Isode server products are supported on Windows, Linux, Solaris and HP-UX. Always check the Release Notes for precise version numbers of the Isode release you are running.

Below are tables showing platform support for each of our products for superseded releases, information on our current release can be found on the supported platform page.

R16.3

  M-Vault M-Link M-Switch Security Label Server M-Box
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 (64 bit) and CentOS equivalents
Debian Linux 7 (64-bit)
Solaris 10 Update 5 and later (64 bit SPARC, 64 bit x86)
HP-UX on Integrity (Itanium), (64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Editions (64 bit), Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2.

In addition:

  • Xuxa is only provided on Linux and Windows.
  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is not supported on Windows or HP Integrity (Itanium)
  • The Swiften XMPP Client Library is supported on the Windows and Linux platforms listed above as well as Mac OS X. Swiften is not supported on Solaris or HP.
  • ClamAV and Sophos anti-virus are supported on all platforms. Norman anti-virus is only supported on Linux and Windows.
  • R16.3 is not supported on 32 bit platforms.
  • Use of the Isode servers on Windows are only supported if installed and deployed on NTFS filesystems (i.e. not FAT filesystems).

R16.0 - R16.2

  M-Vault M-Link M-Switch Security Label Server M-Box
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 (32 and 64 bit) and CentOS equivalents
Debian Linux 7 (64-bit)
Solaris 10 Update 5 and later (32 and 64 bit SPARC, 64 bit x86) <
HP-UX on Integrity (Itanium), (64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Editions (32 and 64 bit), 2012 and 2012 R2 (64 bit)

In addition:

  • Xuxa is only provided on Linux and Windows.
  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is not supported on Windows or HP Integrity (Itanium)
  • The Swiften XMPP Client Library is supported on the Windows and Linux platforms listed above as well as Mac OS X. Swiften is not supported on Solaris or HP.
  • ClamAV and Sophos anti-virus are supported on all platforms. Norman anti-virus is only supported on Linux and Windows.
  • With the exception of Debian 7, R16.3 is not supported on 32 bit platforms.
  • Use of the Isode servers on Windows are only supported if installed and deployed on NTFS filesystems (i.e. not FAT filesystems).

R15.2

  M-Vault M-Link M-Switch Security Label Server M-Box
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 (32- and 64-bit) and CentOS equivalents
Debian Linux 5 (64-bit)
Solaris 10 Update 5 and later (32 and 64 bit SPARC, 64 bit x86)
HP Integrity (Itanium) (64-bit)
Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Editions (32 and 64-bit)

In addition:

  • Mixing 32- and 64-bit versions of Isode products on a single system will not work. For example the 64-bit version of M-Vault must not be installed with the 32-bit versions of M-Switch and M-Box.
  • Xuxa is only provided on Linux and Windows.
  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is not supported on Windows or HP Integrity (Itanium).
  • ClamAV and Sophos anti-virus are supported on all platforms. Norman anti-virus is only supported on Linux and Windows.
  • Certain SLS functionality requires a modern web browser with JavaScript support, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome.
  • FIPS 140-2 is not supported in Windows 32 bit platforms.

More Information

Full information on limitations are given in the relevent release notes.

Isode strongly recommends that production services operate only on supported platforms, and that evaluations of Isode products are only undertaken on supported platforms.

Use of the Isode servers on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is appropriate for simple evaluations and demonstrations. However, Isode does not support running the servers on these operating systems in a production environment. The Isode client applications, and customer applications written using Isode client SDKs, are fully supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

The Solaris SPARC packages are only supported on UltraSPARC processors (sun4u architecture) or later.

Linux and Windows packages require an x86-64 compatible processor. In all cases the operating system must be updated with all available updates and patches from the operating system supplier. This can be important for the security of your system. Isode reserves the right not to support a system which is not up to date.

On Solaris it is necessary to have the latest patched version of Sun’s C++ run time libraries. Patch numbers are:

  • SPARC: 119963-19
  • x86: 119964-19

More recent versions of these patches should be used if available. If you have questions about specific platform support, then please contact us.