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Hardware and software requirements

This page describes the suggested hardware and software requirements to install Bonita platform.


The hardware recommended for Bonita Platform is strongly dependent on your environment and processes (number of processes instances, number of current users, operations and complexity…​).

Hardware required for Bonita Platform (Bonita Engine and Bonita Portal)

Type Minimum Recommended


4 CPU cores

4 CPU cores or more

Memory (RAM)

4 GB

8 GB or more

Disk space

10 GB

30 GB or more, depending on usage


Software required for Bonita Platform (Bonita Engine and Bonita Portal).


Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server

2016 64 bits

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

6.5 64 bits


16.04 LTS 64 bits

Java Virtual Machine

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment

8 (see note 1)


8 (see note 1)

Application Server

Apache Tomcat

8.5.x (x > 23)

Red Hat WildFly



(see note 2)


5.5.27 and higher in the 5.5.x line (see note 3)


9.3 and higher in the postgres 9 line

SQL Server

2016 (see note 4)


11gR2 (11.2.0.x) and 12c (12.1.0.x.y) (see note 5)


Mozilla Firefox

latest version

Google Chrome

latest version

Microsoft Edge

latest version

Internet Explorer



  1. Bonita can be executed on Java 8. All development artifacts (connectors, REST API extensions, etc) must be compiled with Java 8 byte code (target version).

  2. Your database must be configured to use the UTF-8 character set.

  3. MySQL must be configured with innoDB storage engine. Even if the 5.5.x line is recommended, tests have shown that Bonita BPM can run with MySQL 5.6.x and 5.7.x (please make tests prior to using these versions, especially when using exotic encoding/charset). Note that Bonita BPM does not work with MySQL 8.x

  4. There is a known issue between Bitronix (the transaction manager shipped by Bonitasoft for the Tomcat bundle and inside the Deploy bundle for Tomcat) and Microsoft SQL Server JDBC driver (refer to: MSDN note, Bitronix note). Therefore, using Bitronix as a transaction manager with SQL Server does not work and is not supported. To use SQL Server database requires that you use the WildFly bundle provided by Bonitasoft. Note: This limitation disappears in the 7.9 release.

  5. Oracle must be configured using AL32UTF8 character set to store properly all Char data