IBM SDK for Node.js Version 6

IBM SDK for Node.js Version 6

The IBM® SDK for Node.js Version 6 is equivalent to the community Node.js API version 6.12.0.

Note: For the SDK on IBM i, see the IBM i Technology Updates site. For IBM® SDK for Node.js – z/OS®, see IBM marketplace. The rest of the information on this page applies to the SDK on the operating systems mentioned below.


Note: Read and follow the instructions in the Late breaking information before trying to download and install the Mac OS X package. The OS X operating system has an ‘Allow apps downloaded from’ setting that might prevent you from successfully installing the downloaded package.

Supported Environments

From version, ensure that the unzip program is present on UNIX-type operating systems before you install. The unzip program is used by the SDK installation process.

The following table shows the operating systems that are supported for each platform architecture for the IBM SDK for Node.js version 6.

x86-32 x86-64 IBM 32-bit Power Systems IBM 64-bit Power Systems IBM 31-bit z Systems (3) IBM 64-bit z Systems (3)
AIX® 6.1 TL 7 Yes (1)
AIX 7.1 Yes (1)
RHEL 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SLES 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Yes Yes Yes (2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Yes Yes Yes (2) Yes
Windows 7 Yes Yes
Windows 10 (4) Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 Yes Yes
OS X 10.8 Yes

1: Available only in Big Endian architecture format.

2: Available only in Little Endian architecture format for use on POWER 8 hardware systems.

3: Including IBM LinuxONE.

4: Windows 10 is supported from version Earlier versions of the SDK should run on Windows 10 but Windows 7 compatibility mode is required for the installation program to run successfully (compatibility mode is not required for the SDK itself).