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Which hypervisors are certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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Environment

Certified hypervisors that have been tested and proven to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest are available from Red Hat and third parties.

Red Hat virtualization products / hypervisor hosts:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM

Third-party hypervisors or hosts:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • VMware ESXi and ESX

Issue

  • Which hypervisors are certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Resolution

Certified Red Hat hypervisor products are listed in the following table:

Certified Red Hat Hypervisors

Hypervisor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with KVM Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with KVM Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with KVM Certified Certified Certified Certified

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Version 2.2 is no longer supported.

Certified Microsoft Hypervisors

Microsoft's certified hypervisor offerings can be found by searching the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server section of the Red Hat Customer Portal Certification Catalog (https://access.redhat.com/certifications), or you can follow this link to the catalog to view all certified Microsoft products:

https://access.redhat.com/ecosystem/search/#/ecosystem/Red%20Hat%20Enterprise%20Linux?sort=sortTitle%20asc&vendors=Microsoft&category=Server

Certified VMware Hypervisors

VMware's certified hypervisor offerings can be found by searching the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server section of the Red Hat Customer Portal Certification Catalog (https://access.redhat.com/certifications), or you can follow this link to the catalog to view all certified VMware products:

https://access.redhat.com/ecosystem/search/#/ecosystem/Red%20Hat%20Enterprise%20Linux?sort=sortTitle%20asc&vendors=VMware&category=Server

Other Hypervisors

If your hypervisor is not listed above, please refer to the article "How does Red Hat Global Support Services handle third-party software, drivers, and/or uncertified hardware/hypervisors?"

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