Supported Client Systems

Supported operating systems for traditional and Salt clients are listed in this table.

In this table, indicates that clients running the operating system are supported by SUSE, and indicates that it is not supported. Fields marked as 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
Operating System Architecture Traditional Clients Salt Clients

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, 12

x86-64, ppc64le, IBM Z, aarch64

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 15, 12

x86-64, ppc64le

SLE Micro

x86-64, aarch64, s390x

openSUSE Leap 15

x86-64, aarch64

SUSE Liberty Linux 9, 8, 7


AlmaLinux 9, 8

x86-64, aarch64

Amazon Linux 2

x86-64, aarch64

CentOS 8, 7

x86-64, aarch64

Debian 12, 11


Oracle Linux 9, 8, 7

x86-64, aarch64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, 8, 7


Rocky Linux 9, 8

x86-64, aarch64

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

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