Platform Considerations

Serena Release Automation agents are platform agnostic, and can be installed on anything that provides a Java 1.5 JDK. The server process is also platform agnostic. Our customer base includes large Serena Release Automation installations on Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, other Unix flavors and various Linux platforms, all running successfully.

We have seen somewhat better performance from Unix and Linux operating systems, but recommend installing on the platform with which you are most familiar and comfortable.

Recommended Server Installation

Agent Minimum Requirements

Designed to be minimally intrusive, agents require 64-256 MB of memory and 100 MB of disk space. Additional requirements are determined by the processes the agent will run. Agents should be installed on separate machines. For evaluation purposes, a good option is to install an agent on a virtual machine.