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2 BRM Software Compatibility

This chapter lists the software compatible with Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) 7.5 server and client systems.

Overview

Before installing the BRM 7.5 server and client systems, note the following:

  • BRM 7.5 server components do not support any 32-bit server operating systems.

  • BRM 7.5 supports both AL32UTF8 and UTF8 character sets. The default character set is AL32UTF8 and is recommended for all new BRM 7.5 deployments. Upgrades from previous BRM versions can continue to use UTF8, although the recommendation is to migrate to AL32UTF8 to improve future support.

  • Oracle supports versions of that software where the software vendor declares backward compatibility to the version certified with BRM and where the upgrade is a minor version increment; for example, from 8.5.1 to 8.5.2.

The following principles are fundamental for maintaining a secure system:

  • Keep software up to date. You must keep the product and the installed software dependencies up to date. This includes the latest product release and any patches that apply to it.

  • Keep up to date on security information. Oracle regularly issues security-related patch updates and security alerts. You must install all security patches as soon as possible. See the "Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts" article on the Oracle Technology Web site:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Solaris

This section describes the primary software components compatible with an Oracle Solaris implementation.

Operating Systems

Table 2-1 shows the versions of Solaris server and client operating systems compatible with BRM 7.5:

Table 2-1 Server Operating System Versions (Solaris)

Operating System Notes

Solaris 10

NA


Note:

For BRM 7.5 Patch Set 4 or later patch sets, if BRM is installed on a Solaris server, install the 148198-03 for SPARC patch on that server. You can download the 148198-03 for SPARC patch from http://patchstatus.us.oracle.com/patchstatus/search.php?patchid=148198-03. For information about installing the Solaris patches, see the Oracle Solaris documentation.

The following clients are supported on Solaris:

  • Developer Center

  • Self-Care Manager

Compilers

Table 2-2 shows the supported compilers:

Table 2-2 Supported Compilers (Solaris)

Compiler Notes

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2

Certified for use on Solaris platforms only.

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 13.10.3077

Supported for client uninstallers.


Database Servers

Table 2-3 shows the compatible database servers (enterprise):

Table 2-3 Compatible Database Servers (Solaris)

Database Server Version Notes

Oracle Database 10g

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g

Use Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g for high-availability configurations only. For scalability, use a multischema system. See "A BRM Multischema Production System".

BRM 7.5 supports AL32UTF8 as its default character set. It also continues to support the UTF8 character set for BRM installations that are being upgraded to BRM 7.5 from previous versions. The unicode character set AL32UTF8 is recommended for all new BRM 7.5 deployments.

Oracle Database 11g (Oracle 11.1.0.6 and later patch levels)

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 11g R2

(Enterprise Edition)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R2

NA

Oracle In-Memory Database (IMDB) Cache 11.2.2.2.0

NA

Oracle Clusterware 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 12c R1 (Oracle 12.1.0.1.0)

(Enterprise Edition)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 6.


Web Servers

Table 2-4 shows the compatible Web servers:

Table 2-4 Compatible Web Servers (Solaris)

Web Server Notes

Apache 2.2.4

NA

Apache 2.2.6

NA

Apache 2.2.8

NA

Apache 2.2.10

NA


Web Browsers

Table 2-5 shows the compatible Web browsers:

Table 2-5 Compatible Web Browsers (Solaris)

Version Notes

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

NA


AIX

This section describes the primary software components compatible with an AIX implementation.

Operating Systems

Table 2-6 shows the operating system compatibility for servers and clients:

Table 2-6 Operating System Versions (AIX)

Operating System Notes

IBM AIX Version 6.1

AIX 6100-07-01-1141


The following clients are supported on AIX:

  • Developer Center

  • Self-Care Manager

Compilers

Table 2-7 shows the supported compilers:

Table 2-7 Supported Compilers (AIX)

Compiler Notes

xlc 11.1 (xlc 11.1.0.3)

XL C/C++ Runtime for AIX 6.1 (6100-07-01-1141)


Database Servers

Table 2-8 shows the compatible database servers:

Table 2-8 Compatible Database Servers (AIX)

Database Server Version Notes

Oracle Database 10g

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g

Use Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g for high-availability configurations only. For scalability, use a multischema system. See "A BRM Multischema Production System".

BRM 7.5 supports AL32UTF8 as its default character set. It also continues to support the UTF8 character set for BRM installations that are being upgraded to BRM 7.5 from previous versions. The unicode character set AL32UTF8 is recommended for all new BRM 7.5 deployments.

Oracle Database 11g (Oracle 11.1.0.6 and later patch levels)

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 11g R2

(Enterprise Edition)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R2

NA

Oracle In-Memory Database (IMDB) Cache 11.2.2.2.2

NA

Oracle Clusterware 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 12c R1 (Oracle 12.1.0.1.0)

(Enterprise Edition)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 6.


Web Servers

Table 2-9 shows the compatible Web servers:

Table 2-9 Compatible Web Servers (AIX)

Web Server Notes

Apache 2.2.6

NA


Note:

Apache recommends upgrading to 2.2.x.

Web Browsers

Table 2-10 shows the compatible Web browsers.

Table 2-10 Compatible Web Browsers (AIX)

Browser Notes

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

NA


Linux

This section describes the primary software components compatible with a Linux implementation.

Operating Systems

Table 2-11 shows operating system compatibility for servers and clients:

Table 2-11 Operating System Versions (Linux)

Operating System Notes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.5, AS release 4 (October Update 5) and higher 4.x updates

NA

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, (RHEL4.5), AS release 4 (Nahant Update 5) and higher 4.x updates

NA

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and higher 5.x updates

NA

RHEL5 and higher 5.x updates

NA

RHEL 6.3

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.


The following clients are supported on Linux:

  • Developer Center

  • Self-Care Manager

Compilers

Table 2-12 shows the supported compilers:

Table 2-12 Supported Compilers (Linux)

Compiler Notes

gcc version 3.4.6

Red Hat 3.4.6-8

gcc version 4.1.x

For Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and REL5

gcc version 4.4.6

Red Hat 4.4.6-4


Database Servers

Table 2-13 shows the compatible database servers:

Table 2-13 Compatible Database Servers (Linux)

Database Server Version Notes

Oracle Database 10g

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g

Use Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g for high-availability configurations only. For scalability, use a multischema system. See "A BRM Multischema Production System".

BRM 7.5 supports AL32UTF8 as its default character set. It also continues to support the UTF8 character set for BRM installations that are being upgraded to BRM 7.5 from previous versions. The unicode character set AL32UTF8 is recommended for all new BRM 7.5 deployments.

Oracle Database 11g (Oracle 11.1.0.6 and later patch levels)

(Oracle Enterprise)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 11g R2

(Enterprise Edition)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g R2

NA

Oracle In-Memory Database (IMDB) Cache 11.2.2.2.0

NA

Oracle Clusterware 11g R1

NA

Oracle Database 12c R1 (Oracle 12.1.0.1.0)

(Enterprise Edition)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 6.


Web Servers

Table 2-14 shows the compatible Web servers:

Table 2-14 Compatible Web Servers (Linux)

Web Server Notes

Apache 2.2.4

NA

Apache 2.2.6

NA


Web Browsers

Table 2-15 shows the compatible Web browsers.

Table 2-15 Compatible Web Browsers (Linux)

Browser Notes

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

NA


HP-UX IA64

This section describes the primary software components compatible with an HP-UX IA64 implementation.

Note:

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 5.

Operating Systems

Table 2-16 shows operating system compatibility for servers and clients:

Table 2-16 Operating System Compatibility (HP-UX IA64)

Operating System Notes

HP-UX IA64 11i Version 3 (B.11.31)

NA


The following clients are supported on HP-UX IA64:

  • Developer Center

  • Self-Care Manager

Note:

BRM can be customized on a 64-bit machine with the compiler's 32-bit flag set. This produces 32-bit code that runs on 32-bit and 64-bit machines.

Compilers

Table 2-17 shows the supported compilers:

Table 2-17 Supported Compilers (HP-UX IA64)

Compiler Notes

aCC B3910B A.06.12 [Nov 03 2006]

NA

cc C/aC++ B3910B A.06.12 [Nov 03 2006]

NA


Database Servers

Table 2-18 shows the compatible database servers:

Table 2-18 Compatible Database Servers (HP-UX IA64)

Database Server Version Notes

Oracle Database 10g R2 (Oracle 10.2.0.1 and later patch levels)

(Enterprise Edition only)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g

Use Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g for high-availability configurations only. For scalability, use a multischema system. See "A BRM Multischema Production System".

BRM 7.5 supports AL32UTF8 as its default character set. It also continues to support the UTF8 character set for BRM installations that are being upgraded to BRM 7.5 from previous versions. The unicode character set AL32UTF8 is recommended for all new BRM 7.5 deployments.

Oracle Database 11g (Oracle 11.1.0.6 and later patch levels)

(Enterprise Edition only)

NA

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g

NA

Oracle Database 12c R1 (Oracle 12.1.0.1.0)

(Enterprise Edition)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 6.


Windows

This section describes the primary software components compatible with a Windows implementation.

Operating Systems

Table 2-19 shows operating system compatibility for BRM clients:

Table 2-19 Operating System Compatibility (Windows)

Operating System Notes

Windows XP SP3

NA

Windows Vista Business Type (32)

NA

Windows 7

NA


Compilers

Table 2-20 shows the supported compilers for client development:

Table 2-20 Supported Compilers (Windows)

Compiler Notes

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 13.10.3077

NA

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 7.


Web Browsers

Table 2-21 shows the compatible Web browsers.

Table 2-21 Compatible Web Browsers (Windows)

Browser Notes

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

NA

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

NA


Other Compatible Software

Table 2-22 provides the compatibility information for other applications needed to create a complete customer management and billing system for your business:

Table 2-22 Third-Party Software Supported by BRM

Vendor Software Notes

AES

AES issue date: 29/07/2002

NA

Agentpp

Agentx++ version 1.4.14

NA

Agentpp

Agent++ version 3.5.26

NA

Agentpp

snmp++ version 3.2.20

NA

Apache Foundation

Axis2/Java 1.6.2

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.

Apache Foundation

Tomcat version 5.5.27

NA

Apache Foundation

Tomcat version 6.0.18

Servlet/JSP (2.5/2.1) JDK 1.5.0_09

Only supported for Self-Care Manager on Solaris.

Apache Foundation

Tomcat version 7.0.30

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 3.

Only supported for Web Services Manager and Self-Care Manager.

Apache Foundation

Tomcat version 7.0.42

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 7.

Only supported for Web Services Manager and Self-Care Manager.

Apache Foundation

Xerces-C++ 2.7.0

For all platforms.

Apache Foundation

Xalan-C++ 1.10

NA

Apache Foundation

Xalan-Java 2.7.1

NA

Apache Foundation

Xerces-J (Java) 2.6.2

NA

Apache Foundation

Xerces-J (Java) 2.9.1

Only JCA Resource Adapter uses Xerces version 2.9.1.

Borland

JBuilder 2008 Release 2

NA

HP

Java JDK/JRE 7.0.05

Supported only on HP-UX IA64.

IBM

Rational Purify 7.0.0.0_0.12

NA

Install Shield

Install Shield Multi-Platform 5.0.2

NA

Install Shield

Install Shield Multi-Platform 5.5

NA

LDAP

Netscape LDAP 5.0

NA

LDAP

Netscape LDAP 5.5

NA

LDAP

Netscape LDAP 6.1

NA

OpenSSL Project

OpenSSL 1.0.0a

NA

OpenSSL Project

OpenSSL 1.0.1g

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.

Oracle

Application Integration Architecture for Communications 2.4

NA

Oracle

Application Integration Architecture for Communications 2.5.1

NA

Oracle

Business Intelligence Publisher 10.1.3.4

Only supported for reports.

BRM and BI Publisher invoicing integration is certified only on the OC4J 10.1.3.x application server on Windows and Linux.

Oracle

Business Intelligence Publisher 10.2.0.5

Only supported for AMP.

Oracle

Business Intelligence Publisher 11.1.1.7

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 4 on Solaris, Linux, and AIX.

Notes:

  • On Solaris, BRM reports with BI Publisher 11g is certified as of BRM 7.5 Patch Set 4. You must install BRM 7.5 Patch Set 4 or later to use BRM reports with BI Publisher 11g.

  • Running reports and generating invoices with BI Publisher 11g running on Windows is not supported.

Oracle

Java JDK 1.6.0_26

Supported only on Windows, Solaris, Linux, and AIX.

Oracle

Java JRE 1.6.0_26

Supported only on Windows, Solaris, Linux, and AIX.

Oracle

Java JRE 1.7.0_13

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 5 on Windows, Solaris, Linux, and AIX. JRE 1.7.0_13 is certified with BRM 7.5 Patch Set 5 and later patch sets. You cannot have JRE 1.7.0_13 preinstalled during the installation of base BRM 7.5 software.

Oracle

jewt.jar 4.2.3.6

NA

Oracle

Oracle Glassfish Server 3.1

NA

Oracle

Oracle Help for Java 5

NA

Oracle

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.24

NA

Oracle

RDA 8.03

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8 on Solaris and Linux.

Oracle

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) (Middleware) 10.1.3.4

NA

Oracle

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) 11.1.1.5.0

NA

Oracle

WebLogic Server Version 9.1

WebLogic Server 9.1 is supported only for Self-Care Manager.

Oracle

WebLogic Server Version 10.3

NA

Paymentech

120 Byte Batch Version 3.0.0 R 4.2

Requires Paymentech Manager.

Paymentech

Online Authorization Version 7.4 R3

Requires Paymentech Manager.

Perl

Perl 5.8.0

NA

Perl

Perl 5.18.2

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8 on Solaris and Linux.

RIVERACE

ACE 6.1

NA

Roaming Standard

TAP 3.11.13

NA

Roaming Standard

TAP 3.12

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 3.

Roaming Standard

TAP 3.12 (TD57 version 32.1)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.

Roaming Standard

RAP 1.4

NA

Roaming Standard

RAP 1.5

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 2.

Roaming Standard

RAP 1.6 (TD32 version 6.11)

Support added in BRM 7.5 Patch Set 8.

Roaming Standard

Cyber 2.5

NA

Rogue Wave

SourcePro C++ 11.1

NA

Rogue Wave

Stingray Studio 7.1

NA

Taxware

Taxware Sales and Use 3.5.4 (32-bit)

Requires Taxware Manager.

Not supported on HP-UX IA64.

Taxware

WorldTax 2.6.2

Not supported on HP-UX IA64.

Vertex Communications Tax Q Series

CTQ 2.00.05

Support continued for CTQ 1.00.13 and CTQ 1.01.06

Vertex Sales Tax Q Series

STQ 4.0.6

Support continued for STQ 3.1.6 and STQ 3.2.21

HP-UX IA64 is supported with the ISAM database.

Webstart

1.6

NA