Chapter 1. Supported RHEL architectures and system requirements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 delivers a stable, secure, consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments with the tools needed to deliver workloads faster with less effort. You can deploy RHEL as a guest on supported hypervisors and Cloud provider environments as well as on physical infrastructure, so your applications can take advantage of innovations in the leading hardware architecture platforms.

1.1. Supported architectures

Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports the following architectures:

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

For installation instructions on IBM Power Servers, see IBM installation documentation. To ensure that your system is supported for installing RHEL, see and

1.2. System requirements

If this is a first-time installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, review the guidelines provided for system, hardware, security, memory, and RAID before installing. See System requirements reference for more information.

If you want to use your system as a virtualization host, review the necessary hardware requirements for virtualization.