Windows software and installation requirements

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For the successful installation of Unified Manager on Windows, you must ensure that the system on which Unified Manager is being installed meets the software requirements.

Operating system software

Unified Manager runs only on a 64-bit English language Windows operating system. You can install Unified Manager on the following Windows platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter Edition

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter Edition

Note that Windows Server 2012 is not supported as it was in earlier releases. See the Interoperability Matrix for the complete and most current list of supported Windows versions.

The server should be dedicated to running Unified Manager. No other applications should be installed on the server.

Unified Manager is deployed on a WildFly web server. WildFly17 is bundled and configured with Unified Manager.

The following third-party packages are required, but not included with Unified Manager. If these third-party packages are not installed, Unified Manager installs them as part of the installation.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package version 14.0.24212

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 version 12.0.40660

  • MySQL Community Edition version 8.0.17, or later versions in the 8.0 family

  • Python 3.6.x

  • OpenJDK version 11.0.5

  • p7zip version 18.05 or later

Note

Starting with Unified Manager 9.5, OpenJDK is provided in the Unified Manager installation package and installed automatically. Oracle Java is not supported starting with Unified Manager 9.5.

If MySQL is pre-installed, you must ensure that:

  • It is using the default port.

  • The sample databases are not installed.

  • The service name is “MYSQL8”.

Note

You must shut down a running instance of Unified Manager before upgrading any third-party software. After the third-party software installation is complete, you can restart Unified Manager.

Installation requirements

  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2, or greater, must be installed.

  • You must reserve 2 GB of disk space for the temp directory to extract the installation files.

  • You must reserve 2 GB of disk space in the Windows drive for caching the Unified Manager MSI files.

  • The Microsoft Windows Server on which you want to install Unified Manager must be configured with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) such that ping responses to the host name and FQDN are successful.

  • You must disable Microsoft IIS worldwide web publishing service and ensure that ports 80 and 443 are free.

  • You must make sure that the Remote Desktop Session Host setting for “Windows Installer RDS Compatibility” is disabled during the installation.

  • UDP port 514 must be free, and must not be used by any other service.

Note

The Unified Manager installation program configures the following exclusions in Windows Defender:

  • Unified Manager data directory

  • Unified Manager installation directory

  • MySQL data directory

If your server has a different antivirus scanner installed, you must configure these exclusions manually.