The only prerequisite for running SonarQube is to have Java (Oracle JRE 6 onwards or OpenJDK 7 onwards) installed on your machine.

Hardware Requirements

  1. The SonarQube web server requires at least 768 Mb of RAM to run efficiently.
  2. The amount of disk space you need will depend on how much code you analyze with SonarQube. As an example, Nemo the public instance of SonarQube, has more than 10 millions lines of code under analysis with 4 years of history. Nemo is currently running on a Amazon EC2 small instance, using about 10 Gb of drive space.

Supported Platforms



The SonarQube Java analyser is able to analyse any kind of java source files whatever is the version of Java they comply to. But SonarQube analysis and SonarQube server require some specific versions of the JVM to be executed.

Oracle JRE

(tick) 6

(tick) 7 (faster analysis than with version 6)

(tick) 8 (Since SonarQube 4.3: )


(error) 6

(tick) 7

(tick) 8





Oracle JRockit(error)


The charset of the database has to be set to "UTF-8" and the language to "English".

Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) 2005 (MSSQL Server 9.0) with bundled jTDS driver. Microsoft drivers are not supported. Express Edition is supported.
(tick) 2008 (MSSQL Server 10.0) with bundled jTDS driver. Microsoft drivers are not supported. Express Edition is supported.
(tick) 2012 (MSSQL Server 11.0) : support is scheduled for Q4 2014

(warning) Collation must be case-sensitive (CS) and accent-sensitive (AS)


(tick) 5.1 and 5.5 with the driver packaged within SonarQube.
(tick) 5.6 is supported since SonarQube 3.5
(tick) 5.7 is supported since SonarQube 4.4

(warning) Only InnoDB storage engine is supported, but not MyISAM


(tick) 10G with Oracle 11.2.x drivers
(tick) 11G with Oracle 11.2.x drivers
(tick) XE Editions are supported
(warning) The driver ojdbc14.jar is not supported
(warning) Only the thin mode is supported, not OCI


(tick) 8.x
(tick) 9.x

 Web Browser

To get the full experience SonarQube has to offer, you must enable Javascript in your browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

(error) IE 8
(tick) IE 9
(tick) IE 10
(tick) IE 11 but

Mozilla Firefox

(tick) Supported

Google Chrome

(tick) Supported


(warning) Not tested


(tick) Supported