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.
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 with KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 with KVM
XenServer versions 6.1, 6.2 SP1, 6.5 and 7.0 with latest hotfixes
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 Update 3, 5.1 Update 3, 5.5 Update 3b, 6.0 Update 2, and 6.5 GA
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`_.
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