Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements

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What hardware and software is required to install and run Sametime on IBM i (i5/OS)?

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IBM Sametime server requirements
Note: This document provides IBM i-specific information that should be used as a supplement to the "Detailed System Requirements for Sametime and Sametime Unified Telephony" (#7007792).

This document contains the following sections:

  • Sametime Server Hardware Requirements
  • Sametime 9.0 Server Software Requirements
  • Sametime 8.5.x Server Software Requirements
  • Sametime 8.0.x and 7.5.x Server Software Requirements
  • Sametime 7.0 Server Software Requirements



Sametime Server Hardware Requirements

Use these values as general guidelines. The requirements for your environment may be different. For detailed server sizing, work with your IBM representative or Business Partner to submit a Techline request: http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/LLIE-6LLS4T


    CPU:
      • IBM eServer i5, IBM System i5, or IBM Power Systems models capable of running IBM i 7.1, 6.1 or 5.4 (V7R1, V6R1 or V5R4).
      • Sametime 9.0 drops support of IBM i 5.4
      • For WAS-based Sametime servers (Meeting, Proxy, System Console and Gateway): minimum of 3800 CPW on a POWER5 processor or higher.
      • For Sametime Community Server: systems with a minimum of 1500 CPW running a supported IBM i release. Systems with a CPW in the lower end of the acceptable range will likely require more than the stated minimum amount of memory
    RAM:
      • For WAS-based Sametime server (Meeting, Proxy, System Console and Gateway): minimum of 6GB memory.
      • Community Server: minimum 4GB memory plus 1GB for each additional Sametime and Domino server. 8GB is recommended. If server startup time is not satisfactory, consider increasing memory to 16GB.
    Disk:
      • For each WAS-based Sametime server (Meeting, Proxy, System Console and Gateway): 5GB free space recommended (3GB minimum) and a minimum of 6 disk drives with caching disk controller.
      • For Community Server servers: minimum 2GB free disk space for each Sametime server, 10GB recommended to allow for logs and tracing. Minimum of 4 disk drives.

Hardware Notes

-- For the Sametime 8.5.x Community Server and pre-8.5 Sametime servers, starting the server can stress your system if it has limited memory or a small number of disk drives (regardless of the size of your system processor). Paging rates increase dramatically during startup. Insufficient memory, fewer than 4 disk drives, or significant non-Sametime activity may prevent the Sametime server from starting due to internal timeouts. For more information about dealing with this situation, see "Sametime for IBM i: Common reasons for server not starting" (#1097835 ).

Additional Information

  • Details about compatible IBM i, Domino and Sametime releases is available in the Lotus Software for IBM i Compatibility Guide.
  • "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" (#1089996 )
  • Refer to the document titled "i5/OS: Checking for installed software using iSeries Navigator or commands" (#1096619) for information about how to check for installed software.
  • Refer to the document titled "i5/OS : Checking for available hardware using iSeries Navigator or commands"(#1095869) for information about how to check for available hardware resources.


Sametime 9.x Server Software Requirements

Sametime 9.X Community Server (Domino-based)
Sametime 9.x System Console, Meeting, Proxy, and Gateway servers
(WebSphere-based)
Note: If upgrading from IBM i 5.4 or an earlier release to IBM i 6.1 or 7.1, see Lotus Domino planning for V6R1 for important information about Lotus Domino and related products, including Sametime.
More information about this release IBM Sametime
IBM Operating System
(IBM i)
ST 9.0:
5770SS1 (i 7.1), 5761SS1 (i 6.1)


Install Base SS1 plus:
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 34: Digital Certificate Manager (to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol)
- Option 33: Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 35: CCA Cryptographic Service Provider

ST 9.0
5770SS1 (i 7.1), 5761SS1 (i 6.1)

Install Base SS1 plus:
- Option 3: Extended Base Directory Support
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 33: Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 34: Digital Certificate Manager (to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol)
- Option 43: Additional Fonts (for Meeting Server)
TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities 5770TC1 (7.1)
5761TC1 (6.1)
IBM Developer Kit for Java
5761JV1 Option12 (7.1 and 6.1) 5761JV1 Option12 (7.1 and 6.1)
Domino for IBM i

For latest information on Domino updates, see
Domino Support
ST 9.0 HF1 : Domino 8.5.3 FP5, Domino 9.0, Domino 9.0.1

ST 9.0 : Domino 8.5.3 FP5, Domino 9.0
N/A
All required and recommended system fixes See "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" #1089996
For languages other than English Recommend Domino Language Pack for language used by majority of your users

Note If Domino for IBM i language pack is not available for your preferred Sametime language, see "Sametime: Domino language pack unavailable for some supported languages" #1242066
N/A
For automatic conversion of Meeting Attachments Remote conversion server

Install and set up IBM Sametime Conversion Services on a Windows system. The remote conversion server can be installed with Sametime System Console

Integrated conversion services

Running conversion services as an integrated function of your Sametime Meeting server requires following options of the operating system (5770SS1 or 5761SS1):
- Option 33: Portable
Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 43: Additional Fonts


Sametime 8.5.x Server Software Requirements

Sametime 8.5.x Community Server (Domino-based)
Sametime 8.5.x System Console, Meeting, Proxy, and Gateway servers
(WebSphere-based)
Note: If upgrading from IBM i 5.4 or an earlier release to IBM i 6.1 or 7.1, see Lotus Domino planning for V6R1 for important information about Lotus Domino and related products, including Sametime.
More information about this release IBM Lotus Sametime
IBM Operating System
(IBM i)

Note i 6.1 or later required for Sametime IPv6 support.
ST 8.5.1 and 8.5.2:
5770SS1 (i 7.1), 5761SS1 (i 6.1) or
5722SS1 (i 5.4)

ST 8.5: 5761SS1 (i 6.1) or 5722SS1 (i 5.4)

Install Base SS1 plus:
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 34: Digital Certificate Manager (to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol)
- Option 33: Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 35: CCA Cryptographic Service Provider

ST 8.5.1 and 8.5.2:
5770SS1 (i 7.1), 5761SS1 (i 6.1) or 5722SS1 (i 5.4)

ST 8.5: 5761SS1 (i 6.1) or 5722SS1 (i 5.4)

Install Base SS1 plus:
- Option 3: Extended Base Directory Support
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 33: Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 34: Digital Certificate Manager (to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol)
- Option 43: Additional Fonts (for Meeting Server)
TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities 5770TC1 (7.1)
5761TC1 (6.1)
5722TC1 (5.4)
IBM Developer Kit for Java

Note When installing a new option of 5722JV1 for the first time, you must reinstall the recommended Java Group PTF. See #1089996

5761JV1 (7.1 and 6.1) or 5722JV1 (5.4) Base plus
- Option 8: J2SE 5.0 32bit
5761JV1 (7.1 and 6.1) or 5722JV1 (5.4) Base plus
- Option 11: J2SE 6.0 32-bit JVM
Domino for IBM i

For latest information on Domino updates, see
Domino Support
ST 8.5.1 and 8.5.2: Domino 8.5.2, 8.5.1, 8.5, or 8.0.x

ST 8.5: Domino 8.5.1*, 8.5, or 8.0.x

Domino 8.5.x (5733L85)
Domino 8.0.x (5733LD8)

* ST 8.5 was not certified with Domino 8.5.1 prior to general availability but this environment is supported.
N/A
All required and recommended system fixes See "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" #1089996
For languages other than English Recommend Domino Language Pack for language used by majority of your users

Note If Domino for IBM i language pack is not available for your preferred Sametime language, see "Sametime: Domino language pack unavailable for some supported languages" #1242066
N/A
For automatic conversion of Meeting Attachments Meetings hosted on Sametime Community Server

Remote conversion server

Install and set up Lotus Sametime Conversion Services on a Windows system. Sametime Conversion Services is available on the Sametime Community Server DVD or webkit.

Integrated conversion services

Running conversion services as an integrated function of your Sametime Community server requires following options of the operating system (5722SS1 or 5761SS1):
- Option 33: Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE)
- Option 43: Additional Fonts

N/A


Sametime 8.0.x and 7.5.x Server Software Requirements

Sametime 8.0.x
Sametime 7.5.x
Notes:
-- For important information about running Lotus Domino and related products, including Sametime, on IBM i 6.1, see Lotus Domino planning for V6R1.
-- Support for Sametime 7.5.x ends September 30, 2011; Domino 7.0.x support ended on April 30, 2011. Recommend upgrading to a newer release of Sametime.
More information about this release Lotus Sametime 8 for IBM i Lotus Sametime 7.5.x for IBM i
IBM Operating System
(IBM i)
5722SS1 (i 5.4) or 5761SS1 (i 6.1) Base plus
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 35: CCA Cryptographic Service Provider


Note i 6.1 required for using Sametime 8.0.2 IPv6 support.
For Sametime 7.5 and 7.5.1:
5722SS1 (i 5.4) Base plus
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 35: CCA Cryptographic Service Provider

For Sametime 7.5.1: 5761SS1 (i 6.1) is also supported. See "Enabling Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 for IBM i V6R1" (#1295262).
TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities for IBM i 5722TC1 (V5)
5761TC1 (V6)
5722TC1 (V5)
5761TC1 (V6)
IBM Developer Kit for Java 5722JV1 or 5761JV1 Base plus
- Option 6: JDK 1.4 (only needed if using Domino 7 for ST 8 server)
- Option 7: JDK 5.0 (needed for all ST 8 servers)

Notes
- When installing a new option of 5722JV1 for the first time, you must reinstall the recommended Java Group PTF. See #1089996 .

5722JV1 or 5761JV1 Base plus
- Option 6: JDK 1.4

Notes
- When installing a new option of 5722JV1 for the first time, you must reinstall the recommended Java Group PTF. See #1089996 .

Domino

For latest information on Domino for IBM i updates, see
Domino IBM i Support
For i 5.4:
-- Domino 7.0.x (5733LD7) or Domino 8.0.x (5733LD8)

For Sametime 8.0.x on i 6.1:
-- Domino 8.0.1 or later 8.0.x version (5733LD8)

OR

-- Domino 7.0.3 (5733LD7) with fixpack required for i 6.1.


Note Domino 8.0.x required for using Sametime 8.0.2 IPv6 support.

For i 5.4:
-- Domino 7.0.x (5733LD7)


For Sametime 7.5.1 on i 6.1:
-- Domino 7.0.3 (5733LD7) with fixpack required for i 6.1.
All required and recommended system fixes See "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" #1089996 See "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" #1089996
For languages other than English - Sametime Language Pack is no longer required for Sametime 8
- Domino Language Pack for language used by majority of your users is recommended

Note If Domino IBM i language pack is not available for your preferred Sametime language, see "Sametime: Domino language pack unavailable for some supported languages" #1242066
- English Domino plus Domino Language Pack
- English Sametime plus Sametime language pack

Note If Domino IBM i language pack is not available for your preferred Sametime language, see "Sametime: Domino language pack unavailable for some supported languages" #1242066
To enable Save Whiteboard - IBM i - Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE), (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 33) - IBM i - Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE), (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 33)
For automatic conversion of Meeting Attachments Remote conversion server

Install and set up Lotus Sametime Conversion Services on a Windows system. Sametime Conversion Services is available on the Sametime Components CD.

See "Configuring the Meeting Services" topic in Sametime Server Administration section of Lotus Sametime 8 Information Center .

Remote conversion server

Install and set up Lotus Sametime Conversion Services on a Windows system. Sametime Conversion Services is available on the Sametime Components CD.

See Meeting Services section of Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 Information Center .

Integrated conversion services

Running conversion services as an integrated function of your Sametime server requires installation of:

- IBM i - Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE), (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 33)
- IBM i - Additional Fonts, (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 43)

See "Configuring the Meeting Services" topic in Sametime Server Administration section of Lotus Sametime 8 Information Center .

Integrated conversion services

Sametime 7.5.1 and later releases provide alternative of running conversion services as an integrated function of your Sametime server. Requires installation of:

- IBM i - Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE), (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 33)
- IBM i - Additional Fonts, (5722SS1 or 5761SS1, option 43)

See "Configuring Meeting Services" in Server Administration section of Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 Information Center .

If implementing both Sametime and Lotus Quickr or QuickPlace See the Lotus Quickr Information Center or the Lotus QuickPlace 7 Installation and Upgrade Guide. See "Setting up Lotus QuickPlace to work with Lotus Sametime" in the Lotus QuickPlace 7 Installation and Upgrade Guide.


Sametime 7.0 Server Software Requirements

Sametime 7.0
Note: Support for Sametime 7.0 ends September 30, 2011; Domino 7.0.x support ended on April 30, 2011. Recommend upgrading to a newer release of Sametime.
More information about this release Lotus Sametime 7.0 for IBM i
IBM Operating System (IBM i) 5722SS1, i 5.4
- Option 12: Host servers
- Option 30: QShell Interpreter
- Option 35: CCA Cryptographic Service Provider
TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities for IBM i 5722TC1
IBM Developer Kit for Java 5722JV1 Base plus
- Option 6: JDK 1.4

Notes
- If you install a new option of 5722JV1 for the first time, you must reinstall the recommended Java Group PTF. See #1089996 .

Domino for IBM i

For latest information on Domino for IBM i updates, see
Domino IBM i Support
- Domino 7.0.x (5733LD7)
All required and recommended system fixes See "Sametime for IBM i: What System Fixes are Required?" #1089996
For languages other than English - English Domino plus Domino Language Pack
- English Sametime plus Sametime language pack
To enable Save Whiteboard - IBM i - Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE), (5722SS1, option 33)
For automatic conversion of Meeting Attachments Install and set up Lotus Sametime Conversion Services. Sametime Conversion Services is available on the Sametime Components CD, which also includes the Lotus Sametime 7 Conversion Services Setup Guide,
If implementing both Sametime and QuickPlace See "Setting up Lotus QuickPlace to work with Lotus Sametime" in the Lotus QuickPlace 7 Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Related information

i5/OS: Checking for installed software using iSeries Na
i5/OS : Checking for available hardware using iSeries N
What System Fixes are Required?
Detailed Sametime System Requirements

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IBM Sametime
Install/Configuration

Software version:

7.0, 7.5, 7.5.1, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 9.0

Operating system(s):

IBM i, i5/OS

Reference #:

1092193

Modified date:

2014-01-17

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