Chapter 5. Leveraging Certification

Leveraging allow Partners to request credit for previously conducted successful certification testing. This is possible when a family of server systems utilizes a similar or substantially similar BMC.

Leveraging is based on the Partner performing their own internal qualification testing of the specific BMC on the specific individual system. It requires the partner to confirm that nuanced variations presented in the combination are not material, and the solution requesting leveraging is same as demonstrated in a previous Red Hat certification.

Where applicable leveraging can reduce the overall amount of testing required to achieve certification.

Partners may request leveraging for required testing when the solution contains a previously certified BMC

  • with the same firmware branch, and
  • the same or fewer features

It is the partner’s responsibility to verify that any differences in BMC-to-server interaction do not affect the certification.