Red Hat Platforms

Operating System

Requirements

Additional Information

Platform

One of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.x
    (both 32- and 64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (both 32- and 64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (both 32- and 64- bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (both 32- and 64- bit)

All of the following:

  • x86 and compatible chip architectures (1.5 GHz)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk space
  • 400 MB temp space
  • 300 MB on root partition (for installation only
  • These are minimum requirements—faster processors and additional memory and storage are acceptable.
  • See Hardware Sizing Estimates for additional considerations.

When installed on an x86 VMware ESXi Server version 5.0 or 5.5 partition, one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform 5.0 (both 32- and 64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (both 32- and 64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (both 32- and 64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (both 32- and 64- bit)

All of the following:

  • x86 and compatible chip architectures (1.5 GHz)
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk space for installed files
  • 400 MB temporary space for installation files
  • 300 MB on root partition (for installation only
  • These are minimum requirements—faster processors and additional memory and storage are acceptable.
  • Remote Management of ESX is required.
  • For system sizing impact, contact Software Support (https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/)

The following on Micro Focus Cloud Services environment:

  • CentOS 6 Server (64-bit)

  • CentOS 7 Server (64-bit)

  • CentOS 7.5 Server (64-bit)
  Note: This is the only operating system PPM is certified for when running a PPM server in the Micro Focus Cloud Services environment.

JDK Software

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

The following:

  • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 7u45 (1.7.0 Update 45) or later update (available from Oracle)
  • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8u101 (1.8.0 Update 101) or later update (available from Oracle)
  • OpenJDK 8 built into Linux distributions

Caution: It is recommended that you upgrade JDK to the latest update according to the vendor's security suggestions.

We recommend the following for JDK 8:

  • Use 64-bit JVM

    If you use JDK 8 for PPM Server platforms, the server configuration parameter SERVER_MAX_PERM_SIZE stops working, and perm size would be included in heap size which is controlled by the parameter SERVER_MAX_HEAP_SIZE.

  • Update the RSA keys size to be greater than 1024 bits if you use X.509 certificates with RSA keys.
Communications Software
All Microsoft operating systems previously identified in this table

One of the following:

  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) (default)
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

To enable support for IPv6, add the ENABLE_IPV6 parameter to the server.conf file and set it to true. For more information, see the Installation and Administration Guide.

Secure Communications Software

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

One of the following:

  • OpenSSH version 5.9
  • OpenSSH version 6.9
  • Reflection for Secure IT for Unix v7.1
 

Terminal Emulation Software

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

One of the following:

  • "Dumb" mode
  • VT100 mode
  • VT220 mode
 

Other Software

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

One of the following:

  • SQL*Net
  • SQL*Plus
  • The Oracle client version should correspond to the version of the database used with the PPM instance.
  • SQL*Net must be configured to recognize the connection string of the Oracle database that contains the PPM database schema.
  • Oracle Java virtual machine (OracleJVM) must be enabled for PPM. For more information, see the Installation and Administration Guide or the Upgrade Guide.

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

(Optional) The following:

  • Email application configuration

If you are planning to use notifications, an email application is needed. See Email Server Requirements for details.

All Red Hat operating systems previously identified in this table

The following:

  • Bourne shell

The Bourne shell is available by default on most UNIX systems. However, in some environments, it might be not configured or enabled. Check with your UNIX system administrator to make sure that the Bourne shell is available and configured on your system.