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Supported Operating Systems

Couchbase Server is supported on numerous popular operating systems and virtual environments.

Certified: Couchbase has performed an extensive testing and review process to make sure that Couchbase Server runs well out of the box on the specified platform.

Supported: Couchbase believes that Couchbase Server will run well out of the box on the specified platform, but extensive testing has not been performed. Couchbase will make a best effort to investigate issues on a Supported platform version, but it is recommended that you run Couchbase on a Certified platform version.

Couchbase clusters on mixed platforms are not supported. Nodes in a Couchbase cluster should all be running on the same OS, and every effort should be made to apply the same OS patches across the entire cluster.
All listed operating systems are 64-bit.
Table 1. Supported Operating Systems for Development, Testing, and Production
Operating System Version

Amazon Linux[1]

Certified 2018.03

Supported 2017.09


Certified 7.2, 7.4; Supported 7.x

Certified 6.7, 6.9; Supported 6.x


Certified 9; Supported 9.x

Certified 8

Oracle Linux[2]

Certified 7.3

Certified 6.6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Certified 7.2; Supported 7.x

Certified 6.5; Supported 6.x

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

Certified 12; Supported 12.x

Certified 11.4; Supported 11.x


Certified 16.04

Certified 14.04

Windows Server

Certified 2016 Standard; Supported with monthly rollups

Certified 2012 R2 Standard; Supported with monthly rollups

Table 2. Supported Operating Systems for Development and Testing
Operating System Version


Certified 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra)


Certified 10 Anniversary Update

For information about the platform support changes in this release, see the release notes.

For information about supported web browsers, see Supported Web Browsers.

1. Amazon Linux is supported with the CentOS 6 package of Couchbase Server.
2. Only the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) is supported. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is not supported.