Supported operating systems - AWS Systems Manager

Supported operating systems

Your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, on-premises servers, and virtual machines (VMs) must be running one of the following operating systems to use them with AWS Systems Manager.

Linux

Amazon Linux
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
2012.03 – 2018.03
Note

Beginning with version 2015.03, Amazon Linux is released in Intel 64-bit (x86_64) versions.

Amazon Linux 2
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
2.0 and all later versions
CentOS
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
6.x¹
7.1 and later 7.x versions
8.0, 8.1, and 8.2 versions

¹ SSM Agent no longer officially supports these versions and no longer updates the agent for these versions of CentOS. SSM Agent version 3.0.1390.0 and earlier is supported for CentOS 6.

Debian Server
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
Jessie (8)
Stretch (9)
Buster (10)
Oracle Linux
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
8.1
8.2
8.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
6.x¹
7.0
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
8.0
8.1
8.2
8.3

¹ SSM Agent no longer officially supports these versions and no longer updates the agent for these versions of RHEL. SSM Agent version 3.0.1390.0 and earlier is supported for RHEL 6.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
12 and later 12.x versions
15 and later 15.x versions
Ubuntu Server
Versions Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS
16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS
20.04 LTS and 20.10 STR

macOS

Version Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
10.14.x (Mojave)
10.15.x (Catalina)
11.x (BigSur)
Note

macOS support is limited to the following AWS Regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1)

  • US East (Ohio) (us-east-2)

  • US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

  • Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1)

  • Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1)

For more information about Amazon EC2 support for macOS, see Amazon EC2 Mac instances in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances

Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian)

Version ARM 32-bit (arm)
8 (Jessie)
9 (Stretch)

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Manage Raspberry Pi devices using AWS Systems Manager

Windows Server

SSM Agent requires Windows PowerShell 3.0 or later to run certain AWS Systems Manager documents (SSM documents) on Windows Server instances (for example, the legacy AWS-ApplyPatchBaseline document). Verify that your Windows Server instances are running Windows Management Framework 3.0 or later. This framework includes Windows PowerShell. For more information, see Windows Management Framework 3.0.

Version Intel 32-bit (x86) Intel 64-bit (x86_64) ARM 64-bit (arm64)
2008¹
2008 R2¹
2012 and 2012 R2
2016
2019

¹ As of January 14, 2020, Windows Server 2008 is no longer supported for feature or security updates from Microsoft. Legacy Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 still include version 2 of SSM Agent preinstalled, but Systems Manager no longer officially supports 2008 versions and no longer updates the agent for these versions of Windows Server. In addition, SSM Agent version 3.0 might not be compatible with all operations on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The final officially supported version of SSM Agent for Windows Server 2008 versions is 2.3.1644.0.