Pivotal tc Server v4.0

Supported Configurations and System Requirements

This document describes the tc Server supported configurations and system requirements.

tc Server Supported Configurations

The following table shows all supported configurations for Pivotal tc Server.

Table 1. Pivotal tc Server Supported Configurations
Operating System Processor Architecture Production or Developer Support?
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

Oracle Linux 7

CentOS 7

(64 bit only)

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

Oracle Linux 6

CentOS 6
i686, x86_64

(32 or 64 bit)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.4


(64 bit only)

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

(64 bit only)

Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle Solaris 10

amd64, USparc III+

(64 bit only)

Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2012


(64 bit only)

Microsoft Windows 10 x86_64

(64 bit only)

Apple OS X 10.9+ x86_64

(64 bit only)


Note about supported JVMs:

Pivotal tc Server has been tested on the following JVMs with OpenJDK and Oracle JDK builds:

  • Java 6 (tc Runtime 7 only)
  • Java 7 (tc Runtime 7 and 8.5 only)
  • Java 8 LTS, 9, 10, 11 LTS for all tc Runtimes

There are various providers of Java SE implementations. We recommend you choose an implementation of Java SE specification with long-term support (LTS). Also, be sure to select a JVM version (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11) that is supported by your operating system and processor architecture.

Note about OS patch levels: Follow the guidance of your operating system or JVM vendor when deciding which patch levels should be applied to your computer. In general, the latest patch update levels are recommended.

Pivotal tc Server Versions

See the Pivotal tc Server release notes for information about supported tc Runtime versions:

Supported Java EE Specifications

Pivotal tc Server supports the following specifications:

The following related Pivotal product versions are supported with tc Server:

  • Pivotal GemFire HTTP Session Manager. Use GemFire for session management and replication. Available for download by using tcserver get-template gemfire-session-manager utility command. Also available from the Pivotal GemFire product page, click Download.

  • Redis. Use a Redis server for session management and replication. Available for download by using tcserver get-template redis-session-manager utility command.

Software Requirement - Install JDK or JRE

All tc Server editions require you to download a JDK or JRE.


  • Download a supported JDK or JRE


  1. On each computer where you plan to install the tc Runtime component of tc Server, download and install a JDK or JRE.
  2. Set your JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to your installation, and update your PATH environment variable to point to the JAVA_HOME/bin directory.

Note: While tc Server requires a JDK to run, Pivotal does not provide the JDK nor any technical support for the JDK. You are responsible for providing and supporting your chosen JDK. Please keep this in mind when selecting a JDK or JRE, as available vendor support for the chosen JDK may be a factor when making a selection.

Possibly Required - GNUtar

If you are installing tc Server on Solaris from a tarball, use GNUtar instead of the system tar.

For Solaris 11, use /usr/gnu/bin/tar where tc Server documentation references tar.

For Solaris 10, use /usr/sfw/bin/gtar where tc Server documentation references tar. If /usr/sfw/bin/gtar does not exist, it can be installed from the Solaris 10 installation CDs.

If you do not have the ability to install from the Solaris 10 installation CDs, a GNUtar implementation can be downloaded and installed from OpenCSW. When using this approach, use /opt/csw/bin/gtar where tc Server documentation references tar.