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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.x

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.x has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1, ESXi 6.0 Update 2 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3
  • ESXi 6.5 and ESXi 6.5 Update 1
  • Guidance on deploying RHEL Atomic Host in the vSphere environment can be found in RHEL7 Installation Guide.

Additional support considerations include:

  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host begins with version 7.4
  • The base kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is the same as the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution, which includes drivers for VMware’s paravirtual devices.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is available for download from redhat.com as a vSphere OVA, which includes open-vm-tools packaged as a system contain.
  • The GuestOperations feature of open-vm-tools is not supported (GuestOperations commands are executed in the scope of open-vm-tools container).

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 Service Pack 3

Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 Service Pack 3 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.5 Update 1, ESXi 5.5 Update 2 and ESXi 5.5 Update 3
  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi Update 2
  • ESXi 6.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS Container Linux 1465

Full Support for CoreOS Container Linux 1465 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Debian 9.0

Full Support for Debian 9.0 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS Container Linux 1409

Full Support for CoreOS Container Linux 1409 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS Container Linux 1353

Full Support for CoreOS Container Linux 1353 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Ubuntu 17.04

Support for Ubuntu 17.04 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS Container Linux 1298

Full Support for CoreOS Container Linux 1298 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS Container Linux 1235

Full Support for CoreOS Container Linux 1235 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.5 Update 1 , ESXi 5.5 Update 2, ESXi 5.5 Update 3
  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

CoreOS 1185

Full Support for CoreOS 1185 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.5 Update 1 , ESXi 5.5 Update 2, ESXi 5.5 Update 3
  • ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.
  • ESXi 6.5
  • Installation guidance on vSphere can be found at KB2109161.

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide