This article provides installation requirements and interoperability data for Nexus PRIME.

This article provides installation requirements and interoperability data for Nexus PRIME

Requirements

PRIME application server



MinimumRecommended
Hard disk storage

5 GB

The application generates log files, which consumes additional hard disk space.



CPU2 GHz> 2 GHz
RAM8 GB16 GB

The sizing requirements listed above are only recommendations for a default setup. The sizing may differ, for example depending on the following things:

  • Number of concurrent users in the PRIME applications.
  • System architecture: for example high availability setup, combined or distributed setup of the PRIME applications.
  • OS footprint: different operating systems consume different RAM/CPU loads.


It is recommended to host the application server and the database server in the same data center (but on separated servers). Connecting a PRIME application server to a database server via a WAN connection would mean higher latencies and would affect the performance of the system.



The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 10 (Client OS not recommended for production environment) 
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Linux and others on request


The following software is supported:

  • Oracle Java JDK/JRE:
    • Version 8.0 (32-bit and 64-bit) , Update 191 or higher
  • OpenJDK
    • Version 11 (6-4bit), Tested on OpenJDK 11.0.1
  • Application Server:
    • Apache Tomcat 8.5 and 8.0
    • IBM Websphere 8.5.5.11 (we expect Websphere expertise at the customer, Nexus does not offer integration services for deployment Websphere)

Required ports for Tomcat

On the Apache Tomcat at least two ports are required, one for HTTP and one for HTTPS. Tomcat default ports are 8080 (HTTP) and 8443 (HTTPS). To avoid port collisions, the PRIME distribution package is preconfigured with 18080/18443. The port numbers can be configured in the configuration file server.xml. Technically, it is not necessary to use HTTPS, but it is highly recommended.

PRIME database server



MinimumRecommended
Hard disk storage~ 1 MB
per person record with photo

CPU2 GHz> 2 GHz
RAM4 GB8 GB


It is recommended to host the application server and the database server in the same data center (but on separated servers). Connecting a PRIME application server to a database server via a WAN connection would mean higher latencies and would affect the performance of the system.



The following databases are supported:

  • SQL Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2014 and 2014 R2
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017
  • SQL Server 2019
  • Azure SQL
  • Oracle Database 11g
  • Oracle Database 12c
  • PostgreSQL 9.2 – 9.6
  • IBM DB2 10.5


All operating systems that can host the above databases are supported.

PRIME client workstation

All PRIME applications (Designer, Explorer, Tenant and Self-Service) are executed in up-to-date HTML5 web browsers such as:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge (Edge HTML engine)

PRIME releases are always tested with the latest browser versions.




MinimumRecommended
Hard disk storage

~ 100 MB for Nexus Card SDK installation

Nexus Card SDK is only necessary on a capture or production client.



CPU2 GHz> 2 GHz
RAM4 GB> 4 GB



The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 10
  • Linux (for clients without image capture, printing and encoding)

Platforms of mobile devices, for example iOS, Android, and Windows RT, are only supported by certain functions of the browser-based Nexus PRIME Self-Service, but cannot be used with Nexus PRIME Designer and Nexus PRIME Explorer.



The following version of JasperReports is supported:

  • Templates in JasperReports format (.jrxml) version 6.5.1 are supported


If a workstation is used as a capture client or production client, the Nexus Card SDK application must be installed and licensed.

This requires a Windows-based workstation (PC). For complete installation requirements for Card SDK, see the Nexus Card SDK documentation.

The following version is required:

  • Nexus Card SDK Version >= 5.4.0.22 

For PKI cryptochip encoding the following is also required:

  • A PKCS#11 compliant smart card middleware.
  • Oracle Java JDK/JRE or OpenJDK
    • Version: 8 or 11, Tested on JRE 8 Update 191 and OpenJDK 11.0.2
    • Architecture: 32-bit (for any smart card middleware) or 64-bit (for any smart card middleware except Nexus Personal)
  • The smart card middleware and client-side Java must have the same OS architecture, either 32-bit or 64-bit, since PRIME Explorer's encoding component connectors from the client-side Java to the middleware.


The following requirements apply for the use of PKI cryptochip encoding features on PRIME Self-Service clients:


Interoperability

Data connectors





Smartcards and smartcard middleware

Virtual smartcards

Language support

The following languages are supported: 

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish


This article is valid for Nexus PRIME 3.10.

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