1.2. Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems

The operating systems that can be virtualized as guest operating systems in Red Hat 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 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 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 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)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7
64-bit
Yes
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 can be used as guest operating systems, 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

See https://access.redhat.com/articles/973163 for information about up-to-date guest support.