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 four or more cores is recommended)
  • 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


  • 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 11.x, see the table below.

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.
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: Migrate off old RHEL versions; in a future SCL release, RHEL 6.6 will become the minimum-supported version.

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

suse32 (32-bit)
suse64 (64-bit)
IBM RS/6000Not 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_64Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Compatible: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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

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.


More Information:

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