Hardware and Software Requirements

The OTOBO web application can be installed on Linux and other Unix derivates, e.g. OpenBSD or FreeBSD. Running OTOBO on Microsoft Windows is not supported.

The web application uses a relational database as backend. So, to run OTOBO, you’ll need to run at least a web server and a database server. The web server and the database server may be installed either on the same or on different hosts.

Alternatively, OTOBO can also run under Docker. When running under Docker, the web and the database server are already included in the setup. Support for deployment with Kubernetes is under development.

The OTOBO web application requires Perl along with additional Perl modules from CPAN. The modules can be installed either with a Perl package manager or via the package manager of your operating system (rpm, yast, apt-get). There is console command for checking the module dependencies.

otobo> /opt/otobo/bin/otobo.CheckModules.pl --inst

If some packages are missing, you can get an install command for your operating system by running the script with the --list option.

otobo> /opt/otobo/bin/otobo.CheckModules.pl --list | more

The listed commands should then be executed with root privileges.

The output of the module check script shows the installed packages and the version numbers. Missing modules are marked with a comment.

Required packages:
  o Archive::Tar.....................ok (v2.32)
  o Archive::Zip.....................ok (v1.67)
  o Const::Fast......................ok (v0.014)
  o Date::Format.....................ok (v2.24)
  o DateTime.........................ok (v1.51)
    o DateTime::TimeZone.............ok (v2.38)
  o Convert::BinHex..................ok (v1.125)
  o DBI..............................ok (v1.643)
  o Digest::SHA......................ok (v6.02)
  o File::chmod......................ok (v0.42)
  o List::AllUtils...................ok (v0.15)
  o LWP::UserAgent...................ok (v6.26)
  o Moo..............................ok (v2.003006)
  o namespace::autoclean.............ok (v0.29)
  o Net::DNS.........................ok (v1.22)
  o Net::SMTP::SSL...................ok (v1.04)
  o Path::Class......................ok (v0.37)
  o Sub::Exporter....................ok (v0.987)
  o Template::Toolkit................ok (undef)
  o Template::Stash::XS..............ok (undef)
  o Text::CSV........................ok (v1.95)
  o Text::Trim.......................ok (v1.04)
  o Time::HiRes......................ok (v1.9760)
  o Try::Tiny........................ok (v0.30)
  o URI..............................ok (v1.71)
  o XML::LibXML......................ok (v2.0207)
  o YAML::XS.........................ok (v0.81)
  o Unicode::Collate.................ok (v1.27)
  o CGI::PSGI........................ok (v0.15)
  o DBIx::Connector..................ok (v0.56)
  o Path::Class......................ok (v0.37)
  o Plack............................ok (v1.0047)
  o Plack::Middleware::ForceEnv......ok (v0.02)
  o Plack::Middleware::Header........ok (v0.04)
  o Plack::Middleware::Refresh.......ok (undef)
  o Plack::Middleware::ReverseProxy..ok (v0.16)
  o Plack::Middleware::Rewrite.......ok (v2.101)
  o SOAP::Transport::HTTP::Plack.....ok (v0.03)

Recommended features for setups using apache:
  o ModPerl::Util....................ok (v2.000011)

Database support (installing one is required):
  o DBD::mysql.......................ok (v4.050)

Various features for additional functionality:
  o Encode::HanExtra.................ok (v0.23)
  o Net::LDAP........................ok (v0.66)
  o Crypt::Eksblowfish::Bcrypt.......ok (v0.009)
  o XML::LibXSLT.....................ok (v1.99)
  o XML::Parser......................ok (v2.46)

Features enabling communication with a mail-server:
  o Net::SMTP........................ok (v3.11)
  o Mail::IMAPClient.................ok (v3.42)
  o Authen::SASL.....................ok (v2.16)
  o Authen::NTLM.....................ok (v1.09)
  o IO::Socket::SSL..................ok (v2.067)

Optional features which can increase performance:
  o JSON::XS.........................ok (v4.02)
  o Text::CSV_XS.....................ok (v1.41)

Required packages if you want to use PSGI/Plack (experimental and advanced):
  o Gazelle..........................ok (v0.49)
  o Linux::Inotify2..................ok (v2.2)
  o Plack::App::File.................ok (undef)

Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements highly depend on the usage of OTOBO. OTOBO can be used to process a few tickets per month or to process hundreds of tickets per day. The storage requirement also depends on the number of tickets and size of attachments.

We recommend using a machine for testing purposes with at least:

  • small CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 10 GB storage

We recommend using a machine for production purpose with at least:

  • 3 GHz Xeon or comparable CPU
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommend)
  • 40 GB storage

Note

Hardware requirements depend on the usage of OTOBO. Please contact your OTOBO consultant before deploying any hardware.

Software requirements

Perl
  • Perl 5.24.0 or higher
  • Perl packages listed by /opt/otobo/bin/otobo.CheckModules.pl --list console command
Web Server
  • Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4
Databases
  • MySQL 5.6 or higher
  • MariaDB
  • PostgreSQL 9.2 or higher
  • Oracle 10g or higher
Optional
  • Elasticsearch 7.x (fast search function for live previews)
  • Redis (fast caching)
  • nginx or any other web server that can be used as a reverse proxy (SSL support and load distribution)
Web browsers
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Any other modern web browser with JavaScript support