The software environments supported by IBM Cognos 8 Controller 8.5 are described below. They are listed as active, compatible or not supported. Environments denoted as active are the environments tested by IBM Cognos. Although environments denoted as compatible may also be tested, testing may be limited or support may be based on upward compatibility statements from IBM Cognos partners and third-party vendors. Older releases of environments may transition over time from active to compatible as significant testing would have occurred in previous IBM Cognos releases.
IBM Cognos 8 Controller 8.5 is a 32-bit product and will integrate with 3rd party 32-bit libraries only.
All references to Windows refer to Windows on x86 or x86-64 architecture.
All versions stated, of an environment, presume the initial release of a 3rd party product without any need for patches/service packs or equivalent terms, unless stated. Equally, unless stated, we presume that patches/service packs are upward compatible for our products.
Supported Environments Ending with IBM Cognos 8.5 Controller
IBM Cognos is committed to supporting the latest technologies being used by our customers. As we move forward in our support for these newer technologies, IBM Cognos 8.5 Controller will be the last release to support these environments.
- Microsoft Windows 2000
- MS SQL Analysis Services 2005
- MS SQL Analysis Services 2000
- Cognos 8.4 Platform items - please see Cognos 8.4 BI Supported Environments ending.
Operating Systems | Database Support
Web Browsers | Web Servers
IBM Cognos 8.4 Platform | Excel Hosts
Third Party Components | Microsoft .NET Framework
Export Format Targets | Terminal Servers
|MS SQL Server 2008 (Enterprise Edition)||Active|
|MS SQL Server 2008 (Standard Edition)||Compatible|
|MS SQL Server 2005 (Enterprise Edition)||Active|
|MS SQL Server 2005 (Standard edition)||Compatible|
|MS SQL Analysis Services 2005 SP2 Enterprise Edition||Active|
|MS SQL Analysis Services 2005 SP2 Standard Edition||Compatible|
|Oracle 11g R1 (1)(2)||Active|
|Oracle 10g R2 (1)(2)(3)||Active|
|Oracle 10g R1 (1)(2)(3)||Compatible|
|WEB BROWSERS||OPERATING SYSTEM||SUPPORT|
|Internet Explorer 7.0||Windows||Active|
|Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2||Windows||Compatible|
|Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1||Windows||Compatible|
|Internet Explorer 6.0||Windows||Compatible|
|IBM COGNOS 8.4 PLATFORM|
|Cognos 8 Security (see Directory Servers and Authentication Providers)|
|Microsoft Excel 2007||Active|
|Microsoft Excel 2003||Active|
|Microsoft Excel XP (2002) SP3||Compatible|
|THIRD PARTY COMPONENTS (embedded/bundled)||SUPPORT|
|MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK||SUPPORT|
|.NET Framework 3.5||Active|
|.NET Framework 3.0||Active|
|.NET Framework 2.0 (Note: Hot Fix kb918146 required)||Active|
|IBM JRE 1.6||Active|
|EXPORT FORMAT TARGETS||SUPPORT|
|Adobe Reader 9.3||Compatible|
|Adobe Reader 8.2||Compatible|
|Adobe Reader 8.1.2||Active|
|Adobe Reader 8.0||Compatible|
(1) IBM Cognos 8 Controller depends on components that are only packaged with Oracle Enterprise Edition.
(2) Not supported for Traditional and Simplified Chinese locales.
(3) Requires patch 5473334.
IBM Cognos Controller 8.5 is compatible with IPv6.