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Which versions of Informatica PowerCenter does ID environment manager support?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager supports the following versions of Informatica PowerCenter: 8.6, 9.1, 9.5, and 9.6.

How does one access ID environment manager?
ID environment manager is accessed via a standard web browser.

What web browsers are supported?
The following web browsers are supported: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Does ID environment manager have independent historization?
All objects stored in the file repository and database repository are fully historized.

Is a versioned Informatica repository necessary for using ID environment manager?
ID environment manager can be used with a versioned as well as with an unversioned Informatica repository.


How does ID environment manager interact with Informatica PowerCenter?
ID environment manager and Informatica PowerCenter interact solely though Informatica’s own mechanisms (ENFACED resp. PMREP).

How does ID environment manager access databases?
ID environment manager access databases via JDBC.

How does ID environment manager access file systems?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager accesses files only via SFTP.

What are the hardware requirements for an ID environment manager server?
For version 4.x of ID environment manager, the following minimum hardware specs are recommended: 2 physical cores, 50 GB HDD server, 4 GB RAM, 25 GB database server.

Are Active Directories supported by ID environment manager?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager supports LDAP and open source LDAP. ID environment manager naturally also has its own internal user administration system.


What operating systems can ID environment manager server be installed on?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager supports the following server operating systems: AIX, Linux, Solaris and Windows are tested and approved; essentially, any OS that supports the Oracle Glassfish application server.

What databases are supported for installing the ID environment manager metadata repository?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager supports the following databases for metadata repositories: Oracle 10.x and up, DB2 9.7.x and up, and DB2 10.5.x and up are tested and approved.

What Informatica PowerCenter repository databases are supported by the ID environment manager?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager supports the following Informatica PowerCenter repository databases: Oracle 10.x and higher, DB2 9.5.x and higher, DB2 9.7.x and higher, DB2 10.5.x and higher, and MS SQL Server 2005 and higher are tested and approved.

What application server does ID environment manager use?
Version 4.x of ID environment manager uses the Apache Tomcat application server.

What does the ID environment manager metadata repository consist of?
The metadata repository of ID environment manager consists of a file repository and a database repository. For example, metadata from Informatica PowerCenter objects is stored in the database repository while the extracted objects themselves are stored in the file repository as XML files.