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Sonatype Nexus Repository High Availability vs. Sonatype IQ Server High Availability

Sonatype offers high availability (HA) deployment options for both its Sonatype Nexus Repository and Sonatype IQ Server products.

While many of the requirements for Sonatype IQ Server HA are the same as for Sonatype Nexus Repository HA, there are some notable differances. We've captured these differences in the table below.

See the Sonatype IQ Server HA help documentation for full details on Sonatype IQ Server HA.

Requirement

Notable Difference?

Sonatype Nexus Repository HA for version 3.50.0+

Sonatype IQ Server HA for version 156+

Java Runtime Environment

No

JRE 8

Ships with OpenJDK8; IQ Server supports Java 8 and 11 (See IQ Server System Requirements )

Cloud Provider Support

Yes

AWS or Azure

AWS

Host Operating System

No

Any Unix, Windows, or OSX operating system that supports Java 8.

Any Unix, Windows, or OSX operating system that supports Kubernetes (See IQ Server System Requirements)

Host Servers

Yes

Kubernetes is not required. The following are supported:

  • Virtual machines (VMWare/Hyper-V)

  • Bare metal servers

  • AWS EC2

  • Azure VM

Kubernetes is required. The following are supported:

  • Virtual machines (VMWare/Hyper-V)

  • Bare metal servers

  • AWS EC2

Azure not supported.

Database

Yes

  • PostgreSQL Instance (self managed on-prem or cloud) version 13+

  • AWS RDS PostgreSQL version 13.3+

  • AWS Aurora PostgreSQL version 13.3+

  • Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server version 13+

  • PostgreSQL Instance (self managed on-prem or cloud) version 13.3+

  • AWS RDS PostgreSQL version 13.3+

  • AWS Aurora PostgreSQL version 13.3+

Azure not supported.

Per-node Local Storage

Yes

  • NFS version 4

  • AWS EBS

  • Azure Storage

  • NFS version 4

  • AWS EFS

Azure not supported.

Orchestration Platforms

Yes

  • AWS EKS v1.23+ (Recommended)

  • Azure AKS 1.25.5

  • Kubernetes (on-prem deployments)

  • AWS EKS v1.23+ (Recommended)

  • Kubernetes (on-prem deployments)

Azure not supported.

Browsers

No

  • Apple Safari

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Apple Safari

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

Load Balancers

Yes

  • AWS ALB

  • Azure Load Balancer

  • Nginx/httpd (latest version)

  • AWS ALB

  • Nginx/httpd (latest version)

Azure not supported.