System requirements for IBM Cognos Framework Manager

Before you install IBM® Cognos® Framework Manager, ensure that the Windows computer meets IBM Cognos Analytics software and hardware requirements. The size of your models determines the hardware requirements, such as disk space.

The following table lists the minimum hardware and software requirements to run Framework Manager.

Table 1. System requirement for Framework Manager



Operating system



Minimum: 512 MB

Optimal: 1 GB

Disk space

Minimum: 500 MB of free space on the drive that contains the temporary directory that is used by Cognos Analytics.


If you use the compatible query mode (CQM), the database client software must be installed on the same computer as Framework Manager.

Database connectivity must be set up.


Microsoft Data Access Component (MDAC) 2.6 or later for use with product samples.

To help you manage, share, and secure different versions of your metadata, you can configure Framework Manager to use an external source control system. For more information, see the section about using external repository control in the Framework Manager User Guide.

To review an up-to-date list of environments that are supported by IBM Cognos Analytics products, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports page (