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Supported operating systems

SolarWinds N-central 12.1 supports the operating systems listed below.

Windows Agents require:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or later)

Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Windows Storage Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016

Windows Server 2012

  • R2 Datacenter
  • R2 Essentials
  • R2 Foundation
  • R2 Standard
  • Datacenter 64-bit Edition
  • Essentials 64-bit Edition
  • Foundation 64-bit Edition
  • Standard 64-bit Edition
  • Storage Server 2012 Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Storage Server 2012 Express 64-bit Edition
  • Storage Server 2012 Standard 64-bit Edition
  • Storage Server 2012 Workgroup 64-bit Edition

Windows Server 2008

  • Windows 2008
  • Datacenter Server
  • Datacenter Server without Hyper-V
  • Enterprise Server
  • Enterprise Server without Hyper-V
  • Essential Business Server
  • Foundation Server
  • R2 Datacenter Server
  • R2 Enterprise Server
  • R2 Foundation Server
  • R2 Standard Server
  • R2 Web Server
  • Small Business Server
  • Standard Server
  • Standard Server without Hyper-V
  • Standard Server 64-bit Edition
  • Web Server

The following are required to install Windows Agents on a server using Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core 64-bit:

  • The operating system must be Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core 64-bit SP1 or later.
  • .NET Framework 4 for Server Core (64-bit) must be installed.

Microsoft Windows Hyper-V

  • Server 2012 64-bit Edition
  • Server 2008 R2
  • Server 2008

Windows 10

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise & Professional
  • Education editions

Windows 8 and 8.1

  • 8.1 Enterprise
  • 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • 8.1 Professional
  • 8.1 Professional 64-bit Edition
  • 8 Enterprise
  • 8 Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • 8 Professional
  • 8 Professional 64-bit Edition
  • 8 64-bit Edition

Windows 7

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise & Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Vista

  • Vista Business
  • Vista Enterprise
  • Vista Ultimate

Linux Agents

Independent Agents are required for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS installations.

The probe performs an SSH connection a Linux device. To discover a Ubuntu/Debian OS device, the device must have openssh installed.

  • CentOS 6.7 and higher (32/64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 and 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS build of "Trusty Tahr")
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS build of "Xenial Xerus")
  • Debian 8.7 32-bit (using Ubuntu Agent DEB version 14 x86)
  • Debian 8.7 64-bit (using Ubuntu Agent DEB 14 x64)

Mac Agents

  • 10.14 (Mojave)
  • 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • 10.12 (Sierra)