Red Hat Enterprise Linux Add-Ons

Workload and mission-critical platform enhancements

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Add-Ons let you tailor your application environment with workload extensions to suit your particular computing requirements.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 + Add-Ons logoRed Hat provides options to support your business-critical needs, including:

For further information, see our Add-On product availability matrix or our Add-Ons for Red Hat Enterprise Linux datasheet.

Add-On options for availability

High Availability Add-On

Red Hat's High Availability Add-On provides on-demand failover to make applications highly available. It can be configured for most applications that use customizable agents and for virtual guests. The High Availability Add-On includes failover support for off-the-shelf applications like Apache, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. When purchased with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications, the High Availability Add-On provides failover for SAP applications.

Resilient Storage Add-On

Red Hat's Resilient Storage Add-On enables a shared storage or clustered file system to access the same storage device over a network. By providing consistent storage across a cluster of servers, the Resilient Storage Add-On creates a pool of data that's available to each server in the group, but that's also protected if any one server fails.

The Resilient Storage Add-On includes the High Availability Add-On, which you can use to protect applications and storage.

Load Balancer Add-On

Red Hat's Load Balancer Add-On provides redundancy for web serving, databases, networking, and storage. By creating a virtual address that can be directed to a real server for load balancing or traffic shaping, the Load Balancer Add-On lets you quickly add or remove servers, or change balancing algorithms using a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI).

Add-On options for scalability

Scalable File System Add-On

Red Hat's Scalable File System Add-On provides support for file systems that are more than 16 terabytes in size. You can manage these large data stores using advanced features, such as 64-bit journalling and advanced locking algorithms.

High Performance Network Add-On

Red Hat's High Performance Network Add-On delivers remote direct memory access over converged Ethernet (RoCE) for those times when low network latency and high capacity are important. Because RoCE bypasses system and kernel calls to place data directly into remote system memory with less CPU overhead, the High Performance Network Add-On is ideal for:

  • High-speed data-processing applications that require low latency.
  • Speeding up cluster locking.
  • Scaling up applications on distributed systems without investing in specialized networking technologies.

Add-On options for management

Smart Management Add-On

The Smart Management Add-On includes Red Hat Network Management and Red Hat Network Provisioning modules for use with Red Hat Network and Red Hat Network Satellite. It lets your organization easily manage and update Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite.

Add-On option for lifecycle management

The 10-year lifecycle for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ensures application binary interface (ABI) and application programming interface (API) stability throughout the support period for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with regular delivery of technology updates and security packages.

Extended Update Support Add-On

For those organizations that want to stay on a particular snapshot for an extended period of time, Red Hat offers the Extended Update Support Add-On, which extends the support period of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux update for up to 24 months and delivers overlapping release support to give enterprise customers more flexibility.

Extended Lifecycle Support Add-On

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) Add-On extends the production 3 phase of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 lifecycle by 3 more years, providing a total life span of 10 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Add-Ons are another example of Red Hat's commitment to engage with customers and our large ecosystem of partners to deliver more flexible solutions and options to meet the needs of all IT environments.

Add-On subscription availability matrix

Add-On Availability (with Standard or Premium support)
High Availability Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Resilient Storage Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
Load Balancer Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Scalable File System Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
High Performance Network Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
Smart Management Available on all versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Extended Update Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER
Extended Lifecycle Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Special requests can be made for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for
IBM System z and for mainframe options. See your local sales consultant.