCentre A51p – 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8426, 8427
v ThinkCentre A52 – 8287, 8288
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ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
M50 – 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190, 8413, 8414, 8415
M51 – 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146
M52 – 8099, 8153
S50 – 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417, 8418, 8429
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ThinkCentre S51 – 8171, 8172, 8173
NetVista A20 – 6266, 6269, 6270, 6279, 6286
NetVista A21 and A22 – 6339, 6341, 6342, 6346, 6347, 6348
NetVista A22p – 6343, 6349, 6350, 6825
NetVista A30 – 8313, 8314, 8315
NetVista A30 – 6826
NetVista A30p – 8309, 8310, 8311, 8312
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NetVista A40 – 6058, 6568, 6578, 6648, 6830, 6831, 6840, 6841, 6842, 6881
NetVista A40p – 6579, 6837, 6847
NetVista A60 – 6838, 6833
NetVista S40 – 6644, 6645
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NetVista M41 – 6790, 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795
NetVista M41 Slim – 6843, 6844
NetVista M42 – 6290, 8301, 8303, 8304, 8305, 8306, 8307, 8308
NetVista M42 Slim – 6290
NetVista S40p – 6646
NetVista S42 – 8317, 8318, 8319
NetVista X40 – 6643
NetVista X41 – 6274
PC 300® – 6344, 6345
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v PC 300GL – 6263, 6268, 6272, 6275, 6277, 6278, 6282, 6284, 6285, 6287, 6288, 6338,
6561, 6563, 6564, 6574, 6591
v PC 300PL – 6562, 6565, 6584, 6592, 6594, 6595, 6862, 6871, 6892
v PC 300XL – 6588
v PC 710 – 6870
ThinkPad mobile computers
This topic lists the ThinkPad mobile computers supported by IBM Director Agent.
IBM Director Agent supports the following system models and machine types.
Note: x represents the last number in a ThinkPad series model name.
v A2x – 2628, 2629, 2633, 2655
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A3x – 2652, 2653, 2654
G4x – 2384, 2387, 2388, 2389
R3x – 2656, 2657, 2658, 2659, 2676, 2677
R4x – 2681, 2682, 2683, 2684, 2722, 2723, 2724
R5x – 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1836, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845,
1853, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 2687, 2688, 2689
R60 – 9460
S3x – 2639
T2x – 2647, 2648
T3x – 2366, 2367
T4x – 2373, 2374, 2375, 2376, 2378, 2379, 2668
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X2x – 2660, 2661, 2662, 2881, 2884, 2885, 2890
X3x – 2672, 2673
X4x – 1866, 2369, 2370, 2371, 2372, 2381, 2382, 2386
X60 – 1706
Z60m – 2531
Z60t – 2511
TransNote – 2675
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380XD, 380Z
390, 390X, 390E
560X, 560Z
570, 570E
600, 600E, 600X
770, 770E, 770ED, 770X, 770Z
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Chapter 2. Supported operating systems and software
This section lists the operating systems on which IBM Director Server, IBM
Director Console, IBM Director Agent, and IBM Director Core Services are
supported. Also, supported software required by IBM Director features as well as
IBM Director product limitations and performance considerations are discussed.
Operating systems supported by IBM Director Server
This topic lists the operating systems on which you can install IBM Director Server.
Depending on your server model, you can install IBM Director Server on the
following operating systems.
System x and xSeries servers
You can install IBM Director Server on System x and xSeries systems that run the
following operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux® AS and ES, version 3.0, for Intel x86 (Updates 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, and 6 supported)
Note: For systems that contain an AMD Opteron or Athlon64 processor, Update
5 or later is required.
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 4.0, for AMD64 and EM64T
(Updates 1, 2, 3, and 4 supported)
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 4.0, for Intel x86 (Updates 1, 2,
and 3 supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T (Service Packs 1, 2, and
3 supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Packs 1, 2, and 3 supported)
v Windows® 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Release 1, Service
Pack 1, and Release 2 supported)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions (Release 1
and 2 supported)
System i servers
You can install IBM Director Server on System i systems that run the following
operating systems:
v AIX 5L™, Version 5.3
v i5/OS®, Version 5 Release 3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 4
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM POWER™ (Update 3 and
earlier supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM POWER (Service Pack 3 and earlier
supported)
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System p servers
You can install IBM Director Server on System p systems that run the following
operating systems:
v AIX 5L, Version 5.3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 4
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM POWER (Update 3 and earlier
supported)
Note: Update 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM POWER (Service Pack 3 and earlier
supported)
Note: Service Pack 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
System z servers
You can install IBM Director Server on System z systems that run the following
operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM System z
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM System z
Operating systems supported by IBM Director Console
This topic lists the operating systems on which you can install IBM Director
Console. If you are installing IBM Director Console on the same system as IBM
Director Server, see the operating systems supported by IBM Director Server.
IBM Director Console can be installed on non-IBM hardware as long as the system
meets the hardware requirements for running IBM Director Console. You can
install IBM Director Console on the following operating systems:
v AIX 5L, Version 5.3
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 3.0, for Intel x86 (Update 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, and 6 supported)
Note: For systems that contain an AMD Opteron or Athlon64 processor, Update
5 or later is required.
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 4.0, for AMD64 and EM64T
(Update 1, 2, 3, and 4 supported)
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM POWER (Update 3 and earlier
supported)
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Note: Update 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM System z
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 4.0, for Intel x86 (Update 1, 2, and
3 supported)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T (Service Pack 1, 2, and 3
supported)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM POWER (Service Pack 3 and earlier
supported)
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Note: Service Pack 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM System z
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 1, 2, and 3 supported)
Windows 2000, Advanced Server, Professional, and Server Editions
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Release 1, Service
Pack 1, and Release 2 supported)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions (Release 1
and 2 supported)
v
v
v
v
v Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Pack 1 and 2 supported)
Operating systems supported by Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0
managed systems
This topic lists the operating systems on which you can install IBM Director Agent
and IBM Director Core Services, as well as the operating systems for which IBM
Director provides Level-0 system-management support.
IBM Director Agent and IBM Director Core Services can be downloaded from the
Web or are available on the following CDs:
v IBM Director 5.10 for Windows and Linux on xSeries
v IBM Director 5.10 for Intel and AMD-based hardware
v IBM Director Agents for AIX 5L , i5/OS, Windows, Linux on xSeries, System z and
POWER
See the installation instructions for each operating-system environment for
information about the applicable CD or the file that can be downloaded from the
Web.
System x and xSeries servers and Intel-compatible systems
(32-bit operating systems)
Unless stated otherwise, IBM Director provides Level-2 (IBM Director Agent),
Level-1 (IBM Director Core Services), and Level-0 (agentless) system management
for System x and xSeries systems and Intel-compatible systems that run these
32-bit operating systems:
v Novell NetWare, version 6.5
Note: IBM Director does not provide Level-0 or Level-1 support for NetWare.
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and
6 supported)
v
v
v
v
Note: (Level-2 and Level-1 support only) For systems that contain an AMD
Opteron or Athlon64 processor, Update 5 or later is required.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 4.0 (Update 1, 2, and 3
supported)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 1, 2, and 3 supported)
VMware ESX Server, version 2.1, with the following guest operating systems:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
and 6 supported)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
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– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or later
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service Pack 1
required, Service Pack 2 supported)
v VMware ESX Server, version 2.5, with the following guest operating systems:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 3 required,
Update 4, 5, and 6 supported)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 1, 2, and 3 supported)
– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or later
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service Pack 1
required, Service Pack 2 supported)
– Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Packs 1 and 2 required)
v VMware ESX Server, version 2.5.1, with the following guest operating systems:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 4, 5, or 6
required)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 1 required, Service Pack
2 and 3 supported)
– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or later
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service Pack 1
required, Service Pack 2 supported)
– Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Packs 1 and 2 required)
v VMware ESX Server, version 2.5.2, with the following guest operating systems.
Note: IBM Director does not provide Level-0 or Level-1 support for these guest
operating systems.
– Novell NetWare, version 6.5 (Service Pack 2 required)
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 5 required)
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 4.0 (Update 2 required)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 2 required
– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or later
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Release 1,
Service Pack 1, and Release 2 supported)
– Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Packs 1 and 2 required)
v VMware GSX Server, version 3.1, with the following support:
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systems
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 4
required, Update 5 and 6 supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3
or later required)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service
Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
Host operating
systems
supported on
32-bit systems
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Stock 2.4.21-4,
Update 2.4.21-9, 2.4.21-9.0.1, 2.4.21-15, 2.4.21-27.EL kernels required)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Stock 2.4.19, Update
2.4.21-138, 2.4.21-143, 2.4.21-215 and Patch 3 kernels required)
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Packs 3
or later required)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service
Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
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Host operating
systems
supported on
64-bit systems
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions
(Service Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
v VMware GSX Server, version 3.2, with the following support:
Guest operating
systems
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Update 3, 4, 5,
or 6 required)
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 4.0 (Updates 1 and
2 required, Update 3 supported )
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Service Pack 3 required)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Service Pack 1 required,
Service Pack 2 and 3 supported)
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3
or later required)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service
Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
v Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Packs 1 and 2 required)
Host operating
systems
supported on
32-bit systems
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0 (Stock 2.4.21-4,
Update 2.4.21-9, 2.4.21-9.0.1, 2.4.21-15, 2.4.21-27.EL kernels required)
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 4.0 (Stock
2.6.9-5.EL kernel required)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86 (Stock 2.4.19, Update
2.4.21-138, 2.4.21-143, 2.4.21-215 and Patch 3 kernels required)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (Stock 2.6.5-7.97 kernel, Service
Pack 1 2.6.5-7.139 kernel required)
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Packs 3
or later required)
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service
Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
Host operating
systems
supported on
64-bit systems
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions
(Service Pack 1 required, Service Pack 2 supported)
v Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 with the following guest operating systems:
– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or 4
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service Pack 1
and 2 supported)
v Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (Service Pack 1) with the following guest operating
systems:
– Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions (Service Pack 3 or 4
required)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions (Service Pack 1
and 2 supported)
– Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions (Service
Pack 1 and 2 supported)
– Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Pack 2 required)
– Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server, Datacenter, Professional, and Server Editions
v Windows Server 2003, Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web
Editions(Service Pack 1 and 2 supported)
v Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Pack 1 and 2 supported)
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System x and xSeries servers and Intel-compatible systems
(64-bit operating systems)
Unless stated otherwise, IBM Director provides Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0
system management for System x and xSeries systems and Intel-compatible
systems that run these 64-bit operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 3.0, for AMD64 and EM64T
(Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 supported)
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, ES, and WS, version 4.0, for AMD64 and EM64T
(Update 1, 2, 3, and 4 supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T (Service Pack 1, 2, and 3
supported)
v Windows Server 2003, Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web x64 Editions
(Release 1 and 2 supported)
v Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Unless stated otherwise, IBM Director provides Level-2 and Level-0 system
management for System x and xSeries systems and Intel-compatible systems that
run these 64-bit operating systems.
Notes:
v
v
v
v
v
1. IBM Director does not provide Level-1 support for Intel Itanium®
operating systems.
2. You can obtain IBM Director Agent version 5.10 for Intel Itanium
systems running 64-bit Windows only by downloading it from the Web.
Download the dir5.10_agent_windows64.zip file from the IBM Support
Web site atwww.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/
systems_management/ibm_director/.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 3.0, for Intel Itanium (Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
and 6 supported)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for Intel Itanium (Update 1, 2, 3, and
4 supported)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for Itanium Processor Family (Service Pack 1, 2,
and 3 supported)
Windows Server 2003, Datacenter and Enterprise 64-bit Itanium Editions (Service
Pack 1 and 2 supported)
System i servers
IBM Director provides Level-2 support for the following operating systems. Level-0
support includes Discovery, Remote Session and a limited subset of the Software
Distribution task.
v AIX 5L, Version 5.2
v AIX 5L, Version 5.3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 4
IBM Director provides Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0 support for the following
operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 3.0, for IBM POWER
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v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM POWER (Update 3 and earlier
supported)
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM POWER
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM POWER (Service Pack 3 and earlier
supported)
System i servers with xSeries options
System i server installations can use the following xSeries options:
v Integrated xSeries Server (IXS)
v xSeries servers that are attached to the System i servers via the Integrated
xSeries Adapter (IXA)
Using these xSeries options, you can install IBM Director Agent and IBM Director
Core Services on the following operating systems.
Note: For information about the supported updates and service packs for these
operating systems, see the xSeries systems and Intel-compatible systems
operating-system support statement.
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 3.0, for Intel x86
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and ES, version 4.0, for Intel x86
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86
v Windows 2000, Advanced Server and Server Editions
v Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, and Web Editions
Note: Whether these operating systems are supported in your System i
environment depends on the following criteria:
v The Integrated xSeries Server (IXS) installed in the System i server
v The xSeries server that is attached to the System i server via the
Integrated xSeries Adapter (IXA)
v The release of i5/OS or OS/400® installed on the System i server
See IBM Director Hardware and Software Compatibility for any updates to this
information. You can download the latest version of this document from
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/ systems_management/
ibm_director/.
System p servers
IBM Director provides Level-2 support for the following operating systems. Level-0
support includes Discovery, Remote Session and a limited subset of the Software
Distribution task.
v AIX 5L, Version 5.2
v AIX 5L, Version 5.3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 3
v i5/OS, Version 5 Release 4
IBM Director provides Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0 support for the following
operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 3.3, for IBM POWER
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM POWER (Update 3 and earlier
supported)
Note: Update 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM POWER
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v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM POWER (Service Pack 3 and earlier
supported)
Note: Service Pack 3 is required for the IBM BladeCenter JS21.
System z servers
IBM Director provides Level-2, Level-1, and Level-0 support for System z systems
that run the following operating systems:
v Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for IBM System z
v SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM System z
Supported software
This section lists the supported software required by IBM Director features.
Supported Web browsers
The Web-based access feature requires that you use a supported Web browser.
If you choose to install the Web-based Access feature for IBM Director Agent, the
following Web browsers are supported:
v Microsoft Internet Explorer, Version 4.1 or later
v Netscape Navigator, Version 4.7x or 7.01
Supported workgroup and enterprise systems-management
software
The Web-based access feature requires that you use a supported Web browser.
Using Upward Integration Modules, IBM Director Agent and IBM Director Core
Services can be integrated with robust workgroup and enterprise management
software from IBM (such as Tivoli® software), Computer Associates,
Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NetIQ, and BMC Software. For more information, see
the IBM Director 5.10 information center on the Web at publib.boulder.ibm.com/
infocenter/eserver/ v1r2/topic/diricinfo/fqm0_main.html and the IBM Director
Upward Integration Web page at www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/
systems_management/ibm_director/upward/.
Limitations and performance considerations
The Web-based access feature requires that you use a supported Web browser.
IBM Director 5.10 can manage up to 5000 systems with one management server.
The number of systems that IBM Director 5.10 can manage efficiently depends on
the existing network load and the functions that you want to perform. System
discovery, frequent presence checks, and alert usage can increase network traffic.
Precise performance information must be ascertained in each individual
environment.
When installing IBM Director Agent on a system, 128 MB of system memory is
required. For more information about IBM Director limitations and performance
considerations, see the IBM Director 5.10 information center on the Web at
publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/ v1r2/topic/diricinfo/
fqm0_main.html.
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