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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

  • ~ 4 GB
  • Heap size around 512MB is generally sufficient.
  • Requirements may vary with larger message sizes and on the number of messages processed concurrently.

Disk

  • ~ 1 GB, excluding space allocated for log files and Databases.
  • More space will be utilized at runtime for temporary files, server logs etc.

Environment compatibility

Operating Systems / Databases

  • All WSO2 Carbon-based products are Java applications that can be run on any platform that is JDK 7 or 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 in the Product Administration Guide. 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 product 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 7 or 8

Note
titleSecurity

To minimize security vulnerabilities, use Java 7 update 40 or later, or Java 8+

Oracle and IBM JRE 1.7 are also supported when running (not building) WSO2 products.

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

Apache ActiveMQ JMS Provider

  • To enable the product's JMS transport and try out JMS samples if any. 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.

1.7.0 or later

http://ant.apache.org/

Git

1.8.*

http://git-scm.com/  

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.

http://maven.apache.org/

Web Browser

  • To access the product's Management Console. The Web Browser must be JavaScript enabled to take full advantage of the Management console.

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

 

 



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