Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hardware certification program Policy Guide The Policies and procedures of hardware Certification
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Abstract The Red Hat Hardware certification program Policy Guide covers the procedural, technical and Policy for requirements Eving a Red Hat hardware certification. 1. Introduction 1.1. Audience 1.2. Program Overview 1.3. Certification Prerequisites 2. The Certification Process 2.1. Process Overview 2.2. The Certification Process 2.2.1. Creating Accounts 2.2.2. Creating a certification 2.2.3. Reviewing the Test plan 2.2.4. Testing the hardware 2.2.5. Sample hardware 2.2.6. GSS Support Approval 2.3. Giving Feedback and getting help 3. Hardware Certification Policies 3.1. Program Policies 3.1.1. Policy Changes 3.1.2. Red hat enterprise linux 3.1.3. Red hat enterprise linux OpenStack Compute (optional) 3.1.4. Red Hat Enterprise MRG for Realtime (RHEL6) and red Hat Enterprise Linux for real Time (RHEL7) 3.1.5. Red Hat gluster Storage for On-premise 3.1.6. Certification Life-cycle 3.1.7. Submission Window 3.1.8. Original Certifications 3.1.9. Unpublished certifications 3.1.Component leveraging 3.1.11. Component Leverage Pools 3.1.12. System Pass-through certifications 3.1.13. Component Pass-through certifications 3.1.14. Re-Certification 3.1.15. Known Issues 3.2. Software Policies 3.2.1. Test Suite versions 3.2.2. Red hat enterprise linux versions 3.2.3. Red Hat Enterprise MRG realtime and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for real time versions 3.2.4. Unmodified Red hat Enterprise linux 3.2.5. Kernel Boot Parameters 3.2.6. Drivers 3.2.7. SELinux (Red hat Enterprise linux 6 and 7) 3.2.8. Red hat Enterprise linux as a Host 3.2.9. Red hat Enterprise linux as a Guest (Special partnerships only) 3.3. Bios/firmware Policies 3.3.1. Production level 3.3.2. Changes 3.3.3. Settings 3.3.4. OS Loaded 3.4. Hardware Policies 3.4.1. Stand-alone 3.4.2. Components and Peripherals 3.4.3. Production level 3.4.4. Changes 3.4.5. Configuration Limits 3.4.6. Performance Minimums 4. Creating the Test Plan 4.1. Test Plan Overview 4.2. Models 4.3. Options 4.4. Non-os Features and unintentional Features 4.5. Minimum Test Set 4.6. installation, Boot, and Kdump Requirements 4.7. Hardware Class Requirements 4.8. Additional Manual testing 4.8.1. External Storage and Multipath HBAsChapter 1. Introduction1.1. Audience 1.2. Program Overview 1.3. Certification Prerequisites This guide explains the certification process, the policies pertaining to hardware Certificati On, and the process followed by the Red Hat hardware certification team to create hardware test plans.1.1. AudienceThe Red Hat Hardware certification Policy Guide is intended for hardware vendors to interested with Re D Hat. A Strong working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is required. A Red HAT Certified Engineer Accreditation is preferred and suggested before.1.2. Program OverviewThe Red Hat Hardware certification program provides a formal means for you and work with Red hat to establish official ORT for your hardware. Certified hardware is supported by Red Hat ' s Global Support Services (GSS) and are published in the Red Hat certification C Atalog. The certification process is described in Chapter 2, the certification process. During the certification process Red Hat Engineers create a test plan this defines the hardware criteria required to Achie VE certification. Red Hat Engineers Follow the process described in Chapter 4, creating the "test Plan" to create a test plan suitable R hardware specifications.1.3. Certification PrerequisitesTo ensure your are eligible to join the hardware certification program, a summary of the most important polices are listed B Elow. Chapter 3, hardware certification Policies describes each of the hardware certification Policies in detail. Red Hat certifies hardware models and not specific configurations of a model. All optional hardware configurations designated as part of the same model must is tested. Testing must to performed with a standard installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux without special configuration or Additi Onal software, including drivers which are not provided by Red Hat. Certifications are currently available for:red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Also, optionally for:red hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Compute 8 and 9 Red Hat Enterprise MRG Realtime 2 Red Hat ENTERPR Ise Linux for Real Time 7Chapter 2. The Certification Process 2.1. Process Overview