Chapter 3. Operating system requirements

Control Center supports the 64-bit version of the following Linux distributions. All versions of the Linux kernel included in these releases, and all subsequent updates, are supported. However, for best performance, keep the kernel up-to-date.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 or later (7.3 is preferred)
  • CentOS 7.1 or later (7.3 is preferred)

The RHEL/CentOS 7.x distributions provide a variety of server configurations. Control Center is tested on operating system platforms that are installed and configured with standard options. Docker and Control Center are tested on and support the Minimal Install configuration when the NFS and Network Time Protocol (NTP) packages are also installed.

Control Center relies on the system clock to synchronize its actions. The installation procedures include steps to add the NTP daemon to all hosts. By default, the NTP daemon synchronizes the system clock by communicating with standard time servers available on the internet. Use the default configuration or configure the daemon to use a time server in your environment.