System Requirements Hippo CMS/DX 11 

This page describes the generic system requirements for Hippo CMS/DX 11 to provide a guideline for infrastructure decisions. System requirements for older versions can be found here: 107.9, and 7.8.

Any third-party product or service that is in extended support mode is not supported by Hippo unless explicitly stated differently.

Server Stacks

Hippo CMS Community Edition Supported Stack

The Hippo CMS 11 Community Edition stack is based upon:

JVM: Oracle JVM 8
Operating System: Ubuntu Server 16.04
Application Server: Tomcat 8.0
Database Server: MySQL 5.6

Hippo DX Enterprise Edition Supported Stack

Hippo DX supports several different stacks, i.e. combinations of Java virtual machine, operating system, database, and application server. Hippo has a preferred stack as mentioned below. In case your environment differs from the preferred stack look at options mentioned in the Enterprise Stack options. Please contact Hippo Sales for information on platforms not listed below. Please also contact Hippo for final sign-off to ensure that the combination of software versions employed is both eligible for Hippo support and also facilitates best possible performance and stability.

Preferred Enterprise Stack:

JVM: Oracle JVM 8
Operating System: Ubuntu Server 16.04 (preferred)
Application Server: Tomcat 8.0
Database Servers: MySQL 5.6 or Oracle 12
Relevance Module Requirement

Elasticsearch 2.3

Enterprise Stack Options:

  Supported Platform(s) Supported Version(s) Notes
Java Platform

Oracle JVM

  • Java 8
Java Servlet Specification 3.0 (JSR-000315)
Operating Systems1

Ubuntu Server

  • 14.04
  • 16.04
 
 

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • 6
  • 7.2
 
 

Debian

  • Wheezy
  • Jessie
 
 

Windows Server

  • 2008 R2
  • 2012
  • 2012 R2
 
Application Servers Apache Tomcat
  • 8.0
 
 

Oracle WebLogic

  • 12c release 3
 

Database Servers

MySQL

  • 5.6
 
 

Amazon RDS

  Using MySQL 5.6 or Oracle RDS 12c
 

Oracle

  • 12
 
 

MS SQL Server

  • 2012

 

 

PostgreSQL

  • 9 and higher
Please also note the relevance module requirements
Proxy Server Apache HTTP Server
  • 2.4
 
Relevance Module Requirement

Elasticsearch

  • 2.3
 
  Additional database
  • MySQL 5.6
  • Amazon RDS (using MySQL 5.6 or Oracle RDS 12c)
  • Oracle 12
  • PostgreSQL 9.5
 
LDAP Directories

OpenLDAP

   
 

Novell Directory Server

   
 

Microsoft Active Directory

   
 

ApacheDS

   

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

Client Software Supported Stack

The Hippo CMS User Interface is fully web based and requires no prerequisites to be installed. As such Hippo is expected to run in any standard browser environment. Hippo cannot guarantee browser plug-ins, tools or any kind of modifications to the browser to work with Hippo CMS.

The CMS User Interface requires cookies to be activated for the domain it runs in.
  Supported Platform(s) Supported Version(s) Notes
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows
  • 8.1
  • 10
 
  Mac OS X
  • 10.8 and higher
 
  Ubuntu
  • 12 and higher
 
Browsers Google Chrome
  • latest stable version
 
  Mozilla Firefox
  • latest stable version
 
  Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 11 (in Desktop Mode) and higher 

For future MSIE versions, delay (auto-)updating until Hippo has tested and confirmed compatibility.

  Apple Safari
  • latest stable version
Mac OS X only

Browser support for the website is determined by the website implementation. Hippo's delivery tier (HST) supports all major browsers and versions.