Microsoft Windows installation
Couchbase Server can be installed on machines running Windows operating systems.
Couchbase Server supports the following Windows operating systems.
|Platform||Version||32 / 64 bit||Supported|
|Windows 2012||R2 SP1||64 bit||Developer and Production|
|Windows 2008||R2 with SP1||64 bit||Developer and Production|
|Windows 8||32 and 64 bit||Developer only|
|Windows 7||32 and 64 bit||Developer only|
To install Couchbase Server on Windows, first download the Windows installer package supplied as a Windows executable.
In either case, make sure that you have no anti-virus software running on the machine before you start the installation process. Verify also that you have administrator privileges on the machine where you are performing the installation.
The TCP/IP port allocation on Windows by default includes a restricted number of ports available for client communication. For more information about this issue, including information on how to adjust the configuration and increase the number of available ports, see MSDN: Avoiding TCP/IP Port Exhaustion
The standard Microsoft Server installation does not provide an adequate number of ephemeral ports for Couchbase clusters. Without the correct number of open ephemeral ports, you can experience errors during rebalance, timeouts on clients, and failed backups. The Couchbase Server installer will check for your current port setting and adjust it if needed. See Microsoft KB-196271 .