The multicluster engine for Kubernetes operator 2.5 Support Matrix

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The multicluster engine for Kubernetes operator (MCE) 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.

General support statement

  • The most current version of MCE is supported, along with the two previous versions, and all z-stream releases of those versions.

  • The most recent Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) version released with this MCE version is supported, along with two previous RHOCP versions, and z-stream releases of those supported RHOCP versions.

  • This version of MCE also supports the very next RHOCP version. Note: Hosted control planes 4.15, however, does NOT support the next RHOCP version.

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

Supported browsers

Because they share the same interface, the integrated console supports the same browsers as the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. See Accessing the web console in the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform documentation for information about supported browsers and versions.

Supported platforms for the multicluster engine operator

The multicluster engine operator has two main components:

  • A server component called the “hub cluster” where the management tools and user interface run
  • A client component that is installed on all Kubernetes clusters that can be managed by the “hub cluster”
  • Note: You do not have to use a dedicated cluster for your hub cluster.
Platform Supported for hub Supported for management
New Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) 4.15, and later 4.15.x releases Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)(EUS) 4.14, and later 4.14.x releases Yes Yes
RHOCP 4.13, and later 4.13.x releases Yes Yes
RHOCP 3.11.784, and later 3.11.x releases (Deprecated) No Yes
Single node OpenShift (SNO) Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated Yes Yes
RHOCP on IBM Cloud (RHOIC) Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) Yes Yes
RHOCP on bare metal Yes Yes
RHOCP on VMware vSphere Yes Yes
RHOCP on Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) Yes Yes
RHOCP on Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) (Deprecated) Yes Yes
RHOCP on Arm Yes Yes
RHOCP on IBM Z Yes Yes
RHOCP on IBM Power Systems Yes Yes
RHOCP on AWS GovCloud Yes Yes
RHOCP on Microsoft Azure Government Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine Yes Yes
Hosted control planes for RHOCP 4.15 on bare metal Yes Yes
Hosted control planes for RHOCP 4.15 OpenShift Virtualization Yes Yes
Hosted control planes for RHOCP 4.15 on AWS (Technology Preview) Yes Yes
Hosted control planes for RHOCP 4.15 on IBM Power (Technology Preview) Yes Yes
Hosted control planes for RHOCP 4.15 on IBM Z (Technology Preview) Yes Yes
Amazon EKS (Kubernetes 1.29.0) No Yes
Amazon EKS Distro version 1.29.0-EKS-43840fb (Technology Preview) No Yes
Google GKE (Kubernetes 1.29.0) No Yes
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (Kubernetes 1.29.0) No Yes
Microsoft AKS (Kubernetes 1.29.0) No Yes


For product lifecycle information for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, see Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Life Cycle. The multicluster engine for Kubernetes operator 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 RHACM 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 more details on Red Hat Support, see What is Commercially Reasonable Support?

For Kubernetes services, see Public Cloud Kubernetes support statement.

Feature support

The multicluster engine for Kubernetes operator 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.

Cluster Lifecycle Management

Features RHOCP OpenShift Kubernetes Engine IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Services Azure Red Hat OpenShift OpenShift Dedicated ROSA 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 (requires Ansible Automation Platform) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Scale clusters (Clusters created with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management only) 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) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Cluster Hibernate 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
Infrastructure Hive Operator Infrastructure Operator Hosted Control Planes Operator
Amazon Web Services, AWS GovCloud (US) Yes No Yes (Technology Preview)
Google Cloud Platform Yes No No
Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Government Yes No No
Bare Metal No Yes Yes
Nutanix No Yes No
Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization (Versions supported by RHOCP) No No Yes
VMware vSphere (Versions supported by RHOCP) Yes Yes No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform (Versions supported by RHOCP) Yes Yes No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) (Versions supported by RHOCP) (Deprecated) Yes Yes No

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