Mix of OS for Bamboo remote agents

Hi Bamboo users,

I have looked and can't find a clear answer on any documentation - does Bamboo Server support a mix of OS's for agents?

Bamboo Server - Windows

Bamboo Local Agents - Windows

Bamboo Remote Agents - I - Windows

Bamboo Remote Agents - II - Linux

Is this possible?



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Bamboo actually does not care about the OS on which his agents run

I have a bamoo server on Linux with lots of agents running on Windows, Linux, Solaris & AIX

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Hi InnocentSpirit,

Absolutely, many of our customers build their software for lots of different platforms, so you can mix and match agent operating systems as you need. The only requirement is that you either run Oracle's JDK or OpenJDK on the agents and that they're supported on the operating system.


Premier Support Engineer


Agree - we have Bamboo running on RHEL and agents running on Linux, Windows and Docker containers. Agents run a java app that connects them to the server.

Thanks Frederic, Christian & Rich,


Is there any specific documentation around this or just follow the standard agent installation steps depending on the OS?




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Hi InnocentSpirit,

There's nothing particular to take into account, the installation of the remote agents works the same way on all platforms.


Premier Support Engineer


Thanks Christian.

I suggest looking at the remote agent installation documentation here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/bamboo/bamboo-remote-agent-installation-guide-289276832.html

If you want the agent to start as a Linux server, you can find documentation on how to do that depending on the distro/version of Linux you use.

Also to get the agent to start as a windows service look here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/bamboo/additional-remote-agent-options-436044733.html


Hi Rich,

Thanks for the links. We already have Windows agents and have configured them as Windows service. Looking to add new linux agents now.


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