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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 provides a supported Erlang version, from multi-core nodes and cloud-based deployments to embedded systems.

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

  • Linux
  • Windows versions supported by Microsoft, e.g. 10
  • Windows Server versions supported by Microsoft, e.g. Windows Server 2019
  • macOS
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD

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

Commercially Supported Platforms

A list of platforms for which you can purchase commercial support for RabbitMQ is available in the Open Source RabbitMQ Support by VMware page.


RabbitMQ will run on any Windows version that supported Erlang/OTP releases can run on, both desktop and server editions. This includes Windows 10, Server 2012 through 2022.

Other Flavours of UNIX

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

Virtualized Platforms and Containers

RabbitMQ can run on physical or virtual hardware, including many IaaS providers and containers. This also allows unsupported platforms that are able to emulate a supported platform to run RabbitMQ.

A number of companies offer RabbitMQ-as-a-service in multiple clouds. Please see Installation Guide to learn more.

Unsupported Platforms

Some platforms are not supported:

  • z/OS and most mainframes
  • Very memory-constrained systems (with less than 100 MB of RAM)