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System requirements for Qlik Sense Enterprise

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

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows requirements
Platforms
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

For development and testing purposes 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.

Memory

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
Disk share SMB & NFS
Storage
  • 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.
Security
  • 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 (included in the installer), 11.x (not included in the installer)

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 (only for Microsoft Windows 10)
  • 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 10 or later
  • 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.

Insights

Natural Language Processing (NLP) support for Insights requires a CPU that supports Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) instructions. To find out if your CPU supports AVX, download Coreinfo v3.5 from Microsoft to view your CPU and memory topology.

Coreinfo v3.5 - Dump information on system CPU and memory topology Copyright (C) 2008-2020 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com ... Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9850H CPU @ 2.60GHz Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13, GenuineIntel Microcode signature: 000000CA HTT * Hyperthreading enabled HYPERVISOR * Hypervisor is present ... AES * Supports AES extensions AVX * Supports AVX instruction extensions FMA * Supports FMA extensions using YMM state ... Logical Processor to Group Map: ************ Group 0
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.
Note: License activations request access to the Qlik Licensing Service. Open port 443 and allow outbound calls to license.qlikcloud.com.

Use of a proxy is supported. For more information about setting up a proxy service in Windows, see Configuring a proxy for Qlik Licensing Service communication in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS requirements
Maximum app size (in memory)

5 GB

Note:

To monitor your in-memory app size and memory usage over time, use the App Analyzer for Qlik SaaS.

  • This app is provided as-is and is not supported by Qlik Support.

  • Always use the latest version of the app.

  • Qlik does not collect any information when using the App Analyzer for Qlik SaaS.

Total cloud storage *Unlimited
Maximum concurrent reloads *Unlimited
Maximum reloads per day *Unlimited
Note: * Subject to restrictions described in the Qlik Sense License Metrics. You can find this document at Qlik Legal Terms.
Note: When distributing to SaaS editions of Qlik Sense, your Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows deployment must be either the current version or one of the previous two releases (starting from the June 2018 release).

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes

Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes requirements
Kubernetes environments

The Kubernetes environment must have Internet access to the Qlik Helm and Container Image repository.

Kubernetes service vendors:

  • Microsoft Azure using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployed via Kubernetes Operations (KOPs)

  • Google Cloud using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

  • Red Hat OpenShift 4+

Non-managed Kubernetes deployments:

  • Kubernetes cluster greater than v1.10.x and less than v1.16.x
Kubernetes package manager Helm greater than v2.12.0 and less than v2.15.x
Local/Evaluation/Test environment

Windows: Minikube v0.33 +

Red Hat MiniShift v1.21.0+

Mac: Docker for Desktop with Kubernetes enabled: v2.0.0.3

Database MongoDB 3.6+
File system

Storage attached to the cluster that supports ReadWriteMany. This can be configured as a Storage Class or a Persistent Volume Claim

Processors (CPUs) Minimum 4 cores (additional depending on data volumes)
Memory Minimum 8 GB (additional depending on data volumes)
Disk space 5 GB total required to install
IDP For user authentication an OIDC compatible IDP is required
Note: License activations request access to the Qlik Licensing Service. Open port 443 and allow outbound calls to license.qlikcloud.com.

Use of a proxy is supported. For more information about setting up a proxy service on Kubernetes, see Configuring a proxy for Qlik Licensing Service communication in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes.

Qlik Sense Mobile app

Qlik Sense Mobile app requirements
Qlik Sense Mobile for iOS

iOS and iPadOS supported versions:

  • iOS 12.4.7 or later
  • iPadOS 13

Device compatibility:

  • iPad Mini 4 or later
  • iPad Air 2 or later
  • iPad Pro or later
  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Qlik Sense Mobile for iOS compatibility with Qlik Sense:

  • Qlik Sense June 2019 and later releases
Warning: Qlik Sense February 2018 or later is required to reduce the size of apps for download to your iOS device.
Qlik Sense Mobile for Android

Android OS supported versions:

  • Android 8.1 or later with 64-bit kernel

Device compatibility:

  • 64-bit CPU architecture (ARM)

  • RAM: 2 GB or more is recommended

  • Screen resolution: 720x1280 HDPI (267 ppi)

Qlik Sense Mobile for Android compatibility with Qlik Sense:

  • Qlik Sense June 2019 and later releases
Per-app VPN support

Qlik Sense Mobile per-app VPN through Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) is designed to work with the environments and versions listed in this section.

Qlik Sense Enterprise November 2017 or later:

  • iPad with iOS version 13.4 or later.
  • iPhone with iOS version 13.4 or later.

Qlik Sense Enterprise November 2018 or later:

  • Android version 8.1 or later.

Access to Qlik Sense Enterprise using AirWatch per-app VPN is supported on the following browsers:

  • VMware browser
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • MobileIron Web@Work

Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app

Qlik Sense Mobile for Blackberry app requirements
OS support
  • iOS 11.2 or later
  • iPadOS 13
Note: Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry April 2019 patch 1 (1.8.5) is required for compatibility with devices running iOS 13 and later, or iPadOS 13 and later.
BlackBerry UEM support
  • BlackBerry UEM 12.9.1
  • BlackBerry UEM 12.10 or higher
Device compatibility

We recommend using Apple devices powered by A10 processor or higher:

  • iPad Pro 2nd generation or later
  • iPad (2018)
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app compatibility with Qlik Sense

For online functionality (accessing Qlik Sense apps online), Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app is compatible with Qlik Sense November 2018 and later releases.

For offline functionality (downloading and accessing Qlik Sense apps offline), Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app is compatible with Qlik Sense releases up to and including April 2019 Patch 1.

Qlik Sense Desktop

To successfully install and run Qlik Sense Desktop, the requirements listed in this section must be fulfilled.

Qlik Sense Desktop requirements
Operating system

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit version only)

Processors (CPUs)

Intel Core 2 Duo or higher recommended.

Memory

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

Note: Qlik Sense uses an in-memory analysis technology. The memory requirements are directly related to the amount of data being analyzed.
Disk space 5.0 GB total required to install
.NET framework 4.5.2 or higher
Security Local admin privileges needed to install.
Minimum screen resolution
  • Desktops, laptops and tablets: 1024x768
  • Small screens: 320x568
Browser support
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
Tip:

By default, Qlik Sense Desktop runs in a window of its own. But you can also open it in a web browser.

For more information, see Starting Qlik Sense Desktop.

Warning: Mozilla Firefox requires hardware acceleration, not supported in virtual environments.

Qlik DataTransfer

Qlik DataTransfer requirements
Platforms
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

For development and testing purposes 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 a minimum of 4 cores.

Memory

8 GB minimum

The memory requirements for the Qlik Sense products are directly related to the amount of data being analyzed.

Disk space 2 GB minimum
Storage

Sufficient storage is required for the volume of apps and content used in the deployment.