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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® provides core operating system functions and capabilities for application infrastructure.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a secure, lightweight and minimized footprint operating system that is optimized to run Linux containers. A member of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host couples the flexible, lightweight and modular capabilities of Linux Containers with the reliability and security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a reduced image size.

Installation Media

An active subscription is required to download and receive updates.

Container Images

After installing Atomic Host, get started deploying a container image.


Optimized for Containers

Deploy a secure, integrated host platform that is designed to run container images with optimizations for scalability, density, and performance.

Atomic Updating and Rollback

A new, simplified update mechanism for host OS lets you download and deploy updated versions in a single step. With built-in retention of a previous version of the host OS, you can easily rollback to an earlier state.


Secure and isolate applications with SELinux in containers, reducing potential attack surfaces and ensuring that if a container process goes down or is compromised, other applications and the host remain safe and functional.

Flexibility to Deploy Across the Open Hybrid Cloud

Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host to physical, virtual and public and private cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time is a real-time computing platform for deadline-oriented applications and time-sensitive workloads. Based on a specialized version of the stock Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time builds on the reliability, scalability, and performance of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, ensuring the highest levels of predictability for consistent, low-latency response times.

Installation Media

An active subscription is required to download and receive updates.


Highly Deterministic Performance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time minimizes the potential for any deviations in application performance through an optimized scheduler that increases preemption opportunities.

Integrated Tuning Tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time uses the same system tuning tools available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. It also includes additional tools to tune real-time characteristics. As each real-time computing application is different, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time allows for easy, on-premises adjustments of priorities, interrupts, and more.

Full Application Compatibility

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time user space is derived from that of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, so applications certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 can run unmodified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time.

High Resolution Timers

Nanosecond timer resolution allows systems to process data with greater accuracy.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions provides the operating system and predictive system management tools that allow you to have one consistent infrastructure for both application and database workloads. This variant is aimed at addressing infrastructure needs for SAP S4/HANA environments that perform intense transaction processing as well as in-memory analytics.



Tuned Operating Systems

Includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, each optimized through tuned profiles that provide out-of-the box configuration for high-performing application and in-memory database environments. 

Red Hat Insights

Predictive analytics checks systems for security and performance issues to provide proactive system management. Alerts, remediation suggestions, and automated scripts allow you to measure, analyze, and act continuously.

High Availability and Smart Management

HA for SAP Solutions is a Pacemaker solution that uses SAP’s native replication and failover capabilities in a clustered architecture to provide a reliable operating environment. Smart Management is also included which provides the Red Hat Satellite client to assist with efficient and compliant IT operations.

Update Services

Update Services for SAP Solutions extends an environment’s life cycle for a minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for four years. During that time, you receive critical impact Security errata advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix errata advisories (RHBAs). 

Get Started with Red Hat enterprise linux

For a basic x86_64 installation, you'll need:

Installation Media

Download the Binary DVD ISO.

System Requirements

Your physical or virtual machine should meet the system requirements.

30-45 Minutes

Installation will take about 30-45 minutes.


  1. 1

    Start the system from the bootable disk and select "Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6."

  2. 2

    Customize installation options:

    • Adjust Date & Time, Keyboard, and Language Support preferences under Localization.
    • Modify Installation Source, Software Selection, and Network Configuration options under Software.
    • Configure any additional options for Storage.
    • Click Begin Installation to start the process.
  3. 3

    Set a root password.

  4. 4

    When the installation process completes, click Reboot.

    Take a break. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system can take the majority of the estimated 30-45 minutes.

  5. 5

    Register your system to receive updates and install additional products. Registration Assistant will guide you through this process.


Run container images

Container images

In this demo, Red Hat Sr. Principal Software Engineer Scott Collier shows how to use Docker containers (the contents of an image and its features) to cat out contents of /etc/host, launch a web server, and bindmounting log files to see activity on host machines.

Update your software

Basic yum usage

Join Red Hat Senior Software Engineer James Antill as he walks through the basics of yum usage. Use cases include using repolist to find out which packages are available for install and which are hidden, finding out which versions of packages are installed on multiple systems with version nogroups, and using yum list to search for latest package releases.

Manage your storage

Storage management

Red Hat Software Engineering Manager, John Harrigan shows how storage management works in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, including two new interfaces: System Storage Manager and LibStorageMgmt.

Administer your network

Developing Applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Developer Program

Having access to the latest, stable development tools is key to taking advantage of new Linux advancements. Red Hat gives you the tools you need to bridge development agility and production stability.

How can we help you?

Support Cases

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Updates

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Security Labs

Product Policies and Support Programs

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle

Red Hat offers subscription services for each major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux throughout four life-cycle phases—called Production 1, 2, and 3, and an Extended Life Phase.


Optimize your Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployment with new intelligence.

Gain the insight you need to boost efficiency, improve performance, and increase security across your datacenter.

Red Hat Access Labs

A simple guide to registering Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
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Configure Kdump to dump vmcores.
Configure two or more network interfaces to act as one "bonded" interface, simultaneously increasing the bandwidth and providing redundancy.