eDirectory on CentOS?

Is anyone running eDirectory on CentOS in production? I know it is not listed as supported in the documentation, is it really not supported if you call or have issues?

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6423241 Respected Contributor.
Respected Contributor.

Re: eDirectory on CentOS?

I ran eDir 8.8 and IDM 4.5 for a few years in my dev environment, but never in prod.  My understanding was that even though CentOS claims to be "byte compatible" (if I'm remembering the term correctly) with RHEL, that's not enough for it to be officially supported as an eDirectory platform.


Mark G Contributor.

Re: eDirectory on CentOS?

It is NOT supported and your SRs to support will be denied for running on an unsupported platform.    Even some of the installers won't let you install on an unsupported platform.   

However, one typical workaround for installing on CENTOS is to do a silent install which skips the OS Checks. 

kuronen Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

Re: eDirectory on CentOS?

I am using CentOS and provide support for it with eDirectory / IDM installations. It is bit by bit compatible with RHEL and you can realize it yourself by transforming your RH installation into CentOS where literally just branding and subscriptions are removed. Everything else remains the same.


Microfocus does not support it - if problem is OS related - so it is a customer decision if they rely on your support only. I never had to resort to Microfocus/NetIQ/Novell support.

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