Supported Platforms and Versions

For detailed system, hardware, bit value requirements, and supported software, you can find a software product compatibility report at

Supported operating systems

IBM® AD Batch Server/Configuration Server can be installed on:
  • Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019/2022
IBM AD Build/Analyze Client can be installed on:
  • Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019/2022

IBM® AD Connect for Mainframe can be installed on z/OS® 2.3/2.4.

Supported databases

The following databases are supported:
  • Db2® for z/OS version 12.1 and later
  • Db2 Standard Edition 11.5.5.x
    Important: Based on your operating system, it is recommended to download and use one of the following images from the Db2 download page.
    • Windows 64 bit, x86, on AMD64 and INTEL EM64T
    • Linux® 64 bit, x86-64 on AMD64 and INTEL EM64T
    • Linux 64 bit, System Z, System z9® or zSeries
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014/2016/2017/2019/2022
  • Only one relational database repository type is taken into account when creating a project. The relational database repository types are:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Db2 for z/OS
    • Db2 for LUW (Linux, UNIX, and Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Edition is required for IBM Application Discovery Microsoft SQL Server repository support.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express® Edition can be used for IBM AD Suite evaluation purposes only.
  • For more information about the minimum prerequisite level that is required for a specific database and version, see Supported Databases for IBM Application Discovery.