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 or later
  • Multiple cores (modern CPU with four or more cores)
  • 2 GHz CPU speed or better
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 2 Gbps Ethernet card & switch
  • Adequate file descriptors (typically 8192 or higher)
  • A physical machine

Notes:

  • Docker and other containers are not supported.
  • Virtual machines are not recommended as they can impact license server performance.
  • Other OS platforms are supported (see table below), but are recommended only for LAN servers with small quantities of licenses.

Supported SCL Platforms by Operating System & Platform Keyword
For a list of Operating Systems supported under SCL 2016.12, see the table below. 

 

Synopsys Common Licensing Supported Platforms by OS & Keyword
Platform Operating System Platform Keyword
(use for downloading & installation)
x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.2

Note: Migrate off old RHEL versions such as RHEL 5.7-6.5; in the next SCL release, RHEL 6.6 will become the minimum supported version.

linux (32-bit)
linux64 (64-bit)
x86_64 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1, 11 SP2, 11 SP3, 11 SP4, 12, 12 SP2

suse32 (32-bit)
suse64 (64-bit)
IBM RS/6000 Not Supported

SCL 11.12 was the last release to support AIX. Contact your Account Manager to rehost your licenses to a supported platform.

rs6000 (32-bit)
aix64 (64-bit)
x86_64 Windows OS: 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Windows Server OS: 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016


Note: Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 is recommended. Migrate off Windows 7 / 8.x and Windows Server 2008 R2, which will not be supported in a future SCL release.

win32
windows
Oracle (Sun) SPARC
Not Supported

SCL 11.11.1 was the last release to support Solaris. Contact your Account Manager to rehost your licenses to a supported platform.

sparcOS5
sparc64

NOTE ON OS SUPPORT:

  • Synopsys builds its products on a selected "base" version of each operating system.
  • Operating system vendors guarantee that applications compiled on a lower minor version of an operating system will be binary-compatible with higher minor versions of the same operating system. This means that an application supported on OS version X.Y should run on OS version X.Z. For example, a tool supported on RHEL 6.6 should also run on RHEL 6.7.
  • Synopsys relies on the OS vendors' binary compatibility claim and supports running higher minor versions.
  • Synopsys also relies on the vendors' binary-compatibility claim on support across major versions. For example, a tool supported on RHEL 6.6 should also run on RHEL 7.2.

More Information:

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