All API Connect editions integrate with DataPower Gateway appliances with a minimum firmware level of V7.5 to act as the API gateway. The IBM DataPower Gateway Application Optimization module is required and included for use with API Connect. These DataPower appliances can be either physical or virtual appliances and can be any of the following:
IBM DataPower Gateway, IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition, IBM WebSphere® DataPower Service Gateway XG45, IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52, IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62, IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 Virtual Edition or IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition.
Refer to the IBM Support Portal for the most current hardware requirements for API Connect V5.0. Type "API Connect" in the "Full or partial product name" box, then select "V5.0.x" in the "Version" box.
Use one of the following hosting environments: VMWare ESXi 5.0, VMWare Workstation 8.0, Citrix XenServer 6.2 or IBM PureApplication® System W1500 1.1.