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:

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


RabbitMQ will run on Windows XP and later (Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 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 Windows Erlang VM is available as 32bit (all available versions) and 64bit versions (since R15B). Some limitations (such as address space) will be apparent when running a 32bit Erlang VM on 64bit hardware.

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.

Virtual Platforms

RabbitMQ can run on physical or emulated 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 RabbitMQ commercial documentation.

Unsupported Platforms

Some platforms are not supported and probably never will be:

If your platform is on this list or you need assistance then please contact us.