System Requirements for Stages 7.2

Client Requirements

Stages is a web application, so a recent web browser is required on the clients.

BrowserSupported Versions
Internet Explorer11
Google ChromeLatest Version
Microsoft EdgeLatest Version
Mozilla FirefoxLatest Version

Note: The browser must have cookies and JavaScript enabled.

Server Requirements

Stages is a Java application and is executed on a Tomcat application server. The application server is automatically installed together with Stages.

The application server also acts as a web server. Thus, no additional web server (i.e. Apache or IIS) is required.But if you do deploy Stages behind a web server (i.e. Apache or IIS), please ensure that:

  • the https and wss (web socket) protocol URLs are forwarded for /stages and below.
  • the https protocol URLs are forwarded for /reporting and below.
  • the https protocol URLs are forwarded for /pkit and below, if you want the V6 Stages Bookmarks to be redirected to their V7 counterparts.

When using configuration management system integration (e.g. IBM Rational ClearCase, CVS), a client installation of the respective configuration management system is required on the server.

Running Stages with a permanent license requires the Stages server machine to have a fixed IP address.

If the Stages user database should be synchronized with a Windows Active Directory Server via LDAP, a read-only user account on the ActiveDirectory server is required.

Software RequirementsDescription
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 (64-Bit)
Windows Server 2008 (64-Bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit)
Windows Server 2016 (64-Bit)
Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Windows 10 (64-Bit)
Linux (64-Bit) with RPM and LSB

Support for other operating systems (e.g. Solaris) is available upon request.
Java Virtual MachineJava SE Development Kit 1.8.0_1 or any higher 1.8.x version (64-Bit)


Database Requirements

System Integrations

External SystemSupported Versions
PTC Integration Integrity 2009 (min. SP7) and Integrity 10*
Subversion Subversion 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9
Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019
IBM Rational ClearCase Version 7 and 8*
Serena Dimensions 12.2*

*) Stages CMS adapters are currently not available, but will be added in a future release.


Recommendations

Low Range System

Criteria

  • max 25 parallel active users
  • max 100 open user sessions
  • max 5000 users synchronized via LDAP
  • max 10 CM project sandboxes

Server Recommendations

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • CPU: 4 Cores
  • Storage: 6 GB (system, not including project sandboxes)

Database Recommendations

  • Shared Oracle or MySQL server
  • Connection 1 GBit
  • Latency < 1 ms (Ping)

Mid Range System

Criteria

  • max 100 parallel active users
  • max 500 open user sessions
  • max 15000 users synchronized via LDAP
  • max 100 CM project sandboxes

Server Recommendations

  • RAM: 12 GB
  • CPU: 8 Cores
  • Storage: 12 GB (system, not including project sandboxes)

Database Recommendations

  • Dedicated Oracle or MySQL server
  • CPU: 4 Cores
  • Connection 10 GBit
  • Latency < 1 ms (Ping)

High Range System

Criteria

  • max 500 parallel active users
  • max 2000 open user sessions
  • max 50000 users synchronized via LDAP
  • over 100 CM project sandboxes

Server Recommendations

  • RAM: 16 GB
  • CPU: 16 Cores
  • Storage: 24 GB (system, not including project sandboxes)

Database Recommendations

  • Dedicated Oracle or MySQL server
  • CPU: 8 Cores
  • Connection 10 GBit
  • Latency < 1 ms (Ping)