todd.schuldt

OpenSuse .ova vs manual RedHat installation

Discussion created by todd.schuldt on Jul 29, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 29, 2016 by darrenprince


What are some of your reasons for choosing a manual RedHat (RH)/CentOS installation over using the OpenSuse appliance?  (As described in docs like Install Turbonomic on RedHat 7.x (CentOS) )

 

Is for things like:

     1.     Need to maintain VMTurbo within our existing OS support structure? (Don't want/Can't use OpenSuse, you can only support in-place OS upgrades for RH/Variants)

     2.     Require OS vendor support be available (Your company requires RH support licenses)

     3.     Security requirement - Require SELinux lockdowns, security team only supports RH, requires OS installation matching their approved KickStart/template, etc.

     4.     Require more granular control over what services are used internally (MariaDB or newest GA line like 5.7.x, etc)

     5.     We left Suse after VMWare stopped their built-in licensing agreement

     6.     Just like to roll my own

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