Support status for internal SD-Cards found in some RHEL certified Dell Servers.

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Issue

  • Is the internal SD-Card found in my Dell Server supported for use with RHEL?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Dell Servers with Internal SD-Card support (IDSDM)

Resolution

The RHEL certified system this kbase is attached to has internal SD-Card functionality. While in theory RHEL could be installed to such a device, Red Hat does not support installation of RHEL to USB drives or SD memory cards. SD cards have limited write cycles and the logging and other write activities found in a RHEL installation would bring an SD card to the end of its expected life very quickly.