System Requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on Windows

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This document contains system requirements for IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on Microsoft Windows.

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Back to all V6.1 detailed system requirements

This document describes the minimum product levels that need to be installed before opening a problem report with the WebSphere Application Server Support team. Because other products frequently ship fixes, updates, and new releases, testing every configuration is not possible. In general, you can install and run with updates to supported products if those updates are forward compatible.

The following list identifies the products that are supported when WebSphere Application Server runs on the Windows operating system. It is not necessary to run these products on the same machine or operating system as WebSphere Application Server.

(+) Product is included with this WebSphere edition

Operating Systems supported with 32-bit WebSphere Application Server (minimum WebSphere Application Server v6.1.0.29)
Windows 7 product site (See Required Detail 10 and 19)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Standard x64
(minimum WebSphere Application Server v6.1.0.45)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 product site (See Required Detail 19)
(minimum WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.29)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
(minimum WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.45)
Operating Systems supported with 64-bit WebSphere Application Server
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise x64
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
(minimum WebSphere Application Server v6.1.0.29)
Windows 7 product site (See Required Detail 10 and 19)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Standard x64
(minimum WebSphere Application Server v6.1.0.45) (minimum WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.45)
Hardware Requirements For Windows (32 bit WebSphere Application Server)
  • Intel Pentium processor at 500 MHz or faster
  • Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron
    • For related information, see technote #1237405
  • Disk space requirements
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

For Windows (64 bit WebSphere Application Server)
Java™
The WebSphere-supplied Java 2 SDK is required for both the run time and any remote Java clients
  • (+) IBM 32-bit SDK for Windows, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5.0 SR2
  • (+) IBM 64-bit SDK for Windows on AMD64/EM64T architecture, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5.0 SR2
Databases
See the JDBC Drivers section
Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Drivers
For the mapping of the JDBC Driver to supported databases refer to the information center article, Vendor-specific data sources minimum required settings.
LDAP Servers using Stand Alone LDAP User Registry Configuration Any LDAP directory server that supports the LDAP V3 specification rfc 2251 is supported.

The following products were investigated and meet the specification if you are at the level indicated or higher:
For the LDAP servers not listed above that support the LDAP V3 specification, you will need to configure the LDAP server using a custom LDAP feature with an appropriate filter and you will need to obtain the appropriate filter information from your LDAP vendor.
LDAP Servers using Federated Repository Configuration

Any LDAP directory server that supports the LDAP V3 specification rfc 2251 is supported.

The following products were investigated and meet the specification if you are at the level indicated or higher:
For the LDAP servers not listed above that support the LDAP V3 specification, you will need to configure the LDAP server using a custom LDAP feature with appropriate objectclass and attribute mappings that you need to obtain from your LDAP vendor.
Web Servers on 32-bit kernel
Refer to the information center article, Installing Web server plug-ins.
Web Servers on 64-bit kernel
Refer to the information center article, Installing Web server plug-ins.
Web browsers
JMS Provider
Security
Third Party ORBs


For information regarding the supported WebSphere Application Server programming model, see the specifications and API documentation topic in the Version 6.1 Information Center.

Required Details:

1 IBM provides the plug-in binaries for the selected Web server on the Windows operating system.

2 Support is provided, for the HTTP server functionality of this server only.

3 WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 supports IBM Cloudscape V10.1, which provides the Derby V10.1 runtime, National Language Service (NLS) enablement, and IBM problem support. However, Application Server does not currently support Cloudscape v10.1 for production. The Application Server tools, the administrative console, and the runtime all reference Derby class files and object names.

4 6.1.0.15 (or higher) is required to work with Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver, version 1.2.

5 Support for using the SequeLink JDBC driver to connect to Microsoft SQL Server is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

6 Ships with the z/OS operating system.

7 IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS can be used with, and as an alternative to, the default messaging provider that is included with WebSphere Application Server. Client mode connections are supported for IBM WebSphere MQ Version 5.3 CSD 12, IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3.1 for z/OS plus PK10303, IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0.1.1 and IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0 for z/OS plus PK22728. To establish client mode connections you can use the intrinsic capability of WebSphere Application Server to communicate with IBM WebSphere MQ or IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS on any platform. IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 CSD 13 and IBM WebSphere MQ V6.0.1.1 are also supported for bindings mode connections. To establish bindings mode connections, you must run the application server and queue manager on the same machine, on the same operating system, and on an architecture that is supported by the relevant version of IBM WebSphere MQ.

8 Browsers enable viewing of the administrative console, Samples Gallery, and launchpad. Local and remote administration is supported. The Samples Gallery also supports local or remote use. The launchpad is limited to local use. Not all browsers are supported on all systems. There is neither restriction nor certification of Web browsers on clients that connect to the server to display content.

9 The Oracle 9i JDBC driver is supported with Oracle 9i database server. The Oracle 10g JDBC driver is supported with both Oracle 9i and 10g database servers. The Oracle 11g JDBC driver is supported with Oracle 9i, 10g, and 11g database servers.

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

11 CORBA Interoperability testing was performed with WebSphere Application Server running on Windows. VisiBroker 6.5 and Orbix 6.3 were run on AIX, Solaris, and Windows. Sun J2SE was run on Solaris and Windows. All testing was done with 32-bit kernel support only.

12 Release notes for WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 on the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

13 Microsoft Windows Vista documentation in the Information Center for WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1.

14 6.1.0.11 (or higher) is required for plug-in to work with Apache 2.2.

15 Support for this JDBC driver is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

16 DB2 legacy CLI T2 requires the use of DB2 LUW V9.

17 Information about using WebSphere MQ as the JMS Provider for WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1.

18 Supported as web server plug-ins when hosted on the Windows Web Server 2008 edition.

19 WebSphere Application Server 6.1 Technotes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

20Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 was tested with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database.

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Change History
Last Updated: 18 April 2013

  • 18 April 2013: Added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  • 3 August 2011: Added DB2 Connect 8.2 FP8, 9.1 FP3 or 9.5 FP1 to JDBC drivers section
  • 22 July 2011: Added hotfix for Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver, version 3.0 and version 1.2
  • 29 December 2010: Added Internet Explorer 8.
  • 14 September 2010: Added Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2, Driver and footnote.
  • 31 July 2010: Added Oracle Database 11.2.0.1
  • 8 July 2010: Added Oracle Driver 11g release 2 to JDBC
  • 6 July 2010: Added Informix JDBC Driver 3.50 JC1
  • 14 June 2010: Added Windows 7 64 bit.
  • 29 March 2010: Added Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 14 February 2010: Removed OpenLDAP
  • 25 November 2009: Added Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • 30 September 2009: Added Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 and x64 R2
  • 21 September 2009: Added Lotus Domino Enterprise Server 8.0 to Web Servers.
  • 4 August 2009: Added (type 2/4) for Oracle JDBC driver
  • 6 June 2009: Added Tivoli Directory Server 6.2 support
  • 27 March 2009: Added Informix 11.5xC1 support

Cross reference information
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Software version:

6.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Software edition:

Base

Reference #:

7007663

Modified date:

2013-11-26

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