HELIOS Platforms

HELIOS server solutions are available on all major server platforms. The table below shows all server and client platforms that are currently supported.

 

Supported platforms in G8

 
Platform Arch OS Comment

Oracle x86/64

solx86

Solaris 10, 11

 

Oracle SPARC

sol4

Solaris 8, 9, 10, 11

 

Apple

macosx86

OS X 10.11 - 10.15

Tech Info #163
Tech Info #158

Linux kernel 2.6.16 and higher
glibc 2.4 and newer

linux

RHEL 5, 6, 7, 8

SLES 10, 11, 12, 15
Debian 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Test drives work on CentOS / openSUSE
For RHEL see Tech Info #186
For SLES see Tech Info #165

Microsoft

win32

Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Perl 5.8.4 or newer (www.perl.org, strawberryperl.com)
Test drives work on Windows 7 and newer

HELIOS Server Virtualization

 
Host OS Guest OS Comment

VMware ESX Server (V5 & V6)

Windows, Linux, Solaris
See Supported platforms in G8

HELIOS VSA (UB2 and newer)

Microsoft Hyper-V Server        

Windows, Linux, Solaris
See Supported platforms in G8

HELIOS VSA (UB64 and newer)

See details on our Notes on HELIOS Server Virtualization page.

 


Client OS

 
Client G8 Comments

Apple

OS X 10.3 or newer
Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2

The latest versions of HELIOS tools require OS X 10.11 or newer

Microsoft

Windows 10

Windows 8.1 / 8

Windows 7 / Vista / XP

Tech Info #182

Legacy

Windows 2000 / NT4

Windows Me / 98 / 95

Windows 3.x

DOS 3.31-DOS 7

Limited testing and support.

Supported platforms in UB64

 
Platform Arch OS Comment

Sun x86/64

solx86

Solaris 10, 11

 

Sun SPARC

sol4

Solaris 8, 9, 10, 11

 

IBM Power rs6000 AIX 5.3 ML4 and newer, AIX 6, AIX 7  

Apple

macosx86

OS X 10.6 - 10.14

For macOS 10.14 see Tech Info #184
For macOS 10.13 see Tech Info #181
For OS X 10.11 and macOS 10.12 see Tech Info #178
For OS X 10.10 see Tech Info #163
Tech Info #158

Linux kernel 2.6.16 and higher
glibc 2.4 and newer

linux

RHEL 5, 6, 7, 8

SLES 10, 11, 12
Debian 6, 7, 8, 9

Test drives work on CentOS / openSUSE
For RHEL see Tech Info #186
For SLES see Tech Info #165

Microsoft

win32

Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016

Perl 5.8.4 or newer (www.perl.org)
Java 6 or newer (for WebShare, HELIOS Admin)
Test drives work on Vista and newer

Supported platforms in UB2

 
Platform Arch OS Comment

Sun x86/64

solx86

Solaris 10, 11

Tech Info #143
Tech Info #111

Sun SPARC

sol4

Solaris 8, 9, 10, 11

Tech Info #143

IBM RS/6000

rs6000

AIX 5.3 ML4 and newer, AIX 6

 

Apple (Intel)

macosx86

OS X 10.4-10.8

Tech Info #141
Tech Info #132

Apple (PPC)

macosx

OS X 10.4 / 10.5

 

Linux Kernel 2.6 and newer (32-bit)



Linux Kernel 2.6.10 and newer (64-bit)

linux

RHEL 4, 5, 6

SLES 10, 11
openSUSE 10.2, 10.3

openSUSE 11.x
openSUSE 12.1

Tech Info #138

Microsoft (32-bit or 64-bit)

win32

Windows 2008 / 2008 R2
Windows 2003 / 2003 R2

Test drives work on XP and newer

Legacy (HELIOS UB / UB+)

 
Platform Arch OS Comment

Sun SPARC

sol4

Solaris 8, 9, 10

Tech Info #086

Sun x86_32/64

solx86

Solaris 10, OpenSolaris

Tech Info #111

IBM RS/6000

rs6000

UB: AIX 4.3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
UB+: AIX 5.3-04, 6

Tech Info #069

Apple OS X (PPC)

macosx

UB: OS X 10.3 / 10.4
UB+: OS X 10.4 / 10.5

Tech Info #078

Apple OS X (Intel)

macosx86

OS X 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6

CD 022 or newer

Tech Info #122

Linux Kernel 2.4 or newer (32-bit)

Kernel 2.6 or newer (32-bit)

linux

Red Hat 3, 4 (WS/ES/AS)

 

SUSE Linux 9.1, 9.3, 10, 10.1

openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11, 11.1

SLES 9, 10, 11

AppleTalk kernel modules for:
Red Hat 4

 

Tech Info #113

Tech Info #100

Tech Info #083

Tech Info #080

Linux Kernel 2.6.10 or newer (64-bit)

linux

Red Hat 3, 4, 5 (WS/ES/AS)

 

SUSE Linux 10, 10.1

openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11, 11.1

SLES 9, 10, 11

AppleTalk kernel modules for:

Red Hat 5

Red Hat 4

 

Tech Info #113

Tech Info #100

Microsoft

win32

Windows 2008

Windows 2003

Windows XP

Windows 2000

 

Deprecated platforms

Though the following platforms are still supported by CD022, the support is not continued in future HELIOS software versions. We recommend to switch to one of the platforms stated above.
Platform Arch OS UB Comments
IBM Power rs6000 AIX    

HP IA-64 Itanium

hpia64

HP-UX

HP-UX 11v2

 

HP PA-RISC

hppa

HP-UX

HP-UX 11, 11iv1
(v2 is not supported)

Tech Info #088
Tech Info #071

HP Alpha UNIX

alpha

Alpha UNIX

Tru64 5.1

 

SGI MIPS

sgi

IRIX

IRIX 6.5 (R5000 CPU)

Tech Info #073