Atom system requirements

If you need to connect to applications and data locations within your local network, you will need to install an Atom on a machine within the network. Use the following guidelines to identify a proper machine for the Atom.


Anti-virus programs that scan the installation folder of your Atoms, Molecules, and Atom Clouds might conflict with their operation. If the anti-virus program attempts to access the files while your Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud is running, it can cause conflicts. Also, the anti-virus program could cause permission issues by being seen as a different user.

Therefore, disable the anti-virus program from running against the Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud installation folder.

Or, program the anti-virus program to run on the Atom, Molecule, and Atom Cloud installation folders during planned maintenance windows. Once the anti-virus program has been run, check the anti-virus quarantine folder for any valid files that may have been incorrectly quarantined.

Supported operating systems

Operating systemVersion
Windows 32- and 64-bitAll versions of Windows that support the Java 7 or Java 8 Runtime, from Windows Vista to the most recent version
Linux 32- and 64-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 and above

Suse Enterprise Linux Server 10 SP2 and above

Any other Linux distribution that supports the Java 7 or 8 Runtime

Unsupported operating systems

Dell Boomi does not officially support installations on Unix operating systems. Because Unix is not officially tested or supported by Dell Boomi, the Dell Boomi Support team will be unable to troubleshoot or support any Unix-related issues.

Minimum hardware requirements

A single Atom, Molecule node, or Cloud Molecule within an Atom Cloud can run on hardware ranging from business-class workstations to dedicated servers.

Processor1.8 GHz or higher Pentium 4 (or equivalent)
Memory2 GB RAM (minimum 1 GB dedicated to Atom, Molecule node, or Cloud Molecule)
Hard disk50 MB for run-time and configuration, 10 GB for data archiving

Minimum hardware requirements for high volumes of data

A single Atom, Molecule node, or Cloud Molecule within an Atom Cloud that must process high volumes of data has these requirements.

ProcessorDual 64-bit processors or higher

More processors allow for increased, simultaneous process executions

Memory4 GB of RAM (minimum 2 GB dedicated to Atom, Molecule node or Cloud Molecule)

More RAM allows for increased, simultaneous process executions

Hard disk100–200 GB of hard disk space

Increase purging levels to minimize Atom, Molecule node, or Cloud Molecule disk space

Minimum software requirements for Windows and Linux

Java (for Windows and Linux)Java 7 or 8 is required. Java 8 is recommended.

Dell Boomi internally tested Java versions 1.7.0_55 and 1.8.0_221.  

Java runtime (for Windows and Linux)The Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud is a Java application and requires Java 7 or 8 to run. Dell Boomi supports only the Oracle (formerly Sun) Java Runtime. The installer automatically downloads a private copy of the Java 8 JDK for the Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud's use.

Note: The private copy of the JDK is a complete JDK that is placed in your Atom’s or Molecule’s jre directory. The private JDK will not interfere with a shared JDK (one that you, not the installer, installed). It is not integrated into browsers and does not write registry entries.

JCE (for Windows and Linux)If needed, install the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files. These files are required to use PGP encryption and may be required by some connectors. You can download the files and instructions for Java 7. For versions of Java 8, you no longer need to install the policy file in the JRE or set the security property crypto.policy. Beginning with installations or upgrades of Atoms, Molecules, or Clouds that use the Java 8 JDK, JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction policy files are enabled by default. See the topic linked below for instructions.

To see if JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files are being used, go to Manage > Atom Management and select the Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud. In the Information panel, click Startup Properties. In the Startup Properties panel, if the Unlimited Strength Cryptography field is set to True, the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy files are being used.

Other Atom requirements

Here are other requirements and information about installing Atoms:

  • You can install more than one Atom on the same machine.

  • You also can install and run a combination of 32-bit and 64-bit Atoms on the same machine without causing conflicts between the Atoms. The machine must always be powered on, or least as often as processes are scheduled to run.

  • You must have a persistent high-speed Internet connection such as cable, DSL or higher.

  • You must have the appropriate LAN connectivity and security permissions to access the applications and data locations required for your particular integration scenarios.

Note: For high-volume processing in a local environment, consider using the Dell Boomi Molecule to support clustering and failover. Molecules have the same system requirements as Atoms, plus additional requirements.

If your system meets all of these requirements, you are ready to download the Atom installer.