Compatibility Matrix

Supported OS Versions for Management Server

This section lists the operating systems that are supported for running CloudStack Management Server.

  • RHEL versions 7.x
  • CentOS versions 7.x
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS

Software Requirements

  • Java JRE 11
  • MySQL 5.5, 5.6, 5.7

Supported Hypervisor Versions

CloudStack supports three hypervisor families, XenServer with XAPI, KVM, and VMware with vSphere.

  • CentOS 7.x with KVM

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS with KVM

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x with KVM

  • XenServer versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5 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 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7 (tested up to 6.7 U3)


    There is a known issue in 6.7 U1 ( 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:

    • Fedora 17
    • Ubuntu 12.04

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

Supported Browsers

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 are no longer be supported in this release

  • XenServer 6.2
  • XenServer 6.5
  • vSphere 5.0
  • vSphere 5.1
  • vSphere 5.5
  • CentOS/RHEL (KVM) 6.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04

The following Management Server Operating Systems are no longer supported in this release

  • CentOS 6.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04

Please see CloudStack Wiki for details.