CFEngine works on a wide range of platforms, and the CFEngine team strives to provide support for the platforms most frequently used by our users. CFEngine provides binary packages of the Enterprise edition for all supported platforms and binary packages for popular Linux distributions for the Community edition.

Enterprise server

Platform Versions Architecture
CentOS/RHEL 7, 8.1+, 9 x86-64
Debian 9, 10, 11 x86-64
Debian 11 arm64
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, 22.04 x86-64
Ubuntu 22.04 arm64

Any supported host can be a policy server in Community installations of CFEngine.


Platform Versions Architectures
AIX 7.1, 7.2 PowerPC
CentOS/RHEL 6, 7, 8.1, 9 x86-64
Debian 9, 10, 11 x86-64
Debian 11 arm64
HP-UX 11.31+ Itanium
SLES 12, 15 x86-64
Solaris 11 UltraSparc
Ubuntu 16.04 18.04, 20.04, 22.04 x86-64
Ubuntu 22.04 arm64
Windows 2012, 2016, 2019 x86-64, x86

Known issues also includes platform-specific notes.

CFEngine Enterprise has Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) Recognized status from IBM. This means that CFEngine Enterprise has been technically verified by IBM to be installed in and manage VIOS environments.

Future platform support

The CFEngine team will continue to support future releases of popular Host platforms, including RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, as well as maintaining support for existing platforms important to users.

In general, CFEngine is known to run on a wide range of other platforms. As long as the platform is POSIX compliant and has a C compiler toolchain that fully implements the C99 standard, we are happy to work with you to make CFEngine available. Please contact our sales team for details.