Chapter 1. Supported RHEL architectures and system requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 delivers a stable, secure, consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments with the tools needed to deliver workloads faster with less effort. It can be deployed as a guest on supported hypervisors and Cloud provider environments as well as deployed on physical infrastructure, so your applications can take advantage of innovations in the leading hardware architecture platforms.
This section contains information about the supported architectures and the system requirements for installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
1.1. Supported architectures
Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports the following architectures:
- AMD, Intel, and ARM 64-bit architectures
IBM Power Systems, Little Endian
- IBM Power System LC servers
- IBM Power System AC servers
- IBM Power System L servers
- 64-bit IBM Z
1.2. System requirements
If this is a first-time install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux it is recommended that you 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.