Detailed system requirements for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition v2.1.1.6

Product documentation


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 configuration Description Support policy
Recommended configuration IBM 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 configuration IBM 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 configuration IBM is aware that these platforms have not been tested and are not supported with WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Not 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 configuration Description Support policy
Recommended configuration IBM 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 configuration IBM 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 configuration IBM is aware that these platforms have not been tested and are not supported with WebSphere Application Server Community Edition Not 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 and Disk space 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
    R
    AIX Version 6.1 with Service Pack 6100-00-01 or later
    R
    R
    AIX Version 7.1
    R
    R

  • Linux® platforms3

    Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2 )
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    zSeries
    (64 bit only)
    SPARC
    Novell
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and SP2 or SP3
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 and SP21 or SP31
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 SP1
    R
    R
    OpenSUSE 10.31
    C
    C
    OpenSUSE 11.41
    C
    C
    OpenSUSE 11.31
    C
    C
    Ubuntu
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or 10.10
    C
    C
    Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10
    C
    C
    Red Hat
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 Update 8 or 9 AS, ES
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 Server with Update 5 or 6
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Fedora 141
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Fedora 151
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Asianux
    Server 2, Red Flag and Miracle
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Server 3
    R
    R
    R
    R

  • Solaris platforms

    Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2 )
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    SPARC
    Solaris 10 with latest Patch Cluster3
    R

  • Windows® platforms

    Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2 )
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    SPARC
    Windows XP1 Professional SP3
    R
    R
    Windows 2003 Server SP2 or R2
    R
    R
    Windows 2003 Server x64 SP2 or R2
    R
    R
    Windows Vista with SP21
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 Server with SP2
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 Server x64 with SP2
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 with SP1
    R
    R
    Windows 7 with SP11
    R
    R



JVM requirements

Java SDK 6
Support Level
IBM Java 32bit SE 5 SR12 FP5

(on Linux x86_32/Linux PowerPC 32/AIX 32/Solaris SPARC 32)

R
IBM Java 32bit SE 5 SR12 FP5 + IV10194

(on Windows x86_32)

R
IBM Java 64bit SE 5 SR12 FP5

(only on Linux x86_64/WVE zLinux-64,AIX 64/Linux PowerPC 64/Solaris SPARC 64)

R
IBM Java 64bit SE 5 SR12 FP5 + IV10194

(on Windows x86_64)

R
IBM Java 32bit SE 6 SR9 FP2

(only on Windows x86-32/Linux x86-32)

R
IBM Java 64bit SE 6 SR9 FP2

(on Windows x86_64/Linux x86-64/Linux PowerPC 64/Solaris SPARC 64/AIX 64/WVE zLinux-64)

R
All other IBM Java (including 1.4 SE)
N
Sun Java 32bit SE 5 (1.5.0 Update 16 or later)
C
Sun Java SE 6 (both 32 and 64bit)
C
All other Sun Java (including 1.4 SE)
N
All other Java vendors
N




Database manager requirements

Database manager
Support Level
Bundled Driver
Bundled DBM
Supports XA
Apache Derby v10.5.3.14
R
Yes
Yes
Yes
IBM DB2 Express-C and Universal Database(UDB)
  • v8.1 with Fixpack 12 or later (uses 8.2 driver)
  • v8.2 with Fixpack 5 or later
  • v9.1
  • v9.5.2 or later
  • v9.7 or later
R
Yes
No
Yes
Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2000 with SP4
  • 2005 with SP3 or later
  • 2008 with SP1 or later
R
R
R
No
No
Yes
MySQL Community Edition
  • v5.0.67 or later
  • v5.1.30 or later
  • v5.5.9 or later
R
R
No
No
No
Oracle 10G Release v10.2.0.1.0 or later
Oracle 11G Release v11.1.0.6.0 or later
R
R
No
No
Yes
IBM Informix Dynamic Server v11.70
R
No
No
Yes


Directory servers

Directory server
Support level
Apache Directory Server v1.0.21
Apache Directory Server v1.5.71
R
R
IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • v5.1
  • v5.2
  • v6.0
  • v6.3
R
R
R
R
Microsoft Active Directory 20007
Microsoft Active Directory 20081 & 7
R
R
Open LDAP Server v2.28
Open LDAP Server v2.4.13
R
R
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition v11.1.1.3.0
R




Virtualization

Virtualization Infrastructure
Applicable OS
IBM AIX Workload Partition (WPAR) on AIX 6.1
  • AIX Version 6.1(System i/p)
IBM PR/SM any version
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System z)
IBM z/VM 6.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System z)
VMware ESX 3.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(System i/p)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System i/p)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version R2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Business Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version R2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Vista Business Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version R2(x86-64)
  • Windows XP Professional Version SP3(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(x86-32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(System z)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(System i/p)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(System z)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(x86-32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(System i/p)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP2(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 4(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(x86-32)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 10.0 SP3(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 7(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(x86-32)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS/ES Version 4.0 Update 8(System i/p)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Advanced Platform Version 5.0 Update 3(x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 11.0(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Version R2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Vista Business Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows XP Professional Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows XP Professional Version SP3(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version R2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version R2 SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Vista Business Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Version SP2(x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Version SP2(x86-32)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Version R2(x86-64)



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. System z support is only available as part of the Open Source Consolidation Package.

  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. Ubuntu 11.04 comes with libstdc++6 installed. WebSphere Community Edition v2.1.1.6 requires libstdc++5.

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More support for:

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
General

Software version:

2.1.1.6

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Elite, Enhanced, Entry

Reference #:

7023845

Modified date:

2012-02-01

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