Informix: System Requirements

Updated

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for Informix.

Operating System

Important

  • Use the most recent version of the operating system that is listed. The Commvault software fully supports the most recent version of an operating system, until the vendor ends support. More recent versions of the Commvault software might not install on operating systems that are not supported by the vendor anymore. For information about the support lifecycle of an operating system, contact the vendor.

  • For CentOS 5.7 and more recent versions, use the most recent library versions because the library provided by Commvault might not be the most recent. Informix programs might require the most recent library versions. If you don't use the most recent version, the Informix instance configuration will fail with errors such as showing the server status as UNKNOWN. To use the most recent libraries, rename the libgcc_s.so.1 library that is in the software_installation_folder>/Base folder to a different name. Renaming that library allows Informix programs to load libraries that are available from the system.

  • Commvault supports both of the 64-bit PowerPC architectures: ppc64 (or "big endian") and ppc64le (or "little endian"). For SuSE Linux, the ppc64le PowerPC architecture is supported on SuSE Linux 12 SP1 Enterprise Server or more recent releases.

Informix 14.10 FC3 and More Recent Versions

Note:

  • Table level restore operations for Informix 14.10 FC4 and FC5 are failing because of an IBM issue. Track PMR: TS004793953/TS004793953.

  • You can run table-level restore jobs for FC6 and the most recent versions.

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit

PowerPC

Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

PowerPC is supported for Informix FC10 and more recent releases.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 15 (Initial Release/SP1)

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5)

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 11.x

  • x64

  • Sparc T/M series

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 12.10 FCx

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 7.1 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit

PowerPC

HP-UX

Operating system

Processor architecture

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) 64-bit

Itanium

Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12.x SP1 Enterprise Server with glibc 2.19-31 or later

  • PowerPC

  • PowerPC (little endian)

PowerPC is supported for Informix FC10 and more recent releases.

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5) with glibc 2.19.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 11.x

  • x64

  • Sparc T/M series

Solaris 10 Update 6 or equivalent

Sparc T/M series

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 12.10 TCx

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 12.10 UCx

Linux

To protect a 32-bit Informix Dynamic Server Application on a 64-bit Linux client, configure the client installation program to install 32-bit agents. For information, see Enabling 32-Bit Installations on 64-Bit Linux Computers.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5) with glibc 2.19.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Informix 11.70 FCx

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 7.1 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit

PowerPC

HP-UX

Operating system

Processor architecture

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) 64-bit

Itanium

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) 64-bit

Itanium

Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with glibc 2.12.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 11.x

  • x64

  • Sparc T/M series

Solaris 10 Update 6 or equivalent

Sparc T/M series

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Macintosh-compatible processors supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Macintosh-compatible processors supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions

All Macintosh-compatible processors supported

Informix 11.70 TCx

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 11.70 UCx

Linux

To protect a 32-bit Informix Dynamic Server Application on a 64-bit Linux client, configure the client installation program to install 32-bit agents. For information, see Enabling 32-Bit Installations on 64-Bit Linux Computers.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Informix 11.50 FCx

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 7.1 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit

PowerPC

HP-UX

Operating system

Processor architecture

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) 64-bit

Itanium

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) 64-bit

Itanium

Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

Supported only for Informix FC4 or more recent versions.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

Supported only for Informix FC4 or more recent versions.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

Supported only for Informix FC4 or more recent versions.

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 10 Update 6 or equivalent

Sparc T/M series

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 11.50 HCx

HP-UX

Operating system

Processor architecture

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

Itanium

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) 64-bit

Itanium

Informix 11.50 TC

Windows

Operating system

Processor architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

All Windows-compatible processors are supported

Informix 11.50 UCx

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 7.2 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 7.1 64-bit

PowerPC

AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit

PowerPC

Linux

To protect a 32-bit Informix Dynamic Server Application on a 64-bit Linux client, configure the client installation program to install 32-bit agents. For information, see Enabling 32-Bit Installations on 64-Bit Linux Computers.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.9.x and higher

Informix UC4 or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 10 Update 6 or equivalent

Sparc T/M series

Informix XPS 8.51 FCx

AIX

Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit

PowerPC

Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Solaris

In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 10 Update 6 or equivalent

Sparc T/M series

Hard Drive

Windows

Component

Space required

Software

479 MB

Job results folder

68 MB

Log folder

68 MB

Linux

Component

Space required

Software

742 MB

Job results folder

87 MB

Log folder

87 MB

Memory (RAM)

2 GB or more

Clustering

If clustering is supported by the operating system, you can install the software on a cluster. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

Software That Is Automatically Installed

File System Agent

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