InstallAnywhere: Requirements

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InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for on-premises platforms – Windows, Linux, Apple OS X, Solaris, AIX , HP-UX, and IBM iSeries – and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure.

This document shows the technical specifications for InstallAnywhere.

For Systems Running InstallAnywhere (Authoring Environment)

RAM 256 MB free; 512 MB preferred
Hard Disk Free Space 500 MB
Color High color (16-bit color depth)
Resolution Minimum 1200 x 800 resolution
Operating System InstallAnywhere runs on the latest versions of these operating systems, fully updated with the most recent patches and service packs.
Windows
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows XP
Apple
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9) Developer Preview 8 with Apple Java 1.6 or Oracle Java 1.7 or later
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) with Apple JRE 1.6 or Oracle Java 1.7 or later
  • OS X Lion (10.7) with Apple Java 1.6
  • OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) with Java 1.6 or later
  • OS X Leopard (10.5)
  • OS X Tiger (10.4)
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 (x86 and x64)
  • SUSE Linux 10 (x86)
  • OpenSUSE Linux 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 (x86 and x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 (x64)
  • Linux PPC 64-bit (build time only) only with JRE 1.6
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Ubuntu 10.10, 11.10, and 12.04 (x86 and x64)
  • Fedora 18 and 19 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Fedora 14, 15, 16, and 17

Note: When you install InstallAnywhere on a Linux system, the installation attempts to create a symbolic link to the default Linux loader (/lib/ld-linux.so.2) if a link with the same name is not already present. The symbolic link is necessary for the host ID to be displayed on the Host ID dialog, and it is also necessary for successful node-locked licensing. The link is present on systems that are Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3 compliant, but it may not be present on systems that are not LSB compliant. For more information, see Knowledge Base article Q209204.

Solaris
Solaris 9, 10, and 11 (SPARC)

Note: A Japanese version of InstallAnywhere Premier Edition is available for Windows-based systems only. Installers can be built from any platform for any other platform or language. Localizations for 31 languages are included with Premier Edition. Localizations for 9 languages are included with Professional Edition.

For Target Systems (Installer Environment)

RAM 64 MB
Color High color (16-bit color depth)
Resolution Minimum 640 x 480
Operating System Installers run on any version of these operating systems, as long as the operating system supports Java 1.6 or later. InstallAnywhere-generated installers are not supported on beta versions or on early-access releases unless they are explicitly mentioned.
Windows
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
  • Windows Vista (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows XP (x86, x64, Itanium 2, and AMD-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86, x64, Itanium 2, and AMD-64)
Apple
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9) Developer Preview 8
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • OS X Lion (10.7)
  • OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • OS X Leopard (10.5)
  • OS X Tiger (10.4)
  • OS X Panther (10.3)
  • OS X Jaguar (10.2)
Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (x86 and x64) and 6.3 (x86 and x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (with Java 1.6) and 5 (x86, x64, Itanium 2, and AMD-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (with Java 1.6), 5, and 6 (x86 and x64)
  • SUSE Linux 9 (x86) with Java 1.6
  • SUSE Linux 10 (x86)
  • OpenSUSE Linux 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 (x86 and x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 (x64)
  • Linux on zSeries
  • Linux PPC (x64)
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Ubuntu 9.10, 10.10, 11.4, 11.10, 12.04 (x86 and x64), and 12.10 (x86 and x64)
  • Fedora 18 and 19 (desktop and server editions; x86 and x64)
  • Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17
Solaris
  • Solaris 11 (x86 and SPARC)
  • Solaris 9, 10 (x86, SPARC and AMD-64)
HP-UX
  • HP-UX 11i (Itanium 2 and PA-RISC)
AIX
  • AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 (Power/PowerPC)
IBM
  • i5/OS (OS/400) on System i - V5R3 and V5R4 (Enterprise Edition only)
  • z/OS
Other
  • FreeBSD
  • Other Linux and Unix operating systems (POSIXcompliant shell required)

Supported Java Virtual Machines

InstallAnywhere supports the following Java virtual machines:

Sun 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x
IBM 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x
Apple 1.5.x, 1.6.x
HP 1.5.x, 1.6.x
Oracle 1.7.x

The InstallAnywhere installer installs JRE 1.7.0_25 VM packs. Any Java virtual machine can be bundled with an installer ensuring that the target system meets the minimum requirements for both the installers and your applications. You can download additional JRE VM packs.

InstallAnywhere-generated installers are not supported on beta versions or on early-access releases of Java.

Requirements for Virtual Appliances

System Requirements for Building and Auto-Deploying Virtual Appliances

The following table lists the system requirements for building and auto-deploying virtual appliances from within InstallAnywhere.

Hypervisor Requirements
VMware vSphere 5/vCenter
  • Credentials to a VMware vSphere 5 Server
  • If your VMware vSphere 5 Server is managed by a VMware vCenter 5 Server, the credentials to the VMware vCenter Server are also required.
  • Host machine credentials (credentials to a physical/virtual machine that closely resembles the virtual appliance operating system)
Amazon EC2
  • Amazon EC2 account information (account number, access key, secret key, X.509 certificate, and private key associated with your Amazon EC2 account)
  • Host machine credentials (credentials to a physical/virtual machine that closely resembles the virtual appliance operating system)

Supported Hypervisors and Platforms for Virtual Appliances

InstallAnywhere supports the creation of virtual appliances that run on VMware vSphere 5 and Amazon EC2 hypervisors. A VMware vSphere 5 virtual appliance is deployable on a licensed VMware vSphere 5 Server (standalone) or a licensed VMware vSphere 5 Server that is managed by a licensed VMware vCenter 5 Server

The following table identifies the operating systems that are supported on the supported hypervisors.

Supported Hypervisor Supported Operating Systems
VMware vSphere 5/vCenter
  • CentOS 6.2 and 6.3 (x86 and x64)
  • OpenSUSE 12.2 (x86 and x64) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2—Requires the use of an existing SUSE VM or snapshot (No support for using a SUSE VM virtual appliance template)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (x86 and x64)—Requires the use of a Red Hat Network–registered RHEL VM virtual appliance template
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (x64)—Requires the use of a Red Hat Network–registered RHEL VM virtual appliance template
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (x86 and x64)
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (x86 and x64)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (x86 and x64)
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (x86 and x64)
Amazon EC2
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (x32)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (x32)

Creating virtual appliances requires that InstallAnywhere be launched with JRE 1.7 or later

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