Supported environments

To ensure that your product works properly, apply all of the required operating system patches, and use only the supported versions of third-party software.

To review an up-to-date list of environments that are supported by IBM® Cognos® Analytics products, including information on operating systems, patches, browsers, web servers, directory servers, database servers, and application servers, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports page (

Unless otherwise indicated, IBM Cognos products are compatible with later versions of patches or service packs from the versions stated.

It is important to note that the Linux® operating system is available in a number of distributions and supports a number of hardware platforms. Ensure that the combination of the operating system and hardware that you are using is supported.

Cognos products and virtualization environments

The IBM virtualization policy ( describes IBM support for virtualization environments.

For more information, search supported server virtualization environments by product (