Hardware & Software requirements
Minimum Hardware requirements
|Your needs||Our recommendation|
|Ticket created per month||Console Users||CMDB: CIs||Servers||CPU||Memory||Disk for MySQL|
|< 200||< 20||< 50k||An all in one server||2vCPU||4Gb||10Gb|
|< 5000||< 50||< 200k||Two servers: Web + MySQL||4vCPU||8Gb||20Gb|
|> 5000||> 50||> 200k||Two servers: Web + MySQL||8vCPU||16Gb||50Gb|
The minimum screen size for using iTop is 1024*768 pixels, but the higher resolution the better.
We recommend to use virtual machines running Debian 9 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
iTop compatibility list
|iTop||Min required → Max supported||Limitations|
5.6 → 7.3
|5.6||10.1||MySQL 8 not working, PHP 7.4 not working
PHP 7.3 supported from 2.6.1
2.7.7 - 2.7.8
7.1.3 → 7.4
|5.6 → 5.7||10.1 → 10.4||MySQL 8 supported (not recommended for large
PHP 7.4 recommanded
IE9 no more supported
PHP 5.6 and 7.0.8 can work but not with all extensions
PHP 7.1.3 min is required if you use oAuth2 or extension Brute Force Protection
|2.7.9+||7.1.3 → 7.4||5.6 → 5.7||10.1 → 10.6||PHP 7.1.3 min is required|
7.1.3 → 8.0
|5.7+||10.3 → 10.6||MariaDB is now
preferred to MySQL
IE11 no more supported
PHP 8.0 supported only since 3.0.2
PHP 8.1+ not supported
|3.1.x||7.4 → 8.1||5.7+||10.3 → 10.6||PHP 8.1 supported|
|3.2.x||7.4 → 8.2 ?||5.7+||10.3 → 10.11|
in bold: when the min or max version has changed since the previous iTop version
in italique: the highest version supported, when it is known
Latest version of Chrome is recommended (Firefox is safe too).
Since 2.7.0, IE9 is no more supported
Since 3.0.0, IE11 is no more supported
Following versions of iTop will no longer supports any Internet Explorer versions
Configuring your webserver
Apache Httpd: iTop packages contains built-in configuration for Apache Httpd (
.htaccessfiles). Read more here : iTop and Apache HTTPD
Microsoft IIS: iTop packages contains built-in configuration for Microsoft IIS (
web.configfiles). Read more here : iTop and IIS
NGINX: To configure NGINX properly, take a look at this dedicated web page : iTop and NGINX
Suhosin: iTop and Suhosin
SELinux: iTop and SE Linux
iTop relies on Graphviz to produce graphical representations of the object's life-cycle as well as the impact analysis graph.
On Linux, graphviz is already part of the prerequisites defined above, so there is nothing additional to do.
On Windows: download Graphviz from the web site and install it.
dot.exeon Windows). For example :
C:\Program files (x86)\Graphviz 2.68\bin\dot.exe
To select a database version, check MariaDB release notes by version and MySQL Documentation
Indeed the query cache functionality was removed in MySQL 8, and this causes bad performances.
GET_LOCKMySQL function (for more information: Galera cluster known limitations).
MariaDB incompatibilities with iTop backup
With the following versions of MariaDB, iTop backup won't work:
When you perform this query:
MariaDB [sbacmdb]> select * from view_DBServer;
You get this error:
Error: Failed to execute mysqldump: mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'show create table `view_DBServer`': You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near '= 0 and `SoftwareLicence_softwarelicence_id_Licence`.`end_date` < date_format...' at line 1 (1064)
Root cause: This is a MariaDB issue, which was fixed in the following minor version.
Strategy: avoid those buggy MariaDB versions. Downgrade to a not impacted version or upgrade to the fixed versions:
Drop Views before doing Backup, Views are not required by iTop itself.
Cautious, a Setup will recreate the Views, so drop them again after that.
Views will be totally removed in 3.0, an optional free extension will be proposed for those still using them