RHEL Guest on Nutanix AHV

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Hi,

Anyone would know if RHEL is Certified or supported to run on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) which also use KVM.

According to Nutanix, they support RHEL on AHV but im looking for an official statement from Red Hat that they are certified to run on Nutanix AHV.

https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=AMF-Guide-AOS-v50:vmm-vm-driver-types-r.html

Thanks,
Paul

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No, Nutanix is not a certified hypervisor.

The list of certified hypervisors is at: https://access.redhat.com/certified-hypervisors

redhat should rethink the policy because AHV is rising. one of my customers abandons redhat because of this.

Well ... this is unfortunate.

Please do express your concerns to Nutanix. We are more than happy to work with them via our certified hardware program. We have a well-documented certification submission process and an entire team dedicated solely to exactly this.

However the onus is on the vendor to certify their platform, not on Red Hat to proactively pursue every possible vendor whose hardware/hypervisor that RHEL could be installed on, which would be an unrealistic workload for us to handle.

Our organization is brand new to the RHEL world - at least from a Platform offering perspective. With that said, we've been using Nutanix AHV for some time now. So, if we can help (in any beneficial way) to doing just that, I'd be happy to!

Welcome aboard :)

The best we can suggest is for Nutanix customers to ask Nutanix to certify their hypervisor with us.

Whilst we can't speak for another business, surely if anyone had all their customers beating down the doors to get their hardware platform to an "officially supported" state, they would take action on that customer demand and open up a partnership with Red Hat via our certification program.