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Which hypervisors are certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Updated 2014-09-24T15:21:54+00:00

Issue

Which hypervisors are certified to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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 Open Stack Platform
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM

Third-party hypervisors or hosts:
- VMware ESXi and ESX
- Microsoft Hyper-V

Resolution

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 3.4 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 Open Stack Platform 4 Certified Certified Certified Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Open Stack 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
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Certified Certified Certified
VMware ESXi 5.1U2 Certified
VMware ESXi 5.1 Certified Certified
VMware ESXi 5.0 Certified Certified
VMware ESX 4.1 Certified Certified Certified
VMware ESXi 4.0 Certified 1 Certified Certified
VMware ESX 3.5 Certified Certified
VMware ESX 3.0 Certified 2 Certified 3
VMware ESX 2.5.4 Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (Generation 2 Virtual Machines) Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (Generation 1 Virtual Machines) Certified Certified Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Certified Certified Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Certified Certified Certified
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Emulated Virtual Machine Certified
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Hyper-V Emulated Virtual Machine Certified
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Emulated Virtual Machine Certified
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Emulated Virtual Machine Certified
  • Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Version 2.2 is no longer supported.
  1. Certified with VMware ESX 4.0 U2
  2. Certified with VMware ESX 3.0.2
  3. Also certified with VMware ESX 3.0.1

Root Cause

Diagnostic Steps

  • Specific hypervisor support information, including the specific update releases of RHEL that are supported on each hypervisor, can be found at the following Red Hat Hardware Certification pages:
    -VMware
    -Hyper-V