Chapter 1. Architectures

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is available as a single kit on the following architectures: [1]
  • 64-bit AMD
  • 64-bit Intel
  • IBM POWER7+ and POWER8 (big endian) [2]
  • IBM POWER8 (little endian) [3]
  • IBM System z [4]


[1] Note that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 installation is supported only on 64-bit hardware. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is able to run 32-bit operating systems, including previous versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as virtual machines.
[2] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (big endian) is currently supported as a KVM guest on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Power and on PowerVM.
[3] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (little endian) is currently supported as a KVM guest on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Power, on PowerVM and PowerNV (bare metal).
[4] Note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 supports IBM zEnterprise 196 hardware or later; IBM System z10 mainframe systems are no longer supported and will not boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2.