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Certified guest operating systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM

Updated 2014-12-22T15:47:38+00:00

The following certified Red Hat and third-party guest operating systems apply to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server with KVM virtualization. Red Hat also offers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, which offers greater scalability and more advanced features. To see certified guest operating systems for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, please see Certified guest operating systems for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server with KVM Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server with KVM Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with KVM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Certified Certified Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2000 32-Bit x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Not supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Not supported
Microsoft Windows XP 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2,3
Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit x86
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows 7 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows 7 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows 8 32-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit x86 Certified1,2 Certified1,2
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-Bit x86 In process1,2 In process1,2
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit x86 In process1,2 In process1,2

Footnotes:
1. Microsoft Windows operating systems certifications only apply to versions RHEL 6.6 and prior and all RHEL 5 releases.
2. For best performance, the para-virtualized I/O drivers (virtio-win) are required to be installed in the Windows guests. The drivers are made available as images in the Supplementary channel of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux host OS. Please refer to this article for details. Please see the Microsoft SVVP site for certification details.
3. As of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5.