Supported Platforms with Red Hat Ansible Engine

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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
Network Devices:
* Arista EOS
* Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR, NX-OS
* Juniper Junos OS
* VyOS
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


  1. Must be running Ansible 2.8 to utilize Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8 as a control node 

  2. If running Ansible 2.7 or earlier, set ansible_python_interpreter to the correct python path 

2 Comments

It's not clear from above if AIX is supported on managed nodes. Kindly clarify.

It's written:

NOTE: Others - unlisted RHEL variants, SuSE, Solaris, AIX, etc. Commercially reasonable support only (i.e. replicate it on supported platform)

Means you might get help if it's possible to replicate the issue on a supported platform. "commercially reasonable effort" is a legal term I don't want to transcript (IANAL) but there are enough explanations on the web.