SCL Supported OS 

For SCL, Synopsys recommends single (not redundant) license servers with the following system hardware & configuration:
  • Recent AMD or Intel x86_64 processor
  • OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
  • Multiple CPUs or cores (modern CPU with 4 or more cores is recommended)
  • 2 GHz CPU speed or better
  • 8 GB of RAM (4 GB Minimum)
  • 2 Gbps Ethernet card & switch
  • Adequate soft file descriptors (typically 8192 or higher)
  • A physical machine
Docker and other containers are not supported. Virtual machines are not recommended as they can impact license server performance.

Supported SCL Platforms by Operating System & Platform Keyword

For a list of Operating Systems supported under SCL 11.x, see the table below.


  • SCL 11.11 is recommended
  • 11.9 or higher is required to run J-2015.03, K-2015.06 or later tool versions)
  • SCL 11.8 and prior are no longer supported

The following limitations apply:

  • For SpringSoft products, SCL on the Windows OS is not supported. Use another supported platform.
  • For ARChitect and MetaWare tool versions based on legacy daemons, only 32-bit versions of SCL are supported.
  • For CoWare, Synfora, and VaST tool versions based on legacy daemons, use only 32-bit versions of SCL for Solaris and Linux platforms.
  • For Synplicity tool versions based on legacy daemons, if you are using a Solaris SPARC platform, use only the 32-bit "sparcOS5" binary.
Synopsys Common Licensing Supported Platforms by OS & Keyword
PlatformOperating SystemPlatform Keyword
(use for downloading & installation)
x86_64Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
Compatible: RHEL 5.7,5.9, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1

Note: RHEL 7.0 is not supported. Migrate off RHEL 5.x, which will not be supported in a future SCL release.

linux (32-bit)
amd64 (64-bit)
x86_64Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1
Compatible: SLES 10 SP3, 10 SP4, 11 SP2, 11 SP3, 12

Note: Migrate off SLES 10.x, which will not be supported in a future SCL release.

suse32 (32-bit)
suse64 (64-bit)
IBM RS/6000AIX 6.1 Compatible: AIX 7.1-TL3-SP3 rs6000 (32-bit)
aix64 (64-bit)
x86_64Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server
2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Compatible: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Note. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are not supported.

windows (32-bit)
Oracle (Sun) SPARC
Solaris 10 10/09 kernel

Note:SCL 11.11 is the last Solaris release of SCL; support will continue until June 2016. Contact your Account Manager to rehost your licenses to a supported platform..


More Information:
For a list of vendor daemons incorporated into SCL, click here.