6.2 Metadirectory Server

The Metadirectory server processes the events from the drivers, whether they are configured using the Remote Loader or not. For a list of the supported operating systems, see Figure 6-3.

Figure 6-3 Supported Operating Systems for the Metadirectory Server

During the installation of the Metadirectory server, the installation program detects what version of eDirectory is installed.

NOTE:You must have eDirectory 8.8.7 or later (32-bit or 64-bit) installed, or the installation program does not continue.

6.2.1 Supported Processors

The processors listed here are used during the testing of Identity Manager. The SPARC processor is used for Solaris testing.

The supported 32-bit processors for Linux (Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) and Windows operating systems are:

  • Intel x86-32

  • AMD x86-32

The supported 64-bit processors for Linux (Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) and Windows operating systems are:

  • Intel EM64T

  • AMD Athlon64

  • AMD Opteron

All operating systems should have the latest support packs.

6.2.2 Server Operating Systems

You can install the Metadirectory server as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit operating system. Table 6-1 contains a list of the certified and supported server operating systems that the Metadirectory server can run on.

IMPORTANT:Certified platform means that the platform has been fully tested. Supported platform means that the platform has not been tested, but is expected to be functional.

Table 6-1 Certified and Supported Server Operating Systems

Certified Server Operating System Version

Supported Operating Systems

Notes

Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit)

Supported on later versions of service packs

The Metadirectory server runs only in 32-bit mode.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Supported on later versions of service packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

Supported on later versions of service packs

NOTE:Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization with Hyper-V is supported

The Metadirectory server runs only in 64-bit mode.

Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Supported on later versions of service packs

NOTE:Windows Server 2012 Virtualization with Hyper-V is supported

The Metadirectory server runs only in 64-bit mode.

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Supported on later versions of service packs

NOTE:Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization with Hyper-V is supported

The Metadirectory server runs only in 64-bit mode.

Red Hat 5.7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode. Novell recommends that you apply the latest OS patches via the manufacturer’s automated update facility before you install Identity Manager.

Red Hat 6.2

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode. Novell recommends that you apply the latest OS patches via the manufacturer’s automated update facility before you install Identity Manager.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode. Novell recommends that you apply the latest OS patches via the manufacturer's automated update facility before you install Identity Manager.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1,SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode. Novell recommends that you apply the latest OS patches via the manufacturer's automated update facility before you install Identity Manager.

Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1, SP2 (64-bit)

Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 and SP2 (64-bit) are tested

The Metadirectory server runs only in 64-bit mode.

Solaris 10 (64-bit)

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs only in 64-bit mode.

Xen

Supported on later versions of support packs

Xen is supported when the Xen Virtual Machine is running SLES 10/SLES 11 as the guest operating system in paravirtualized mode.

VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode.

VMware ESXi Workstation

Supported on later versions of support packs

 

KVM Hypervisor (on RHEL 6.4)

Supported on later versions of support packs

The Metadirectory server runs in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode.