Guest operating systems supported on Azure Stack Hub

Windows

Azure Stack Hub supports the Windows guest operating systems listed in the following table:

Operating system Description Available in Azure Stack Hub Marketplace
Windows Server, version 1709 64-bit Core with containers
Windows Server 2019 64-bit Datacenter, Datacenter core, Datacenter with containers
Windows Server 2016 64-bit Datacenter, Datacenter core, Datacenter with containers
Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Bring your own image
Windows 10 (see note 1) 64-bit, Pro, and Enterprise Bring your own image

Note

To deploy Windows 10 client operating systems on Azure Stack Hub, you must have Windows per-user licensing or purchase through a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH).

Marketplace images are available for pay-as-you-use or BYOL (EA/SPLA) licensing. Use of both on a single Azure Stack Hub instance isn't supported. During deployment, Azure Stack Hub injects a suitable version of the guest agent into the image.

Datacenter editions are available in Azure Stack Hub Marketplace for downloading; customers can bring their own server images including other editions. Windows client images aren't available in Azure Stack Hub Marketplace.

Linux

Linux distributions listed as available in Azure Stack Hub Marketplace include the necessary Windows Azure Linux Agent (WALA). If you bring your own image to Azure Stack, follow the guidelines in Add Linux images to Azure Stack.

Note

Custom images should be built with the latest public WALA version (on the 1903 Azure Stack Hub build and above, or with the 1901/1902 hotfix), or with version 2.2.20. Versions before 2.2.20 and between 2.2.21 and 2.2.34 (inclusive) may not function properly on Azure Stack Hub. On Azure Stack Hub 1910 and above, all Azure WALA agent versions work with Azure Stack Hub.

cloud-init is supported on Azure Stack Hub 1910 and above.

Distribution Description Publisher Azure Stack Hub Marketplace
CentOS-based 6.9 64-bit Rogue Wave Yes
CentOS-based 7.5 64-bit Rogue Wave Yes
CentOS-based 7.3 64-bit Rogue Wave Yes
ClearLinux 64-bit ClearLinux.org Yes
CoreOS Linux (Stable) 64-bit CoreOS Yes
Debian 8 "Jessie" 64-bit credativ Yes
Debian 9 "Stretch" 64-bit credativ Yes
Oracle Linux 64-bit Oracle Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (and later) 64-bit Red Hat Bring your own image
SLES 11SP4 64-bit SUSE Yes
SLES 12SP3 64-bit SUSE Yes
Ubuntu 14.04-LTS 64-bit Canonical Yes
Ubuntu 16.04-LTS 64-bit Canonical Yes
Ubuntu 18.04-LTS 64-bit Canonical Yes

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux support information, see Red Hat and Azure Stack Hub: Frequently Asked Questions.

Next steps

For more information about Azure Stack Hub Marketplace, see the following articles: