Select your operating system

GKE on Bare Metal runs on Linux. GKE on Bare Metal version 1.10.0 and subsequent patch releases support the following Linux distributions and versions. GKE on Bare Metal works with the kernels supplied with supported distributions.

CentOS Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Ubuntu
8.1 8.1 18.04*
8.2 8.2 20.04
8.3 8.3  
8.4 8.4  

* For information about a compatibility issue with Ubuntu 18.04, see Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.04.1 incompatibility in Known Issues.

For instructions to configure the operating system on your node machines, see the following: