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Hippo CMS and BloomReach Experience 12 System Requirements

This document describes the generic system requirements for BloomReach Experience and Hippo CMS 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

Hippo CMS Stack

Community Edition Stack

JVM

Oracle JVM 8

Operating System

Ubuntu Server 16.04

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7

BloomReach Experience Stack

BloomReach Experience 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.

BloomReach Experience Stack - Standard

JVM

Oracle JVM 8

Operating System

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

Application Server

Tomcat 8.5

Database Servers

MySQL 5.7

Relevance module requirement

Elasticsearch 5.5 or 5.6

BloomReach Experience Stack - Extended

JVMs

Oracle JVM 8

Operating Systems1

Ubuntu Server 14.04, 16.04

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

Debian Wheezy (7) and Jessie (8)

Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

Application Servers

Tomcat 8.0, 8.5 (preferred)

CMS Database Servers

MySQL 5.7

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

Oracle 12

MS SQL Server 2016

PostgreSQL 9.5/9.6

Proxy servers

Apache HTTP Server 2.4

Relevance Module: additional software requirements

Elasticsearch 5.5 or 5.6

Additional database:

MySQL 5.7

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

Oracle 12

PostgreSQL 9.5

LDAP Directories

OpenLDAP

Microsoft Active Directory

ApacheDS

We try to support newer versions as soon as possible (we don’t support Beta versions). If the supported stack changes, we will update this page. Customers will get a notification by email.

Client Software Prerequisites

The Hippo CMS and BloomReach Experience 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 Hippo CMS or BloomReach Experience.

Operating Systems2

Microsoft Windows 10

Apple Mac OS X 10.1/10.12 and higher

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

Browsers3

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)

IE 11 is supported for active versions 11.2 and older

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.

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

2 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.

3 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.