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System requirements for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows


System requirements for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

This section lists the requirements that must be fulfilled by the target system in order to successfully install and run Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

For development and testing purposes only:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit version only)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
Note: These operating systems are supported by Qlik Sense. Third-party software may require service packs to be installed.
Processors (CPUs)

Multi-core x64 compatible processors

We recommend that you use at least 4 cores per node in a Qlik Analytics Platform deployment.


8 GB minimum (depending on data volumes, more may be required)

Qlik Sense is an in-memory analysis technology. The memory requirements for the Qlik Sense products are directly related to the amount of data being analyzed.

Disk space 5.0 GB total required to install
  • A network file share is required for the storage to be accessible by all servers in the site. In case of a single-server deployment, local disk storage may be sufficient.
  • Sufficient storage is required for the volume of apps and content used in the deployment.
Note: Qlik periodically runs network file share performance tests on Qlik Sense using WinShare, and FreeNAS with SMB 3.0. For more information on network file share solutions, contact your Qlik representative.
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows Integrated Authentication
  • Third-party security
WebSockets Web browsers and infrastructure components (such as proxies and routers) must support WebSockets.
.NET framework 4.5.2 or higher
PowerShell 4.0 or higher

Repository database

Centralized logging database

PostgreSQL 9.6.x

PostgreSQL is included in the Qlik Sense setup by default. However, you can also download and install it manually.

Note: The version of PostgreSQL 9.6.x installed with Qlik Sense does not include pgAdmin tools. You can download and install them manually if required.

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management system. It is released under the PostgreSQL license, which is a free and open source software license.

Internet protocol
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6)
Network The configured hostname must resolve to an IP address on the host machine.
Qlik Management Console (QMC), supported browsers

The following browsers are supported for accessing the QMC.

Supported Microsoft Windows browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox (requires hardware acceleration, not supported in virtual environments)

CefSharp embedded browser v55 or later (CefSharp allows you to embed the Chromium open source browser inside .Net apps)

Supported Apple Mac OS browsers:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox (requires hardware acceleration, not supported in virtual environments)
QMC, minimum screen resolution

Desktops, laptops, and Apple Mac: 1024x768

No mobile or small screen support.

QlikView compatibility

It is not possible to install Qlik Sense on a machine with QlikView Server already installed.

Note: We do not recommend that you install Qlik Sense on domain controller machines, as group policies may prevent Qlik Sense from getting access to required services.