Hardware, software, and database requirements

Review the requirements information to identify operating system, file system, and compatibility requirements, prerequisite tasks, and other information that is required to install or upgrade HCL Compass.

IBM® Installation Manager requirements
  • IBM Installation Manager, version 1.8.6 or later

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) requirement
  • For the HCL Compass installation, you must have a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) compatible with Java 8 installed before you install HCL Compass. During the installation of HCL Compass, you have to set the path to the java executable in your JRE installation. If you do not have a JRE already, you can obtain one from AdoptOpenJDK at http://adoptopenjdk.net.
    Tip: For the initial installation of a JRE, install it in a folder of your choice with a folder name that does not identify the version number for the Java. As an example, use a folder name like "jdk" instead of "jdk_v8.0." Later, when you want to install a new updated Java (as an example, jdk_v8.5), install the updated Java into the same file system location as the initial Java. Then no reconfiguration of HCL Compass will be needed because of a new JRE. For more information, see the Reconfiguring HCL Compass to use a different JRE topic
HCL Compass User Interface Requirements
The HCL Compass user interface is supported on the following browsers:
  • Google Chrome version 80 and higher
  • Mozilla Firefox version 80 and higher
  • Microsoft Edge version 80 and higher
HCL Compass on HCL SoFy Requirements
HCL Compass is supported on HCL SoFy and has the following requirements:
  • Kubernetes versions 1.15 to 1.17
  • Helm version 3.3.0 or higher
HCL Compass Docker Container Requirements
HCL Compass is supported on Docker with the following requirements:
  • Docker Container version 19.0 or higher
HCL Compass REST API Server Hardware Requirements
The HCL Compass REST API server has the following hardware requirements:
  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Processor: 4-core 2 GHZ or higher CPU
    • RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Requirements:
    • Processor: 8-core 2GHz or higher CPU
    • RAM: 16 GB

For more detailed information, see the HCL Compass system requirements information and the installation and upgrade information in this information center.