Supported operating systemsΒΆ

For more detailed information about the system architecture needed for SaltStack Config, see Pre-installation planning.

SaltStack Config 8.3.0 is best designed to operate on either:

  • RedHat 7.4 or higher (RHEL 7)
  • CentOS 7 (CentOS7)


If your version of RHEL 7 is lower than 7.4, you will need to update your OpenSSL version to 1.0.2k before running the installation script.

If this version is not available to you through a yum update or your server does not have direct Internet access, retrieve the following packages from RedHat or from your preferred public mirror:

  • openssl-1.0.2k-12.el7.x86_64.rpm
  • openssl-libs-1.0.2k-12.el7.x86_64.rpm

SaltStack Config also supports the following operating systems, although they are not recommended:

  • Oracle Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SLES 15)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12)


This list of supported operating systems refers to the RaaS node. It does not refer to the operating systems for the Salt masters (former called the Salt masters) in your network. Salt itself is designed to be operating system agnostic and can manage the nodes of most standard operating systems. For a list of supported Salt controller (formerly called the Salt master) operating systems, see SaltStack Platform Support.