Before you configure the bare metal server, make sure that your server meets the supported requirements.

Important: The user performing the installation may require sudo command permissions for some of the procedures. See Install Third-Party Packages on a Bare Metal Server.

Bare Metal Server Requirements

Operating System Version CPU Cores Memory
CentOS Linux 7.4 (1708)


4 16 GB
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 (kernel: 3.10.0-957)


7.4 (kernel: 3.10.0-6**)
4 16 GB
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 sp3, 12 sp4 4 16 GB

16.04.2 LTS (kernel: 4.4.0-*)


4 16 GB
Note: Starting in NSX-T Data Center 2.5, an Ubuntu host running version 18.04.2 LTS can either be upgraded from version 16.04 or is a fresh installation.