A guide to installing and setting up the openCDMS software for system administrators.
The openCDMS system is very flexible and can run on both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows Servers.
The system is written in Java v1.5 and uses a database backend with Apache Tomcat. openCDMS uses hibernate and so is not dependent on any one database management system. It has been tested on IBM DB2, MySQL and MS SQL Server, although it should also be compatible with most other major DBMSs, including PostgreSQL.
For a complete guide to recommended server specifications and configurations, see the installation guide.
The client applications are Java-based and managed using Java Webstart. Client machines will need the Java1.5 or greater JRE to be installed and it is recommended that they have at least 512MB of ram. The applications have been tested on MS Windows, MacOS X and GNU/Linux systems.