Supported Platforms

Our goal is for RabbitMQ to run on as wide a range of platforms as possible. RabbitMQ can potentially run on any platform that Erlang supports, from embedded systems to multi-core clusters and cloud-based servers.

The following platforms are supported by Erlang and could therefore run RabbitMQ:

  • Linux
  • Windows, NT through 10
  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
  • Mac OS X
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • TRU64
  • VxWorks

The open source release of RabbitMQ is most commonly deployed on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu and Debian-based Linux distributions
  • Fedora, CentOS and RPM-based Linux distributions
  • openSUSE and derived distributions (including SLES and SLERT)
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP and later


RabbitMQ will run on Windows XP and later (Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2008 and Server 2012). It should be possible to run on Windows NT and Windows 2000 as well although this has not been tested.

The 64 bit Windows Erlang VM is available as of R15. Running the most recent 64 bit version of Erlang is recommended. See Erlang version compatibility page.

Generic UNIX

While not officially supported, Erlang and hence RabbitMQ can run on most systems with a POSIX layer including Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and many more.

Virtualized Platforms

RabbitMQ can run on physical or virtual hardware. This also allows unsupported platforms that are able to emulate a supported platform to run RabbitMQ.

See the EC2 guide for details on running on RabbitMQ on Amazon EC2.

Commercially Supported Platforms

A list of platforms for which you can purchase commercial support for RabbitMQ is available in the commercial RabbitMQ distribution documentation.

Unsupported Platforms

Some platforms are not supported and probably never will be:

  • z/OS and most mainframes
  • Memory-constrained systems (< 32 MB of RAM)
If your platform is on this list or you need assistance then please contact us.