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8.1 Supported platforms
Express Runtime V2.1 supports several platforms from the deployment point of view.
Microsoft Windows and Linux are supported for both activities of Development and
Deployment.
Table 8-1 shows in detail which platforms are supported for which activities. In the column,
Development or Deployment, we explain whether we can install on this platform’s Express
Runtime components. In the column, Deployable as Target Operating System, we state
whether we can deploy on this platform.
Table 8-1 Express Runtime V2.1 Platform Table
1
The OS/400 operating system is known as the i5/OS operating system beginning with
V5R3.
8.1.1 System requirement
We can say that during the deployment process, we install a cohesive set of middleware
components and ISV's applications in a single process on several target systems. So the
system requirement for the Deployment process is the same as the system requirements for
every middleware component.
Distributed platforms
For Distributed platforms, we refer to Windows and Linux systems. For requirements for both
of these platforms, we refer to any middleware component.
Platform
Operating System Development or
Deployment
Deployable as
Target OS?
Windows Windows XP Professional SP 2 both No
Windows 2000 Server SP4 both Yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 both Yes
Windows 2000 Professional SP3 both Yes
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
SP1
both Yes
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise
Edition SP1
both Yes
Linux (Intel
platforms only)
Red Flag Advanced Server 4.1 deployment only Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 WS/AS/ES both Yes
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8.0 deployment only Yes
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.0 both Yes
Linux (IBM
POWER5
processor-based
technology
systems only)
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8.0 deployment only Yes
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.0 deployment only Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 deployment only Yes
OS/400 V5R2 neither Yes
i5/OS
1
V5R3 neither Yes
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Windows
Windows system requirements are:
򐂰 A minimum of 512 MB of memory. However, 1 GB is recommended.
򐂰 A Pentium III-class processor with a minimum clock speed of 600 MHz. However, a
Pentium IV class processor with a minimum clock speed of 1.2 GHz is recommended.
򐂰 An SVGA monitor with a minimum 1024 x 768 video resolution configured to display a
minimum color depth of 256 colors (only required for GUI-based tasks, such as interactive
installation; not needed for silent installation or command-line functions).
򐂰 A local area network (LAN) connection.
򐂰 The following network support, which must be configured when deploying solutions to
network-attached target computers:
–TCP/IP
DNS
򐂰 Internet Explorer 6.0 SP 1+ Web browser to view the online documentation and readme.
򐂰 Approximately 75 MB of disk space to install the IBM Installation Agent, plus 75 MB
available in the system temporary directory. Additional space is required to deploy and run
each application that you install on a target computer.
Linux on Intel
Linux Intel system requirements are:
򐂰 A minimum of 512 MB of memory; 1 GB is recommended.
򐂰 At minimum, an Intel Pentium III class processor with a minimum clock speed of 600 MHz.
A Pentium IV class processor with a minimum clock speed of 1.2 GHz is recommended.
򐂰 An SVGA monitor with a minimum 1024 x 768 video resolution configured to display a
minimum color depth of 256 colors (only required for GUI-based tasks, such as interactive
installation; not needed for silent installation or command-line functions). Any Linux
supported video card that supports the resolution requirements.
򐂰 A local area network (LAN) connection.
򐂰 The following network support must be configured when deploying solutions to
network-attached target computers:
–TCP/IP
DNS
򐂰 Mozilla 1.4 Web browser to view online documentation and readme.
򐂰 Approximately 85 MB of disk space to install the IBM Installation Agent, plus 85 MB
available in the system temporary folder. Additional space is required to deploy and run
each application that you install on a target computer.
Linux on POWER
Linux on POWER system requirements are:
򐂰 2 GB of memory.
򐂰 A RS64-IV processor with a minimum clock speed of 600 MHz.
򐂰 An SVGA monitor with a minimum 1024 x 768 video resolution configured to display a
minimum color depth of 256 colors (only required for GUI-based tasks, such as interactive
installation; not needed for silent installation or command-line functions). Any Linux
supported video card that supports the resolution requirements.
򐂰 A local area network (LAN) connection.

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