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  1. JDK/JRE 1.5+. We strongly recommend that you use Sun JDK 1.5 (Java 5) and above to run your Bamboo installation. You are likely to experience incompatibility problems running Bamboo under a different JDK.
    (tick) Don't forget to point your JAVA_HOME system environment variable to your Sun JDK before installing Bamboo, as Bamboo will automatically configure JDK capabilities based on the system environment variables on your machine.
  2. A database. NOTE: Bamboo ships with a built-in HSQL database, which is fine for evaulation purposes. For production environments it is recommended that you use an enterprise database, as described in Connecting Bamboo to an external database.
  3. Only if you are using the Bamboo EAR-WAR distribution: A servlet container that supports Servlet 2.4 specification. Most modern containers should comply to this.

While some of our customers run Bamboo on SPARC-based hardware, Atlassian only officially supports Bamboo running on x86 hardware and 64-bit derivatives of x86 hardware.

Choose your Bamboo 'Distribution':

Bamboo is available in two 'distributions':

Standalone distribution
  • Pre-packaged with the Jetty application server
  • Requires virtually no setup
  • Recommended for all users
EAR-WAR distribution
  • Deploys into an existing application server
  • Requires manual configuration
  • Suitable only for system administrators

The Standalone distribution is recommended even for organisations with an existing application server environment.



Running the Setup Wizard

Upgrade Guide
Release Notes

Bamboo Documentation