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Supported Operating Systems

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

    Make sure that your chosen operating system is listed in one of the following tables before you install Couchbase Server. See the release notes for information about platform support changes, including deprecated platforms. For information about supported web browsers, see Supported Web Browsers.

    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.
    Table 1. Supported Operating Systems for Development, Testing, and Production
    Operating System Supported Versions (64-bit)

    Amazon Linux 2

    LTS[1]

    Amazon Linux AMI[2]

    2018.03

    2017.09

    CentOS

    7.x

    6.x

    Debian

    9.x

    8.x

    Oracle Linux[3]

    7.x

    6.x

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

    8[4]

    7.x

    6.x

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

    12.x

    11.x

    Ubuntu

    18.04[1]

    16.04

    Windows Server

    2016

    2012 R2

    Table 2. Supported Operating Systems for Development and Testing Only
    Operating System Supported Versions

    macOS

    10.14 "Mojave"[5]

    10.13 "High Sierra"

    10.12 "Sierra"

    10.11 "El Capitan"

    Windows

    10 (requires Anniversary Update)

    Supported Virtualization and Container Platforms

    Table 3. Supported VM and Container Platforms
    Platform Notes

    Docker

    Couchbase Server is compatible with Docker.

    Official Docker images are available on Docker Hub. Follow the best practices to run Couchbase Server on a virtualized environment.

    Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

    Couchbase Server is compatible with KVM.

    Follow the best practices to run Couchbase Server on a virtualized environment.

    Kubernetes

    First-party integration with Kubernetes is made available with the Couchbase Autonomous Operator.

    Red Hat OpenShift

    First-party integration with Red Hat OpenShift is made available with the Couchbase Autonomous Operator.

    VMware

    Couchbase Server is compatible with VMware.

    Follow the best practices to run Couchbase Server on a virtualized environment.


    1. Supported with Couchbase Server 6.0.1+
    2. Amazon Linux is supported with the CentOS 6 package of Couchbase Server.
    3. Only the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) is supported. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is not supported.
    4. Supported with Couchbase Server 6.0.2+
    5. Supported with Couchbase Server 6.0.3+