Supported System Matrix

The following table indicates what host computer platforms are supported for this release of SysInfo™. This list is subject to change.

Table 1.1. Supported Platforms

 Supported Classes 
Operating SystemManufacturerPlatformG e n e r a lH a r d w a r eF i l e S y sS t o r a g e S y sS t o r a g e V o lP a r t i t i o nS o f t w a r eS y s C o n fP r i n t e rN e t I n f oN e t I fL i c e n s eK e r n e lC L IG U I
AIX 4.3 - 5.3IBMpSeries (RS6000)YYYYYYYYYYYY YY
FreeBSD 4.0 - 5.2 IA32 (x86)YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

HP-UX 11.11 is aka 11i v1, HP-UX 11.23 is aka 11i v2.


HP-UX 11.23 is aka 11i v2.

Linux 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 IA32 (x86)YYYYYYYYYYYY YY

Supported distributions: Red Hat Linux 6.0 - 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 4, Fedora Core 1 - 3, SuSe Linux 8.0 - 9.2, SuSe Linux Enterprise 9. Other distributions with Linux kernel 2.2, 2.4, or 2.6, and glibc 2.1 and later should also work.

Linux 2.4, 2.6 x64 (AMD64/EM64T)YYYYYYYYYYYY YY

Supported distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 4, SuSe Linux Enterprise 9.

Linux 2.4, 2.6 IA64 (Itanium)YYYYYYYYYYYY YY

Supported distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 4 on Itanium based systems.

MacOS X 10.1 - 10.4ApplePowerMac (PowerPC)YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

GUI requires Apple's X11 for OS X software.

Solaris 2.6 - 10SunSPARC (32/64-bit)YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Solaris 7 - 10SunIA32 (32-bit x86)YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Solaris 10SunAMD64 (64-bit x64)YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Platform Specific Notes

Table 1.2. Platform Specific Notes

  • Support for querying SCSI devices has been added as of SysInfo version 4.2. However, devices in use - especially disks in use - will not contain the additional SCSI data because AIX (through at least version 4.3.3) does not provide a means of querying a SCSI device which is already in use.

  • If you are running HP-UX 11.00 you must install a current HP Quality Pack or else the SysInfo™ Agent will not work. To obtain a current QP from HP, please visit

  • When obtaining software class information on HP-UX, SysInfo™ may appear to be sluggish taking several minutes to gather information depending on the speed and hardware configuration of the system. It may also use lots of memory (20-70MB). These problems are due to the use of the HP-UX swlist command which is both slow in outputting information and copious in its output.

  • The SysInfo™ GUI requires that you have Apple's X11 package (in older MacOS releases this is called X11 User for OS X) installed prior to installing SysInfo. These packages are not part of MacOS X 10.1 - 10.2 and must be downloaded from Apple at On MacOS X 10.3 and later, this package is located on the MacOS X installation disc, but is usually not installed by default.

  • SysInfoPrinter class data is supported on MacOS X 10.2 or later. It is not supported on earlier releases.

Sun Solaris
  • Support for collecting License class data from Macrovision's FLEXlm works with Solaris 7 and later.

  • Special care is required when building SysInfo™ from source on Solaris 7 and later. See the Solaris 7 and later compilation notes in the Installation documentation.

  • VESA Extend Display Identification Data (EDID) for monitors appears to only be available from Creator Series 2 (FFB2) and later Creator frame buffers. No sign of EDID data on any other Sun framebuffer so far.

  • Support for hardware class information is provided for Linux systems which run the Linux 2.2 or later kernel. Only devices connected to the PCI bus will be recognized by SysInfo even if Linux recognizes the device. Devices connected to ISA, EISA, MicroChannel, or other legacy buses will not be identified by SysInfo.

  • Kernel class data is not supported on Linux.

  • RPM package version 4.2.3 or later is required for reliable Software class data. Older versions of the RPM package are prone to hanging which will result in little or no Software class data being reported.

  • On FreeBSD 4.0 and later, devices on PCI buses are recognized. On releases prior to 4.0, both PCI and ISA bus devices are recognized. There is no EISA support.