Systems Management

Red Hat Network Requirements

Supported Platforms and System Requirements

Hardware Architecture Operating System
IBM System z s390 and s390x Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5
Intel / AMD i386 and x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 supported hardware Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Hypervisor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as virtual guest, 5

Satellite Requirement: (embedded database)
Pentium IV processor, 2.4 Ghz, 512K cache
Pentium IV processor, 2.4 Ghz dual processor, 512K cache recommended
System z IFL processor

Disk space and storage:
3 GB storage for base installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS
6 GB storage per channel in /var/satellite directory
12 GB storage for database repository in /rhnsat partition
Separate partition for storing backups

Memory: 2 GB (minimum), 4 GB (recommended)

Recommended configuration:
2+ IFLs on z9 or earlier, 1+ IFL on z10 or later
2 GB storage (memory)
512 MB swap on VDISK + 1 GB swap on ECKD DASD
1xMod9 ECKD DASD or >= 2 GB *multipathed* FCP SCSI LUN for OS install
z/VM 5.4 or later [1]
VSWITCH or Hipersocket LAN for high speed connections to guests

[1] z/VM required for kickstart/provisioning of guests

Supported Managed Nodes

Operating System Version Architecture
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 i386, x86_64, IBM Power, IBM System z (Mainframe)
Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10 64-bit Sparc (sun4u & sun4m)
Sun Solaris 9, and 10 32-bit i386

* Note: Solaris sun4v client hardware support is planned for the next Satellite release.

Further detail information is available in the Systems Management Resource Center.