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Chapter 1. Red Hat OpenShift Cluster Manager
Red Hat OpenShift Cluster Manager is a managed service where you can install, modify, operate, and upgrade your Red Hat OpenShift clusters. This service allows you to work with all of your organization’s clusters from a single dashboard.
OpenShift Cluster Manager guides you to install OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), and OpenShift Dedicated clusters. It is also responsible for managing both OpenShift Container Platform clusters after self-installation as well as your ROSA and OpenShift Dedicated clusters.
You can use OpenShift Cluster Manager to do the following actions:
- Create new clusters
- View cluster details and metrics
- Manage your clusters with tasks such as scaling, changing node labels, networking, authentication
- Manage access control
- Monitor clusters
- Schedule upgrades
1.1. Accessing Red Hat OpenShift Cluster Manager
You can access OpenShift Cluster Manager with your configured OpenShift account.
- You have an account that is part of an OpenShift organization.
- If you are creating a cluster, your organization has specified quota.
- Log in to OpenShift Cluster Manager using your login credentials.
1.2. General actions
On the top right of the cluster page, there are some actions that a user can perform on the entire cluster:
- Open console launches a web console so that the cluster owner can issue commands to the cluster.
- Actions drop-down menu allows the cluster owner to rename the display name of the cluster, change the amount of load balancers and persistent storage on the cluster, if applicable, manually set the node count, and delete the cluster.
- Refresh icon forces a refresh of the cluster.
1.3. Cluster tabs
Selecting an active, installed cluster shows tabs associated with that cluster. The following tabs display after the cluster’s installation completes:
- Access control
- Insights Advisor
- Machine pools
1.3.1. Overview tab
The Overview tab provides information about how your cluster was configured:
- Cluster ID is the unique identification for the created cluster. This ID can be used when issuing commands to the cluster from the command line.
- Type shows the OpenShift version that the cluster is using.
- Region is the server region.
- Provider shows which cloud provider that the cluster was built upon.
- Availability shows which type of availability zone that the cluster uses, either single or multizone.
- Version is the OpenShift version that is installed on the cluster. If there is an update available, you can update from this field.
- Created at shows the date and time that the cluster was created.
- Owner identifies who created the cluster and has owner rights.
- Subscription type shows the subscription model that was selected on creation.
- Infrastructure type is the type of account that the cluster uses.
- Status displays the current status of the cluster.
- Total vCPU shows the total available virtual CPU for this cluster.
- Total memory shows the total available memory for this cluster.
- Load balancers
- Persistent storage displays the amount of storage that is available on this cluster.
- Nodes shows the actual and desired nodes on the cluster. These numbers might not match due to cluster scaling.
- Network field shows the address and prefixes for network connectivity.
- Resource usage section of the tab displays the resources in use with a graph.
- Advisor recommendations section gives insight in relation to security, performance, availability, and stablility. This section requires the use of remote health functionality. See Using Insights to identify issues with your cluster.
- Cluster history section shows everything that has been done with the cluster including creation and when a new version is identified.
1.3.2. Access control tab
The Access control tab allows the cluster owner to set up an identity provider, grant elevated permissions, and grant roles to other users.
- You must be the cluster owner or have the correct permissions to grant roles on the cluster.
- Select the Grant role button.
- Enter the Red Hat account login for the user that you wish to grant a role on the cluster.
- Select the Grant role button on the dialog box.
- The dialog box closes, and the selected user shows the "Cluster Editor" access.
1.3.3. Add-ons tab
The Add-ons tab displays all of the optional add-ons that can be added to the cluster. Select the desired add-on, and then select Install below the description for the add-on that displays.
1.3.4. Networking tab
The Networking tab provides a control plane API endpoint as well as the default application router. Both the control plane API endpoint and the default application router can be made private by selecting the respective box below each of them.
Red Hat OpenShift Cluster Manager does not support the networking tab for a Google Cloud Platform (GCP), non-CCS cluster running in a Red Hat GCP project.
126.96.36.199. Adding a network Ingress to your OpenShift Dedicated cluster
You can add a network Ingress to your cluster from the OpenShift Cluster Manager web UI.
- You have a Red Hat account.
- You have the required permissions to make changes to your cluster in OpenShift Cluster Manager.
From the Networking tab in OpenShift Cluster Manager, click the Additional application router toggle to enable the Ingress. There are two options you can add to the additional router:
- Make router private: This checkbox allows you to control cluster privacy. By default, your Ingress router is publicly exposed and allows anyone access. You can limit access to applications or websites you run on your cluster by selecting this checkbox. For example, if you only want internal employees to access this cluster, then using this option requires a private connection, such as a virtual private network (VPN) or virtual private cloud (VPC) peering connection.
Label match for additional router: This field provides a way to target the specific route you want exposed in this additional Ingress router. By default, the router exposes all routes. If you leave this field blank, these routes stay exposed.
A commonly used setup has a private default router, which means any applications deployed require a VPN or VPC peering to access. You can create an additional public router with a label match of
route=external. Then, if you add the
route=externallabel to additional routes, the additional router matches this label and exposes it for public use.
- Click Change settings to confirm that you want to add the network Ingress.
1.3.5. Insights Advisor tab
The Insights Advisor tab uses the Remote Health functionality of the OpenShift Container Platform to identify and mitigate risks to security, performance, availability, and stability. See Using Insights to identify issues with your cluster in the OpenShift Container Platform documentation.
1.3.6. Machine pools tab
The Machine pools tab allows the cluster owner to create new machine pools, if there is enough available quota, or edit an existing machine pool.
Selecting the More options > Scale opens the "Edit node count" dialog. In this dialog, you can change the node count per availability zone. If autoscaling is enabled, you can also set the range for autoscaling.
1.3.7. Support tab
In the Support tab, you can add notification contacts for individuals that should receive cluster notifications. The username or email address that you provide must relate to a user account in the Red Hat organization where the cluster is deployed. For the steps to add a notification contact, see Adding cluster notification contacts.
Also from this tab, you can open a support case to request technical support for your cluster.
1.3.8. Settings tab
The Settings tab provides a few options for the cluster owner:
- Monitoring, which is enabled by default, allows for reporting done on user-defined actions. See Understanding the monitoring stack.
- Update strategy allows you to determine if the cluster automatically updates on a certain day of the week at a specified time or if all updates are scheduled manually.
- Node draining sets the duration that protected workloads are respected during updates. When this duration has passed, the node is forcibly removed.
- Update status shows the current version and if there are any updates available.