Chapter 2. Overview of certification process

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  • Establish a certification relationship with Red Hat.
  • Establish a test environment consisting of your product and the Red Hat product combination to be certified.
  • Perform preliminary testing to ensure this combination works well.
  • Install the redhat-certification tool.


  1. Create a certification request for a specific system or hardware component using redhat-certification.
  2. Red Hat’s certification team applies the certification policies to the hardware specifications to create the official test plan.
  3. Run the tests specified in the official test plan and submit results using redhat-certification to Red Hat for analysis.
  4. The certification team analyzes the test results and marking credit as appropriate and communicating any required retesting.
  5. Provide Red Hat with a representative hardware sample that covers the items that are being certified.

When all tests have passing results, the certification is complete and the entry is made visible to the public on the external Red Hat Hardware Certification website at Certifications.

Additional resources

For more information about hardware certification process, see Hardware Certification Program Overview section of the Hardware Certification Test Suite User Guide.

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