SUT Requirements

The following system under test (SUT) requirements must be followed to help ensure an expedited certification.

IMPORTANT: It is a requirement to run the certification test suite on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 installation where the only 3rd party non Red Hat software present is that of the software vendor's product under test and any dependencies of the software vendor's product. For this reason it is highly recommended that a new installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is made available for software certification testing as to avoid false failures and complexity in analyzing certification results.


  1. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on bare metal or a supported hypervisor

    1. #x86_64 supported hypervisors are RHEL KVM, VMware and Hyper-V

  2. During the installation, on the Installation Summary screen, go to the Software Selection page.

  3. On that page, under Additional Software section (Located on the right column), check the checkbox next to Container Management.

    1. IMPORTANT: Even if the certification target product doesn't include a container you MUST complete this step as the certification test suite relies upon it's functionality.

  4. Configure the new installation with connectivity to the Internet in order to register the host, attach the subscription, download packages including the certification test suite and upload the certification results to Red Hat.

Registration and Subscription

There are 2 ways to register and subscribe your system. You can run the following command using the credentials used to download the platform software:

# subscription-manager register --username <username> --password <password> --auto-attach

You can also first register your system, and then add the subscription:

  1. Run the following command to register the SUT with Red Hat Subscription Manager:

    1. # subscription-manager register

      1. Use the same Red Hat credentials for registration used to download platform software.

  2. Run the following command to display the available subscriptions:

    1. # subscription-manager list --available

      1. From the list of available subscriptions, search for the subscription which provides the Red Hat Certification (for RHEL Server) repository. Make a note of the Pool ID.

  3. Run the following command to attach the subscription which provides the Red Hat Certification (for RHEL Server) repository to your system:

    1. # subscription-manager attach --pool=[pool_ID]

  4. Update the system-under-test

    1. #yum update -y

Software Installation

At this point you are ready to install your product and any dependencies. If there are post installation steps, make sure those are followed.