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Supported Platforms

Chef InSpec is supported on the operating systems (platforms) listed below.

Commercially supported platforms

The following table lists the commercially-supported platforms and versions for Chef InSpec.

Amazon Linuxx86_64, aarch642.x
Debianx86_64, aarch64 (10.x only)9, 10, 11
macOSx86_64, aarch64 (M1 processors)11.x, 12.x
Oracle Enterprise Linuxx86_64, aarch64 (7.x / 8.x only)6.x, 7.x, 8.x
Red Hat Enterprise Linuxx86_64, aarch64 (7.x, 8.x and 9.x only)7.x, 8.x, 9.x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverx86_64, aarch64 (15.x only)12.x, 15.x
Ubuntux86_6416.04, 18.04, 20.04
Windowsx86_648.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 10 (all channels except “insider” builds), 2019, 11, 2022

Derived platforms

The following table lists supported derived platforms and versions for Chef InSpec.

See our policy on support for derived platforms for more information.

PlatformArchitectureVersionParent platform
AlmaLinuxx86_64, aarch648.xCentOS
Rocky Linuxx86_64, aarch648.xCentOS

Chef InSpec Target Mode (inspec --target) may be functional on additional platforms, versions, and architectures but aren’t validated by Chef.

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