Software Gateway Specifications

Minimum requirements for a host machine running the Software form factor of the gateway:
Minimum requirements for a host machine running the Software form factor of the
Layer7 API Gateway
one IPv4 or IPv6 interface
Dual core processor, 2 GHz or faster
4 GB (8 GB or above recommended)
Operating System
Dedicated server running one of:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.10, 6.x, 7.x
  • CentOS 6.x, 7.x
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise 10 or 11
  • Solaris 10 (x86 or Sparc)
Support for Cloud Environments:
CA Technologies has not formally tested Software Gateway deployment in cloud environments. CA Technologies is fully committed to ensuring that the Software form factor runs on all supported operating systems, regardless of where those operating systems are located. Issues that arise between that operating system and the cloud environment should be directed to the operating system vendor or cloud environment owners.
Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0 u102
Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE)
JCE unlimited strength jurisdiction policy files
  1. Extract files.
  2. Copy the
    files to
    <JDK directory>
    on Gateway.
MySQL 5.5.x, with root user and password
  • minimum 500 MB for tablespace (1 - 10 GB recommended)
  • INNODB table handler required
Support for non-English characters:
If non-English characters will be used in the Policy Manager (connected to a Software Gateway), configure the MySQL server to use "character-set-server=utf8" in the MySQL server configuration file.
CA API Management OAuth Toolkit (OTK)
OTK 4.0
OTK 4.1
Optional Software
The following software is recommended:
  • SNMP installed and configured
  • NTP daemon installed and configured, for time synchronization
Layer7 API Gateway
offers the option to run with an embedded database that offers slightly reduced functionality, but with advantage of not requiring MySQL to be present.