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This page describes the supported platforms for Bamboo 5.9.x.

See also Bamboo best practice - system requirements.

Key(tick) = Supported; (warning) = Deprecated; (error) = Not Supported




Oracle JDK 

(tick) 1.8

(warning) 1.7

(warning) 1.6

(error) 1.5

For the Bamboo server, it is not enough to have just the JRE. Please ensure that you have the full JDK.

You can download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) from the Oracle website.

Once the JDK is installed, you will need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable, pointing to the root directory of the JDK. Some JDK installers set this automatically (check by typing 'echo %JAVA_HOME%' in a command prompt, or 'echo $JAVA_HOME' in a shell). You need to do this before installing Bamboo, as Bamboo will automatically configure JDK capabilities based on the system environment variables on your machine.

Note that your agents can build software with any JDK version. You only need to run the agent and server using a supported JDK.

(warning) Support for Oracle Java 1.6 and 1.7 is deprecated. See End of support announcements for Bamboo.

(error) Bamboo does NOT support OpenJDK 1.6.


(tick) 1.8

(warning) 1.7

(error) 1.6

Operating Systems



Microsoft Windows


Bamboo is a pure Java application and should run on any platform, provided all the JDK requirements are satisfied.

If you are using Linux/UNIX: A dedicated user should be created to run Bamboo, as Bamboo runs as the user it is invoked under and therefore can potentially be abused. Here is an example of how to create a dedicated user to run Bamboo in Linux:
$ sudo /usr/sbin/useradd --create-home --home-dir /usr/local/bamboo --shell /bin/bash bamboo



Solaris(tick) with Java JDK 1.7.x

Apple Mac OS X


Application Servers



Apache Tomcat

(tick) 7.0.x

We only support the Tomcat version bundled with Bamboo.




(tick) 5.5, 5.6

(warning) 5.1

(error) 5.0.x

MySQL is supported when used with the JDBC Connector/J 5.1.

(warning) Support for MySQL 5.1 is deprecated. See End of support announcements for Bamboo.



(tick) 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4

(warning) 8.x

PostgreSQL is supported when used with the PostgreSQL Driver 9.3.x JDBC4.

(warning) Support for PostgreSQL 8 is deprecated. See End of support announcements for Bamboo.


Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) 2012

(warning) 2008

(warning) 2005

SQL Server is supported when used with JTDS 1.2.8

(warning) Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 is deprecated. See End of support announcements for Bamboo.



(tick) 11G with Oracle 11.2.x

(error) 10G



(tick) (for evaluation only)

Bamboo ships with a built-in HSQL database, which is fine for evaluation purposes but is somewhat susceptible to data loss during system crashes. For production environments we recommend that you configure Bamboo to use an external database.

Web Browsers



Microsoft Internet Explorer

(tick) 11

(tick) 10

(tick) 9

(error) 8


Mozilla Firefox


Latest stable version supported



Latest stable version supported



Latest stable version supported
Source Repositories




(tick) client: 1.6-2.1.x

(error) client: 2.1.0

NOTE : Mercurial 2.1 has a bug that makes it incompatible with Bamboo. Please use Mercurial 2.1.1 or later.


(tick) with server 1.5-1.8

  • Bamboo 4.2, and later versions, support Subversion 1.7, but use the Subversion 1.6 Workspace Format by default to keep backwards compatibility with older Subversion working copies. You can set the bamboo.svn.wc.format system property if your Bamboo plans need to use Subversion 1.7 commands as part of your build scripts. See Setting Bamboo to Support Subversion 1.7 Workspace Format for details.
  • Bamboo works with Subversion 1.8, and supports the 1.8 Workspace Format.


(tick) with client 1.7.9+








Please note, Atlassian does not support custom elastic images. Consider customising the elastic agents started from your existing image instead. See End of support announcements for Bamboo.



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  1. Anonymous

    What is the installed size of Bamboo? we're doing planing to setup the JIRA server and need to be able to add up the storage space.


    1. The raw installed size is about 140MB.

      I am not sure if you are actually asking about how much disk space Bamboo will use once it's running.

      That heavily depends on your usage pattern, i.e. how many plans you will have, how many tests each plan will be executing (i.e. how large your test results are going to be), how many artifacts you are going to have and how large they are.

      We have Bamboo instances that get away with using 100MB on top of the installed size and ones that go up to 1TB.

      The best thing to do is allocate about 200-300MB on top of the installed size, start small and see how much you will need on top if your usage will grow.


  2. Hi,

    Do you have same page regarding supported platforms and operating systems for Bamboo Agents ?

    I'm specially interested to know if bamboo agent can run on z OS (or if a "running" JDK is enough).

    Thanks in advance



  3. Anonymous

    I've added JAVA_HOME environment variable but the installation fails saying it can't locate java. This is on Windows 2008 with JDK 1.7.

    Is there any further information on getting this to work? 

  4. Anonymous

    I am also having the same issue of JAVA_Home. It is saying it can't locate Java. On Windows 7 JRE 7 installed

  5. Did you make sure there are no spaces in your java_home path location. Atlassian doesn't really work well when that is the case.

  6. Is Java 1.8 supported?

    1. Hi Emmanuel,

      Currently Bamboo does not support Java 1.8 - it is limited to 1.6 and 1.7.

      Java 1.8 support is on the roadmap for future development.



      1. What's the timeframe for Java 8?

        1. Java 8 support will be coming in a release or two. Some parts of the Atlassian platform, such as the plugin system, are incompatible with Java 8 and will require some engineering time to fix. Note that you can still run builds that require Java 8 but you will only be able to run Bamboo on Java 6 and 7 until this issue is resolved.

          BAM-14426 - Bamboo incompatible with Java 1.8 Resolved

          1. Hi James,


            is there any update on Java 8. its really painfull to work with the current js vm which strongly influenced the build time. In April you said 1 or 2 releases? anything that you want to share?

          2. Bamboo is Java 8 compatible and the use of JDK 1.7 is officially deprecated.
            However the Plugin System is still not 1.8 compatible. Is there any update (or separate ticket) on that? 

            1. What do you mean by saying that Plugin System is not 1.8 compatible?

              1. I installed the Atlassian Plugin SDK 5.0.13 today on my mac through Homebrew. As per the instructions in the Atlassian tutorials, I updated to the Java 8 JDK.

                However, when I try to run `atlas-run` on a plugin freshly created through `atlas-create-bamboo-plugin`, it is not able to boot up the Bamboo instance.
                One of the issues seems to be, that the bamboo instance included/started by the the plugin SDK still bundles an old version of the Spring Framework, that is not Java 8 compatible.

                At first I understood James Dumays comment in a way, that basic Java 8 support would be rolled out in the next release, but parts like the plugin sdk would take longer. 

                1. Springs bundled with Bamboo 5.8 support Java 8.

                  If you're asking using Java 8 as a target level for plugin sources, that's still a bit away, probably 5.10.

  7. Subversion 1.8 support was added in Bamboo 5.5  BAM-13352 - Support for Subversion 1.8 Resolved

  8. Still no support for Oracle 12c?