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System requirements

Please note that you can also choose to have OCLC host your CONTENTdm collections; click here for more information.

CONTENTdm Server

The CONTENTdm Server requires the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 or 2008 R2; Linux (2.6 kernel). Operating system must be 64-bit. Dual-core processor is required but quad-core is recommended. CONTENTdm has been tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5 & 6, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. The CONTENTdm Server has been successfully installed on other Linux distributions based on the 2.6 kernel; however, not all distributions based on that kernel are supported.
  • Dedicated Web server (IIS 7 or 7.5 with Windows® 2008 or 2008 R2, Apache with Linux).
    Note: CONTENTdm can, and usually does, coexist on systems with other websites and applications. The CONTENTdm Server may be installed on the same or on a separate machine from the CONTENTdm Website. It should have its own Web server (IIS or Apache) instance if it is installed on the same machine.
  • PHP 5.3 with Linux.
    Note:
    PHP 5.3 is required for both Server and Website if installed on the same Linux machine.
  • 1 GB RAM minimum. 2+ GB RAM recommended. 4 GB RAM required for Level 3 licenses, but 8-12 GB recommended for large installations, especially those with full-text transcriptions.
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation.
  • Adequate disk space to hold your collection. (For example, if you have JPEGs with an average file size of 100KB, 500 JPEG images would require about 50MB of disk space. Larger image files or audio/video files require additional disk space.)

CONTENTdm Website

The CONTENTdm Website requires the following:

  • Dedicated Web server (IIS 7 or 7.5 with Windows® 2008 or 2008 R2, Apache with Linux).
  • PHP 5.3 with Linux.
    Note:
    PHP 5.3 is required for both Server and Website if installed on the same Linux machine.
  • 1 GB RAM minimum. 2+ GB RAM recommended.
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation.

CONTENTdm Project Client

The CONTENTdm Project Client requires the following:

  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 or higher (or Internet connection for downloading .NET 3.5).
  • Microsoft® Windows XP with SP2 or SP3 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit. For sites processing large volumes of files, a 64-bit operating system is recommended.
  • Windows XP: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1 GB RAM recommended. Windows Vista and Windows 7: 1 GB RAM minimum; 2 GB RAM recommended. For sites processing large volumes of files, 4 GB RAM is recommended.
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation (a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive).
  • Minimum display resolution of 1024 × 768.
  • 256Kbps or faster connection.
  • Adobe® Reader 8 or later.

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