Bamboo Best Practice - System Requirements


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The recommendations in this guide may not fit all situations and your mileage may vary.

System requirements & considerations

  Note that Atlassian currently only supports Bamboo on x86 and 64 bit x86 derived hardware platforms.

Hardware considerations

CPU とメモリ

For Bamboo, the minimum CPU and memory requirements depend on the size and complexity of your plans. You need to consider:

  • Will your builds have functional tests as part of the plans?
  • Are your plans executed simultaneously? If so, how many plans will be running at any given time?
  • What are the requirements for your running builds, for example do they need large amounts of memory/disk/swap space?
  • How many users will be using Bamboo at any given time? Like any web application, the system resource needed is proportional to the load experienced by the server.
  • How many local agents do you plan on running?

User scenario使用率プロファイル

Bamboo Server

Individual user/


  • 10 - 20 plans
  • Little concurrent building
  • Light server use
4 core, 4 GB RAM
Medium team
  • 10 - 20 plans
  • Medium concurrency
  • Light server use
8 core, 8 GB RAM, remote agent use

Multiple small teams/

Large team

  • 20 - 100s plans
  • Plan branches
  • High concurrency
  • Medium server use
8 core, 16 GB RAM, more remote agents

Multiple large teams/


  • 1000s of plans
  • Frequent plan branches
  • High concurrency
  • High server use
16 core, 16 GB RAM, all remote agents


The Bamboo installation size is approximately 140 MB, however, Bamboo's storage requirements depend upon its usage pattern during use. The usage pattern depends on factors such as: 

  • How many plans you will run
  • How many tests each plan will execute
  • How many artifacts you are going to have and their size

Atlassian recommends that you allocate about 20 GB on top of the Bamboo installation size, and evaluate your usage patterns. Where usage is likely to grow, consider adding additional storage.


Bamboo is a pure Java application and should run on any platform, provided all the JDK requirements are satisfied.

The Supported platforms page lists the server and client software, and their versions, supported by Bamboo 8.1.


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Bamboo requires the full Java Developers Kit (JDK) platform to be installed on your server's operating system.

アプリケーション サーバー

Bamboo is a web application that requires an application server. Currently Apache Tomcat is supported. Tomcat is a stable, lightweight and fast performing application server, however, please note the following:

  1. Deploying multiple Atlassian applications in a single Tomcat container is not supported. We do not test this configuration and upgrading any of the applications (even for point releases) is likely to break it. There are also a number of known issues with this configuration (see this FAQ for more information).
  2. 弊社では、多くの実用的な理由から、複数のアトラシアンアプリケーションを単一の Tomcat コンテナーにデプロイすることに関してサポートは行っておりません。第一に、アプリケーションをアップグレードするには Tomcat をシャットダウンする必要があります。第二に、1つのアプリケーションがクラッシュすると、その Tomcat コンテナーで実行中のその他のアプリケーションにアクセスできなくなります。
  3. Finally, we recommend not deploying any other applications to the same Tomcat container that runs Bamboo, especially if these other applications have large memory requirements or require additional libraries in Tomcat's lib subdirectory.


Bamboo requires a relational database to store its data. Bamboo supports most popular relational database servers, so we suggest using the one that you are most comfortable with administering. Bamboo ships pre-configured with an integrated HSQL database for evaluation purposes only. Since HSQLDB is prone to database corruption, we recommend configuring an external database for production environments.

Hence, if you intend to use Bamboo in a production environment, we strongly recommend that you connect Bamboo to a supported enterprise database system.

Other considerations

Bamboo also requires a number of services for efficient operation. You need to consider:

  • The database connection pool size.
  • The number of local agents.
  • The number of remote or elastic agents.

Database connection pool size

The number of database connections available to Bamboo is the lower of two values: your DBMS connection limit and the configured Bamboo connection pool size. From Bamboo 4.2 and later, the Bamboo connection pool size has a default value of 100.
For a small to medium instances (~5 concurrent users, ~5 busy/building local agents, 20 remote agents, 50 plans), the default values are sufficient.

You should increase the connection limit if you notice UI freezes or general sluggish UI performance. Do not decrease the number of available connections below 25.
Note that having too many connections available to Bamboo carries no performance penalty as long as your DBMS can handle the load.

Example: How to estimate the number of db connections

The following formula gives a rough estimate of the number of database connections that will be required:

(Concurrent users)/5 + (Busy remote agents)/5 + (Local agents)*1.1 + (Amount of concurrent change detections)

For example, an instance with:

  • 5 concurrent users
  • 30 busy remote (or elastic) agents
  • 30 busy local agents
  • 60 plans with repository polling set to 60 second intervals (assume 3 seconds per change detection)

would require 1 + 6 + 33 + 3 = 43 connections.

Bamboo ships with a pre-configured connection limit, however this can be modified by editing the following value in your bamboo.cfg.xml file:

<property name="hibernate.c3p0.max_size">100</property>

Local agents considerations

If you run more than 5 concurrently building local agents, you'll probably need to adapt the connection limit because each busy local agent requires a live database connection.
Also, note that large amounts of busy (building) local agents can negatively influence the performance of a Bamboo server (and other services running on that host).

Remote and elastic agent considerations

Remote and elastic agents do not require special database connection settings.

最終更新日 2021 年 7 月 7 日


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