Sitecore Experience Platform (SXP) 8: Software and Hardware Requirements

The new Sitecore Experience Platform (SXP) 8 has lot of changes from the previous Sitecore version. There is a need of latest Software and Hardware to run a new SXP instance. The detailed explanation is available in dev.sitecore.net. Here is the quick overview of the requirements.

Requirements for Sitecore Experience Platform:
Internet Information Services (IIS):
  • IIS 8.5
  • IIS 8.0
  • IIS 7.5
  • IIS 7.0

Operating System (OS):
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) SP1+
  • Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) SP2+
  • Windows Vista (32/64-bit) SP2+ (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) (Enterprise, Professional, Core)
  • Windows 8 (32/64-bit) (Enterprise, Professional, Core)
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit, Home Premium and higher) SP1+ (Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional)

.NET Framework:
  • .NET Framework 4.5

Visual Studio:
  • Visual Studio 2012 or later

Database: (supports corresponding express edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • MongoDB Database 2.6.1 or later (for Sitecore xDB)

Hardware:
  • Minimum: 4 core processor (4 threads), 8GB of RAM
  • Recommended by Sitecore: 4 core processor (8 threads), 16GB of RAM

Sitecore XP Clients:
Browser:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 17+
  • Google Chrome 25+
  • Apple Safari 6 for Mac OS (Windows is not supported by Apple)

Silverlight, Adobe Flash 
  • for certain applications like xDB, AppCenter. 

Hardware for XP Client:
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2GHz or faster processor.
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum, 1GB – recommended.
  • TCP/IP connection at 512Kbps or faster to the Sitecore XP host.
  • 1024×768 or greater screen resolution required for advanced operations.

More details can be retrieved from dev.sitecore.net

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