WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 hardware requirements summary

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WebSphere Application Server V6.0.2 hardware requirements summary

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WebSphere Application Server Hardware Requirements

For the list of supported Operating Systems, please see the Software Requirements page.

WebSphere Application Server
WebSphere Edge Components

WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2

For AIX® (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):


For AIX (64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
For HP-UX (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • PA-RISC processor
  • Minimum 1100 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For HP-UX (64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • Itanium 2 processor
  • Minimum 1100 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 1GB physical memory recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Linux® on x86 (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • Intel® Pentium® at 500 MHz or faster, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T (32-bit kernel support only)
  • Minimum 995 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Linux on AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit kernel support only)
  • Minimum 995 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Linux on S/390® and zSeries® (31-bit and 64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • G5, G6, or MP3000 processors (31-bit kernel support only, supported for certain Linux distributions only) (Linux server site)
  • zSeries processors (31-bit kernel support, supported for certain Linux distributions only, or 64-bit kernel support)
(For details on which Linux distributions are supported with 31-bit or 64-bit kernels, please see the Software Requirements page.)
  • Minimum 995 MB free disk space for installation
  • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended for 31-bit WebSphere Application Server, and Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended for 64-bit WebSphere Application Server
  • CD-ROM drive

For Linux on Power:
  • iSeries™ (32-bit and 64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
    • iSeries models that support LPAR with minimum of 450 CPW in Linux partition (Linux server site)
    • Minimum 16 GB free disk space for the OS/400® partition, and 2.5 GB minimum for the Linux partition
    • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended for the OS/400 partition
    • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended for 32-bit WebSphere Application Server, and Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended for 64-bit WebSphere Application Server
    • CD-ROM drive
    • For POWER7 support, please see POWER7 support details
  • pSeries®/OpenPower/JS20 (32-bit and 64-bit WebSphere Application Server): (Linux server site)
    • Minimum 995 MB free disk space for installation
    • Minimum 512 MB of physical memory; 1 GB recommended for 32-bit WebSphere Application Server, and Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended for 64-bit WebSphere Application Server
    • CD-ROM drive
    • For POWER7 support, please see POWER7 support details
For OS/400 and i5/OS® :
  • AS/400e server 170 with processor feature 2385 or
  • AS/400e server 720 with processor feature 2062 or
  • iSeries Model 270 with processor feature 2252 or
  • iSeries Model 800 with processor feature 2464 or
  • iSeries Model 820 with one of these processor features 2395, 2396, 2427, 2458 or
  • iSeries Models 520, 570, 810, 825, 830, 840, 870, 890
  • For simple WebSphere applications using JSP and servlets, the minimum recommended processor CPW is 300
  • For simple WebSphere applications using Enterprise Java™ beans, the minimum recommended processor CPW is 450
  • Minimum 1200 MB free disk space for installation
  • Minimum 768 MB physical memory; 1GB recommended
  • 2MB Level 2 Cache

For Sun Solaris on SPARC (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • Solaris compatible SPARC processor at 440 MHz, or faster
  • Minimum 1000 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Sun Solaris on x64 (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 1000 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Windows® Server 2000 and 2003 (32-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • Intel® Pentium® at 500 MHz or faster, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T (32 bit kernel support only)
  • Minimum 990 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Windows Server 2003 x64 (64-bit WebSphere Application Server):
  • AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 990 MB free disk space for installation (includes SDK)
  • Minimum 1 GB physical memory recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For z/OS®:
  • Any hardware that supports z/OS 1.4, or later

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WebSphere Edge Components 6.0.2


For AIX (32-bit WebSphere Edge Components on 32-bit or 64-bit kernel):

  • Power family processors
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance.
  • For Caching Proxy, LC__FASTMSG environment variable: If you are running the Caching Proxy in a non-English language environment, edit the /etc/environment file to set the LC__FASTMSG environment variable to the value false. (Note the two underscores in the name.)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Load Balancer Nortel Alteon Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy


For HP-UX (32-bit WebSphere Edge Components on 32-bit or 64-bit
kernel):
  • PA-RISC 1.1 or PA-RISC 2.0
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 300 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance.
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy


For HP-UX (64-bit WebSphere Edge Components excluding Caching Proxy):
  • Itanium 2 processor
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family

For Linux on x86 (32-bit WebSphere Edge Components):
  • Intel Pentium
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy

For Linux on AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T (64-bit WebSphere Edge Components excluding Caching Proxy):
  • AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family

For Linux on zSeries (31-bit WebSphere Edge Components):
  • zSeries processors (31-bit kernel support)
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy

For Linux on Power™:
  • iSeries/pSeries/OpenPower™/JS20 (32-bit and 64-bit WebSphere Edge Components):
  • pSeries/OpenPower/JS20 and iSeries models that support LPAR
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy

For Sun-Solaris SPARC (32-bit WebSphere Edge Components on 32-bit or 64-bit kernel):
For Sun-Solaris SPARC (32-bit or 64-bit WebSphere Edge Components):       
  • Solaris SPARC or UltraSPARC 60 workstation
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy

For Windows 2000 and 2003 (32-bit WebSphere Edge Components):
  • Intel x86 Processor
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • Minimum 50 MB free disk space for installation of Caching Proxy
  • Free disk space for disk caching for Caching Proxy: Depends on the size and number of files that users retrieve from Web servers. Larger caches generally have higher cache access rates. Suggested minimum values are the same as for memory caching.
  • Free disk space for paging for Caching Proxy: A minimum of twice the amount of RAM.
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family
  • For Caching Proxy, the cryptographic hardware card Rainbow CryptoSwift Accelerator can be used.
  • Dynamic caching is supported only in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server versions 4, 5, and 6 and Caching Proxy

For Windows 2003 (64-bit WebSphere Edge Components excluding Caching Proxy):
  • AMD Opteron, Intel Pentium, or Intel EM64T
  • Minimum 128 MB free disk space for installation of Load Balancer
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum; however, greater amounts yield better performance
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. The implementation of mulit-port NICs vary from vendor to vendor and suppot for some multi-port NICs may be limited. Fault Tolerance (Mode 2) and port aggregation (Mode 3) are unsupported.
  • For Load Balancer Cisco CSS Controller Component, you must have an installed and configured Cisco CSS 11000 series content services switch with MIB level 7.3 or earlier
  • For Nortel Alteon Controller, you must have an installed and configured Nortel Alteon Web Switch. The Web switch hardware platforms are AD3, AD4, 180e, 184, and the layer 4/7 blade for the Passport 8600. Web OS version 9 or 10 is the supported software for the Nortel Alteon Web Switch family

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers Runtimes for Java Technology Java SDK
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server for z/OS z/OS 6.0

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WebSphere Application Server
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Software version:

6.0.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Base, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #:

7007250

Modified date:

2007-10-25

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