[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]

Hardware and software requirements

The official statements of support for WebSphere® Application Server products are provided online at the Supported hardware and software website.

See Supported hardware and software website for the complete up-to-date listings on what is supported. If there is a conflict between the information provided in the information center and the information on the Supported hardware and software pages, the information at the website takes precedence. Prerequisites information in this documentation is provided as a convenience only.

[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]

Required disk space

Disk space requirements vary by operating system and hardware platform. See the following articles for information about required disk space and how to prepare your operating system for installation:

Space is also required for the installable components in the secondary packet of the product package. Refer to the documentation for each installable component to determine exact space requirements.

[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]

Supported operating systems

As mentioned, the official statements of support for operating systems are on the Supported hardware and software website.

The installation programs for WebSphere Application Server products verify that a supported operating system is installed. The verification includes checking for required patches with the prerequisite checker.

Although the Installation Manager checks for prerequisite operating system patches, review the prerequisites on the Supported hardware and software website if you have not already done so.

Always consult the Supported hardware and software website to determine whether your operating system is supported when you receive a message from the prerequisite checker. In some cases, the website will be more current than the prerequisite checker on a product image. For example, IBM often declares support for new versions of operating systems for a product that is already released. The prerequisite checker might issue a message when, in fact, a new version of an operating system is supported.

The website lists all supported operating systems and the operating system fixes and patches that you must install to have a compliant operating system.

Refer to the product documentation for non-IBM prerequisite and corequisite products, such as browsers, to learn how to migrate to supported versions.

Translated Languages

[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]The WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 distributed product is available in these native languages:
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