Support Matrix

Red Hat CloudForms 4.5

Supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.5

Red Hat CloudForms Documentation Team

Abstract

A summary of the supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.5.
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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 (RHEL) 7.3
  • Rails 5.0.1
  • Ruby 2.3.1
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.4
  • Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine (CFME) 5.8
  • Apache 2.4.6

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

11 and over

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Extended Support Release

Google Chrome

Chrome for Business. 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 (RHEV) 3.3 and above [a]

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1 [a]

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 9.0 and above [b]

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Google Cloud Platform

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.5

Technology Preview [c]

[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.

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 VMM (SCVMM)Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) ManagerVMware vCenter

Provision Host

No

No

Yes

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No

Yes

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

Yes

No

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

No

Yes

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

No

No

Yes

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 Platform (OSP)Amazon EC2Microsoft AzureGoogle Compute Engine

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No

No

No

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

No

No

No

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

No

No

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

No

No

No

No

Orchestration Template Provisioning

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

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.

Note

You can run a rake command to retrieve a list of provider features supported across all platforms. Run the following command in your CloudForms appliance to retrieve the supported features in a comma-separated values (.csv) file format, which are displayed on the command-line interface (CLI) by default, however, you can use a pipe to redirect the output to a file.

ruby /var/www/miq/vmdb/tools/feature_support_matrix.rb

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 VMM (SCVMM)Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 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

Yes [a]

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

Host Compliance Enforcement

No

Yes

Yes

Host Policy Enforcement

No

Yes

Yes

Host Power Operations

No

No

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

No

No

Yes

Snapshot Creation, Removal, and Revert

No

Yes [a]

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

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Yes

Yes

VM Migration

No

Yes [a]

Yes

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

Yes

[a] Limited to Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

5.2. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Providers

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

Table 6. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Provider Feature Support

FeatureOpenStack Platform (OSP) 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

Yes

Capacity Planning

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Add/Remove Node

Yes

Scale Down Node

Yes (Compute nodes only)

Scale Up Nodes

Yes (Compute nodes only)

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 Platform (OSP)Amazon 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

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

Yes

N/A

Yes

No

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes

No

No

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

No

No

No

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

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

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 Container Platform (OCP)

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Smart State

Yes

Cross linking

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Container Event Timelines

Yes

Compliance Policy

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)

Container Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Container Policy Enforcement

Yes

Container Power Operations

No

Container Retirement

No

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

Yes

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

No

Container Reconfiguration

No

Container Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

Partial

OpenShift Template Inventory

Yes

Cockpit Remote Console to Node

Yes

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 Platform (OSP)Amazon EC2Microsoft AzureGoogle Compute Engine

Network Manager Relationships

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud Network Inventory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud Subnet Inventory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Router Inventory

Yes

No

No

Yes

Security Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floating IP Addresses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Ports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Load Balancer Inventory

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create/Update/Delete Network

Yes

No

No

No

Create/Update/Delete Subnet

Yes

No

No

No

Create/Update/Delete Routers

Yes

No

No

No

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

Yes

Configured Systems Inventory

Yes

Job Template Inventory

Yes

Integrate with Service Catalog

Yes

Automate Workflows

Yes

Note
  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.5 supports Ansible Tower 2.4 as a configuration management provider.
  • Red Hat CloudForms versions 4.2.1 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

VMware vSphere 5.1

Yes

VMware vSphere 5.5

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.x

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.3

No

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4

No

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

No

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

Yes [a]

Red Hat OpenStack 4

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (OSP) 5

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

Amazon EC2

No

Microsoft SCVMM

No

[a] Supported in Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 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 (RHEL) 6

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Fedora 21

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Fedora 22

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Fedora 23

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Windows 7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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 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 SmartState analysis of virtual machines by guest operating system.

Table 13. Guest Operating System SmartState Analysis Support

Guest Operating SystemStatus

Windows 2000

Yes

Windows XP

Yes

Windows Server 2003

Yes

Windows Vista

Yes

Windows 2008

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and above

Yes

Fedora

Yes

Debian and Debian-Derived

Yes

Ubuntu and Ubuntu Derived

Yes

Suse and Open Suse Derived

Yes

7.2. File Systems

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

Table 14. File System SmartState Analysis Support

File SystemStatus

Ext3

Yes

Ext4

Yes

FAT32

Yes

ISO9660 (CDFS)

Yes

NTFS

Yes

XFS

Yes

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 (RHEV) 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

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

Yes [b]

VMware vCenter 4.x

Technical Guidance [a]

VMware vCenter 5.0

Yes

VMware vCenter 5.1

Yes

VMware vCenter 5.5

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

Yes

[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 4.2 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 (OSP)

Yes

Amazon EC2

No

Google Compute Engine

No

Microsoft Azure

Yes

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.