BloomReach Experience Manager and BloomReach Experience Manager 13 System Requirements - BloomReach Experience - Open Source CMS
20-05-2019

BloomReach Experience Manager and BloomReach Experience Manager 13 System Requirements

This document describes the generic system requirements for brXM and the developer edition to provide a guideline for infrastructure decisions. BloomReach requires customers to consult the BloomReach Quality Assurance Team for final sign-off if the installation is not based on the preferred system prerequisites; this is to ensure that the individual combination of software versions employed is both eligible for support and also facilitates best possible performance/stability.

In all cases, BloomReach only supports system components that are actively and regularly supported by the respective vendors.

Server Software Prerequisites

Developer Edition Stack

Developer Edition Stack

Java

Java 81

Operating System

Ubuntu Server (Canonical supported active LTS versions)

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5, 9.0

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7, 8

brXM Stack

brXM supports several different stacks, i.e. combinations of operating system, database and application server. To provide flexibility we do of course offer additional ‘’stack options’’ (listed below) if your environment differs from the preferred stack. Please contact BloomReach sales for final sign-off to ensure that the individual combination of software versions employed is both eligible for BloomReach support and also facilitates best possible performance/stability.

brXM Standard Stack

Java

Java 81

Operating System

Ubuntu Server (Canonical supported active LTS versions) (preferred)
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, 7

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5, 9.0

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7, 8

Relevance module requirement

Elasticsearch 6.0-6.7

brXM Extended Stack Options

JVMs

We support standard OpenJDK builds, including Oracle's official build, alternative builds such as AdoptOpenJDK, and builds shipped with Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise. All with current CPU (Critical Patch Update) and Hotspot that is actively supported by its vendor.

Operating Systems2

Ubuntu Server (Canonical supported active LTS versions)

CentOS versions corresponding to RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, 7

Debian stable

Windows Server 2016

Application Servers

Tomcat 8.5, 9

CMS Database Servers

MySQL 5.7, 8

Amazon RDS (using MySQL 5.7 or Oracle RDS 12.2.0.1)

Oracle 12c (12c R2 is required when using Projects feature)

MS SQL Server 2016 (can not be used for relevance data, see Relevance Module requirements below)

PostgreSQL 9.5/9.6, 10

Relevance Module: additional software requirements

Elasticsearch 6.0-6.7

Additional database:

MySQL 5.7, 8

Amazon RDS (using MySQL 5.7 or Oracle RDS 12c)

Oracle 12c

PostgreSQL 9.5/9.6, 10

Proxy servers

Apache HTTP Server 2.4

LDAP Directories

OpenLDAP

Microsoft Active Directory

ApacheDS

Upcoming Versions

We try to support newer versions as soon as possible. If the supported stack changes, we will update this page.

Client Software Prerequisites

The brXM user interface is fully web based and requires no prerequisites to be installed. As such, the products are expected to run in any standard browser environment. BloomReach cannot guarantee browser plug-ins, tools or any kind of modifications to the browser to work with brXM.

Operating Systems3

Microsoft Windows 10

Apple Mac OS X 10.1/10.12/10.13/10.14 and higher

Actively supported (by Canonical) versions of Ubuntu

Browsers4

Google Chrome: latest stable version supported

Mozilla Firefox: latest stable version supported

Apple Safari: latest stable version supported (Mac OS X only)

Edge latest stable version supported (on W10 and higher)

Various

The system requires cookies to be activated for the domain it runs in.

Browser support for the website is determined by the website implementation.

The CMS will look best when used with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 or higher.

End of Life Table for Supported Products

Product

BR support start

BR support ends

EOL date (third party)

release date (third party)

Amazon RDS - MySQL 5.7

April-2018

tbd

unknown

< 2018

Amazon RDS - MySQL 8.0

tbd

tbd

unknown

October-2018

Amazon RDS - Oracle RDS 12c

< 2018

tbd

unknown

< 2018

Apache HTTP Server 2.4

< 2018

tbd

unknown

< 2018

Apache HTTP Server 2.5

tbd

tbd

unknown

unknown

CentOS 6

< 2018

tbd

November-2020

< 2018

CentOS 7

< 2018

tbd

June-2024

< 2018

CentOS 8

tbd

tbd

unknown

mid 2019

Debian 10 (Buster)

tbd

tbd

unknown

mid 2019

Debian 8 (Jessie)

< 2018

tbd

April-2020

< 2018

Debian 9 (Stretch)

tbd

tbd

June-2022

< 2018

Elasticsearch 6.0..6.7

December-2018

tbd

unknown

<2018

ElasticSearch 7.0

tbd

tbd

unknown

unknown

Java 11

tbd

tbd

unknown

September-2018

Java 8

< 2018

tbd

March-2025

< 2018

MS SQL Server 2016

August-2018

tbd

July-2021

< 2018

MS SQL Server 2017

tbd

tbd

unknown

< 2018

MS SQL Server 2019

tbd

tbd

unknown

unknown

MySQL 5.7

< 2018

tbd

October-2020

< 2018

MySQL 8

October-2018

tbd

unknown

April-2018

Oracle 12c R2

< 2018

tbd

unknown

March-2017

PostgreSQL 10

September-2018

tbd

October-2022

October-2017

PostgreSQL 11

tbd

tbd

unknown

October-2018

PostgreSQL 9.5

< 2018

tbd

January-2021

< 2018

PostgreSQL 9.6

< 2018

tbd

September-2021

< 2018

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL)

< 2018

tbd

November-2020

< 2018

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL)

< 2018

tbd

June-2024

< 2018

RedHat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL)

tbd

tbd

unknown

mid 2019

Tomcat 8.5

August-2018

tbd

unknown

< 2018

Tomcat 9.0

October-2018

tbd

unknown

unknown

Ubuntu Server (actively supported by Canonical LTS versions)

rolling

rolling

rolling

rolling

Windows Server 2016

September-2018

tbd

January-2022

< 2018

Windows Server 2019

tbd

tbd

September-2024

November-2018

Please note that the third party product end-of-life dates are result of our estimations combined with public reports on web sites of the third parties or EOL aggregation sites. Therefore these dates are only a guideline and might not be accurate or subject to change. In all cases, BloomReach only supports system components that are actively and regularly supported by the respective third party vendors. Also note that support on third party products depends on the stack options you have licensed.

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1 We support standard OpenJDK builds, including Oracle's official build, alternative builds such as AdoptOpenJDK, and builds shipped with Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise. All with current CPU (Critical Patch Update) and Hotspot that is actively supported by its vendor.

2 Running the 64 bit version of the OS, on x64 bit Intel (or compatible) processor.

3 Note: whilst a number of BloomReach customers run the CMS User Interface through Citrix solutions, BloomReach does not support Citrix environments via the regular support agreement. Customers looking to employ Citrix are advised to bring this to the attention of BloomReach support or their respective account managers for further investigation.

4 Note: In case of a Beta release, only Chrome (latest version) is supported. For GA and succeeding release, the other browsers mentioned are supported as well.

 

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