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Select Operating System and Download

  Choose the Operating System for your machine. The following links will automatically take you to the latest version of the client software for your particular OS.

If you did not read and agree to the UIC Network Backup Policy, you must do that now: UIC Network Backup Policy
That page will bring you back here after you read and agree to the policy.

Documentation is now available for all current client programs here: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client Documentation.

Click on your operating system in this list to download its client program. We encourage you to always run the latest version, as shown in this list. In this table, "obsolete" means that OS is no longer officially supported by its vendor or by Tivoli. In that case, versions listed below are the last version known to work.

January 2012: New Version 6.2.4 clients solve problems for Mac Lion and Windows

Mac OS X 10.7 "lion" can now be backed up using the new Version client software, which is fully supported with any of our ADSM servers, new or old. It is no longer necessary to have us change servers for you when you upgrade to Lion - just download the new V6.2.4.0 client program.

In our testing, the new Version client programs for Windows appears to have resolved the Java problems experienced in earlier levels of V6 for Windows. This version is compatible with all current editions of Windows from XP Pro SP2 to 2008 Server and Windows 7.

New Version 6.2.4 client programs are also available here for other current operating systems.

Note: June 2011: Firefox 3.6 cannot download ADSM clients - Fixed in Firefox 4

A known bug in version 3.6 of the Firefox browser can prevent you from downloading ADSM Client programs. (Or anything else at for that matter.) We reported this bug via Bugzilla, and it has been fixed in Firefox 4. The Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers did not have this problem.

Note: December 15, 2010: New security vulnerability in Unix, Linux, Mac

A new security vulnerability has been published affecting all Unix client versions, including Mac OSX and Linux. For your own safety, upgrade to one of the versions listed below. This vulnerability does not affect any Windows systems.

Note: June 2010: New Server Name for ADSM

Increasing use of the ACCC's ADSM service has recently caused us to add a third ADSM server machine. When we asked individuals to switch from the original server to, we asked them to reconfigure their TSM software, changing borh server address and port.

Rather than have to ask people to do this again as we now add (and again and again as we add additional servers), we have decided to give everyone their "own" ADSM server for their own ADSM account, with a name of the form:

Nodenames are of the form: netid.adsm1, thus the server name for Ada Byron's adabyron.adsm1 ADSM account will be:

The port in all cases will be 1500. If you are already using ADSM, this will require one more change on your part. But it will be the last, regardless of what the ACCC does on our end with our actual ADSM server machines.

You can switch to this nodename now; if you are already using ADSM, the instructions you need are in Switching to Your Personalized ADSM Server Hostname.

Select your Operating System:

Operating system: Use this version: Security patches?:
AIX 32-bit 5.3 and later (new)
AIX 64-bit 5.3 and later (new)
Linux (RedHat 4 or SLES 9 on x86)
Linux (RedHat 5+ or SLES 10+ on x86) (new)
Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4.6 (obsolete)
Mac OS X 10.4.7 to 10.4.99 "Tiger"
Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" (new)
Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (new)
Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" (OK with any server) (new)
Solaris 8 (obsolete)
Solaris 9 (SPARC processor)
Solaris 10 (SPARC processor) (new)
Solaris 10 (x86 processor) (new)
Windows XP Home (Not compatible)
32-bit Windows XP SP2/3 Pro or Media Center, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7 (new)
64-bit Windows XP SP2/3 Pro, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7 (new)

How to tell if your Windows system is 32-bit or 64-bit: Right-click My Computer, select Properties, and look under the General tab. If it's a 64-bit system, it will say something like "x64" as a part of the Windows operating system name. If it does not say anything about being 64-bit or 32-bit, then it's a 32-bit system. For Windows 7, click Computer on the right side of the Start menu, then right-click Computer on the left and select Properties. It will say under "System type" whether it is 64- or 32-bit.

Max OSX 10.7 "Lion": The new Version client which supports Mac OSX 10.7 "Lion" can be used with any of our ADSM servers, new or old. The previous requirement to change servers is no longer necessary.

Other Linux Distributions: Many Linux distributions other than Red Hat or SUSE can run Version 6.2 of the TSM client software successfully. For more information, refer to the IBM Technote TSM Linux Backup-Archive client "best effort" supported distributions.

Java problems in Version 6 clients for Windows: The Java problems reported in earlier levels of the Version 6 Client software appear to have been resolved in Version, available above. This version is compatible with all of our servers, and will all current editions of Windows from XP Pro SP2 to 2008 Server and Windows 7. (The slightly newer V6.3.0.0 is incompatible with XP, and with our older servers.) If Version still causes Java problems for you, please let us know at The previous Version client is still supported on the latest versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Server 2008, and can be downloaded at the link below if you need it.

Other Versions


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