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WebSphere Application Server Community Edition v2.0.0.4 detailed system requirements

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Abstract

IBM recognizes that customers might want to run WebSphere Community Edition on a broad set of configurations (for example: platforms, related products, or frameworks). To help customers understand the IBM support available for their planned configuration, IBM is introducing the “Recommended”, “Compatible” and “Not Supported” configuration classifications. These configuration classifications are intended to be used by customers who need to run on platforms that might not be tested with WebSphere Application Server Community Edition or who would like to use related products or frameworks that might have been tested by partners of IBM.

Content

 

Platforms
Related products and frameworks
System requirements



Platforms

In the following table, the Support Policy outlines how IBM intends to work with customers who have purchased IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition.

Type of configurationDescriptionSupport policy
Recommended configurationIBM recommends that customers use these operating system levels and processor architectures, since IBM tests WebSphere Application Server Community Edition with these platforms.IBM provides support for this configuration for customers who have an IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition support contract and are entitled to support, defect fixes or a reasonable alternative to address a reported problem with using WebSphere Application Server Community Edition on these platforms
Compatible configurationIBM makes no formal claim of how well these platforms will actually perform and therefore is not able to include them as Recommended Configurations at this point in time

Customers might want to run WebSphere Application Server Community Edition on a platform that they are more familiar with but is not on the Recommended Configuration category. IBM expects that WebSphere Application Server Community Edition should function reliably on a given platform if:
  • The application itself conforms to the J2EE™/Java EE™ specification, and

  • The platform has been validated by the Apache Geronimo community and is supported by IBM under an IBM Support for Apache Geronimo support contract, and/or

  • The platform has undergone a relatively minor level of testing by IBM to validate basic functionality (install, start the server, stop the server, and so on) on the platform, and/or

  • The IBM Business Partner (who owns, creates, maintains, publishes, sells, or delivers the platform) claims that WebSphere Application Server Community Edition works with their platform configuration
For customers that have an active IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition support contract, IBM will work with the customer, IBM Business Partners and the Apache Geronimo community in a commercially reasonable manner to help solve the customer problem or determine that the problem source is outside of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition.

Customers might be directed to our Business Partners for support on their specific offerings.

IBM might, at our discretion, defer support to a more current release of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition or choose to reclassify the configuration as "Not Supported"
Not supported configurationIBM is aware that these platforms are known not to work with WebSphere Application Server Community EditionNot supported. Customers should use a Recommended or Compatible Configuration to receive support under an active IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition contract.


Related products and frameworks

In the following table, the Support Policy outlines how IBM intends to work with customers who have purchased IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition.

Type of configurationDescriptionSupport policy
Recommended configurationIBM recommends that customers consider using these related products or frameworks whenever it is feasible since IBM builds, tests and deploy the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition with these related products or frameworks.IBM provides support for this configuration for customers who have an IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition support contract and are entitled to support, defect fixes or a reasonable alternative to address a reported problem with using WebSphere Application Server Community Edition with these related products or frameworks.
Compatible configurationIBM makes no formal claim of how well these related products or frameworks will actually perform and therefore is not able to include them as Recommended Configurations at this point in time.

Customers might want to use WebSphere Application Server Community Edition with many related products or frameworks to meet their business needs. IBM expects that WebSphere Application Server Community Edition will function reliably with a related product or framework if:
  • The application itself conforms to the J2EE™/Java EE™ specification, and

  • The related product or framework conforms to the J2EE™/Java EE™ specification, and

  • The related product or framework has been validated by the Apache Geronimo community and is supported by IBM under an IBM Support for Apache Geronimo support contract, and/or

  • The related product or framework has undergone a relatively minor level of testing by IBM to validate basic functionality (install, start the server, stop the server, etc.) with the related product or framework, and/or

  • The IBM Business Partner (who owns, creates, maintains, publishes, sells, or delivers the related product or framework) claims that WebSphere Application Server Community Edition works with their product or framework
For customers that have an active IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition support contract, IBM will work with the customer, IBM Business Partners and the Apache Geronimo community in a commercially reasonable manner to help solve the customer problem or determine that the problem source is outside of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition.

Customers might be directed to our Business Partners for support on their specific offerings.

IBM might, at our discretion, defer support to a more current release of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition or choose to reclassify the configuration as "Not Supported"
Not supported configurationIBM is aware that these platforms are known not to work with WebSphere Application Server Community EditionNot supported. Customers should use a Recommended or Compatible Configuration to receive support under an active IBM Support for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition contract.


System requirements
This section provides information about the various requirements. It is divided into several sub sections as follows.

On some platforms WebSphere Application Server Community Edition is supported only for development and testing. In the below sub sections, some of the platform names are super-scripted with a number. For each super-scripted number, there is a corresponding note in Notes sub section at the bottom. Follow the note to understand how IBM treats each such platform. The Notes sub section also has additional information on supported platforms.

Memory requirements

Disk: 150 MB to hold the server's installation files, initial configuration, and log files (not including JDK)

Memory: 256 MB RAM (512 MB or more preferred and depends on deployed applications)


Platform requirements5

R in the following tables stands for recommended.
C in the following tables stands for compatible.
N in the following tables stands for not supported.

  • AIX® platforms


  • Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2)
    pSeries®
    BladeCenter®/
    OpenPower®
    SPARC
    AIX Version 5.3 with Service Pack 5300-04-01 or later

    R
    C

    AIX Version 6.1 with Service Pack 6100-00-01 or later

    R
    C


  • Linux® platforms3


  • Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2)
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    SPARC
    Novell




    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 SP4
    R
    R
    R
    C

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 with SP1 or SP2
    R
    R
    R
    C

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 and SP11 or SP21
    R
    R
    R
    C

    SUSE Linux OSS 10.31
    C
    C
    C
    C

    SUSE Linux OSS 111
    C
    C
    C
    C

    Ubuntu




    Ubuntu 7.04 or 7.10
    C
    C
    N
    N

    UBuntu 8.04 LTS
    C
    C
    N
    N

    Red Hat




    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 Update 6 or 7 AS, ES, WS
    R
    R
    R
    C

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 Update 1 or 2 server
    R
    R
    R
    C

    Fedora 81
    C
    C
    C
    C

    Fedora 91
    C
    C
    C
    C

    Asianux




    Server 2, Red Flag and Miracle
    C
    C
    C
    N

    Server 3
    R
    R
    R
    C


  • Solaris platforms

  • Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2)
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    SPARC
    Solaris 10 with latest patch cluster
    N
    N


    R

  • Windows® platforms

  • Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2)
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    SPARC
    Windows XP1 Professional SP2 or SP3
    R
    R



    Windows 2003 Server SP2
    R
    R



    Windows 2003 Server x64 SP2
    R
    R



    Windows Vista
    N
    N





JVM requirements

Java JRE and SDK6
Support Level
IBM Java
  • 32bit SE 5 SR6b, SR8, SR8a, SR9
  • 64bit SE 5 SR6b, SR8, SR8a, SR9 (only on Linux/x86_64)
  • All others (including 1.4, SE 6 and 64bit)
R
R
N
Sun Java
  • 32bit SE 5 (1.5.0 Update 11 or later)
  • All others (including 1.4, SE 6 and 64bit)

C
N
All other Java vendors
N


Database manager requirements

Database manager
Support Level
Bundled Driver
Bundled DBM
Supports XA
Apache Derby v10.2.2.04
R
Yes
Yes
Yes
IBM DB2 Express-C and Universal Database(UDB)
  • v8.1 with Fixpack 11 or 12
  • v8.2 with Fixpack 4 or 5
  • v9
  • v9.1
R
Yes
No
Yes
Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2000 with SP3a or 4
  • 2005 with or without SP1
R
R
No
No
Yes
MySQL Community Edition
  • v4.1.10a
  • v5.0.41
R
R
No
No
No
Oracle 10G Release v10.2.0.1.0
R
No
No
Yes


Directory servers

Directory server
Support level
Apache Directory Server v1.01
R
IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • v5.1
  • v5.2
  • v6.0
R
R
R
Microsoft Active Directory 20007
R
Open LDAP Server v2.28
R
Sun One Directory Server v5.2
R



Notes

  1. Supported for application design, development, and testing; no support for production use.

  2. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, running under a recommended IBM SDK on a recommended operating system cannot distinguish between x86_32 and x86_64 architecture. WebSphere Application Server Community Edition does not impose additional hardware restrictions beyond those imposed by the IBM SDK or operating system.

  3. We recommend running WebSphere Application Server Community Edition under the default shell for this OS (/bin/sh).

  4. Supported for application design, development, and testing; used by the server at runtime; no support for production use with customer applications.

  5. Windows Vista, Linux on IBM System z™ and other operating systems not listed above, are not supported.

  6. Java SDK is required when using the Eclipse plug-in or using Java debug options.

  7. Locked-down security policies may not work correctly.

  8. v2.2.24 is included in Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

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