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Prepare for the Installation

The Contrast application for Enterprise on Premises (EOP) includes a Tomcat servlet container, a MySQL database instance and an Oracle Hotspot Java Virtual Machine. All of these components are embedded within the installation binary and deployed to a single server as part of the Contrast architecture. You should prepare the following prior to installing the application:

  • System with adequate compute and memory resources based on guidance from our sizing recommendations
  • Adherence to the system requirements specified below
  • Installation of the MySQL run-time libraries (Linux Only)

System Requirements

Category Minimum Recommended Description
OS Architecture 64-bit 64-bit Due to memory requirements, the Contrast application can only run on 64-bit architectures.
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Centos 6
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Centos 7
Any modern Operating System should run Contrast. Contrast officially supports the following:
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Debian Linux
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Centos Linux
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 2012 R2
Java 1.8 1.8
MySQL 5.7 5.7.23 MySQL versions 8 and higher are currently not supported

MySQL Shared Libraries

To run Contrast, you must preconfigure your base operating system with a shared library for running MySQL. Depending on which operating system you deployed with Contrast, follow the installation options below:

Customers running Centos or RHL:

[contrast@myserver ~]# yum install libaio 

Customers running Ubuntu or Debian:

[contrast@myserver ~]# apt-get install libaio1 libaio-dev

Customers running Windows will need Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. MySQL added this as a requirement as part of the MySQL 5.7.18 release.