Support Matrix

Red Hat CloudForms 4.1

Supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.1

Red Hat CloudForms Documentation Team

Abstract

A summary of the supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.1.
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1. Introduction

This release of Red Hat CloudForms is delivered as a virtual appliance that includes the following key components:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • PostgreSQL 9.4
  • Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 5.6

2. Supported Browsers

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

Table 1. Supported Browsers

BrowserVersion

Microsoft Internet Explorer

10 and over

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ

Google Chrome

Chrome for Business FAQ - Chrome for Business Help. See Section 6, “Remote Console Support” for information on VMRC plug-in support.

3. Platforms that can Host Red Hat CloudForms

The following table outlines the platforms that can host the Red Hat CloudForms appliance.

Table 2. Platforms that can Host Red Hat CloudForms

PlatformSupport Status

VMware vCenter Server 5.0 and above

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 and above [a]

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 [a]

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 6.0 and above [b]

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Google Cloud Platform

Yes

Amazon EC2 [c]

CCP Program Only

Linux Containers

Technology Preview [d]

[a] See Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Life Cycle for product life cycle information.
[b] See Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle for product life cycle information.
[c] For more information on the Certified Cloud Providers (CCP) Program, see Red Hat Cloud Access.
Note

See CloudForms Support for non-Red Hat Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures for information on support on other providers.

4. Provisioning Support

Red Hat CloudForms allows you to provision virtual machines, instances, and other resources in the providers that it manages. This section outlines the status of support for provisioning features on providers.

4.1. Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for provisioning on infrastructure providers.

Table 3. Infrastructure Provider Provisioning Support

FeatureMicrosoft System Center VMMRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization ManagerVMware vCenter

Provision Host

Unsupported

Unsupported

Supported

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

Unsupported

Supported

Unsupported

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

Unsupported

Supported

Unsupported

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

Unsupported

Supported

Supported

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Supported

Supported

Supported

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

Unsupported

Unsupported

Supported

4.2. Cloud Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for provisioning on cloud providers.

Table 4. Cloud Provider Provisioning Support

FeatureRed Hat OpenStack PlatformAmazon EC2Microsoft AzureGoogle Compute Engine

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Orchestration Template Provisioning

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

5. Feature Support

Red Hat CloudForms allows you to perform actions on the providers that it manages, and provides features for interacting with and providing information about those providers. This section outlines the status of support for actions that you can perform on providers, and the CloudForms features that allow you to interact with those providers.

5.1. Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on infrastructure providers.

Table 5. Infrastructure Provider Feature Support

FeatureMicrosoft System Center VMMRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization ManagerVMware vCenter

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

No

Yes

Yes

Capacity Planning

No

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

No

Yes

Yes

Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines

No

Yes

Yes

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

No

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

Yes

Yes

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

No

No

Yes

Host Drift Comparison

No

Yes

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

No

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

No

Yes

Yes

Insight REST API

No

Yes

Yes

Host Compliance Enforcement

No

Yes

Yes

Host Policy Enforcement

No

Yes

Yes

Host Power Operations

No

No

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

No

Yes

Yes

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

No

Yes

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

No

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

No

Yes

Alerts - VMware Alarms

N/A

N/A

Yes

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

No

Yes

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

No

Yes

Control REST API

No

Yes

Yes

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Yes

Yes

VM Migration

No

No

Yes

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automate REST API (Provision)

Yes

Yes

Yes

5.2. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on OpenStack Platform director infrastructure providers.

Table 6. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Provider Feature Support

FeatureOpenStack Platform Director

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Nodes Inventory

Yes

OpenStack Services Inventory

Yes

Nodes Drift Comparison

Yes

Nodes Smart State

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines

Yes

Node Power Operation

No

Capacity Planning

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Add/Remove Node

No

Scale Down Node

Yes (Compute only)

Scale Up Nodes

Yes

Nodes Policy Enforcement

Yes

Nodes Evacuate

Yes

OpenStack Upgrade

No

5.3. Cloud Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on cloud providers.

Table 7. Cloud Provider Feature Support

FeatureRed Hat OpenStack PlatformAmazon EC2Microsoft AzureGoogle Compute Engine

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

Yes

N/A

Yes

No

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Discovery - Provider

No

Yes

Yes

No

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

Yes

No

No

No

Key Pairs Inventory

Yes

Yes

No

No

Key Pairs Management

Yes

No

No

No

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

N/A

N/A

No

No

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

No

No

No

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

No

No

Insight REST API

Yes

Yes

?

No

Remote Console VM Access

Yes

No

No

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

No

No

No

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

Yes

No

No

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

No

No

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

No

No

No

Control REST API

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

Yes

No

No

No

Volume Inventory

Yes

No

No

Yes

Volume Creation/Deletion

Yes

No

No

No

VM Migration

Yes

No

No

No

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Automate REST API (Provision)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Execution

 

Yes

No

No

5.4. Container Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on containers providers.

Table 8. Container Provider Feature Support

FeatureRed Hat OpenShift

Relationship Discovery

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

n/a

Smart State

Yes

Cross linking

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Container Event Timelines

Yes

Container Node Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Container Node Policy Enforcement

Yes

Replicator Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Replicator Policy Enforcement

Yes

Pod Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Pod Policy Enforcement

Yes

Track Container Image Relationship

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

OpenSCAP Execution and Report

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

No

Chargeback

Yes (by project)

Insight REST API

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

n/a

Container Power Operations

No

Container Retirement

No

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

Partial

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Control REST API

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

No

Container Reconfiguration

No

Container Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

Partial

Automate REST API (Provision)

No

5.5. Network Providers

This section outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on network providers.

Table 9. Network Provider Feature Support

FeatureRed Hat OpenStack PlatformAmazon EC2Microsoft AzureGoogle Compute Engine

Network Manager Relationships

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Relationship Discovery

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Cloud Network Inventory

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Cloud Subnet Inventory

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Network Router Inventory

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Security Groups

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Floating IP Addresses

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

Network Ports

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

5.6. Configuration Management Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on configuration management providers.

Table 10. Configuration Management Provider Feature Support

FeatureAnsible Tower

Groups Inventory

Supported

Configured Systems Inventory

Supported

Job Template Inventory

Supported

Integrate with Service Catalog

Supported

Automate Workflows

Supported

Note
  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.1 supports Ansible Tower 2.4 as a configuration management provider.
  • Red Hat CloudForms versions 4.1.1 and above also support Ansible Tower 3.0.

6. Remote Console Support

Red Hat CloudForms allows you to access the console of virtual machines and instances on the providers it managers using HTML5-based VNC consoles. This section outlines the status of support for remote consoles in Red Hat CloudForms.

Note

For VMware vSphere providers, Red Hat CloudForms supports the versions of VMRC that VMware supports. However, VMware does not support VMRC for Mac operating systems. See VMware VMRC documentation for more information.

For all other providers, Red Hat CloudForms supports HTML5-based VNC consoles. The following have been tested with CloudForms Management Engine:

See Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine VNC Support.

Note

As of 1 September 2015, new versions of Chrome no longer support VMRC consoles. VMRC requires NPAPI plug-in support. Chrome removed support for NPAPI plug-ins in version 45.0.2454, which was released on this date.

6.1. Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for remote consoles on providers.

Table 11. Provider Remote Console Support

ProviderStatus

vSphere 51

Supported

vSphere 55

Supported

vSphere 6

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3

Unsupported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Supported

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

Supported [a]

Red Hat OpenStack 4

Unsupported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 (overcloud)

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 (undercloud)

Unsupported

Google Compute Engine

Unsupported

Amazon EC2

Unsupported

Microsoft SCVMM

Unsupported

[a] Supported in Red Hat CloudForms 4.1 and above only.

6.2. Browsers

This section outlines the status of support for accessing remote consoles for virtual machines and instances on major operating system and web browser combinations.

Table 12. Browser Remote Console Support

Operating SystemChromeFirefoxInternet Explorer 11Internet Explorer 10

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Fedora 21

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Fedora 22

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Fedora 23

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Windows 7

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

7. Smart State Analysis Support

Red Hat CloudForms allows you to analyze virtual machines and instances on the providers it manages to collect information about the base operating system on those virtual machines or instances, their virtual hardware, installed applications, and other details. This operation is known as SmartState analysis. This section outlines the status of support for this SmartState analysis of virtual machines and instances by guest operating system, file system, and by provider.

7.1. Guest Operating System

The following table outlines support for smart state analysis of virtual machines by guest operating system.

Table 13. Guest Operating System SmartState Analysis Support

Guest Operating SystemStatus

Windows 2000

Supported

Windows XP

Supported

Windows Server 2003

Supported

Windows Vista

Supported

Windows 2008

Supported

Windows 7

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and above

Supported

Fedora

Supported

Debian and Debian-Derived

Supported

Ubuntu and Ubuntu Derived

Supported

Suse and Open Suse Derived

Supported

7.2. File Systems

The following table outlines support for smart state analysis of virtual machines by guest operating file system.

Table 14. File System SmartState Analysis Support

File SystemStatus

Ext3

Supported

Ext4

Supported

FAT32

Supported

ISO9660 (CDFS)

Supported

NTFS

Supported

XFS

Supported

7.3. Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines support for SmartState analysis of virtual machines by infrastructure provider.

Table 15. Infrastructure Provider SmartState Analysis Support

Infrastructure ProviderStatus

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 and below (prior to 3.3)

Technical Guidance [a]

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3

Technical Guidance [a]

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Supported

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

Supported [b]

VMware vCenter 4.x

Technical Guidance [a]

VMware vCenter 5.0

Supported

VMware vCenter 5.1

Supported

VMware vCenter 5.5

Supported

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Supported

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Supported

[a] Technical Guidance, if available, is provided from the end of the General Support phase and lasts for a fixed duration. This phase is intended for usage by customers operating in stable environments with systems that are operating under reasonably stable loads.
[b] Supported in Red Hat CloudForms 4.1 and above only.
[c] To install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState Analysis is successful, see Installing the Vmware 6.0 VDDK on a CFME Appliance. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 5.5.
Note

For Microsoft SCVMM integration, Microsoft PowerShell version 4 is required.

7.4. Cloud Providers

The following table outlines support for SmartState analysis of virtual machines by cloud provider.

Table 16. Cloud Provider SmartState Analysis Support

Cloud ProviderStatus

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Supported

Amazon EC2

Unsupported

Google Compute Engine

Unsupported

Microsoft Azure

Supported

Note

For virtual machine instances running on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, CloudForms currently does not support SmartState analysis if an instance is booted from OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder volumes); it can only be performed when an instance is booted from an image.