Feature support by operating system

The following tables outline the features that are supported on each public image that is available on Compute Engine.

CentOS

For more information about the CentOS images available on Compute Engine, see CentOS operating system details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
CentOS 8 centos-cloud centos-8 Google GA May 2029 Free
CentOS 7 centos-cloud centos-7 Google GA June 30, 2024 Free
CentOS 6 centos-cloud centos-6 Google GA November 30, 2020 Free
CentOS 5 N/A N/A N/A EOL N/A N/A

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
CentOS 5

Container-Optimized OS (COS)

For more information about the Container-Optimized OS (cos) images available on Compute Engine, see COS operating system details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
COS 81 LTS cos-cloud cos-81-lts Google GA June 24, 2021 Free
COS 77 LTS cos-cloud cos-77-lts Google GA December 17, 2020 Free
COS 73 LTS cos-cloud cos-73-lts Google GA June 19, 2020 Free
COS 69 LTS cos-cloud cos-69-lts Google EOL December 11, 2019 Free

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
COS 81 LTS
COS 77 LTS
COS 73 LTS
COS 69 LTS

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
cos 81 LTS
cos 77 LTS
cos 73 LTS
cos 69 LTS

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
cos 81 LTS
cos 77 LTS
cos 73 LTS
cos 69 LTS

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
cos 81 LTS
cos 77 LTS
cos 73 LTS
cos 69 LTS

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
cos 81 LTS
cos 77 LTS
cos 73 LTS
cos 69 LTS

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
COS 81 LTS
COS 77 LTS
COS 73 LTS
COS 69 LTS

Debian

For more information about the Debian images available on Compute Engine, see Debian operating system details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
Debian 10 debian-cloud debian-10 Google GA TBD Free
Debian 9 debian-cloud debian-9 Google LTS1 June 2022 Free
Debian 8 debian-cloud N/A Google EOL June 2018 Free
Debian 7 debian-cloud N/A Google EOL April 2016 Free

1Debian LTS: Debian is supporting this release with Debian LTS. Critical security updates are provided via the Debian LTS project for the duration of the LTS lifecycle.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
Debian 10
Debian 9
Debian 8
Debian 7

Fedora CoreOS

For more information about the Fedora CoreOS images available on Compute Engine, see Fedora CoreOS operating system details.

With the EOL of CoreOS, Google and Fedora introduced the Fedora CoreOS (FCOS) images on Google Cloud.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
Fedora CoreOS Stable fedora-coreos-cloud fedora-coreos-stable Fedora GA TBD Free
Fedora CoreOS Testing fedora-coreos-cloud fedora-coreos-testing Fedora GA TBD Free
Fedora CoreOS Next fedora-coreos-cloud fedora-coreos-next Fedora GA TBD Free

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
Fedora CoreOS Stable
Fedora CoreOS Testing
Fedora CoreOS Next

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

For more information about the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images available on Compute Engine, see RHEL operating system details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
RHEL 8 rhel-cloud rhel-8 Google GA May 2029 On demand/BYOS1,2
RHEL 7 rhel-cloud rhel-7 Google GA June 2024 On demand/BYOS1,2
RHEL 6 rhel-cloud rhel-6 Google GA November 2020 On demand/BYOS1,2
RHEL 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A BYOS2
RHEL 7.7 for SAP rhel-sap-cloud rhel-7-7-sap-ha Google GA August 2023 On demand/BYOS1,2
RHEL 7.6 for SAP rhel-sap-cloud rhel-7-6-sap-ha Google GA October 2022 On demand/BYOS1,2
RHEL 7.4 for SAP rhel-sap-cloud rhel-7-4-sap Google GA August 2021 On demand/BYOS1,2

1On demand: This OS is available from Google Cloud with an on-demand license.

2BYOS: You can apply your existing subscription or license from the OS vendor to the Google-provided OS image. The image that is provided by Google Cloud contains enhancements that might not be included if you bring your own OS image.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
RHEL 6
RHEL 5
RHEL 7.7 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP

SQL Server

For more information about the images based on SQL Server, see SQL Server image details.

Version support

Version Image project Image family Enterprise Standard Web Express
SQL Server 2019 windows-sql-cloud sql-ent-2019-win-2019
sql-std-2019-win-2019
sql-web-2019-win-2019
SQL Server 2017 windows-sql-cloud sql-ent-2017-win-2016
sql-exp-2017-win-2016
sql-std-2017-win-2016
sql-web-2017-win-2016
sql-exp-2017-win-2012-r2
SQL Server 2016 windows-sql-cloud sql-ent-2016-win-2016
sql-std-2016-win-2016
sql-web-2016-win-2016
sql-ent-2016-win-2012-r2
sql-std-2016-win-2012-r2
sql-web-2016-win-2012-r2
SQL Server 2014 windows-sql-cloud sql-ent-2014-win-2016
sql-ent-2014-win-2012-r2
sql-std-2014-win-2012-r2
sql-web-2014-win-2012-r2
SQL Server 2012 windows-sql-cloud sql-ent-2012-win-2012-r2
sql-std-2012-win-2012-r2
sql-web-2012-win-2012-r2

Windows Server version support

Version Windows 2012 R2 Windows 2016 Windows 2019
SQL Server 2019 Enterprise
SQL Server 2019 Standard
SQL Server 2019 Web
SQL Server 2017 Enterprise
SQL Server 2017 Standard
SQL Server 2017 Web
SQL Server 2017 Express
SQL Server 2016 Enterprise
SQL Server 2016 Standard
SQL Server 2016 Web
SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
SQL Server 2014 Standard
SQL Server 2014 Web
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
SQL Server 2012 Standard
SQL Server 2012 Web

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

For more information about the SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) images available on Compute Engine, see SLES operating system details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
SLES 15 SP1 suse-cloud sles-15 SUSE GA TBD On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 15 suse-byos-cloud N/A SUSE GA Dec 2022 BYOS2
SLES 12 SP5 suse-cloud sles-12 SUSE GA Oct 2027 On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 12 SP4 suse-byos-cloud N/A SUSE GA June 2023 BYOS2
SLES 12 SP3 suse-byos-cloud N/A SUSE GA June 2022 BYOS2
SLES 12 SP2 suse-byos-cloud N/A SUSE GA March 2021 BYOS2
SLES 12 SP1 N/A N/A SUSE EOL May 2020 EOL
SLES 11 SP4 suse-byos-cloud sles-11-byos SUSE LTSS3 March 2022 BYOS2 with LTSS3
SLES 15 SP1 SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-15-sp1-sap SUSE GA TBD On demand/BYOS
SLES 15 SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-15-sap SUSE GA Dec 2022 On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-12-sp5-sap SUSE GA Oct 2027 On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-12-sp4-sap SUSE GA June 2023 On demand/BYOS
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-12-sp3-sap SUSE GA June 2022 On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP suse-sap-cloud sles-12-sp2-sap SUSE GA March 2021 On demand/BYOS1,2
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP N/A N/A SUSE EOL May 2020 EOL

1On demand: This OS is available from Google Cloud with an on-demand license.

2BYOS: You can apply your existing subscription from SUSE using the BYOS OS image from the suse-byos-cloud project. The image that is provided by SUSE for BYOS contains enhancements that might not be included if you bring your own OS image.

3LTSS: Support for this operating system is only offered through the Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS) that is available when using BYOS licenses from SUSE.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
SLES 15 SP1
SLES 15
SLES 12 SP5
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 15 SP1 SAP
SLES 15 SAP
SLES 12 SP5 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP

Ubuntu LTS

For more information about the Ubuntu images available on Compute Engine, see Ubuntu operating system details.

General information

For information about non LTS Ubuntu releases, see Ubuntu release wiki.

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage EOL and image deprecation date License model
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ubuntu-os-cloud ubuntu-2004-lts Canonical GA April 2025 (ESM April 2030) Free
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ubuntu-os-cloud ubuntu-1804-lts Canonical GA April 2023 (ESM April 2028) Free
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ubuntu-os-cloud ubuntu-1604-lts Canonical GA April 2021 (ESM April 2024) Free
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ubuntu-os-cloud ubuntu-1404-lts Canonical Ubuntu ESM1 April 2022 Ubuntu ESM1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ubuntu-os-cloud ubuntu-1204-lts Canonical EOL April 2017 EOL

1Ubuntu ESM: You can apply your existing ESM subscription to the Google-provided OS image. The image that is provided by Google Cloud contains enhancements that might not be included if you bring your own OS image.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Compute optimization

OS version GPU supported
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Import

For operating system support information on migrating VMs using Migrate for Compute Engine, see supported operating systems.

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Windows client

General information

OS version Built by Support stage1 License model
Windows 10 x64 N/A Via migration BYOL
Windows 10 x86 N/A Via migration BYOL
Windows 8.1 x64 N/A Via migration BYOL
Windows 8.1 x86 N/A Via migration BYOL
Windows 7 x642 N/A EOL, supported via migration BYOL
Windows 7 x862 N/A EOL, supported via migration BYOL

1Google Support typically coincides with Extended Support End Date. For information about the end of support (EOS) date for each of the operating systems in the table below, see the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy.
2For information about Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7, see Microsoft's Extended Security Updates Lifecycle FAQ.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
Windows 10 x64
Windows 10 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 x86

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
Windows 10 x64 N/A
Windows 10 x86 N/A
Windows 8.1 x64 N/A
Windows 8.1 x86 N/A
Windows 7 x64 N/A
Windows 7 x86 N/A

Compute optimization

OS version GPUs supported
Windows 10 x64
Windows 10 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows 7 x64 1
Windows 7 x86 1

1v100 GPUs not supported.

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
Windows 10 x64
Windows 10 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 x86

Storage

OS version NVMe supported1 VSS agent2
Windows 10 x64
Windows 10 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 x86

1Google provides NVMe drivers for 64-bit Windows images, but not for 32-bit Windows images. Google tests a limited number of Windows client versions. For images that require Secure Boot, Google provides signed NVMe drivers for Windows 8.1 64-bit, which you can also use on Windows 10.
2Google does not test the VSS agent on any client images.

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
Windows 10 x64
Windows 10 x86
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 x86

Windows Server

For more information about the images based on Windows Server, see Windows Server image details.

General information

OS version Image project Image family Built by Support stage1 License model
Windows Server 1909 windows-cloud windows-1909-core
windows-1909-core-for-containers
Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 1903 windows-cloud windows-1903-core
windows-1903-core-for-containers
Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 1809 windows-cloud windows-1809-core
windows-1809-core-for-containers
Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2019 windows-cloud windows-2019
windows-2019-for-containers
Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2019 Core windows-cloud windows-2019-core
windows-2019-core-for-containers
Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 1803 N/A N/A N/A EOL EOL
Windows Server 1709 N/A N/A N/A EOL EOL
Windows Server 2016 windows-cloud windows-2016 Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2016 Core windows-cloud windows-2016-core Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2012 R2 windows-cloud windows-2012-r2 Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core windows-cloud windows-2012-r2-core Google GA On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2012 N/A N/A N/A Via migration BYOL
Windows Server 2008 R22 (SP1 required) N/A N/A N/A EOL via migration On demand / BYOL
Windows Server 2008 N/A N/A N/A EOL via migration BYOL
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required) N/A N/A N/A EOL via migration BYOL

1Google Support typically coincides with Extended Support End Date. For information about the end of support (EOS) date for each of the operating systems in the table below, see the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy.
2For information about Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 2008 R2, see Microsoft's Extended Security Updates Lifecycle FAQ.

Security features

OS version Shielded VM support
Windows Server 1909
Windows Server 1903
Windows Server 1809
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803
Windows Server 1709
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required)

User space features

OS version Guest environment installed gcloud CLI installed OS Login supported
Windows Server 1909 N/A
Windows Server 1903 N/A
Windows Server 1809 N/A
Windows Server 2019 N/A
Windows Server 2019 Core N/A
Windows Server 1803 EOL N/A
Windows Server 1709 EOL N/A
Windows Server 2016 N/A
Windows Server 2016 Core N/A
Windows Server 2012 R2 N/A
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core N/A
Windows Server 2012 N/A
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required) N/A
Windows Server 2008 EOL N/A
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required) EOL N/A

Compute optimization

OS version GPUs supported
Windows Server 1909
Windows Server 1903
Windows Server 1809
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803
Windows Server 1709
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required) 1
Windows Server 2008 1
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required) 1

1v100 GPUs not supported.

Import

OS version Import disk Import virtual appliance Import machine image Migrate for Compute Engine
Windows Server 1909 1
Windows Server 1903 1 1 1 1
Windows Server 1809 1 1 1 1
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803 1 1 1 1
Windows Server 1709 1 1 1 1
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required) 3
Windows Server 2008 4
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required) 5 5 5 6

1Not tested by Google.
2VSS not supported.
3Supported with deprecated Python agent.
464-bit supported, 32 bit only supported for offline migration with manual adaptions.
5Self-import is available.
6Only supported for offline migration with manual adaptions.

Networking

OS version Google Virtual NIC (gVNIC) supported Multiple network interfaces supported
Windows Server 1909
Windows Server 1903
Windows Server 1809
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803
Windows Server 1709
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required)

Storage

OS version NVMe supported1 VSS agent
Windows Server 1909
Windows Server 1903
Windows Server 1809
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803 2 2
Windows Server 1709 2 2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required)

1Google provides NVMe drivers for 64-bit Windows images, but not for 32-bit Windows images.
2Image is past its end of support (EOS) date.

OS Config

OS version OS Config agent installed OS inventory supported OS configuration supported OS patch supported
Windows Server 1909
Windows Server 1903
Windows Server 1809
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Core
Windows Server 1803
Windows Server 1709
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Core
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 required)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 (R2 optional, SP2 required)