MCS System Requirements

Specific requirements will vary based upon which other software and hardware components are present.


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System Component Requirement
Operating System Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000 Server with SP4
Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4
Windows XP Professional
Solaris v. 7, 8, 9, or 10
Windows NT 4.0 Server with SP6a
USS on OS/390 or zOS
SUSE Linux on OS/390 or zOS
HP-UX 11.11
IBM AIX v. 4.3, 5.x
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz minimum for Windows
450 MHz for Solaris
RAM 512 MB minimum
Disk Space 120 MB
JVM Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.4.2_02 (installed automatically)
Java for HP-UX v. 1.4.1_00
IBM Runtime Environment, Java Technology Edition, v. 1.4.2
Application Server Attachmate HTTP Engine (included)
BEA WebLogic v. 7.0 or 8.1 (not supported on USS)
IBM WebSphere v. 4.x (Windows, upgrades only)
IBM WebSphere v. 5.1 (UNIX and USS only)
Browser for accessing the MCS console Internet Explorer with Java plug-in (JRE) v. 1.4.2_02
  • In Windows, when you install MCS, the installation process checks for the presence of an existing MCS installation, version 2.0.3 or later. If such an installation is present, the installation process upgrades it. When installing with UNIX, you must uninstall any existing version of MCS before installing your new version.

  • If the Java plug-in is not already installed, you will be prompted to install the plug-in when you attempt to run the MCS console. If you continue, MCS installs the plug-in for you.

  • The Java platform does not support 16-color displays. Any component that requires Java will require at least 256-color support.

  • The minimum screen resolution setting is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Related Topics
Bullet Management & Control Services, Overview
Bullet Installing on Windows
Bullet Installing on UNIX