EA Server Software Requirements

The table below lists the software requirements for EA Server installations.

Type Requirement
Operating System

Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 32-bit and 64-bi

Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit

Database Client
For Oracle or DB2, one configured ODBC data source name (DSN) per database instance. The database client must be .NET-enabled. Oracle database client requirements are as follows:
  • For Windows Server 2008, Oracle 10g, Fix Pack 3, Oracle 11g
  • For Windows 7, Oracle 11g
Pre-Requisite Software
Note: The pre-requisite software is automatically installed by the installer.
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Sentinel RMS License Manager
  • .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
    Note: On Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, .NET Framework is a feature and installing it is different from that on older versions. For information on how to enable it, see the Microsoft Support Blog.
  • .Net Framework 4.0
  • Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable 11.0.61030
  • Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable 14.11.25325.0
  • SQL Server 2014 Express (optional install)
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.62 (optional). Needed for EA Web deployment.
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (optional) Required to view HTML report outputs.
Microsoft Office (optional) Required by EA tools with reporting capabilities to save to Microsoft Office file formats. Excel is required for standard deviation charts in the Executive Report.
Microsoft Visio (optional) Required to generate output as Microsoft Visio .VSD files.
Note: Visio .VDX files are XML-based and may be generated without Visio being installed on the EA client.
OpenJDK JRE 8.0 or higher (optional) Required for Java parsing.