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System Requirements

For complete details about the hardware and software requirements for running a standalone Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server or the optional SBR Carrier Session State Register (SSR), see “Meeting System Requirements” in the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier Installation Guide.


SBR Carrier has been qualified and is supported on Oracle Solaris 10, 11.0, 11.1, and 11.3 (SPARC) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.0, and 7.2 on Intel (Xeon) platforms.


Steel-Belted Radius Carrier has been tested with Perl 5.8.4 and 5.8.8. Multiple Perl installations in discrete directories are supported, but attempting to use other versions of Perl with SBR Carrier may cause problems.

LDAP Plug-in

The LDAP plug-in requires SASL, which is included with the SBR Carrier package only for Solaris versions and not for Linux versions. For a Linux machine, you must ensure that you have the SASL package installed before starting SBR.

Tested Browsers

The Web GUI can be launched in different browsers across different platforms. Table 2 lists the tested browser versions and the operating systems.

Table 2: Web GUI—Tested Browsers



Operating System

Google Chrome

36 and later


Internet Explorer

9 and later


Mozilla Firefox

31 and later



23 and later



12 and later


Note: When you upgrade from an earlier SBR Carrier version to the current version, clear your browser’s cache before launching the Web GUI.

External Database Requirements

Steel-Belted Radius Carrier supports:

  • Any external database with a compatible JDBC connector.
  • Oracle native client versions 10, 11, and 12 to connect Oracle database versions 10, 11, and 12 on Solaris.

    Note: For SBR Carrier to act as an Oracle native client (only on Solaris), the Oracle 32-bit client or 64-bit client must be set up before installing 32-bit or 64-bit version of SBR Carrier respectively, because the Oracle server location is used during installation.

  • SBR Carrier has been tested with MySQL version 5.1.69 and Oracle database versions 10.2.0, 11.2.0, and

Signalware and SIM Requirements

To support the optional SIM authentication module, Signalware 9 with Service Pack 6.3 must be installed before installing SBR Carrier.

Caution: Service Pack 6.3 must be installed; otherwise, Steel-Belted Radius Carrier cannot use the Signalware communications stack.

For more information, see the SBR Carrier Installation Guide.

Note: SS7 cards are no longer supported for customers who consider upgrading to SBR Carrier release 8.4.0.

Modified: 2017-09-27