Build Best-in-class Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure With Red Hat And Nutanix

Nutanix and Red Hat have partnered to provide a best-in-class Hybrid Cloud experience with Nutanix’s Cloud Platform certified and supported with Red Hat product offerings, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift.

Partnership announcement details:

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Run Virtualized And Cloud Native Workloads
In Certified Environments

When it comes to building and running enterprise applications, customers want freedom of choice but also want to rely on infrastructure solutions that are certified and supported. Nutanix and Red Hat now offer fully certified solutions, along with coordinated technical support for our mutual customers.

Nutanix AHV is a certified hypervisor for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Red Hat OpenShift is the preferred choice for enterprise full-stack Kubernetes on the Nutanix cloud platform

Nutanix Cloud Platform is now a preferred choice for HCI for RHEL and Red Hat OpenShift

Commitment to robust interoperability

Red Hat and Nutanix will collaborate and focus on delivering additional customer value for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift running on Nutanix.

Red Hat Subscription Licensing

Red Hat Satellite (Server) is a subscription compliance (licensing) solution from Red Hat. It also covers upgrades, errata, patching, etc. The main use case for AHV is subscription compliance and the ability to handle bulk licensing. Red Hat offers two subscription choices:

  • Per-VM subscription: each VM has a subscription. This is low-cost for a small handful of VMs.
  • Virtual Datacenter (VDC) subscription: This is a bulk, “all-you-can-eat” VM guest-OS subscription. This is a more suitable subscription solution for enterprise customers with large numbers of VMs using RHEL. VDC subscription options are now supported and available.

Virt-who is a Red Hat Satellite software component that allows VMs to report back to Satellite Server for RHEL VM guest-OS inventory. Red Hat’s native virt-who includes native support for AHV in Prism Central and Prism Element. 

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