Client Requirements

Supported operating systems for clients are listed in this table.

In this table:

  • indicates that clients running the operating system are supported by SUSE

  • indicates that it is not supported

  • these clients are under consideration, and may or may not be supported at a later date.

For SUSE operating systems, the version and SP level must be under general support (normal or LTSS) to be supported with SUSE Manager. For details on supported product versions, see:

For non-SUSE operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux, only the latest available version is under general support.

Table 1. Supported Client Systems and Architectures
Operating System x86-64 ppc64le IBM Z aarch64 s390x

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 15, 12

SLE Micro

openSUSE Leap 15

SUSE Liberty Linux 9, 8, 7

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ES 8, 7

AlmaLinux 9, 8

Amazon Linux 2

CentOS 7

Debian 12, 11 (*)

Oracle Linux 9, 8, 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, 8, 7

Rocky Linux 9, 8

Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04 (*)

When the distibution reaches end-of-life, it enters grace period of 3 months when the support is considered deprecated. After that period, the product is considered unsupported. Any support may only be available on the best-effort basis.

For more information about end-of-life dates, see

(*) Debian and Ubuntu list the x86-64 architecture as amd64.

Salt SSH is using /var/tmp to deploy Salt Bundle to and execute Salt commands on the client with the bundled Python. Therefore you must not mount /var/tmp with the noexec option. It is not possible to bootstrap the clients, which have /var/tmp mounted with noexec option, with the Web UI because the bootstrap process is using Salt SSH to reach a client.

When you are setting up your client hardware, you need to ensure you have enough for the operating system and for the workload you want to perform on the client, with these additions for SUSE Manager:

Table 2. Client Additional Hardware Requirements
Hardware Additional Size Required


512 MB

Disk Space:

200 MB