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|
|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¶
|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¶
|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.
|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.)¶
|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.