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FileMaker Server 13

System Requirements

Note: OS X Lion is no longer supported. Please update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Server 13.

Operating System*Server

Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

Windows 7 Professional Edition SP1 (64-bit)

OS X Mavericks v10.9.x (64-bit)

OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mountain Lion Server v10.8.5 (64-bit)

*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Server may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported.

Hardware Requirements

Database Server
MinimumRecommended
CPU: Dual Core
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space
CPU: 4-Core
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 80 GB or more, dependent on file size, requires minimum 10 GB free space

FileMaker WebDirect

Supported web browsers:

FileMaker WebDirect is accessible from a web browser. Supported web browsers include:

  • Safari 6.x and Safari 7.x
  • Internet Explorer 9.x or 10.x
  • Chrome 27.x
Concurrent connections

FileMaker WebDirect is accessed using concurrent connections in FileMaker Server 13. One concurrent connection comes with FileMaker Server 13 and additional connections can be purchased through the Server Admin Console or the FileMaker Store. Learn more about concurrent connections.

Recommended Hardware Configurations:

FileMaker WebDirect may require a second machine to be configured as a Web Publishing Server. The number of concurrent users accessing your solution determines the server machine configuration.

 Recommended Web Publishing Server Configuration
Number of FileMaker WebDirect concurrent usersRAMCPU
1-6 Second machine is not required, install on database server
7-16 8 GB 4-Core
16-26 12 GB 8-Core
27-50 16 GB 12-Core

See the Server Getting Started Guide for more information on machine configurations.

Capacities

The table below lists the tested and theoretical maximum simultaneous connection limits for FileMaker Server 13. Tested maximums reflect the test configuration and do not represent a guarantee of performance.

FileMaker Server 13
Type of clientsTestedTheoretical
FileMaker Pro 250 Unrestricted**
Custom Web Publishing (CWP)* 200 2000
FileMaker Go 50 Unrestricted**
FileMaker WebDirect 50 50
ODBC/JDBC 50 Unrestricted**

*Multiple users can share a single CWP connection. CWP Connections are based on simultaneous request events, rather than persistent connections.

**Connections are limited only by your hardware, database design, and operating system.

Additional Requirements

TechnologyRequirements
Java

FileMaker Server 13 requires JRE 1.7.0_25. This version is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Server may also work with later versions of Java certified by 
FileMaker, Inc.

PHP

FileMaker Server 13 installs what you need to use PHP including the PHP engine, the FileMaker API for PHP, sample code, and documentation. Use the latest version of PHP that FileMaker, Inc. has certified.

Windows users need PHP 5.3.27
OS X 10.9 users need PHP 5.4.17
OS X 10.8 users need PHP 5.3.15

Admin Console

The Admin Console is accessed through a web browser from a machine that has network access to FileMaker Server 13. Supported web browsers include:

Safari 6.x and Safari 7.x
Internet Explorer 9.x or 10.x
Chrome 27.x

These versions are the minimum requirements. FileMaker Server may also work with later browser versions certified by FileMaker, Inc.

Networking

TCP/IP

Required on all deployments: Ports 80, 443, and 5003 for FileMaker clients; 16000 for Admin Console users.

FileMaker Server 13 does not limit the number of simultaneous FileMaker Pro/Pro Advanced client connections; each FileMaker Pro/Pro Advanced client requires a licensed copy of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Supported ESS Data Sources MS SQL Server 2008 R2
MS SQL Server 2012
MySQL 5.6
Oracle 11g R2

 

Addtional information can be found here.

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