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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

JVM

Oracle or OpenJDK JVM 8 with current Critical Patch Update (CPU), Hotspo

Operating System

Ubuntu Server 18.04

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5, 9.0

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7

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

JVM

Oracle or OpenJDK JVM 8 with current CPU, Hotspot

Operating System

Ubuntu Server 16.04, 18.04 (preferred)
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, 7

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5, 9.0

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7, 8

Relevance module requirement

Elasticsearch 5.6, 6.0

brXM Extended Stack Options

JVMs

Oracle or OpenJDK JVM 8 with current CPU (Critical Patch Update) and Hotspot

Operating Systems1

Ubuntu Server 14.04, 16.04, 18.04

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 12c)

Oracle 12c (R2)2

MS SQL Server 2016

PostgreSQL 9.5/9.6, 10

Proxy servers

Apache HTTP Server 2.4

Relevance Module: additional software requirements

Elasticsearch 5.6, 6.0

Additional database:

MySQL 5.7, 8

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

Oracle 12

PostgreSQL 9.5/9.6, 10

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 and higher

Actively supported (by Canonical) versions of Ubuntu 14.04 and higher

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 maintained start

BR maintained ends

EOL date (third party)

Elasticsearch 5.5

January-2018

January-2019

January-2019

Elasticsearch 5.6

October-2018

March-2019

March-2019

Oracle JVM 8

< 2018

March-2019

March-2019

Ubuntu Server 14.04

< 2018

April-2019

April-2019

Ubuntu Server 16.04

< 2018

April-2021

April-2021

Ubuntu Server 18.04

December-2018

April-2023

April-2023

Amazon RDS - MySQL 5.7

April-2018

tbd

unknown

Amazon RDS - Oracle RDS 12c

< 2018

tbd

unknown

Apache HTTP Server 2.4

< 2018

tbd

unknown

CentOS 6

< 2018

tbd

November-2020

CentOS 7

< 2018

tbd

October-2020

CentOS 7

< 2018

tbd

June-2024

Debian 8

< 2018

tbd

April-2020

Elasticsearch 6.0

December-2018

tbd

unknown

MS SQL Server 2016

August-2018

tbd

July-2021

MySQL 5.7

< 2018

tbd

October-2020

MySQL 8

October-2018

tbd

unknown

OpenJDK 8 (latest version)

October-2018

tbd

unknown

Oracle 12c

< 2018

tbd

unknown

Oracle JVM 11

tbd

tbd

unknown

PostgreSQL 10.0

September-2018

tbd

October-2022

PostgreSQL 9.5

< 2018

tbd

January-2021

PostgreSQL 9.6

< 2018

tbd

September-2021

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL)

< 2018

tbd

November-2020

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL)

< 2018

tbd

June-2024

Tomcat 8.5

August-2018

tbd

unknown

Tomcat 9.0

October-2018

tbd

unknown

Windows Server 2016

September-2018

tbd

January-2022

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

Although the CMS runs with Oracle 12c, we advise to use Oracle 12c R2. The latter is a requirement if you want to use the projects feature with Oracle.

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.