The following article details the specific control nodes (the nodes that Ansible Engine is installed on) as well as the managed nodes (the nodes that Ansible Engine are connecting to and automating).
Platform Support Matrix - Red Hat Ansible Engine
|Control Nodes||Managed Nodes|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8 (x86_64 only)1||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and later (and select derivatives)*|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.2 and later
(and select derivatives) (x86_64 only)*
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and later (and select derivatives)*|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8 2|
|Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86_64 only)|
|Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (x86_64 only)|
|Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2|
|Windows Server 2016|
|Windows Server 2019|
* Arista EOS
* Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR, NX-OS
* Juniper Junos OS
|IBM Operating Systems:
** IBM AIX
** IBM i
** IBM z (z/OS)
NOTE: Windows nodes only support the connection via WinRM or PSRP. OpenSSH on Windows is experimental feature and it is not supported by Ansible Automation Subscription.
NOTE: Specific versions of Red Hat Ansible Engine are tested against specific versions
of the above network operating system platforms. Red Hat does not maintain a list
of actual hardware mapped to platforms above. Please refer to the original equipment
manufacturer for complete networking hardware and software compatibility.
NOTE: Others - unlisted RHEL variants, SuSE, Solaris, AIX, etc.
Commercially reasonable support only (i.e. replicate it on supported platform)
* As part of a bundled offering with Ansible Tower, Ansible Engine must support Ansible Tower supported platforms.
** IBM managed nodes are tested and supported by IBM and requires a valid support contract with IBM. Please refer to the following for more details: Ansible Support for IBM operating systems and content