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This page describes the supported platforms for Bamboo 3.0.x.

Key: (tick) = Supported; (error) = Not Supported

Java Version

Sun JDK (1)

(tick) 1.5
(tick) 1.6

Operating Systems


Microsoft Windows (2)


Linux / Solaris (2)


Apple Mac OS X (2)


Application Servers


Apache Tomcat (3)

(tick) 6.0.x
(tick) 5.5.x




(tick) 5.x with JDBC Connector/J 5.1


(tick) 8.2+ with PostgreSQL Driver 8.4.x

Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) 2008 with JTDS 1.2.2
(tick) 2005 with JTDS 1.2.2


(tick) 10G with Oracle 11.2.x
(tick) 11G with Oracle 11.2.x


(tick) (for evaluation only)

Web Browsers


Microsoft Internet Explorer

(tick) 8.0
(tick) 7.0
(error) 6.x

Mozilla Firefox

(tick) 3


(tick) 4

Source Repositories



(tick) 1.6

1. Sun JDK:

  • It is not enough to have the JRE only. Please ensure that you have the full JDK.
  • You can download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) from the Sun 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 DOS 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.

2. Please note:

  • 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

3. Deploying multiple Atlassian applications in a single Tomcat container is not supported. We do not test this configuration and upgrading any of the applications (even for point releases) is likely to break it. There are also a number of known issues with this configuration (see this FAQ for more information).

We also strongly recommend that you do not deploy multiple Atlassian applications in a single Tomcat container for a number of practical reasons. Firstly, you will need to shut down Tomcat to upgrade any application and secondly, if one application crashes, the other applications running in the Tomcat container will be inaccessible.

4. 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.

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