The Service Assurance Manager, IP Manager, NPM, MPLS, and Server Manager are supported on operating systems.

Operating System

Engineering Validated Versions

Supported Versions#

RHEL - 64 bit (Native/Virtual*)

RHEL derivatives - 64 bit

Photon OS - 64 bit

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, 8.5 and 8.6– 64 bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, 7.8 and 7.9– 64 bit
  • Photon OS 4.0 Revision 2 – 64 bit
  • SAM Console is supported on RHEL and RHEL derivatives (mentioned above).
  • SAM Console is not supported on Photon OS.
  • Version 8.1 and higher minor versions
  • Version 7.5 and higher minor versions
  • Photon OS 4.0 Revision 1 and higher
Microsoft Windows Server


Only for SAM Console:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - R2 SE and EE – 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - SE and DE – 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 - SE – 64 bit
Only for SAM Console:
  • 2012-R2 SE and EE – 64 bit
  • 2016 SE and DE – 64 bit
  • *= Virtualized deployments of Domain Managers (IP, SAM, NPM, MPLS, and ESM) have been validated and best practices are offered only for VMware hypervisor.When deployed on other hypervisors, VMware does not support performance and interoperability issues between the OS layer and hypervisor. Check with hypervisor vendor to address issues not reproducible on physical or VMware deployed environments.
  • #= Domain Managers has been validated only on the Operating System versions mentioned under column Engineering Validated versions. On supported Operating Systems which are not validated, VMware will do its best to either provide a patch on version 11.0.1 or recommend customer to upgrade to the future release of Domain Managers as deemed necessary (especially in the scenario of behavior unique to the specific RHEL derivatives or usage of deprecated features).
  • Java SE runtime environment (JRE) 11.0.16 is used for 11.1.0 products on all supported platforms.
  • Veritas cluster is not supported for Linux.