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 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.
To learn more about Certified Cloud Service Providers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
ecosystem please see Red Hat Ecosystem.

Certified Red Hat Hypervisors

Hypervisor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2* Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 Certified Certified Certified
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 OpenStack Platform 15 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 9 Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 8 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 8 with KVM Certified Certified 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.
* RHV 4.2 with EUS Only.

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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9 Comments

This table implies that RHEL5 and RHEL6 are not certified on ESXi 5.1U2. Is that correct or a typo ?

Hi Rob,
Red Hat certified RHEL 6.6 with ESXi 5.1U2. I'll work to correct the typo. Thanks!

Hi Brian,
what about RHEL 5 on ESXi 5.1U2..

Please note that we use this chart with CCSPs who must run on a Red Hat supported hypervisor. If we are changing locations to the cert catalog, we will need a way for our providers to easily see a list of supported hypervisors.

Thanks,

Jane

What about PowerVM or PowerKVM ?
What About IBM Power and Z platforms ?
Which are the supported hypervisors supported on those platforms ?

Thanks

Pablo.

Hello,

where can i found the information about Hypervisors supported for running RHEL on IBM Hardware?

Thanks

Isn't RHEL supported on POWER/PPC as an LPAR? Where would I see that support matrix?

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