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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2020

Support to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 VMs

IBM Cloud Pak System provides for deploying VMs running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7 today. In addition, support is available for VMs running Microsoft Windows 2012, 2016 and 2019. This is documented here in the IBM product documentation: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSZMMH_2.3.3.0/iwd/mpr_prereqs.html

However no support for deploying VMs running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 is available.

Use Case
Several clients have requirements to leverage the new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8. In addition, third-party software could remove support for RHEL 6 and 7 and only provide support for RHEL 8 in the future.
RFE ID 145440
RFE URL
RFE Product PureApplication System
Idea Priority High