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General information for codeBeamer 9.3.0
  • general.xml support is removed starting from 9.3.0, configuration values are converted during the upgrading procedure and System administrators can manage it using the Application configuration menu.
  • MySQL 5.6 is no longer supported anymore.
    • MySQL 8.0 is still not supported.
  • Apache Tomcat was upgraded to the latest 8.5.x series.
  • Highcharts was upgraded to 6.1.2.
  • codeBeamer High Availability is supported with OpenShift.
  • Only TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 SSL certifications will be accepted by Tomcat because of Security reasons.
  • BitBucket 5.5.8 is now supported as external Repository. Configure webhook.
  • Using External Repositories, when a Change Set is committed by a non-real codeBeamer user member those will be aggregated into SCM as Statistics using built in system user.
  • Add attachment permission is removed, Users with Add Comment permission can Add Attachments as well.
  • mxGraph diagram image export depends on Phantom JS to render images, please make sure Phantom JS is installed properly.
  • Moskito Monitoring was replaced by built in codeBeamer Monitoring solution. Moskito Monitoring no longer supported.

System Requirements

This page describes the hardware and software requirements of codeBeamer 9.3.x. For general requirements, please refer to the wiki page titled System Requirements.

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux and Mac-OS on 64-bit x86 architectures with at least 8 GB memory. 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported.

The amount of memory required depends on the number of concurrent users, and the data in the system.

Virtual Systems

codeBeamer 9.3.x versions are tested with VMware ESXi 5.0, ESX 6.5.0, ESX 6.7.0 and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).


Docker image is changed, please note the following changes

  • centos 7.6.1810 is used as a base image
  • additional environment variables are added
  • hosted SCMs are removed from the image
  • codeBeamer is available on http://localhost/ without /cb

Docker image is tested with 18.06.1-ce version of Docker

Docker with OpenShift

Docker and OpenShift configurations are automatic, please follow the installation instructions.

codeBeamer 9.3.x versions are tested with OpenShift (OKD 3.11) on AWS instances

Supported Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Platform Version Tested with Recommended
Oracle JRE 1.8.201 or higher 1.8.0_161 and 1.8.0_201 / 64-Bit ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28%2F%29%20
Open JDK 1.8.201 or higher 1.8.0_161 and 1.8.0_201 / 64-Bit ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28%2F%29%20

Supported Application Servers

codeBeamer is shipped and tested with Apache Tomcat 8.5.37. The windows-based installer has the tomcat application server already included.

It is recommended to upgrade to Apache Tomcat 8.5.37 version because of

codeBeamer 9.3.x Supported Databases

Database Version Tested with Recommended
MySql 5.7 5.7.21 ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28%2F%29%20
Oracle Oracle 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28%2F%29%20
MariaDb 10.1 MariaDB-1~wily 10.1.13-MariaDB-1~wily ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28-%29%20
(our tests show that MariaDB is stable but right now we do not recommend to use this on production environments)
Derby (only for evaluation) 10.13 ALT_WIKI:EMOTICON:%28-%29%20

codeBeamer 9.3.x Supported Browsers

In all browsers, JavaScript must be enabled to use the full functionality of codeBeamer.

Browser Version Tested with
Internet Explorer 11 (compatibility mode must be switched off) 11.674.15063.0
Firefox 65.0.x 65.0
Chrome 72.0.x 72.0.3626.81

Internet Explorer is tested with Windows 10 using built in Internet Explorer 11. Windows 7,8 Operation Systems with shipped IE11 are also supported but not tested.

Source Code Management Systems (SCM)

Git 2.11 or higher tested with Git 2.11
(requires special support contract)
3.0.1 or higher tested with 3.7.3
(requires special support contract)
7.0 or higher tested with
Subversion 1.7.x, 1.8.x, 1.9.x tested with 1.8.8, 1.9.1

JIRA Integration

JIRA Server version Tested with
JIRA 7.2.6 or higher JIRA 7.2.6 and 7.5.1.

Microsoft Office

Windows 7,10
Office 2013 IE11
Chrome (latest)
Firefox (latest)
Office 2016 IE11
Chrome (latest)
Firefox (latest)
Mac OS X Office 2016 Chrome (latest)
Firefox (latest)

You can find more details about Office Edit support

There are known problems with Office 365 in this version are not supported.
Office edit / Webdav have problems with Office 365 additionally Mac Office 2016 does not work with Office edit.