AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Operating Systems Supported by Patch Manager

The Patch Manager capability does not support all the same operating systems versions that are supported by other AWS Systems Manager capabilities. For more information, see Systems Manager Prerequisites.

Patch Manager can be used to patch operating systems listed in the following table.

Operating System Details


64-Bit Systems Only

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 - 7.4

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12

  • Amazon Linux 2015.03 - 2018.03

  • Amazon Linux 2 2-2.0

  • CentOS 7.1 and later

64-Bit and 32-Bit Systems

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 - 6.9

  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS

  • Amazon Linux 2012.03 - 2017.03

  • CentOS 6.5 and later


Instances created from an Amazon Linux AMI that are using a proxy must be running a current version of the Python requests module in order to support Patch Manager operations. For more information, see Upgrade the Python Requests Module on Amazon Linux Instances That Use a Proxy Server.


Windows Server 2008 through Windows Server 2016, including R2 versions. Patch Manager provides all patches for supported operating systems within hours of their being made available by Microsoft.

For a list of operating systems supported overall by Systems Manager, see Systems Manager Prerequisites.