Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2016
The following table lists the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may require greater hardware requirements for your servers.
|Computer and processor||A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:
The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.
BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.
|Memory||2 GB or more|
|Hard disk||10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation, including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.|
The hardware requirements listed are the minimum. Every environment is different and there's a very good chance that your environment may need more. See Recommendations for Installing, Sizing, Deploying, and Maintaining a BizTalk Server Solution.
Software requirements & supported versions
|Internet Information Services (IIS)||The version that comes with the operating system.
KB 224609 lists the IIS versions.
|Provides a scalable web application infrastructure, and is required for EDI, BAM, and the SharePoint adapter.|
|Windows Identity Foundation||Included with the operating system as a Feature.||Optional.
Used by the Windows SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM), which is automatically installed when you install BizTalk Server.
If you plan to receive or send messages from SharePoint Services, then a SharePoint Services computer is required. It can be installed on the same computer as BizTalk Server, or preferably on a separate computer.
Required by Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to display a real-time view of business processes.
|Microsoft .NET Framework||Required for all BizTalk Server managed components.|
|Microsoft Visual Studio||Visual Studio 2015||Optional.
Provides a development environment for building BizTalk Server applications. Ultimate Edition is recommended, but Premium and Professional are also supported. Required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK.
|Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package||The x86 and x64 versions are required. Download at Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013.||Required.
The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed.
The 2013 version is required, even though Visual Studio 2015 is used.
|Microsoft SQL Server||
||Required for BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM.
For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. To fully use the BizTalk Server SDK, or deploy BizTalk Server applications from Visual Studio, install the SQL Server Development Tools.
|SQL Server Database Mail||The version that comes with SQL Server. Configure SQL Server Database Mail.||Optional.
Required to use BAM Alerts.
|SQL XML||SQL XML 4.0 with Service Pack 1. Download SqlXml 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1).||Required for BizTalk Server Runtime, Administrative Tools, and BAM.
SQLXML enables XML support for your SQL Server Database. It allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create XML view of your existing relational data, and work with the view as if it was an XML file.
The redistributable CAB file automatically installs this for you. SQL XML may have its own software requirements (such as
|WinSCP||WinSCP version 5.7.7. Download WinSCP.||Required to use the SFTP adapter.|
Required only when using IBM WebSphere MQ.
|LOB and enterprise systems||Supported Line-of-Business (LOB) and Enterprise systems lists the supported versions.||Required when using the adapters in the BizTalk Adapter Pack.
BizTalk Adapter Pack lists the available system adapters.
Service Pack and Cumulative Update Support
All service packs, cumulative updates, security updates, and hotfixes are supported on a BizTalk Server. It is strongly encouraged to install the latest update for Windows, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and any program installed. Service Packs for Microsoft products are supported based on the baseline support for that product. Refer to Support Lifecycle Index for BizTalk Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and other Microsoft programs.