32-bit application support in RHEL7

I recently needed to check the supportability of 32-bit applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RHEL can support 32-bit applications in a 64-bit environment in the following scenarios:

Additionally, with the multilib toolchain, one can install the 32-bit packages by specifying the architecture in the yum install command:

# yum install glibc.i686


More details can be found here: