Chapter 4. Test environment policies

A proper test environment supports execution of your software on a supported platform running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. Red Hat recommends the platform should already be certified for RHEL 8 to avoid discovering problems with uncertified platforms and unsupported hardware. Certified platforms can be found in the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog.

The platform may be any of the four supported footprints - bare metal, virtual machine, private cloud, or public cloud. It is recommended to follow the platform providers procedures for deploying RHEL 8 to avoid platform issues and ensure a successful certification.

4.1. Red Hat Certification tests overview

The Red Hat Enterprise software certification includes three primary tests - selfcheck, supportable, and system report with a series of subtests and checks. A certification may exit with one of the following statuses:

  • Pass: All the subtests have passed and no further action is required.
  • Fail: A critical subtest or check has not succeeded and requires a change before a certification can be achieved.
  • Review: Additional detailed review is required by Red Hat to determine the status.
  • Warn: One or more subtests did not follow best practices and require further action. However, the certification will succeed.

Partners are recommended to review the output of all tests, perform appropriate actions, and re-run the test as appropriate.