Support Policies for RHEL High Availability Clusters - Xen Virtual Machines as Cluster Members

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Applicable Environments

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with the High Availability Add-On
  • Using Xen virtualization from any vendor to provide instances that may serve as High Availability cluster members

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This guide offers Red Hat's policies, requirements, and limitations applicable to the use of Xen virtual machines as members of a RHEL High Availability cluster. Users of RHEL High Availability software components should adhere to these policies by installing only on the approved platforms in order to be eligible to receive assistance from Red Hat Support with the appropriate support subscriptions.


Consider general conditions for support of RHEL High Availability in virtualization environments

Limited support for Xen VMs as RHEL High Availability members: Red Hat does not support RHEL High Availability deployments consisting of members that are virtual machines running on a Xen platform from any vendor other than Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS EC2 instances backed by Xen are supported.