Operating Systems and Applications

The table below lists which operating systems you may use with the Frame platform, including licensing and image requirements based on infrastructure.

Operating Systems and Requirements

Operating System

AHV

AWS

Azure

GCP

Windows 10 *

1

2

Windows Server 2012 R2

3

3

3

Windows Server 2016

1

3

3

3

Windows Server 2019

1

3

3

3

CentOS 7

1

Ubuntu 18.04

1 Must provide your own OS licenses and image for AHV.
2 Must provide your own OS licenses for Azure.
3 OS license included in pay-as-you-go hourly cost.
* Frame supports Windows 10 releases that have not yet met their official end of service date.

Important

Customers are responsible for applying operating system security updates to their accounts.

Administrators are responsible for managing operating system and application updates for their accounts. As a best practice, administrators should ensure OS updates are compatible with any applications before installing them. Admins may choose to configure automatic updates or apply them manually. Similarly, this concept applies to configuring updates for any applications you have installed. Many Frame customers find that it’s beneficial to have a separate Frame account for testing major system configuration changes.

We also recommend testing any application and OS updates in the Sandbox environment before publishing to the production pool. Any OS/application updates applied to the Sandbox will require a publish to propagate those changes to the production pool. If you find that a new update has caused an issue, you can roll back to an older version of the application/OS and republish or restore from a Sandbox backup and republish.