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Installation Prerequisites - API Manager 2.0.0 - WSO2 Documentation
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Prior to installing any WSO2 Carbon based product, it is necessary to have the appropriate prerequisite software installed on your system. Verify that the computer has the supported operating system and development platforms before starting the installation.

System requirements   

Memory

  • ~ 2 GB minimum
  • ~ 512 MB heap size. This is generally sufficient to process typical SOAP messages but the requirements vary with larger message sizes and  the number of messages processed concurrently.

Disk

  • ~ 500 MB for a fresh installation pack, excluding space allocated for log files and databases.
CPU
  • ~ Recommended minimum - 2 Cores. For high concurrencies and better performances - 4 Cores.

Environment compatibility

  • All WSO2 Carbon-based products are Java applications that can be run on any platform that is Oracle JDK 1.7.*/1.8.* compliant. Also,  we  do not recommend OpenJDK as we do not support it or test our products with it.
  • All WSO2 Carbon-based products are generally compatible with most common DBMSs. The embedded H2 database is suitable for development, testing, and some production environments. For most enterprise production environments, however, we recommend you use an industry-standard RDBMS such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, etc. For more information, see Working with Databases. Additionally, we do not recommend the H2 database as a user store.
  • It is not recommended to use Apache DS in a production environment due to scalability issues. Instead, use an LDAP like OpenLDAP for user management.
  • For environments that WSO2 products are tested with, see Compatibility of WSO2 Products
  • If you have difficulty in setting up any WSO2 product in a specific platform or database, please contact us.

Required applications

The following applications are required for running the API Manager and its samples or for building from the source code. Mandatory installs are marked with *.

Application

Purpose

Version

Download Links

Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK)*

  • JDK 1.7.*/1.8.*

    Important!

    Some updates of JDK 1.8 (for example, JDK1.8.0_151) are affected by a known issue related to GZIP decoding. Until this issue is fixed, we recommend one of the following approaches:

    • Use either JDK1.8.0_144 or JDK1.8.0_077 updates. We have verified that these versions are not affected by the known issue.
    • Alternatively, you can disable GZIP decoding for your product by following the steps given below. This will ensure that your product is not affected by the known issue.
      1. Open the catalina-server.xml file from the <APIM_HOME>/repository/conf/tomcat/ directory.
      2. Set the compression parameter (under each of the connector configurations) to false as shown below:

        compression="off"
      3. Restart the server.
  • Oracle and IBM JRE 1.7 are also supported when running (not building) WSO2 products.

  • We  do not recommend OpenJDK as we do not support it or test our products with it.

Apache ActiveMQ JMS Provider

  • To enable the product's JMS transport and try out JMS samples. The ActiveMQ client libraries must be installed in the product's classpath before you can enable the JMS transport.

5.5.0 or later

If you use any other JMS provider (e.g., Apache Qpid), install any necessary libraries and/or components.

http://activemq.apache.org

Apache Ant

  • To compile and run the product samples in <APIM_HOME>/samples .

1.7.0 or later

http://ant.apache.org

Apache Maven

  • To build the product from the source distribution (both JDK and Apache Maven are required). If you are installing by downloading and extracting the binary distribution instead of building from the source code, you do not need to install Maven.

Web Browser

  • To access the Management Console. The Web browser must be JavaScript enabled to take full advantage of the Management console.

On Windows Server 2003, you must not go below the medium security level in Internet Explorer 6.x.



Follow the steps below to launch API manager with IBM JDK.

  1. Go to <APIM_HOME>/repository/conf/security and open Owasp.CsrfGuard.Carbon.properties in your text editor.
  2. Change the default org.owasp.csrfguard.PRNG.Provider property value from "SUN" as follows:
org.owasp.csrfguard.PRNG.Provider=IBMJCE


You are now ready to install. Click one of the following links for instructions:

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