Supported Operating Systems

Fully supported Operating Systems

Fully supported Operating Systems are systems that we frequently build packages for and test on our servers.

For Rudder Nodes

Community support

The following operating systems are supported for Rudder Nodes and packages are available freely for these platforms:

OS Version Architecture

Debian

8 and 9

32bit, 64bit

Ubuntu

14.04 and 16.04 LTS

32bit, 64bit

18.04 LTS

64bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / RHEL-like (CentOS, etc)

6

32bit, 64bit

7

64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

12 and 15

64bit

Subscription support

The following operating systems are supported for Rudder Nodes and packages are available for these platforms as part of the Rudder subscription:

OS Version Architecture

Debian

5 to 7

32bit, 64bit

8

32bit, 64bit, armhf (Raspbian)

9

32bit, 64bit, arm64, armhf (Raspbian)

Ubuntu

10.04 to 16.04 LTS

32bit, 64bit

18.04 LTS

64bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / RHEL-like (CentOS, etc)

3, 5 to 7

32bit, 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

10SP3 and 11

32bit, 64bit

12 and 15

64bit

Slackware

14

64bit

IBM AIX

5.3, 6.1 and 7.1

ppc

Microsoft Windows Server

2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

32bit, 64bit

For Rudder root server or relay server

The following operating systems are supported as a root or relay server:

OS Version Architecture

Debian

8 and 9

64bit

Ubuntu

16.04 and 18.04 LTS

64bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS

7

64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

12 and 15

64bit

Partially supported Operating Systems

Partially supported Operating Systems are systems that we have built packages for and tested at least once (in some cases, many more times) but that are not currently receiving continuous attention or bug fixes.

Partially supported Operating Systems

It is possible to use Rudder on other platforms than the fully supported ones. However, some Techniques may not work properly. If you wish to get Rudder support on those systems, please get in touch with us!

For Rudder Nodes

The following operating systems have had an agent built using Building the Rudder Agent:

  • FreeBSD

  • Solaris 10 and 11

  • OpenSUSE

Building an agent from source

You can also follow the build instructions to build and install Rudder Agent locally on your favorite operating system. Even if this OS has not been tested by us, there is a reasonable chance that the agent will work successfully.

For Rudder Root Server

We advise against using a partially supported OS for Rudder server because the server contains much more code than the agent. This code is tailored against specific OS versions to work around various system limitations and specificities.