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 μVirt appliance store, or another method if noted.
|Distribution||Native / Bare Metal||VM||Notes|
|Debian||Yes*||Yes||Debian 11 onwards can be deployed from the Bare Metal Appliance Store
There is a known issue with the Debian initrd having trouble finding the root partition/device on boot, it will proceed as normal after 15-30 seconds.
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.|
|Fedora||Yes*||Yes||Minor adjustments required for native boot (implemented by
|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|
Known issue with 15.3
|Yes||Recent 15.3 images have a PCIe driver issue preventing the use of NVMe SSDs and other PCIe devices. We are working with SUSE to resolve the issue. You may wish to use Leap 15.2 in the meantime.|
|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||Yes||Planned||Use
|Arch||Yes||Some assembly required||Kernel Package linux-aarch64 5.11 and later. Use
To assemble a VM image, see contributed instructions on the support forum
Router and Firewall¶
|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 (5.10.x) kernel version (expected sometime during 2021)|
|VyOS||Yes*||Yes*||Experimental port - you will need to compile your own image from vyos-arm64-builder using a Debian ARM64 instance first|
|Untangle NGFW||Yes*||Yes*||Traverse has ported this internally (and submitted patches upstream) but this has not been 'commercialised' yet. Contact us if you are interested in deploying Untangle on Ten64|
Storage and NAS¶
|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 LinuxServer.io 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.
|WebThings||Use packaged versions for your favourite distribution or the
|Home Assistant||Dedicated VM (if dealing with USB, as above), or container|
Media Servers (DLNA etc.)¶
|Emby Media Server||Download and Install arm64 package for your distribution|
Collaboration / Chat / Video¶
|Duplicati||LinuxServer.io container (not all versions from the offical Docker have arm64)|
|UniFi controller||LinuxServer.io container|
|Pi-Hole||Dedicated VM or container (with bridged network)|
|Kismet||Bare metal or VM|
|Suricata||VM / DPAA2 chained (HOWTO pending)|
Cloud and Edge Computing¶
|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.
|TensorFlow Lite||Google's Coral AI miniPCIe and M.2 works with VFIO passthrough in muvirt|
Software Defined Radio¶
Works on ARM has facilitated ARM64 support for many development tools and languages
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.