Tested linux platforms and distributions

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IBM certifies that the latest release of the IBM Developer Kit for Linux®, Java™ Technology Edition is Java compatible on the GA-level default installations of the following leading Linux distributors.

  • - Java SE Version 7

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1

    Hardware IA32
    32-bit
    AMD64/EM64T
    64-bit
    POWER
    64-bit
    System z
    31-bit
    System z
    64-bit
    SDK address space 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 31-bit 31-bit 64-bit
    SLES 11 service pack 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 5 Update 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 6 Update 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Yes Yes Yes          
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Yes Yes Yes          

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7

    Hardware IA32
    32-bit
    AMD64/EM64T
    64-bit
    POWER
    64-bit
    System  z
    31-bit
    System z
    64-bit
    SDK address space 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 31-bit 31-bit 64-bit
    Asianux 3.0 Yes Yes            
    SLES 10 service pack 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 11 service pack 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 5 Update 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 6 Update 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Yes Yes Yes          

    Note:

    SLES 9 and RHEL 4 are no longer supported.

  • - Java SE Version 6

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 6

    Hardware IA32 32-bit AMD64/EM64T 64-bit POWER 64-bit System z 31-bit System z 64-bit
    SDK address space 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 31-bit 31-bit 64-bit
    SLES 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Yes              
    SLES 10 /SLED 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • - J2SE Version 5.0

    IBM SDK, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 5.0

    Hardware IA32 32-bit AMD64/EM64T 64-bit POWER 64-bit System z 31-bit System z 64-bit
    SDK address space 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 31-bit 31-bit 64-bit
    SLES 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Yes              
    SLES 10 /SLED 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • - J2SE Version 1.4.2

    IBM SDK, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.4.2

    Hardware IA32 32-bit AMD64/EM64T 64-bit POWER 64-bit System z 31-bit System z 64-bit
    SDK address space 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 31-bit 31-bit 64-bit
    SLES 7           Yes    
    United Linux 1.0 (SLES 8) Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 10 /SLED 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SLES 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 2.1 Yes              
    Red Hat EL 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Red Hat EL 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Notes about these tables

Yes indicates that the Developer Kit has been fully tested on a GA-level default installation of that particular distribution.

Support for certain languages may require additional packages or a different configuration from the GA-level default installation. If this is the case, the developer Kit may not have been fully tested for that language on that particular distribution. Contact your Linux distributor's local support organization for more information.

The addressing capability of the JVM is shown by the headings in the second row of the table, labelled "SDK address space".

More resources

IBM SDK POWER7 support information

Minimum IBM SDK levels for IBM POWER7™ systems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 support

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 supported levels, recommended settings and known problems.