The following software has been tested to work with ECE.

Linux distributions

Use one of the following Linux distributions:

1 Docker 1.13 is from the project atomic, which is maintained by RHEL.


If you use Docker 1.12 or later, you must use only Linux kernel 4.5 or later. If you experience issues with these Docker and Linux kernel versions, move to supported versions.


Elastic Cloud Enterprise does not support Amazon Linux.

File systems

  • XFS is required if you want to use disk space quotas for Elasticsearch data directories.
  • On RHEL and CentOS, XFS file systems must be created with the -n ftype=1 option to make sure they can work with the OverlayFS storage driver used by Docker.
  • If SELinux is enabled: Your SELinux configuration must allow mounting Docker sockets into containers (required for deployment management to work)