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VA Technical Reference Model v 19.2

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution targeted toward the commercial market and provides installation routines, pre-configured components, and support services that make the installation and maintenance of the operating system more robust.

RHEL 6.x supports 32 bit CPU architectures with up to 32 cores and 16 GB RAM and 64 bit CPU architectures with up to 4096 CPUs and 64TB RAM. Also, 6.x provides storage support for FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS, SATA, SAS, SCSI; network support for 10M/100M/1G/10G Ethernet, Infiniband; and filesystem support for ext3 and ext4 (up to 16TB), XFS and GFS2 (up to 100TB).

Note: The RHEL 7 installation is only supported on 64-bit hardware.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v18.7
Decision Date: 07/30/2018
Aliases: RHEL, Redhat Linux
Introduced By: ARB
Vendor Name: Red Hat
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/30/2018).