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Area: Ektron Applies to versions: 8 and higher

System requirements for Ektron

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Ektron version 9.20 system requirements

Current Service Pack: 9.20

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process.

Minimum server requirements 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 4 GB of memory. 

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Web application server 

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.6.2

Web server 

  • Microsoft IIS 7.5, 8.0, or 8.5                                                                  

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

Database 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 8 GB of memory. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2008 R2
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases.

Solr search requirements 

64-bit processing, quad core, and at least 8 GB of memory.

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Client requirements 

Browsers for content editing 

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or 11.0
  • Microsoft Edge
  • HTML5 CSS3-compliant browser to use the new toolbar; other browsers continue to use existing functionality

Browsers for viewing

Most major HTML4 and HTML5 browsers, including:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox

    NoteBrowser support varies depending on the Ektron CMS's implementation methods for rendering data, and other technologies used and supported.

Note: General use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 was validated, including testing of the Ektron CMS framework, Server Controls, and site compilation.

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content). If you use Internet Explorer, Compatibility View is not supported. 

Ektron version 9.10 system requirements

Current Service Pack: 9.10 SP3

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process.

Minimum server requirements 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 4 GB of memory. 

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Web application server 

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.6

Web server 

  • Microsoft IIS 7.5, 8.0, or 8.5                                                                  

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

Database 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 8 GB of memory. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (9.1SP2 only)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2008 R2 (all 9.1 versions)
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases.

Solr search requirements 

64-bit processing, quad core, and at least 8 GB of memory.

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Client requirements 

Browsers for content editing 

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or 11.0
  • HTML5 CSS3-compliant browser to use the new toolbar; other browsers continue to use existing functionality

Browsers for viewing

Most major HTML4 and HTML5 browsers, including:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox

    NoteBrowser support varies depending on the Ektron CMS's implementation methods for rendering data, and other technologies used and supported.

Note: General use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 was validated, including testing of the Ektron CMS framework, Server Controls, and site compilation.

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content). If you use Internet Explorer, Compatibility View is not supported. 

Ektron version 9.00 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process.

Minimum server requirements 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 4 GB of memory. 

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Web application server 

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.5.2

Web server 

  • Microsoft IIS 7.5, 8.0, or 8.5                                                   

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

Database 

64-bit processing, 2 or more core processors, and at least 8 GB of memory. 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

   Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases.

Solr search requirements 

64-bit processing, quad core, and at least 8 GB of memory.

Operating system 

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Client requirements 

Browsers for Content Editing 

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • HTML5 CSS3-compliant browser to use the new toolbar; other browsers continue to use existing functionality

Browsers for viewing

Most major HTML4 and HTML5 browsers, including:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox

    NoteBrowser support varies depending on the Ektron CMS's implementation methods for rendering data, and other technologies used and supported.

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content). If you use Internet Explorer, Compatibility View is not supported.

Ektron version 8.70 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process. 

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • 64-bit, 4-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, R2 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit version (for development and demonstration purposes only; do not use forhosting a live site)

Web application server

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.0

Web server

  • Microsoft IIS 7.0, 7.5, or 8.0

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 64-bit version with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2 (Does not support Ektron notifications and Activity Stream)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 64-bit version with Service Pack 4
    Note: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OSX

Browsers for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browsers for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Options

Web development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express 2010
  • Connecting an SQL database through enterprise manager requires SQL Server 2008R2 for SQL Management studio (or greater).

Ektron version 8.60 system requirements 

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process. 

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • 64-bit, 4-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Ektron versions 8.6.1 and up only)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, R2 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit version (for development and demonstration purposes only; do not use for hosting a live site)

Web application server

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.0

Web server

  • Microsoft IIS 7.0 or 7.5

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 64-bit version with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2 (Does not support Ektron notifications and Activity Stream)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 64-bit version with Service Pack 4
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OSX

Browsers for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browsers for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Optional requirements

Web development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (Ektron 8.6.1 and up)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express 2010 

Ektron version 8.50 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process. 

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • 64-bit, 4-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 64-bit with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, R2 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit version (for development and demonstration purposes only; do not use for hosting a live site)

Web application server

  • Microsoft ASP .NET Framework 4.0

Web server

  • Microsoft IIS 7.0 or 7.5                

    Important! Set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 64-bit version with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 64-bit version with Service Pack 4
    Note: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OSX

Browser for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browser for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Options

Web development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express 2008/2010
    • For Web site development: Visual C# 2005/2008 Express and Visual VB 2005 Express

Ektron version 8.02 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process. 

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • Intel® Core 2 or greater
  • 4GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit version
  • Vista Business & Ultimate

Web application server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Web server

  • Microsoft IIS 6.0 or 7.0               

    Important! Your application pool must match the bitness of your Windows version. So, for example, if your server runs a 64-bit Windows version, set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 2 and higher (including Express version)
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Any IBM-PC compatible system running Windows, including Vista® Ultimate, Vista® Business and Windows 7 

    • minimum 166 MHz with at least 64MB RAM
  • Mac OSX

Hardware

  • Suggested minimum requirements: Pentium 166 MHz or faster with at least 64MB of RAM

Note: If a client computer is 64-bit, you cannot use eWebEditPro to create Smart Forms. To create Smart Forms on a 64-bit machine, you must use the eWebedit400 editor on Version 8.0 or higher.

Browser for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browser for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Options

Web development tools

  • Visual Studio 2005 / 2008
  • Visual Web Developer 2005 / 2008 Express

    • For Web site development: Visual C# 2005/2008 Express and Visual VB 2005 Express
    • For Plug-in Extensions creation: Adobe Dreamweaver

Ektron version 8.01 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process.

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • Intel® Core 2 or greater
  • 4GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit version
  • Vista Business & Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Note: Only use Windows XP for testing and development. Do not use it on your production server.

Web application server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Web server

  • Microsoft IIS 6.0 or 7.0                               

    Important! Your application pool must match the bitness of your Windows version. So, for example, if your server runs a 64-bit Windows version, set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 2 and higher (including Express version)
    NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Any IBM-PC compatible system running Windows, including Vista® Ultimate, Vista® Business and Windows 7

    • minimum 166 MHz with at least 64MB RAM
  • Mac OSX

Hardware

  • Suggested minimum requirements: Pentium 166 MHz or faster with at least 64MB of RAM

Note: If a client computer is 64-bit, you cannot use eWebEditPro to create Smart Forms. To create Smart Forms on a 64-bit machine, you must use the eWebedit400 editor on Version 8.0 or higher.

Browsers for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browsers for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Options

Web development tools

  • Visual Studio 2005 / 2008
  • Visual Web Developer 2005 / 2008 Express

    • For Web site development: Visual C# 2005/2008 Express and Visual VB 2005 Express
    • For Plug-in Extensions creation: Adobe Dreamweaver

Ektron version 8.00 system requirements

Each deployment is unique. When you consider the needs of your production environment, Episerver recommends that you engage with our Episerver Expert Services team that provide implementation, training, and even support for every step of the process.

Server requirements

Recommended minimum hardware configuration

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 supporting Hyper-Threading or Intel® Xeon® processor (with 800MHz bus)
  • 2GB RAM
  • RAID array of hard disk drives

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000, XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business & Ultimate

Note: Only use Windows XP for testing and development. Do not use it on your production server.

Web application server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Web server

    • Microsoft IIS 6.0 or 7.0

Important! Your application pool must match the bitness of your Windows version. So, for example, if your server runs a 64-bit Windows version, set the application pool to 64-bit.

File system

  • NTFS (FAT 32 is not supported)

Databases 

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 2 and higher (including Express version)
  • NOTE: Azure SQL is not supported

Note: Ektron does not support case-sensitive databases. Virtual servers are not recommended for database server environments.

Client requirements

Operating system

  • Any IBM-PC compatible system running Windows, including Vista® Ultimate and Vista® Business

    • minimum 166 MHz with at least 64MB RAM
  • Mac OSX

Hardware

  • Suggested minimum requirements: Pentium 166 MHz or faster with at least 64MB of RAM 

Browser for content editing

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0

Note: Use released versions only. If you use Firefox, allow popups for your Ektron site or disable the popup blocker (Tools > Options > Content).

Browser for viewing

  • All major browsers, including:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari
    • Google Chrome

Options 

Web development tools

  • Visual Studio 2005 / 2008
  • Visual Web Developer 2005 / 2008 Express 

    • For Web site development: Visual C# 2005/2008 Express and Visual VB 2005 Express
    • For Plug-in Extensions creation: Adobe Dreamweaver

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