Administration guide > Plan the WebSphere eXtreme Scale environment
Hardware and software requirements
A detailed list of formally supported hardware and software options by operating system is available on the Systems Requirements page of the product support site.
WebSphere eXtreme Scale does not require a specific level of hardware. The hardware requirements are dependent on the supported hardware for the Java Platform, Standard Edition installation that you use to run WebSphere eXtreme Scale.
If you are using eXtreme Scale with WAS or another JEE implementation, the hardware requirements of these platforms are sufficient for WebSphere eXtreme Scale.
Operating system requirements
- Without the web console
eXtreme Scale does not require a specific operating system level. Each Java SE and Java EE implementation requires different operating system levels or fixes for problems that are discovered during the testing of the Java implementation. The levels required by these implementations are sufficient for eXtreme Scale.
- With the web console
The following requirements apply for each operating system if using the console:
- Linux: 32-bit or 64-bit JVM
- Windows: 32-bit JVM only
- AIX: 32-bit JVM only
You have to configure the choices in some cases. For example, by default, the product installer will use the 64-bit JVM in Linux unless you specify otherwise.
Web browser requirements
The web console supports the following Web browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox, version 3.5.x and later
- Mozilla Firefox, version 3.6.x and later
- Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 7 or 8
eXtreme Scale clients and servers running in a distributed environment and local in-memory ObjectGrids are supported on WAS v6.0.2 and later.
To use the dynamic cache provider, the system must meet one of the following minimum requirements:
- WAS v188.8.131.52 or higher and Interim Fix PK85622
- WAS v184.108.40.206 or higher and Interim Fix PK85622
Other application server requirements
Other Java EE implementations can use the eXtreme Scale run time as a local instance or as a client to eXtreme Scale servers.
To implement Java SE, use v1.4.2 or later.
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