Netdata distribution support matrix

In the following table we've listed Netdata's official supported operating systems. We detail the distributions, flavors, and the level of support Netdata is currently capable to provide.

The following table is a work in progress. We have concluded on the list of distributions that we currently supporting and we are working on documenting our current state so that our users have complete visibility over the range of support.

Legend:

  • Version: Operating system version supported
  • Family: The family that the OS belongs to
  • CI: Smoke Testing: Smoke testing has been implemented on our CI, to prevent broken code reaching our users
  • CI: Testing: Testing has been implemented to prevent broken or problematic code reaching our users
  • CD: Continious deployment support has been fully enabled for this operating system
  • .DEB: We provide a .DEB package for that particular operating system
  • .RPM: We provide a .RPM package for that particular operating system
  • Installer: Running netdata from source, using our installer, is working for this operating system
  • Kickstart: Kickstart installation is working fine for this operating system
  • Kickstart64: Kickstart static64 installation is working fine for this operating system
  • Community: This operating system receives community support, such as packaging maintainers, contributors, and so on

AMD64 Architecture

VersionFamilyCI: Smoke testingCI: TestingCD.DEB.RPMInstallerKickstartKickstart64Community
14.04.6 LTS (Trusty Tahr)Ubuntu?N/A?
16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus)Ubuntu?N/A?
18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)Ubuntu?N/A?
19.10 (Eoan Ermine) LatestUbuntu?N/A?
Debian 8 (Jessie)Debian?N/A?
Debian 9 (Stretch)Debian?N/A?
Debian 10 (Buster)Debian?N/A?
Versions 6.xRHEL?N/A?
Versions 7.xRHEL?N/A?
Versions 8.xRHEL???N/A???
Fedora 30Fedora?N/A?
Fedora 31Fedora?N/A?
CentOS 6.xCent OS?N/A?
CentOS 7.xCent OS?N/A?
CentOS 8.xCent OS???N/A???
openSUSE Leap 15.1openSUSE?N/A?
openSUSE TumbleweedopenSUSE??N/A??
SLES 11SLES???N/A???
SLES 12SLES???N/A???
SLES 15SLES???N/A???
AlpineAlpine?N/AN/A?
Arch Linux (latest)Arch?N/A?
All other linuxOther?????

x86 Architecture

VersionFamilyCI: Smoke testingCI: TestingCD.DEB.RPMInstallerKickstartKickstart64Community
14.04.6 LTS (Trusty Tahr)Ubuntu?N/A?
16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus)Ubuntu?N/A?
18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)Ubuntu?N/A?
19.10 (Enoan Ermine) LatestUbuntu?N/A?
Debian 8 (Jessie)Debian?N/A?
Debian 9 (Stretch)Debian?N/A?
Debian 10 (Buster)Debian?N/A?
Versions 6.xRHEL?N/A?
Versions 7.xRHEL?N/A?
Versions 8.xRHEL???N/A???
Fedora 30Fedora?N/A?
Fedora 31Fedora?N/A?
CentOS 6.xCent OS?N/A?
CentOS 7.xCent OS?N/A?
CentOS 8.xCent OS???N/A???
openSUSE Leap 15.1openSUSE?N/A?
openSUSE TumbleweedopenSUSE??N/A??
SLES 11SLES???N/A???
SLES 12SLES???N/A???
SLES 15SLES???N/A???
AlpineAlpine?N/AN/A?
Arch Linux (latest)Arch?N/A?
All other linuxOther?????

Supported functionalities across different distribution channels

On the following section we try to depict what functionalities are available, across the different distribution channels. There are various limitations and problems we try to attend as we evolve and grow. Through this report we want to provide some clarity as to what is available and in what way. Of course we strive to deliver our full solution through all channels, but that may not be feasible yet for some cases.

Legend:

  • Auto-detect: Depends on the programs package dependencies. If the required dependencies are covered during compile time, capability is enabled
  • YES: This flag implies that the functionality is available for that distribution channel
  • NO: Not available at the moment for that distribution channel at this time, but may be a work-in-progress effort from the Netdata team.
  • At Runtime: The given module or functionality is available and only requires configuration after install to enable it

Core functionality

Core

This is the base netdata capability, that includes basic monitoring, embedded web server, and so on.

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: None
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: install-required-packages.sh netdata

DB Engine

This is the brand new database engine capability of netdata. It is a mandatory facility required by netdata. Given it's special needs and dependencies though, it remains an optional facility so that users can enjoy netdata even when they cannot cover the dependencies or the H/W requirements.

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectYESYESYESYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-dbengine
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: openssl, libuv1, lz4, Judy

Encryption Support (HTTPS)

This is Netdata's TLS capability that incorporates encryption on the web server and the APIs between master and slaves. Also a mandatory facility for Netdata, but remains optional for users who are limited or not interested in tight security

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectYESYESYESYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-https
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: openssl

Libraries/optimizations

JSON-C Support

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNOYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-jsonc
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: json-c

Link time optimizations

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detect
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-lto
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: No package dependency, depends on GCC version

External plugins, built with netdata build tools

FREEIPMI

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectYESYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-plugin-freeipmi
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: freeipmi-dev (or -devel)

NFACCT

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNOYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-plugin-nfacct
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: libmnl-dev, libnetfilter_acct-dev

Xenstat

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNONONO
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-plugin-xenstat
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: xen-dom0-libs-devel or xen-devel, yajl-dev or yajl-devel Note: for cent-OS based systems you will need centos-release-xen repository to get xen-devel

CUPS

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNOYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-plugin-cups
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: cups-devel >= 1.7

FPING

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
At RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt Runtime
  • Flags/instructions to enable: ${INSTALL_PATH}/netdata/plugins.d/fping.plugin install
  • Flags to disable from source: None -- just dont install
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: None - only fping installed to start it up

IOPING

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
At RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt Runtime
  • Flags/instructions to enable: ${INSTALL_PATH}/netdata/plugins.d/ioping.plugin install
  • Flags to disable from source: None -- just dont install
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: None - only ioping installed to start it up

PERF

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
At RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt RuntimeAt Runtime
  • Flags/instructions to enable: Inside netdata.conf, section [Plugins], set "perf = yes"
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-perf
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: None

Backends

Prometheus remote write

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNOYESYES
  • Flags/instructions to enable: None
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-backend-prometheus-remote-write
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: snappy-devel, protobuf, protobuf-compiler

AWS Kinesis

make/make installnetdata-installer.shkickstart.shkickstart-static64.shDocker imageRPM packagingDEB packaging
Auto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectAuto-detectNONONO
  • Flags/instructions to enable: Instructions for AWS Kinesis
  • Flags to disable from source: --disable-backend-kinesis
  • What packages required for auto-detect?: AWS SDK for C++, libcurl, libssl, libcrypto
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