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, 6.9, 7.0, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 on Intel (Xeon) platforms.
SBR Carrier supports virtualization on Linux, VMware hypervisor, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, and logical domains on Solaris. SBR Carrier has been tested with VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5 versions and KVM hypervisor on a RHEL 7.3 machine. For more information on planning and tuning the performance of SBR Carrier running on the Linux and Solaris operating systems, see the Performance, Planning, and Tuning Guide.
SSR cluster in virtualized environments is not officially supported. Juniper Networks may still provide support for known issues and for those where you can demonstrate the issue exists on the native OS.
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.
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.
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
36 and later
9 and later
31 and later
23 and later
12 and later
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.
Oracle native client versions 11 and 12 to connect Oracle database versions 11 and 12 on Linux.
For SBR Carrier to act as an Oracle native client, the Oracle 64-bit client must be set up before installing 64-bit version of SBR Carrier, because the Oracle server location is used during installation.
SBR Carrier has been tested with MySQL version 5.1.69, Oracle database versions 10.2.0, 11.2.0, and 184.108.40.206 on Solaris, and Oracle database versions 11.2.0 and 12.2.0 on Linux.
Signalware and SIM Requirements
To support the optional SIM authentication module, Signalware 9 with Service Pack 6.5 must be installed before installing SBR Carrier.
Service Pack 6.5 must be installed; otherwise, Steel-Belted Radius Carrier cannot use the Signalware communications stack.
For more information, see the SBR Carrier Installation Guide.
SS7 cards are no longer supported for customers who consider upgrading to SBR Carrier release 8.5.0.