2.1 System Requirements

MySQL Workbench is available on a number of operating systems and platforms. For information about those platforms that are officially supported, see http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/workbench.html on the MySQL Web site.

MySQL Workbench also has the following general requirements:

Although it is not required, MySQL Workbench is designed for use with MySQL server, either locally or remotely. For additional information about connecting to a MySQL server, see Chapter 3, MySQL Connections. For additional information about installing a MySQL server, see Installing and Upgrading MySQL.


On startup, the application checks the OpenGL version and chooses between software and hardware rendering. To determine which rendering method is being used, open the Help menu and choose the System Info item.

Requirements for Linux:

Requirements for Microsoft Windows: