Operating System (OS) Support Guide

Topic: Administration

Learn: Which Operating Systems are supported by Scylla

Audience: Scylla administrators

Scylla is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 7 and up, CentOS version 7 and up, Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS and Debian 8. Scylla may also build on other distributions and versions, but is not tested on them. We recommend using one of the supported distributions am for production.

As Scylla relies heavily on XFS, RHEL or CentOS are preferred over Ubuntu. This is because RHEL and CentOS have a strong focus on XFS, resulting in greater performance and more timely delivery of bug fixes.

We recommend using the latest updates of your operating system, to avoid known bugs or security vulnerabilities.

OS Support Matrix


For all OS versions listed in this table, the term and above, refers to minor release versions only.

OS Supported? Recommended?
RHEL 7.2 and above
RHEL 7.0 - 7.1  
CentOS 7.2 and above
CentOS 7.0 - 7.1  
Oracle Linux 7.2 and above  
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS  
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS *  
Debian 8.6 and above  
Debian 9.0 *  

* Supported in Scylla 2.3