WebSphere Portal Express V7.0 hardware and software requirements

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WebSphere Portal Express V7.0 hardware and software requirements for Microsoft Windows.

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This page describes the minimum product levels that need to be installed before opening a problem report with IBM WebSphere Portal Technical Support. The software versions and any maintenance levels listed on this page have been explicitly verified as working.

EARLIER LEVEL OF A LISTED SOFTWARE: Software versions at a lower level than those noted on this page are unsupported. LDAP software at an earlier level is considered untested and best effort support only. For more details and exceptions, refer to the WebSphere Portal Support Statement. Also see the listing of software explicitly not supported for use with WebSphere Portal 7.0 in WebSphere Portal Support Statement Addendum - Unsupported Products (#7019552).

LATER LEVEL OF A LISTED SOFTWARE: 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 compatible with the tested versions. For more details and exceptions, refer to the WebSphere Portal Support Statement. Also see the listing of software explicitly not supported for use with WebSphere Portal 7.0 in WebSphere Portal Support Statement Addendum - Unsupported Products (#7019552).

UNLISTED SOFTWARE: Software not listed on this page at any level is unsupported. LDAP software not listed is considered untested and best effort support only. For more details and exceptions, refer to the WebSphere Portal Support Statement. Also see the listing of software explicitly not supported for use with WebSphere Portal 7.0 in WebSphere Portal Support Statement Addendum - Unsupported Products (#7019552).

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Hardware Requirements

Group Applicable OS Notes
Disk Space All Applicable OS

Minimum 5 GB total disk space recommended for installation

Media Drive All Applicable OS A CD/DVD drive is required.
Memory All Applicable OS

Physical memory requirements and recommendations for WebSphere Portal:

  • In a production environment, 4GB is an optimal starting point for RAM.
Processor All Applicable OS Processor: CPU speeds of late-model, mid-range to high-end servers are recommended (32-bit or 64-bit support). Pentium 800 MHz or equivalent at a minimum. Production environments should consider the Pentium 4 processor at 1.4 GHz or higher. AMD Opteron, Intel EM64T

Operating Systems

Operating System Attributes Notes
Windows Platform listing of supported OS
Windows 7 Enterprise with FDCC x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Support for developer platform only.

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Support for developer platform only.

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows 7 Professional x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Support for developer platform only.

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Base Level Service: SP2

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows Server 2003 SP2 Datacenter Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32
See Note #2
Windows Vista Enterprise with FDCC x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Supported for developer platform only. 

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows Vista Enterprise x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Supported for developer platform only

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows XP Professional with FDCC x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Supported for developer platform only.  Requires SP1a or SP2.

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS
Windows XP SP2 Professional x86-32 Bitness: 32 Bit
Deployment Role: Server
Hardware platform: x86-32

Supported for developer platform only.

WebSphere Application Server requirements depending on operating system bit:

  • 32-bit JDK/WebSphere Application Server on 32-bit OS

Software Requirements

Group Product Applicable OS Notes
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0.0.11 (overview) (support) All Applicable OS

Compatible with (but not required)

Group Product Applicable OS Notes
Collaboration Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Quickr 8.1.1 Feature Packs(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Quickr services for Lotus Domino 8.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Sametime Entry 8.0 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS

IBM Lotus Sametime Entry 8.0.2 requires hot fix BMUY-87SL83

Lotus Sametime Entry 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS

Requires hot fix BMUY-87SL83

Lotus Sametime Standard 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS

Requires hot fix BMUY-87SL83

Lotus Sametime Advanced 8.5(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Databases DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows 9.1.0.9 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

Includes Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, and Express Server editions.

DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7.0.1(overview) (support) All Applicable Windows OS Includes Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, and Express Server editions.
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows 9.5.0.5 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Includes Workgroup Server, Enterprise Server, and Express Server editions.
DB2 for i5/OS 6.1 All Applicable OS
DB2 for i 7.1 All Applicable OS
DB2 for i5/OS V5R4 All Applicable OS
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2005 SP2 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 1 10.1.0.5 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 2 10.2.0.4 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition Release 1 10.1.0.5 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition Release 2 10.2.0.4 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 1 11.1.0.6 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 1 11.1.0.7 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 2 11.2.0.1 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

WebSphere Portal requires Oracle patch 8799099:

https://updates.oracle.com/ARULink/PatchDetails/process_form?patch_num=8799099

Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 1 11.1.0.6 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 1 11.1.0.7 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 2 11.2.0.1 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

WebSphere Portal requires Oracle patch 8799099:

https://updates.oracle.com/ARULink/PatchDetails/process_form?patch_num=8799099

Identity Management Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tivoli Directory Server 6.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tivoli Directory Server 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS Fix pack 4 or later is required.
Tivoli Directory Server 6.2(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Microsoft Active Directory 2003 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Active Directory 2008 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) 2003 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 2008 All Applicable OS
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 All Applicable OS
Novell eDirectory 8.8 All Applicable OS
Sun Java System Directory Server 6.1 All Applicable OS Service Pack 10 or later is required.
Sun Java System Directory Server 6.3 All Applicable OS
Java 2 SE IBM SDK for Multiplatforms Java 2 Technology Edition 6.0 SR7(overview) (support) All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

Requirements:

  • Java version included or recommended by WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.11. 
  • Cumulative Java 1.6 SR7 fix PM18042 (IZ69890,IZ70326,IZ67523,IZ75061)
Java Runtime Environment Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0 Update 17 and future fix packs. All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

Supported Java runtime environments 1.5.x or 1.6.x (requires one) for the Web Content Management authoring portlet

JDBC Drivers DB2 Driver for JDBC and SQLJ (type 2/4) 4.0 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
DB2 9.5 and DB2 9.7 require DB2 Driver for JDBC and SQLJ (type 2/4) 4.0
DataDirect Connect for JDBC 4.0 (type 4) All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
IBM Application Connectivity to DB2 for z/OS Feature Version All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
IBM Toolbox for Java/JTOpen JDBC Driver 6.0 (Type 4) All Applicable OS Check for the latest jt400.jar file at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jt400/files/
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS
Oracle JDBC Driver (XA) 10g Any All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

Oracle 10g JDBC Driver Thin (type 4)

Requires the ojdbc6.jar file.

Oracle JDBC Driver (XA) 11g Any All Applicable Linux OS,
All Applicable Windows OS

Oracle 11g JDBC Driver Thin (type 4)

Requires the ojdbc6.jar file.

Miscellaneous IBM License Metric Tool 7.2.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tivoli License Compliance Manager 2.3 Fixpack 1 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Security CA SiteMinder 6.0 All Applicable OS
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 6.1(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Tools WebSphere Portlet Factory 7.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 8.0 All Applicable OS
Virtualization IBM PR/SM any version All Applicable OS
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) / KVM 5.4 All Applicable OS
VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs. All Applicable OS
Web Browsers Apple Safari 4.0 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and future releases, mod levels, and their fix packs. All Applicable OS Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 on Windows XP SP1/SP2 and Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows 2003.  Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 is deprecated in this release and due to its limited capabilities many WebSphere Portal features do not function or render correctly, including Client-Side Aggregation (CSA), Page Builder, Mashup integration, Wikis and Blogs.  Some legacy pages and themes can be successfully rendered by Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0, but use of this Web browser is not recommended.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 All Applicable OS Internet Explorer 7.0 is supported on all versions of Windows that are supported by WebSphere Portal.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 All Applicable OS
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 All Applicable OS
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 All Applicable OS
Opera 10.0 All Applicable OS
Web Servers Apache HTTP Server 2.2 All Applicable OS
Lotus Domino 8.0 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
Lotus Domino 8.5 and future mod levels, and their fix packs.(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
IBM HTTP Server 7.0(overview) (support) All Applicable OS
IBM HTTP Server for i5/OS Any All Applicable OS

V5R4, V6R1 and V7R1

Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 All Applicable OS
Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5 All Applicable OS Supported as Web server plugins when hosted on the Windows Server 2008 R2 edition.

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More support for:

WebSphere Portal
Installation

Software version:

7.0.0.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Software edition:

Express

Reference #:

7019561

Modified date:

2010-08-31

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