1.4. Supported Host Operating Systems

Currently, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on the following host OSes:

  • Windows hosts (64-bit):

    • Windows 7

    • Windows 8

    • Windows 8.1

    • Windows 10 RTM (1507) build 10240

    • Windows 10 November Update (1511) build 10586

    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) build 14393

    • Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) build 15063

    • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) build 16299

    • Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) build 17134

    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809) build 17763

    • Windows Server 2008 R2

    • Windows Server 2012

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

    • Windows Server 2016

    • Windows Server 2019

  • Mac OS X hosts (64-bit):

    • 10.12 (Sierra)

    • 10.13 (High Sierra)

    • 10.14 (Mojave)

    Intel hardware is required. See also Known Limitations.

  • Linux hosts (64-bit). Includes the following:

    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS and 18.10

    • Debian GNU/Linux 9 ("Stretch")

    • Oracle Linux 6 and 7

    • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7

    • Fedora 28 and 29

    • Gentoo Linux

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise server 12 and 15

    • openSUSE Leap 42.3 and 15.0

    It should be possible to use Oracle VM VirtualBox on most systems based on Linux kernel 2.6 or 3.x using either the Oracle VM VirtualBox installer or by doing a manual installation. See Section 2.3, “Installing on Linux Hosts”. However, the formally tested and supported Linux distributions are those for which we offer a dedicated package.

    Note that Linux 2.4-based host OSes are no longer supported.

  • Oracle Solaris hosts (64-bit only). The following versions are supported with the restrictions listed in Known Limitations:

    • Oracle Solaris 11

Note that the above list is informal. Oracle support for customers who have a support contract is limited to a subset of the listed host OSes. Also, any feature which is marked as experimental is not supported. Feedback and suggestions about such features are welcome.