Chapter 2. Architectures

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is distributed with the kernel version 4.18, which provides support for the following architectures:

  • AMD and Intel 64-bit architectures
  • The 64-bit ARM architecture
  • IBM Power Systems, little endian
  • IBM Z

Make sure you purchase the appropriate subscription for each architecture. For more information, see Get Started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux - additional architectures. For a list of available subscriptions, see Subscription Utilization on the Customer Portal.

Note that all architectures are supported by the standard kernel packages in RHEL 8; no kernel-alt package is needed.