Starting from the next major release, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure (ACI) will run on Linux kernel 5.x. To be able to update your cluster without service downtime, your hardware must be supported. Acronis Cyber Infrastructure with the new kernel works on the same hardware that is recommended for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Ensure that the hardware you are using is or going to use has the required certification and compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.
Software release consisting of two (2) or optionally three (3) digits separated by decimal points. The first digit is the Major Release number, followed by the second digit, which is the Minor Release number, and optionally a third digit corresponding to the Maintenance Release number.
Compatibility for Acronis Cyber Infrastructure running inside of virtual machines
There should be no compatibility issues with next major release for Acronis Cyber Infrastructure installations running inside of virtual machines deployed per documentations:
- Administrator Guide: Backup storage in a virtual machine.
- Backup Gateway Quick Start Guide for Microsoft Azure
- Backup Gateway Quick Start Guide for Amazon S3 and EC2
Hardware compatibility check
The following approach may be used to check if the used hardware is compatible:
1. Check with your hardware manufacturer support department for RHEL 9 compatibility;
2. Check if your hardware is in the list of Removed hardware support per official RHEL 8 and RHEL 9 documentations:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 - Removed hardware support
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 - Removed hardware support
Devices (drivers, adapters) listed in those sections of RHEL documentations correspondingly will be no longer available and recognizable in release of ACI running on Linux kernel 5.x.
3. Check if your hardware is in the list of Unmaintained hardware support per official RHEL 9 documentation:
Devices (drivers, adapters) listed in that section of RHEL documentation are no longer being tested or updated on a routine basis in RHEL 9. Correspondingly using such devices in production with ACI running on Linux kernel 5.x. is not recommended.
- Acronis Support Lifecycle Policy for Infrastructure Products may be found on Acronis Portal.
- Information regarding latest ACI release may be found in Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Release Notes.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux references:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Hardware classification
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux - How to tell if a PCI device is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8, or 9
Note: if your company does not have corporate account in Red Hat portal, it is possible to obtain free Red Hat Developer Subscription for Individuals which includes access to Red Hat Knowledge Base articles.
Contact Acronis support in case of the questions regarding the topic.