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Abstract

This document describes the operating system requirements for the current releases of IBM® Informix® server.

Content


Last Modified: August 14, 2018

IBM Informix runs on most systems that have a UNIX, Linux, or Windows operating system, as well as the Mac OS X operating system.

Minimum disk space and memory requirements:

  • UNIX and Linux: 750 MB of disk space and 256 MB of memory.
  • Mac OS X: 750 MB of disk space and 512 MB of memory.
  • Windows: 600 MB of disk space and 256 MB of memory.


Many applications require substantially larger systems. Your IBM sales team can help optimize the hardware required for your application.

Related system requirements:


System requirements are listed by operating system (OS). In this document:



Platform: IBM AIX

Required hardware: IBM POWER (System p, System i, POWER blades)

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
    U = 32-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
AIX 6.1 12.10.FC12
Minimum TL 4, Service Pack 3
11.70.FC9
Minimum TL 4, Service Pack 3
AIX 7.1 12.10.FC12 11.70.FC9
AIX 7.2 12.10.FC12  



Platform: HP-UX (Itanium)

Required hardware: Itanium

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following code is used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
HP-UX 11.31 12.10.FC12 11.70.FC9



Platform: HP-UX (PA-RISC)

Required hardware: PA-RISC

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
    H = 32-bit on HP PA-RISC 11.x and HP PA-RISC 11.x 64-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
HP-UX 11.11   11.70.FC9
HP-UX 11.23   11.70.FC9
HP-UX 11.31   11.70.FC9



Platform: Linux Intel

Required hardware: Intel x86, Intel Itanium, Intel EM64T, AMD64

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements. For Developer Edition, you can view the machine notes in the product download before you install.

The following codes are used in this table:
F = 64-bit
U = 32-bit
RHEL = RedHat Enterprise Linux

Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
RHEL 5 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
RHEL 6 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
RHEL 7 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 3.10
- Glibc version ​2.17
- Compiler 4.8.2
 
CentOS 6 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
CentOS 7 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 3.10
- Glibc version ​2.17
- Compiler 4.8.2
 
SuSE SLES 11 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3
SuSE SLES 12 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.12.28
- Glibc version ​2.19
- Compiler 4.8.3
 
Asianux 3.0 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum service pack 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum service pack 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
Debian 5.0 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.26
- Glibc version ​2.7
- Compiler 4.3.2
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.26
- Glibc version ​2.7
- Compiler 4.3.2
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.24
- Glibc version ​2.7
- Compiler 4.2.4
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.24
- Glibc version ​2.7
- Compiler 4.2.4
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.32
- Glibc version ​2.11.1
- Compiler 4.4.3
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.32
- Glibc version ​2.11.1
- Compiler 4.4.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.2.0
- Glibc version ​2.15
- Compiler 4.6.3
 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.13
- Glibc version 2.19
- Compiler 4.8.4
 
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​4.4.0
- Glibc version 2.23
- Compiler 5.4.0
 
Ubuntu 17.10 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​4.13.0
- Glibc version 2.26
- Compiler 7.2
 
openSuSE 11.1 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9.2
- Compiler 4.3.2
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9.2
- Compiler 4.3.2
openSuSE 11.2 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.31​
- Glibc version ​2.10.1
- Compiler 4.4.0
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.31​
- Glibc version ​2.10.1
- Compiler 4.4.0
openSuSE 11.3 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.34
- Glibc version ​2.11.2
- Compiler 4.5.0
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.34
- Glibc version ​2.11.2
- Compiler 4.5.0
Fedora 11 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.29
- Glibc version ​2.10.1
- Compiler 4.4.0
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.29
- Glibc version ​2.10.1
- Compiler 4.4.0
Fedora 12 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.31
- Glibc version ​2.11
- Compiler 4.4.2
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.31
- Glibc version ​2.11
- Compiler 4.4.2
Fedora 13 Developer Edition only
12.10.UC12
12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.33
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
Developer Edition only
11.70.UC9
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.33
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4



Platform: Linux - IBM POWER (Big Endian)

Required hardware: IBM POWER (System p, System i, POWER Blades)

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
    RHEL: RedHat Enterprise Linux
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
RHEL 5 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
RHEL 6 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
RHEL 7 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 3.10
- Glibc version ​2.17
- Compiler 4.8.2
 
SuSE SLES 11 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3



Platform: Linux - IBM POWER (Little Endian)

Required hardware: IBM POWER8® for ppc64le

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:
F = 64-bit
RHEL: RedHat Enterprise Linux

Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
RHEL 7 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 3.10
- Glibc version ​2.17
- Compiler 4.8.3
 
SuSE SLES 12 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.12.28
- Glibc version ​2.19
- Compiler 4.8.3
 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.16.0
- Glibc version 2.19
- Compiler 4.8.4
 


Platform: Linux - IBM System z

Required hardware: IBM eServer System z

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:
F = 64-bit
RHEL: RedHat Enterprise Linux

Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
RHEL 5 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum update 3
- Base kernel version ​2.6.18
- Glibc version ​2.5
- Compiler 4.1.2
RHEL 6 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32​
- Glibc version ​2.12
- Compiler 4.4.4
RHEL 7 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 3.10.0
- Glibc version ​2.17
- Compiler 4.8.2
 
SuSE SLES 11 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3
11.70.FC9
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​2.6.27
- Glibc version ​2.9
- Compiler 4.3.3
SuSE SLES 12 12.10.FC12
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version ​3.12.28
- Glibc version ​2.19
- Compiler 4.8.3
 


Platform: Mac OS X

Required hardware: Intel EM64T

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following code is used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
Mac OS X 10.5.2 "Leopard"   11.70.FC4
Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"   11.70.FC4
Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" 12.10.FC12  
Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" 12.10.FC12  


Platform: Solaris SPARC

Required hardware: SPARC
Informix is supported with or without Zones. For more information about Zones, see this PDF.

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following codes are used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
    U = 32-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
Solaris 10 12.10.FC12
Minimum update 8 is required
11.70.FC9
Minimum update 6 is required
Solaris 11 12.10.FC12 11.70.FC9



Platform: Solaris x64

Required hardware: AMD AMD64, Intel EM64T
Informix is supported with or without Zones. For more information about Zones, see this PDF.

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.

The following code is used in this table:

  • F = 64-bit
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
Solaris 10 12.10.FC12
Minimum update 8 is required
11.70.FC9
Minimum update 6 is required
Solaris 11 12.10.FC12 11.70.FC9



Platform: Windows

Required hardware: Intel x86, x64 (AMD AMD64, Intel EM64T)

The version numbers are links to the appropriate Machine Notes, which contain important information about additional OS requirements.


  • The following codes are used in this table:
    T = 32-bit on Windows platforms
    F = 64 bit on x64 (AMD AMD64, Intel EM64T)










  •  
Operating System Version Informix 12.10 Informix 11.70
Windows 10 12.10.FC12  
Windows 8 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
 
Windows 7 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
11.70.TC9
11.70.FC9
Windows Vista 12.10.TC7
12.10.FC8
11.70.TC8
11.70.FC8
Windows XP 12.10.TC5
12.10.FC5
Service pack 2 required
11.70.TC8
11.70.FC8
Windows 2016 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
 
Windows 2012 R2 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
 
Windows 2012 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
 
Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) 12.10.TC12
12.10.FC12
11.70.TC9
11.70.FC9
Windows 2008 12.10.TC7
12.10.FC7
11.70.TC9
11.70.FC9
Windows 2003 12.10.TC5
12.10.FC5
Service pack 2 required
11.70.TC9
11.70.FC9

Related information

Recommended Fixes for Informix Server Products
Download Informix
Informix Server 11.50 End of Support: 30 April 2018
Informix Server 11.10 End of Support: 30 September 2012
Informix Server 10.00 End of Support: 30 September 2010
Informix Server 9.40 End of Support: 30 April 2009
Informix Server 7.31 End of Support: 30 September 2009

Copyright Date

2018

Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 11.5, 11.7, 12.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7013343

Modified date: 14 August 2018


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