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Hardware and Software Requirements

This topic lists down all the hardware and software requirements for installing BizTalk Server 2013.

Hardware Requirements

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may dictate greater hardware requirements for your servers.

 

Component Minimum Requirement

Computer and processor

A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:

  • 1 GHz or higher for single processors

  • 900 MHz or higher for double processors

  • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors

Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.

The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.

BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.

Memory

2 GB of RAM

Hard disk

10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.

Drive

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (shared or attached)

Software Requirements

This table lists the minimum software required for running BizTalk Server. You’ll be guided through installation steps for all of these prerequisites in a later section.

 

Software Required Minimum Requirement Required for

Microsoft Windows

Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.

Internet Information Services (IIS)

IIS versions 7.5 and 7.0 are supported.

Provides a scalable Web application infrastructure and is required for EDI, BAM, WSS Adapter, and UDDI.

Windows Identity Foundation

When using the Windows SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM), Windows Identity Foundation is needed.

Appendix B: Install and Configure Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk Server Windows SharePoint Services adapter options.

SharePoint Services adapter or SharePoint Services Online when used with SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM). It is not needed when using the SharePoint Services Web Service, which is deprecated. Appendix B: Install and Configure Microsoft SharePoint Adapter provides specific information on the BizTalk Server SharePoint Services adapter installation options.

Microsoft SharePoint

The BizTalk Server Windows SharePoint Services adapter supports several Windows SharePoint Services versions, depending on your BizTalk Server installation options. Appendix B: Install and Configure Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk Server Windows SharePoint Services adapter options.

If you plan to receive or send messages from SharePoint Services, then a SharePoint Services computer is required. It can be installed on the same computer as BizTalk Server, or preferably on a separate computer.

Appendix B: Install and Configure Microsoft SharePoint Adapter lists the specific BizTalk Server Windows SharePoint Services adapter options.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Excel 2010. You must install Excel 2010 hotfix package – Knowledge Base article 2345338

noteNote
BizTalk Server 2013 supports only 32-bit version of Microsoft Office.

Required by Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to display a real-time view of business processes

Microsoft .NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.5

This is required for all BizTalk Server managed components

Microsoft Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2012

Provides a development environment for building BizTalk Server applications. Ultimate Edition is recommended, but Premium and Professional are also supported. This is required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK component

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

On an x86 computer, install only the x86 version of the package. On an x64 computer, install both x86 and x64 versions of the package. The installer is available as part of the BizTalk Server installation media under \Platform\SSO\Platform.

Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. In order to fully use the BizTalk Server 2013 SDK, or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio development environment, you must also install the SQL Server Development Tools.

ImportantImportant
  • BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in the Standard Edition of SQL Server. In order to use BAM RTA, you must install SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

  • Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.

  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.

This is required for BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM

SQL Server Database Mail

If you are configuring the BAM Alerts feature in BizTalk Server 2013 and you are using a SQL Server 2012 database, you must configure SQL Server Database Mail. Configure Database Mail lists the steps.

Enables the use of BAM Alerts.

SQL Server 2005 Notification Services

If you are configuring the BAM Alerts feature in BizTalk Server 2013 and you are using a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 database, you must install SQL Server 2005 Notification Services. Notification Services is not included with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and must be downloaded and installed separately. You can download SQL Server 2005 Notification Services from Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - December 2008

Enables the use of BAM Alerts.

SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1

To install SQLXML 4.0 SP1, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=189325)

This is required for BizTalk Server Runtime, Administrative Tools, and BAM. Enables XML support for your SQL Server database and allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create an XML view of your existing relational data and work with it as if it were an XML file.

Service Pack and Cumulative Update Support

All service packs, cumulative updates, security updates, and hot fixes are supported on a BizTalk Server. It is strongly encouraged to install the latest update for Windows, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and any program installed. Service Packs for Microsoft products are supported based on the baseline support for that product. The Support Lifecycle Index lists the lifecycle information for BizTalk Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and other Microsoft programs:

Support Lifecycle Index

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