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Collaborator Server > Installation

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System Requirements

This section describes the minimum and recommended requirements to install and run Collaborator server, as well as some steps that it is prudent to take before attempting to install Collaborator. Running Collaborator server in a VM environment is not recommended, since it cannot guarantee suitable performance due to resource contention.

Server Requirements

Please ensure that you meet or exceed the following requirements to run the current version of  Collaborator server.

Configuration for servers with 20 or fewer concurrent users:

Modern processor with 2 cores, 2.5Ghz or better. 64-bit platform is required for document reviews.
4GB free RAM
100GB free storage space
Windows, Linux, Solaris or BSD
(If Windows, must be a server edition, not workstation edition)
Separate database server is recommended. (Trial users may install on our embedded database.)

Configuration for servers with 50 or fewer concurrent users:

Modern server class processors with at least 4 cores in total, 2.5Ghz or better. 64-bit platform is required for document reviews.
12GB free RAM. We recommend increasing the memory available to Collaborator server (instructions here)
100GB free storage space
Windows, Linux, or Solaris
(If Windows, must be a server edition, not workstation edition)
Separate database server is required
Low latency link to database server
Access from all possible clients to server port without a proxy
Some kind of drive backup hardware (Example: RAID 0)

For servers with greater than 50 concurrent users, please contact our support team so that they can help with your implementation plan.

Preparing your Collaborator server
Install the latest stable build of Oracle Java JRE or JDK. Starting from ver. 9.4.9401 Collaborator Server and Client for Windows and Mac OS are distributed along with JRE. If no existing Java environment is found, or an existing Java does not meet the Collaborator's requirements, Collaborator will use the bundled version of Java. Therefore, it is not necessary to install Java separately on these platforms. See Java Compatibility Matrix for more details.
Create a database user with permission to connect via TCP/IP from Collaborator server.
Create an empty schema on database server in which aforementioned database user can create, alter, read, write, update, and delete tables.
Make sure that you have access to your intended server port (default 8080) through any firewall you may use.
If you intend to use LDAP or Active Directory for authentication, please review the relevant section of our manual. You may need to ask your LDAP or Active Directory administrator to create a dedicated user for the Collaborator server.

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