Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)


  • Is Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) certified to run on RHEL?
  • Is Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) supported by Red Hat?


RHEL is not certified to run on AHV and any issues related to it are not supported by Red Hat.

The list of certified hypervisors could be found here.

For additional details about running RHEL on unsupported hypervisors, refer the article How does Red Hat Global Support Services handle third-party software, drivers, and/or uncertified hardware/hypervisors?

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This has become a little absurd. This stalemate that is happening for a good year on who is going to talk to who first has affected customers negatively. I get they compete with you in the KVM market but that doesn't have to affect the Enterprise Linux customers that just want both a good HCI solution and a good Enterprise Linux solution. Red Hat says talk to Nutanix than Nutanix says talk to Red Hat. Someone needs to pick up the phone because this has become a major issue and its easier to replace an OS than entire hyper-visor.

OK, it's 2020 now? Whats up? -Tory

Red Hat's policy for third party support is here: Nutanix's statement on the matter is here: The verbiage in this article makes it sound like if you ever need to put in a ticket and your instance is running on AHV that you're going to get a door closed in your face which doesn't line up with either of the other articles. Can someone from Red Hat elaborate?