Detailed system requirements for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition v3.0.0.4

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Abstract

IBM recognizes that customers might want to run WebSphere Application Server 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: 256 MB to hold the server's installation files, initial configuration, and log files (not including JDK)

Memory: 512 MB RAM (1024 MB or more preferred and depends on deployed applications)


Platform requirements

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® platforms

    Platform
    x86-32
    x86-64 (Intel®
    EM64T, AMD64
    2 )
    pSeries
    BladeCenter/
    OpenPower
    zSeries
    (64 bit only)
    SPARC
    Novell
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4
    R
    R
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP1
    R
    R
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 SP4
    R
    R
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11 SP1
    R
    R
    OpenSUSE 11.3
    C
    C
    OpenSUSE 11.41
    C
    C
    OpenSUSE 12.1
    C
    C
    Ubuntu
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or 10.10
    C
    C
    Ubuntu 11.04
    C
    C
    Ubuntu 11.10
    C
    C
    Ubuntu 12.04
    C
    C
    Red Hat
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 Update 8 AS, ES
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 Server with Update 6
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Server with Update 1
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Server with Update 2
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Server with Update 3
    R
    R
    R
    R
    Fedora 141
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Fedora 15
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Fedora 16
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Fedora 17
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Asianux
    Server 2, Red Flag and Miracle
    C
    C
    C
    C
    Asianux Linux 3.0
    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 Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2003 Server SP2 Datacenter Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2003 Server SP2 Enterprise Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2 Datacenter Edition
    R
    R
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard Edition
    R
    R
    Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Enterprise Edition
    R
    R
    Windows Vista SP2 Business
    R
    R
    Windows Vista SP2 Enterprise
    R
    R
    Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 SP2 Standard Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 SP2 Enterprise Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate
    R
    R
    Windows 2008 SP2 Datacenter Edition
    R
    R
    Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise
    R
    R
    Windows 7 SP1 Professional
    R
    R



JVM requirements

Java SDK 6
Support Level
IBM Java SDK 6.0.9.1 and future fix packs
R
IBM Java SDK 6.0.10 and future fix packs
R
IBM Java SDK 6.0.10.1 and future fix packs
R
IBM Java SDK 6.0.12 and future fix packs
R
IBM Java SDK 6.0.13 and future fix packs
R
IBM Java SDK 7.0.1 and future fix packs10
R
IBM Java SDK 7.0.3 and future fix packs10
R
IBM Java SDK 7.0.4 and future fix packs10
R
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 6.0 Update 23
C
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 7.0 Update 1
C
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 7.0 Update 3
C
Sun Java SDK/JRE/JDK 7.0 Update 4
C




Database manager requirements

Database manager
Support Level
Bundled Driver
Bundled DBM
Supports XA
Apache Derby 10.5.3.2 and future fix packs
R
Yes
Yes
Yes
IBM DB2 Express-C and Universal Database (UDB)
  • 8.1 with Fixpack 12 or later (uses 8.2 driver)
  • 8.2 with Fixpack 5 or later
  • v9.1
  • 9.5.2 or later
  • 9.7 or later
R


Yes


No

Yes

Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2000 with SP4
  • 2005 with SP3 or later
  • 2008 with SP1 or later
R


No
No
Yes
MySQL Community Edition
  • v5.0.67 or later
  • v5.1.30 or later
  • v5.5.9 or later
R



No
No
No
Oracle 10G Release 10.2.0.1.0 or later
R
No
No
Yes
Oracle 11G Release 11.1.0.6.0 or later
R
No
No
Yes
IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.70
R
No
No
Yes


Directory servers

Directory server
Support level
Apache Directory Server v1.0.2(4)
Apache Directory Server v1.5.7(4)
R
R
IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • v5.1
  • v5.2
  • v6.0
  • v6.3
R
R
R
R
Microsoft Active Directory 2000(2)
Microsoft Active Directory 2008(2)(4)
R
R
Open LDAP Server v2.2(3)
Open LDAP Server v2.4.23
R
R
Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition v11.1.1.3.0
R




Virtualization

Virtualization Infrastructure
Applicable OS
WPAR: Product installed in Global AIX Instance, executed in System Workload Partition AIX 6.1 and future fix packs
  • AIX(specific)
IBM PR/SM any version and future fix packs
  • Auto-applied to all supported OS versions
IBM PowerVM Hypervisor (LPAR, DPAR, Micro-Partition) any supported version and future fix packs2.
  • Auto-applied to all supported OS versions
IBM z/VM Hypervisor 6.1 and future fix packs
  • Auto-applied to all supported OS versions
KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11
  • Auto-applied to all supported OS versions
Application Workload Partition (WPAR) AIX 6.1 and future fix packs
  • AIX(specific)
Live Application Mobility (LAM) for Workload Partition (WPAR) AIX 6.1 and future fix packs
  • AIX(specific)
Red Hat KVM as delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5 and future fix packs
  • Auto-applied to all supported OS versions
VMware ESX 3.0 and future fix packs
  • Windows(specific)
VMware ESXi 4.0 and future fix packs
  • Windows(specific)



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 10.04 comes with libstdc++6 installed. WebSphere Community Edition v3.0 requires libstdc++5.

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More support for:

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
General

Software version:

3.0.0.4

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7038857

Modified date:

2013-07-02

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