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.NET Core 2.1 - Supported OS versions

The tables below provide OS version information supported by .NET Core 2.1.

Keys used in the tables

  • Bold numbers indicate additions to this release.
  • A '+' indicates the minimum supported version.
  • Where possible, links to Distribution-owned lifecycle documentation is provided.

Windows

OS Version Architectures Notes
Windows Client 7 SP1(*), 8.1 x64, x86
Windows 10 Client Version 1607+ x64, x86 1607 is the minimum version for support. See Out of support OS versions below for Windows 10 releases that are no longer supported.
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1+ x64, x86

* Windows 7 SP1 is supported with Extended Security Updates installed.

See the Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet for details regarding each Windows release lifecycle.

macOS

OS Version Architectures Notes
Mac OS X (macOS) 10.12+ x64 Apple Support Sitemap
Apple Security Updates

Linux

OS Version Architectures Notes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CentOS
Oracle Linux
7+ x64 Red Hat support policy
CentOS lifecycle
Oracle Linux lifecycle
Fedora 32+ x64 Fedora lifecycle
Debian 9+ x64, ARM32 Debian lifecycle
Ubuntu 21.04, 20.10, 20.04, 18.04 x64, ARM32* Ubuntu lifecycle
Linux Mint 18, 17 x64 Linux Mint end of life announcements
openSUSE 15+ x64 OpenSUSE lifecycle
SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 12 SP2+ x64 SUSE lifecycle
Alpine Linux 3.10, 3.11, 3.12 x64 Alpine lifecycle
  • Bold numbers indicate additions in this release.
  • '+' indicates the minimum supported version.

* ARM32 support starts with Debian 9 and Ubuntu 16.04. Earlier versions of those distros are not supported on ARM32.

Out of support OS versions

Support for the following versions was ended by the distribution owners and are no longer supported by .NET Core 2.1.

OS Version End of Life
RHEL 6 11/30/2020
Windows 10 1703 10/08/2019
Fedora 31 24/11/2020
Fedora 30 26/05/2020
Fedora 29 11/26/2019
Fedora 28 05/28/2019
Fedora 27 11/30/2018
Fedora 26 5/29/2018
Debian 8 6/17/2018
Ubuntu 17.10 7/19/2018
Ubuntu 14.04 06/2019
Ubuntu 19.04 01/23/2020
OpenSUSUE 42.3 07/01/2019
OpenSUSUE 42.2 01/26/2018
Alpine 3.8 05/01/2020