RHEL on Nutanix AHV

  • 16 October 2018
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Hi ,

Anyone would know if RHEL is supported to run on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) ?

Best answer by Shridhar 16 October 2018, 16:14

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Hi @Ali AL-Dubaisy ,

You can refer to following URL to know about AHV-Guest OS compatibility

Between for which AOS version and RHEL OS version you would like to confirm

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It absolutely is. It's supported through RHEL 7.5

I run our entire Splunk environment on AHV using RHEL 7.5
But by the side of Red Hat, unfortunately, Acropolis it is not considered a supported hypervisor for RHEL guests...

I don't know if this is a real problem in fact. I'm within a customer replacing your infrastructure from 3-tiers ESXi to AHV, and my first concern it's about licensing those RHEL guests. This customer uses a datacenter licensing for RHEL, where all guests in a specific host are licensed, and for this work, have to exist a VM to manage this and the VM have to talk well with the hypervisor.

That solution works like a charm in ESXi, and next week my primary mission is to start this migration, and I was already advertised that Red Hat won't help me in that.

I hope that work well. 🙂
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Acropolis at it's very core is a modified version of KVM. Red Hat supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM. KVM is already a type 1 hypervisor. For your specific case around licensing, I would speak directly to Red Hat about alternatives.

Regardless Nutanix fully supports RHEL on AHV. If Red Hat won't help you, work support and your account manager and express your concerns.