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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.


See the Distributions page for specific information.

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)

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.

Distribution Native / Bare Metal VM Notes
Debian Yes* Yes Traverse customized image for Ten64. Debian unstable/testing with kernel >=5.9 will work.
CentOS 8 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 recovery manipulator script can do all other steps required.
Fedora Yes* Yes Fedora 33 needs SHIM-bypass and change of default kernel commandline, see workaround steps
Ubuntu Yes* Yes Ubuntu 20.04 and later (including 20.10) 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
FreeBSD No Yes 12.0 and later works as VM. FreeBSD 13 snapshots will boot from USB but have no PCIe or DPAA2 network support. We are exploring the viability of funding porting work
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 Some assembly required Planned The "gentoo-setup" tool in the recovery firmware can setup a system from stage3.
Arch Yes Some assembly required Kernel Package linux-aarch64 5.11 and later. Recovery firmware will have an "arch-install" tool to facilitate this. Manual install required - see Arch ARM generic ARM64

Router and Firewall

Name Native/Bare Metal VM Notes
OpenWrt Yes Yes Ten64 not yet upstreamed - see the OpenWrt page in this manual
pfsense No Possible? Might be able to generate an ARM64 installer image from source
IPFire No Yes Requires ACPI patch - Core 151 and later . Native support depends on IPFire migrating to a later kernel version

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
Mozilla IoT / WebThings WebThings Appliance VM (especially when using external USB/ZigBee dongles), or container
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.