Which is the best Linux Version to run a production JIRA instance ?

I have gone through the supported platforms document and it doesn’t talk about the OS/Kernel versions. Can anyone say with which RHEL version can we get better JIRA performance ? I would like to go for JIRA 5.2.4

Also is there any specific kernel version which JIRA doesn’t support ?

Thanks, Vishnu.

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hi vishnu,

i can't say wich is the best linux to be picked for a productive instance..but i think you should choose the one you're (the systems administrator) is most fimilar with.

our company uses only RHEL6 some of my customers run Centos6.

also Debian systems run stable and safe.

i'd say jira won't mind the Linux OS/Kernel as it is not depending on any specific creteria.

except 32 or 64 bit. (seperate downloads available)

in the past i've seen some trouble using a custom JRE cause i don't want to mess arround with the bundled one..now all the applications use the same java (it was a certificate related decision. 1 cert in several keychains will hurt sometime when upgrading)

my personal opinion is jira and confluence run smoothely nice on a RHEL6 but i won't say that is the only distribution to get best performance...this depends on your hosts setup i.e. cpu,ram,hdd



Thanks for the info. I have some instances in RHEL 5.5 and 5.6.

Would like check the feasibility of using RHEL 6 with JIRA. Glad to know that you use RHEL 6. Have you ever faced any issues due to this flavor ?

Also, do you use 64 bit ? Which one you personally suggest ? RHEL 6 32 or 64 bit ?

I appreciate your help.

Regards, Vishnu

Thanks Nic.

Let me try with RHEL 6 64 bit then.

As C.Faysal says, it really is "whatever you are most familiar with". In terms of performanace, stability etc, you won't see a lot of difference between distributions.

As you've got RHEL 5.5 and 5.6 already, that's a really good start, but I'd be looking at RHEL 6 as you'll probably want to upgrade sooner or later anyway. I know of several Jira (and Confluence, and Bamboo and and and) installations running on RHEL 6 very well. All but one of them are on 64 bit, simply because it's faster for the hardware it's installed on.

hmm no i didn't faced any issues so far.

not on physical hosts (thats what production and failover hosts are) and not on virtual hosts (my sandboxes for playing arround with plugins and versions)

all of them are 64bit

the VMs may be configured a bit to poor...you will note some slower performance there but they really don't need to be high-performance systems.

Okay, thanks a lot for your help.

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