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Does it run?

We have compiled a list of popular applications that are of interest to the Ten64 community and methods to run them.


Due to the 'newness' of the Ten64 and DPAA2 hardware, many distributions have not enabled the required drivers, or there are incompatibilies with our bootloader (see roadmap)

See the Distributions page for information on known interoperability issues.

Most of the distributions that are currently not working natively can be made to work by installing a mainline kernel and/or minor bootloader configuration changes.

All of the distributions in this section that have "Yes" in their column can be installed via the bare metal appliance store (known as baremetal-deploy) or the ╬╝Virt appliance store, or another method if noted.

Distribution Native / Bare Metal VM Notes
Debian Yes* Yes Debian 12 (bookworm), testing and unstable available from appliance store. See distribution installer application note if you want to use the Debian installer.
Fedora Yes* Yes Version 38 available from appliance store. Minor adjustments required for native boot (implemented by baremetal-deploy). For specific details, see workaround steps. See distribution installer application note if you want to use the Fedora installer.
Ubuntu Yes* Yes Ubuntu 20.04 and later cloud image works from NVMe but DPAA2 Ethernet driver (and USB3) is not installed by default. See steps for Ubuntu 20.10
OpenSuSE Yes Yes Leap 15.4 and Tumbleweed work OK
FreeBSD Yes! (NEW) Yes See FreeBSD preview for Ten64. We anticipate full support from FreeBSD 14.0-STABLE onwards.
OpenBSD No No Changes to run OpenBSD as VM under investigation
Alpine Linux No Needs work There is an aarch64 ISO but no 'cloud' image
Gentoo and Funtoo Yes Planned Use gentoo-setup to create a working system from a stage3 tarball
Arch Yes Some assembly required Kernel Package linux-aarch64 5.11 and later. Use arch-setup to deploy natively.
To assemble a VM image, see contributed instructions on the support forum
Yocto Yes Yes See meta-traverse layer for Yocto Kirkstone
CentOS 8 No
Later kernel required
Yes CentOS/RHEL kernel does not have Layerscape drivers, need to use a later kernel (e.g install kernel RPMs from Fedora 33), sadly there is no EPEL/'kernel-ml' on aarch64. The other steps required are similar to Fedora.

Router and Firewall

Name Native/Bare Metal VM Notes
OpenWrt Yes Yes armsr branch (23.05 and later) for disk boot, layerscape for NAND. See OpenWrt page in this manual and OpenWrt upstreaming update
pfsense No Possible? Might be able to generate an ARM64 installer image from source
IPFire Yes Yes
VyOS Yes* Yes* Experimental port - you will need to compile your own image from vyos-arm64-builder using a Debian ARM64 instance first

Storage and NAS

Name Native/Bare Metal VM Notes
Rockstor Yes Yes Supported from Rockstor 4 (openSuSE based). Binaries not published yet, see our Rockstor page
OpenMediaVault Yes Yes Install Debian and then install OpenMediaVault from their apt repository

Rockstor's Rock-On feature has a curated collection of addons which is a good way of deploying many applications - if you are not familiar with containers or Docker, consider starting there.


If your application does not publish ARM64 containers directly, sources such as may be an alternative.

IoT and Home Automation

See our ZigBee Home Automation application note for useful information on using ZigBee (and similar technolgies, such as Z-Wave) receivers.

Name Recommended Method
WebThings Use packaged versions for your favourite distribution or the webthingsio/gateway container image
Home Assistant Dedicated VM (if dealing with USB, as above), or container

Media Servers (DLNA etc.)

Name Recommended Method
Emby Media Server Download and Install arm64 package for your distribution

Collaboration / Chat / Video

Name Recommended Method
Jitsi Meet Container

Personal/Private Cloud

Name Recommended Method
Nextcloud Official container
Duplicati container (not all versions from the offical Docker have arm64)


Name Recommended Method
UniFi controller container
Pi-Hole Dedicated VM or container (with bridged network)

Network Security

Name Recommended Method
Kismet Bare metal or VM
Suricata VM / DPAA2 chained (HOWTO pending)

Cloud and Edge Computing

Name Recommended Method
K3s VM - we are working on an "appliance" image
KubeEdge Use Debian VMs as base and deploy with Ansible playbook

If you are interested in running cloud-to-edge stacks such as:

  • AWS Greengrass
  • Azure IoT Edge

Please contact Traverse - we may be able to assist.


Name Notes
TensorFlow Lite Google's Coral AI miniPCIe and M.2 works with VFIO passthrough in muvirt

Software Defined Radio


Not on the list?

If the software in question works on the Raspberry Pi 3 or 4, there is a good chance it will run on the Ten64 - you might just need to get the correct packages for your chosen distribution.

We appreciate any information on applications not listed here and welcome issues or merge requests in the documentation repository.