[CentOS] CentOS as Guest OS on Red Hat Virtualisation 4.x

Sat Apr 29 11:31:20 UTC 2017
Lukas Zapletal <lukas at zapletalovi.com>

You answered yourself basically, yes CentOS is essentially RHEL and it will
run. Now, the article refers to "support" and that is different topic. It
means that when you call Red Hat Support they will be able to help you with
hypervisor if the guest does not operate properly. People often confuse
phrase "is supported" with "does it run".

Just make sure to select RHEL 7 guest configuration for CentOS 7 so proper
drivers are in use for optimal performance.

2017-04-27 19:21 GMT+02:00 Ling Yew Kim <lkim at redhat.com>:

> Hi all,
> I have a banking customer asking if CentOS is compatible on RHV4.0 as a
> guest VM. Based on Red Hat’s knowledge base (see link below), CentOS not
> supported guest OS.
> However, VMware say on their official document, CentOS is a compatible
> guest OS (see link below). So, in my customer's mind, CentOS cannot be used
> as a guest OS in RHV cause it is not compatible, which I find it hard to
> believe considering the relationship between CentOs and RHEL.
> RHV supported guest OS
> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_
> virtualization/4.0/html-single/virtual_machine_
> management_guide/#Supported_virtual_machines
> VMware compatible guest OS
> https://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/pdf/VMware_GOS_
> Compatibility_Guide.pdf
> So, my question is, technically, can CentOS run as a guest OS on RHV4? Is
> there anyone that has done extensive test with CentOS on RHV? Is there any
> documentation or links that can show CentOS will run fine on RHV4? Just
> need to show customer that indeed CentOS is technically compatible on RHV
> but just not supported by Red Hat.
> Many thanks.
> p/s: If you’re wondering why I’m not getting the customer to migrate
> CentOS to RHEL just so that it’s a supported configuration? well, for some
> reason he just wants to continue using CentOS, which I’m guessing could be
> caused by $$$ as they have heaps of CentOS in their environment.
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S pozdravem / Best regards
  Lukas Zapletal