Supported Platforms and Versions
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.
Any host can be a policy server in Community installations of CFEngine.
|AIX||5.3*, 6, 7||PowerPC|
|CentOS||4, 5, 6, 7**||x86-64, x86|
|Debian||6, 7||x86-64, x86|
|RHEL||4, 5, 6, 7**||x86-64, x86|
|SLES||10, 11||x86-64, x86|
|Ubuntu||10.04, 12.04||x86-64, x86|
* AIX 5.3 is required to have "5300-05-CSP" or later
** RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 are currently not supported as hubs, see Known Issues
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.
An upgrade path from previous versions is available from 3.6.1.
Some data will not be available from older hosts, and the policy you serve needs to take into account hosts with different versions.
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.