Support Matrix

Red Hat CloudForms 4.6

Supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.6

Red Hat CloudForms Documentation Team

Abstract

A summary of the supported platforms and features in Red Hat CloudForms 4.6.
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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) 7.4
  • Rails 5.0.6
  • Ruby 2.3.1
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.9
  • Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine (CFME) 5.9
  • 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. Supported Platforms for Red Hat CloudForms

The following table lists platforms that can both host or be managed by the Red Hat CloudForms appliance.

Table 2. Supported Platforms

PlatformSupported as a HostSupported for Management

Amazon EC2 [a]

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2

Yes

Yes

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

Yes

Yes

OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.5

No

Yes

OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.6

No

Yes

OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.7

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 10 [b]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 11 [b]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 12 [b]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.0 [c]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1 [c]

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 5.5

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

Yes

Yes

[a] As the pace of change in public cloud features is high, constantly changing and evolving, the compatibility for CloudForms is as of the time of the GA of the product. Best effort basis during errata cycle for public cloud vendor 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. RFE can be requested via your standard support mechanisms.
[b] See Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle for product life cycle information.
[c] See Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 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 [a]

No [a]

No [a]

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No [a]

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

[a] Available when using Red Hat Satellite with CloudForms.

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 Image Snapshot to VM/Instance

Yes

No

No

No

Provision from Volume to VM/Instance

Yes

No

No

No

Provision from Volume Snapshot to VM/Instance

Yes

No

No

No

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.

5.1.1. Red Hat Virtualization

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

Table 5. Red Hat Virtualization Provider Feature Support

FeatureRHV 4.0RHV 4.1

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Capture Timelines

Yes

Yes

Capture VM Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Yes

Disk Addition to VM

Yes

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

N/A

N/A

Key Pairs Management

N/A

N/A

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Yes

VM Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM Power Operations

Yes

Yes

VM Retirement

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

Yes

Yes

Volume Inventory

No

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

No

VM Migration

Yes

Yes

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

Provider TLS

Yes

Yes

Provision VM using PXE

Yes

Yes

Provision VM using ISO

Yes

Yes

Provision from Template/Image to VM

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM to Template/Image

Yes

Yes

Host Power Operations

No

No

Provision Host

No

No

Clone from VM to VM

No

No

Cloud-Init

Yes

Yes

Customize Windows Templates with Sysprep during provision

No

No

OVN Provider

Yes

Yes [b]

Transfrom single VM from RHV to VMWare

Yes

Yes

[a] On some operating system and browser combinations
[b] Technology Preview

5.1.2. VMware vSphere

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

Table 6. VMware vSphere Provider Feature Support

FeaturevSphere 5.5vSphere 6.0vSphere 6.5

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture VM Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disk Addition to VM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

N/A

N/A

N/A

Key Pairs Management

N/A

N/A

N/A

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Retirement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - VM Value Changed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Reconfigured

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume Inventory

No

No

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

No

No

VM Migration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provider TLS

   

Provision VM using PXE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision VM using ISO

No

No

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM to Template/Image

Yes

Yes

Yes

Host Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision Host

   

Clone from VM to VM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud-Init

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customize Windows Templates with Sysprep during provision

No

No

No

OVN Provider

No

No

No

[a] On some operating system and browser combinations

5.1.3. Microsoft SCVMM

The following table outlines the status of support for Microsoft SCVMM infrastructure providers.

Table 7. Microsoft SCVMM Provider Feature Support

FeatureSCVMM 2012 R2SVMM 2016

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

No

No

Capacity & Utilization

No

No

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

No

No

Capture VM Event Timelines

No

No

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Yes

Disk Addition to VM

No

No

Key Pairs Inventory

N/A

N/A

Key Pairs Management

N/A

N/A

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

No

VM Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM Power Operations

Yes

Yes

VM Retirement

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

Yes

Yes

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

No

Volume Inventory

No

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

No

VM Migration

No

No

Automation Work Flows

No

No

Provider TLS

  

Provision VM using PXE

No

No

Provision VM using ISO

No

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM to Template/Image

No

No

Host Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Provision Host

No

No

Clone from VM to VM

No

No

Cloud-Init

No

No

Sysprep Windows Templates

No

No

OVN Provider

No

No

Transfrom single VM from RHV to VMWare

No

No

[a] On some operating system and browser combinations

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 8. 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 section outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on cloud providers.

5.3.1. Red Hat OpenStack Platform

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

Table 9. Red Hat OpenStack Platform Feature Support

FeatureOSP 10OSP 11OSP 12

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track Instance Genealogy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

No

No

Disk Addition to Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Key Pairs Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

N/A

N/A

N/A

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Console Instance Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Retirement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts - Instance Value Changed

No

No

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

No

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume Inventory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume Creation/Deletion

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Migration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Manager - Read Only

 

N/A

 

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

 

Yes

 

Storage Manager

 

Yes

 

Provider TLS

N/A

N/A

N/A

Provision Instance using PXE

No

No

No

Provision Instance using ISO

No

No

No

Provision from Template/Image to Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from Image Snapshot to Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from Volume to Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from Volume Snapshot to Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision from Instance to Template/Image

   

Host Power Operations

N/A

N/A

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

N/A

N/A

Clone from Instance to Instance

No

No

No

Cloud-Init

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sysprep Windows Templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

5.3.2. Amazon EC2

The following table outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on Amazon EC2 cloud providers.

Table 10. Amazon EC2 Feature Support

FeatureAmazon EC2

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Instance Drift Comparison

Yes

Track Instance Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Timelines

Yes

Capture Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

Disk Addition to Instance

No

Key Pairs Inventory

Yes

Key Pairs Management

No

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

No

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console Instance Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Instance Power Operations

Yes

Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - Instance Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

Yes

Volume Creation/Deletion

Yes

Instance Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Network Manager - Read Only

Yes

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

No

Storage Manager

Yes

Provider TLS

N/A

Provision Instance using PXE

No

Provision Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to Instance

Yes

Provision from Instance to Template/Image

 

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from Instance to Instance

No

Cloud-Init

Yes

Sysprep Windows Templates

Yes

5.3.3. Microsoft Azure

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

Table 11. Microsoft Azure Feature Support

FeatureMicrosoft Azure

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Instance Drift Comparison

Yes

Track Instance Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Timelines

Yes

Capture Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

Disk Addition to Instance

No

Key Pairs Inventory

No

Key Pairs Management

No

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

No

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console Instance Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Instance Power Operations

Yes

Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - Instance Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

Instance Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

No

Network Manager - Read Only

Yes

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

No

Storage Manager

 

Provider TLS

N/A

Provision Instance using PXE

No

Provision Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to Instance

Yes

Provision from Instance to Template/Image

 

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from Instance to Instance

No

Cloud-Init

Yes

Sysprep Windows Templates

Yes

5.3.4. Google Compute Engine

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

Table 12. Google Compute Engine Feature Support

FeatureGoogle Compute Engine

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Instance Drift Comparison

No

Track Instance Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Timelines

No

Capture Instance Event Timelines

No

Discovery - Provider

No

Disk Addition to Instance

No

Key Pairs Inventory

No

Key Pairs Management

No

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

No

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console Instance Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

Instance Compliance Enforcement

No

Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Instance Power Operations

Yes

Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - Instance Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

Yes

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

Instance Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Network Manager - Read Only

Yes

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

No

Storage Manager

 

Provider TLS

N/A

Provision Instance using PXE

No

Provision Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to Instance

Yes

Provision from Instance to Template/Image

 

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from Instance to Instance

No

5.4. Container Providers

The following section outlines the status of support for Red Hat CloudForms features on OpenShift Container Platform container providers.

Table 13. OpenShift Container Platform Provider Feature Support

FeatureOCP 3.5OCP 3.6OCP 3.7

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

N/A

N/A

N/A

Track VM Genealogy

No

No

No

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

N/A

N/A

N/A

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

N/A

N/A

N/A

Discovery - Provider

No

No

No

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

No

No

No

Key Pairs Inventory

N/A

N/A

N/A

Key Pairs Management

N/A

N/A

N/A

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

No

No

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

N/A

N/A

N/A

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Snapshot Creation and Removal

N/A

N/A

N/A

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alerts - Real Time

No

No

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

No

N/A

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

No

Yes

Integrate with Service Catalogs

No

No

No

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

No

No

Volume Inventory

N/A

N/A

N/A

Volume Creation/Deletion

N/A

N/A

N/A

VM Migration

No

No

No

Automation Work Flows

No

No

No

Provision Host

No

No

No

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

No

No

Cloud-Init

No

No

No

Sysprep Windows Template

No

No

No

OVN Provider

No

No

No

5.5. Network Providers

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

Table 14. 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 15. 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 4.6 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. Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Table 16. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 17. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

6.2. Support on Fedora by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Fedora 25, 26, and 27.

Table 18. Remote Console Support on Fedora 25

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 19. Remote Console Support on Fedora 26

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Table 20. Remote Console Support on Fedora 27

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefox

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

6.3. Support on Windows by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Windows 7, 10, and 2012 Server.

Table 21. Remote Console Support on Windows 7

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11IE 10

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

VMRC

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Table 22. Remote Console Support on Windows 10

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11IE 10Edge

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

No

Yes

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

No

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Table 23. Remote Console Support on Windows 2012 Server

ProviderConnection TypeSupportChromeFirefoxIE 11IE 10

VMware vSphere 5.5

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.0

VNC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

VMRC

 

No

No

No

No

 

WebMKS

 

No

No

No

No

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMRC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

WebMKS

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.1

SPICE

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

VNC

Yes

No

No

No

No

Google Compute Engine

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amazon EC2

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Microsoft SCVMM

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

7. Operating System Support

This section outlines the supported operating systems by infrastructure and cloud providers.

Table 24. Windows Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderWindows 7 SP1Windows 8.1Windows 10Windows 2012Windows 2016

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

  

Yes

  

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

  

Yes

  

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenShift

     

VMware vCenter 5.5 [b]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5 [d]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

[b] VMware vCenter versions below 5.5 are officially deprecated by VMware.
[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 5.5.
[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 25. Windows Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderWindows 7 SP1Windows 8.1Windows 10Windows 2012Windows 2016

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

No

No

Table 26. Linux Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderRHEL 6RHEL 7UbuntuSUSE

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

 

Yes

  

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

 

Yes

  

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenShift

Yes

Yes

  

VMware vCenter 5.5 [b]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5 [d]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 27. Linux Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderRHEL 6RHEL 7UbuntuSUSE

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

No

8. 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.

8.1. File Systems

The following tables outline SmartState analysis support for different file systems by infrastructure and cloud providers.

Table 28. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderReFSNTFSFAT32FAT

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

No

   

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

No

   

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenShift

No

   

VMware vCenter 5.5 [b]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5 [d]

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 29. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderReFSNTFSFAT32FAT

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

No

Yes

No

No

Microsoft Azure

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

No

Table 30. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderEXT3EXT4XFS

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

   

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

   

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenShift

   

VMware vCenter 5.5 [b]

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5 [d]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 31. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderEXT3EXT4XFS

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

Table 32. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderCDFSAny Encrypted FS

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

  

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

  

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenShift

  

VMware vCenter 5.5 [b]

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.0 [c]

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5 [d]

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

Yes

Yes

Table 33. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderCDFSAny Encrypted FS

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 [a]

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 [a]

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

Yes

Yes

8.2. Guest Operating Systems

Table 34. Supported Guest Operating Systems With Their Support Life Cycle

Guest Operating SystemEOL DateExtended Support DateLink

Windows 2012 R2 Standard

10/9/2018

10/10/2023

Windows 2012 R2

Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter

10/9/2018

10/10/2023

Windows 2012 R2

Windows 2016 Standard

1/11/2022

1/11/2027

Windows 2016 Standard

Windows 2016 Datacenter

1/11/2022

1/11/2027

Windows 2016 Datacenter

Windows 7 SP1

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 8.1

1/9/2018

1/10/2023

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 Ent. 2016 LTSB

10/12/2021

10/13/2026

Windows 10 Ent. 2016

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

7/11/2017

7/12/2022

SCVMM 2012 SP1

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

1/11/2022

1/11/2027

SCVMM 2016

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Version 10.0

6/16/2018

12/16/2019

RHOSP Life Cycle

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Version 11.0

N/A

5/18/2018

RHOSP Life Cycle

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Version 12.0

N/A

12/13/2018

RHOSP Life Cycle