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4.6.1 Daemons, filesets, and protocols
IBM Common Agents and Platform Agents running on AIX have modest installation
prerequisites for minimum processor speed and disk space requirements, as shown in
Table 4-5.
Table 4-5 Servers running AIX minimum hardware requirements
Table 4-6 provides information concerning disk storage requirements for installing Common
Agent on your system. Table 4-7 details the additional space necessary on the default AIX file
systems, and also shows the additional space requirements depending on your chosen
installation method.
Table 4-6 Disk storage requirements for installing Common Agent (including Platform Agent)
IBM AIX Version 6.1:
򐂰 AIX 61 TL00 SP07 or later SP levels
򐂰 AIX 61 TL01 SP03 or later SP levels
򐂰 AIX 61 TL02 or later TL levels
Note:
1. Agentless support includes only discovery, limited remote access, a
limited subset of the Agent Installation Wizard task, and the ability to
launch the AIX Management Console for IBM AIX Version 6.1
agents.
2. For IBM Systems Director Server or Common Agent support
provided by IBM AIX Version 6.1, newer TLs and Service Packs will
be supported on the day of their general availability (GA).
3. Common Agent is installed with AIX; it is started by default.
IBM AIX Version 7.1
Note:
1. Agentless support includes only discovery, limited remote access, a
limited subset of the Agent Installation Wizard task, and the ability to
launch the AIX Management Console for AIX Version 7.1 agents.
2. For IBM Systems Director Server or Common Agent support
provided by AIX Version 7.1, newer TLs and Service Packs will be
supported on the day of their general availability (GA).
3. Common agent is installed with AIX; it is started by default.
Operating System
Requirements Common Agent
Processor speed Power5, Power6 or Power7
Memory (RAM) 512 MB (minimum)
File System Disk space required
/<5 MB
/usr 250 MB
/var 300 MB
/tmp 200 MB
/opt 140 MB

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