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Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 Support Matrix

Updated 2021-12-01T17:36:38+00:00

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes (Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management) provides the tools and capabilities to address common challenges that administrators and site reliability engineers face as they work across a range of environments, including multiple datacenters, private clouds, and public clouds that run Kubernetes clusters.

Using Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes (Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management), you can:

  • Easily provision Kubernetes clusters and offer complete cluster lifecycle management (create, upgrade, destroy) from a single console. Discover and onboard existing clusters into a consistent management domain.
  • Use policies to automatically configure and maintain consistency of security controls required by industry or self-imposed corporate standards.
  • Deploy and maintain day 2 operations of business applications distributed across your cluster landscape.

Supported browsers

The following table outlines the browsers that are supported for viewing the Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management web user interface.

Browser support is divided into tiers:

  • Tier 1: Browser and operating system combinations that are fully tested and fully supported. Red Hat Engineering is committed to fixing issues with browsers on this tier.
  • Tier 2: Browser and operating system combinations that are partially tested, and are likely to work. Limited support is provided for this tier. Red Hat Engineering will attempt to fix issues with browsers on this tier.
  • Tier 3: Browser and operating system combinations that are not tested, but may work. Minimal support is provided for this tier. Red Hat Engineering will attempt to fix only minor issues with browsers on this tier.
Support Tier Browser
Tier 1 Google Chrome - Chrome for Business; Mozilla Firefox Version 82.0.2 (64-bit)
Tier 2 Microsoft Internet Explorer Edge - Version 44 and later (Windows), Version 81 (Official build) (64-bit) (MacOS)
Tier 3 Safari on MacOS (Mojave) - Version 14.0

Supported platforms for Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management has two main components:

  • A server component called the “hub” where the management tools and user interface are running
  • A client component that is installed on all Kubernetes clusters that will be managed by the “hub”
  • Note: You do not have to use a dedicated cluster for your hub cluster.
Platform Supported for hub Supported for management
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11.200, and later 3.11.x releases No Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.6.0 EUS, and later Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.8.0 EUS, and later Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.0, and later Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated (OSD) Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Cloud (ROKS) Yes Yes
Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on VMware vSphere Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat OpenStack Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Power Systems Yes Yes
New Microsoft Azure Government Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine No Yes
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) (Kubernetes 1.21, and later) No Yes
Google Kubernetes Engine (Google GKE) (Kubernetes 1.22.2, and later) No Yes
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (Kubernetes 1.22.3, and later) No Yes
Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (Microsoft AKS) (Kubernetes 1.22.2, and later) No Yes
New Amazon EKS Distro version 1.19.8-EKS-1-19-4 (Technology Preview) No Yes


For product lifecycle information for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, see Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Life Cycle. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is not supported on OpenShift Container Platform versions that have reached their end-of-life status.

Note: As the pace of change in public cloud features is high, constantly changing and evolving, the compatibility for Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is correct at GA of the product. Best effort basis during errata cycle for public cloud vendors introduced breaking changes (intended or unintended) to existing functionality. Any other changes or additions would be considered as a Request For Enhancement (RFE), which is evaluated for potential inclusion in future releases. An RFE can be requested using standard support mechanisms.

For Kubernetes services, see Public Cloud Kubernetes support statement.

Feature support

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management allows you to perform actions on the clusters that it manages, and provides features for interacting with and providing information about those clusters. This section outlines the status of features support that you can perform on clusters.

Observability

Features Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Services Azure Red Hat OpenShift Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS Amazon EKS Google GKE IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Microsoft AKS
Dashboard overview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filtering by provider, region, condition, and Kubernetes type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic search across Kubernetes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cluster Health Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application topology view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Cluster SLOs and Cluster Health Grafana dashboard (Technology Preview) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
CCX Insights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Cluster Lifecycle Management

Features Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Services Azure Red Hat OpenShift Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS Amazon EKS Google GKE IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Microsoft AKS
Cluster list view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import existing cluster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create a cluster Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Upgrade a cluster Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Destroy a cluster Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Ansible integration during cluster creation and upgrade using Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management (requires Ansible Automation Platform) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Integrate Submariner for direct pod connections within a cluster set (Technology Preview) Yes Will be automatically configured on AWS and GCP infrastructures, but must be prepared manually for other cloud providers. No Yes (prepare the Submariner environment manually) Yes (prepare the Submariner environment manually) Yes (prepare the Submariner environment manually) No No No No No
Scale clusters (Clusters created with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management only) (Technology Preview) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Discover unmanaged OpenShift Container Platform clusters at cloud.redhat.com for importing (Clusters must have telemetry enabled with console.redhat.com) (Technology Preview) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Cluster hibernation (Technology Preview) Yes On AWS, GCP, Azure only Yes On AWS, GCP, Azure only No No No No No No No No
ClusterPools (Technology Preview) Yes On AWS, GCP, Azure only Yes On AWS, GCP, Azure only No No No No No No No No
Provider Supported
Amazon Web Service Yes
Google Cloud Platform Yes
Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Government Yes
Bare metal Yes
VMware vSphere (Versions supported by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform) Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform (Versions supported by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform) Yes
New Centrally managed on-premises provider Yes

Application Lifecycle Management

Features Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Services Azure Red Hat OpenShift Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS Amazon EKS Google GKE IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Microsoft AKS
Ansible integration (requires Ansible Automation Platform) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application list view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Topology view: Cluster to application relationship to resources Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Channel and subscription deployment from CI/CD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Placement by labels and rules across cluster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subscriptions activated at specific time windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View applications from Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Register managed clusters to Red Hat OpenShift GitOps to deploy applications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Application sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Risk and compliance

Features Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Services Azure Red Hat OpenShift Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS Amazon EKS Google GKE IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Microsoft AKS
Dashboard overview with policies and cluster violations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policies list view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-created policies following security standards: NIST CSF, PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Governance across clusters Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leverage Policy to configure Kubernetes resources Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deploy operators with Policy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Remediation with enforcement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Policy generator plugin (only supported for the GitOps flow) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Install Gatekeeper operator with an operator policy (Gatekeeper Operator must be at version 0.2.0, or later, before upgrading Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to version 4.9) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Install the compliance operator with an operator policy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Remediation with enforcement using Ansible integration (requires Ansible Automation Platform) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Support matrixes for other versions of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes

The following list contains links to the support matrix documents of other releases of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management: