1.2. Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems

The operating systems that can be virtualized as guest operating systems in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization are as follows:

Table 1.1. Operating systems that can be used as guest operating systems

Operating System Architecture
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
32-bit, 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
32-bit, 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
32-bit, 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
32-bit, 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
64-bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (select Other Linux for the guest type in the user interface)
32-bit, 64-bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SPICE drivers (QXL) are not supplied by Red Hat. However, the distribution's vendor may provide SPICE drivers as part of their distribution.)
32-bit, 64-bit
Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin LTS)
32-bit, 64-bit
Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
32-bit, 64-bit
Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
32-bit, 64-bit
Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 7
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 8
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 8.1
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 10
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008
32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
64-bit
Windows Server 2012
64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2
64-bit
Of the operating systems that can be virtualized as guest operating systems in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, the operating systems that are supported by Global Support Services are as follows:

Table 1.2. Guest operating systems that are supported by Global Support Services

Operating System Architecture SPICE Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
32-bit, 64-bit
Yes (on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 and above)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
64-bit
Yes (on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and above)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (select Other Linux for the guest type in the user interface)
32-bit, 64-bit
No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SPICE drivers (QXL) are not supplied by Red Hat. However, the distribution's vendor may provide SPICE drivers as part of their distribution.)
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Windows 7
32-bit, 64-bit
Yes
Windows 8
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Windows 8.1
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Windows 10
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Windows Server 2008
32-bit, 64-bit
No
Windows Server 2008 R2
64-bit
No
Windows Server 2012
64-bit
No
Windows Server 2012 R2
64-bit
No
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is the default connection protocol for accessing Windows 8 and Windows 2012 guests from the user portal as Microsoft introduced changes to the Windows Display Driver Model that prevent SPICE from performing optimally.

Note

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 are supported, virtual machines running the 32-bit version of these operating systems cannot be shut down gracefully from the administration portal because there is no ACPI support in the 32-bit x86 kernel. To terminate virtual machines running the 32-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, right-click the virtual machine and select the Power Off option.

Note