How To: Determine if ArcSDE supports operating system and DBMS


Instructions provided describe how to determine if ArcSDE supports the operating system and DBMS installed. The included workflow chart is particularly helpful when:

- ArcSDE is on a different computer than the database.
- needing to clarify your setup of ArcSDE for 32-bit or 64-bit.


ArcSDE relies on both the operating system and the DBMS client.

  1. Find the system requirements by going to ArcSDE System Requirements.
  2. Use the workflow chart below to determine how your platform complies with the system requirements found in Step 1.

    ESRI recommends your DBMS client and DBMS Server client be the same. See each system requirements DBMS notes section for database patch support and minimum recommended database client and server versions.