Verification of the system requirements

Before you begin the installation, verify that your system meets the hardware and software requirements that are specified for this release.

The hardware requirements that are listed in the System Requirements are the minimum requirements. Your system requirements might exceed these requirements if you are running other applications on the same machine as Sterling B2B Integrator.

Installation strictly enforces the following system requirements. If any of these requirements are not met, the installation fails. If the installation fails, review the installation log for a list of non-compliant items.

For more information, see System Requirements.

Application servers

  • Operating system version must match requirement exactly.
  • The minimum patch level for the operating system is enforced, but you can apply higher patch levels.
  • Verify the file system has adequate free disk space. The disk space is a minimum for the installation. The system must be separately sized to handle whatever load is going to be put on the system.
  • If you are using a non-English environment, confirm that you are using the appropriate character set.
For the Unix/Linux operating systems, verify the following requirements:
  • An operating system user account exists on the host server.
  • User account has permissions to run the commands for the operating environment.

Database servers

  • Database version must match exactly.
  • If you are using an Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or DB2 database, decide if you are going to manually or automatically apply Database Definition Language (DDL) Statements (schema) to the database. If you are going to manually apply DDL statements, you need to complete the data base schema work before you begin the installation.
  • Determine if the database password needs to be encrypted.


  • Obtain the correct version of the JDK, JCE, and JDBC drivers required. Most Java files required are provided with the product download or media.
    • JDK version must match requirement exactly.
    • JDBC driver version supports exact matches and wildcard matches.
  • Verify you have the correct Patches required by Java for the operation system.
  • Note the Absolute path to JDK and patches.