Supported OS Versions for Management Server¶
This section lists the operating systems that are supported for running CloudStack Management Server. Note that specific versions of the operating systems are tested, so compatibility with CentOS 6.3 may not indicate compatibility with CentOS 6.2, 6.1 and so on.
- RHEL versions 6.3, 6.5, 6.6 and 7.0
- CentOS versions 6.8, 7
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS
- Java JRE 1.8
- MySQL 5.6, 5.7 (RHEL 7)
- MySQL 5.1 (RHEL 6.x)
Supported Hypervisor Versions¶
CloudStack supports three hypervisor families, XenServer with XAPI, KVM, and VMware with vSphere.
CentOS 6.2+, 7.0+ with KVM
Ubuntu 14.04LTS, 16.04LTS, 18.04LTS with KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 with KVM
XenServer versions 6.1, 6.2 SP1, 6.5, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 with latest hotfixes, XCP-ng 7.4, 7.6
It is now required to enable HA on the XenServer pool in order to recover from a pool-master failure. Please refer to the XenServer documentation.
VMware versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7
There is a known issue in 6.7u1 (https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/67315) which blocks some CloudStack cloning operations. The use of linked clones is known to be effected.
There is a known issue in 6.7 U3 - 6.7 U3f where a mailformed OVA could crash vCenter services (for more information see here). To avoid the issue, make sure to use 6.7 U3g or later.
LXC Host Containers on RHEL 7
Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Hyper-V Role enabled)
Hyper-V 2012 R2
Oracle VM 3.0+
Bare metal hosts are supported, which have no hypervisor. These hosts can run the following operating systems:
RHEL or CentOS, v6.2 or 6.3
Use libvirt version 0.9.10 for CentOS 6.3
For more information, see the Hypervisor Compatibility Matrix in the CloudStack Installation Guide.
Supported External Devices¶
- Netscaler VPX and MPX versions 9.3, 10.1e and 10.5
- Netscaler SDX version 9.3, 10.1e and 10.5
- SRX (Model srx100b) versions 10.3 to 10.4 R7.5
- F5 11.X
- Force 10 Switch version S4810 for Baremetal Advanced Networks
The CloudStack Web-based UI should be compatible with any modern browser, but it’s possible that some browsers will not render portions of the UI reliably, depending on their support of Web standards. For best results, one of the following browsers recommended:
- Firefox version 31 or later
- Google Chrome version 36.0+
- Safari 6+
Notice Of Management OSes and Hypervisors to be Deprecated¶
The following hypervisors will no longer be supported in the next release
- XenServer 6.2
- XenServer 6.5
- vSphere 5.0
- vSphere 5.1
- vSphere 5.5
- CentOS (KVM) 6.x
The following Management Server Operating Systems will no longer be supported in the next release
- CentOS 6.x
Please see CloudStack Wiki for details.