Chapter 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 5.1. Red Hat Virtualization Provider Feature Support

FeatureRHV 4.0RHV 4.1RHV 4.2RHV 4.3

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

No

No

No

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

No

No

No

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

Yes [b]

Yes [b]

Yes [b]

Yes [b]

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alerts - VM Value Changed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alerts - Reconfigured

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Integrate with Service Catalogs

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Volume Inventory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Volume Creation/Deletion

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

VM Migration

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Automation Work Flows

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Provider TLS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Host Power Operations

No

No

No

No

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

No

No

No

Cloud-Init

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customize Windows Templates with Sysprep during provision

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

OVN Provider [c]

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

[a] Requires Capacity & Utilization
[b] On some operating system and browser combinations
[c] Feature in 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 5.2. VMware vSphere Provider Feature Support

FeaturevSphere 6.0vSphere 6.5vSphere 6.7

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

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access [a]

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Yes [a]

Snapshot Creation and Removal

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM/Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM/Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM/Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

VM/Instance 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

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

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. See link:https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_cloudforms/4.7-beta/html/self_service_user_interface_guide/my-services-tab#html5-vm-console(Accessing the Virtual Machine Console) in the Red Hat CloudForms documentation.

5.1.3. Microsoft SCVMM

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

Table 5.3. Microsoft SCVMM Provider Feature Support

FeatureSCVMM 2012 R2SVMM 2016

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

N/A

N/A

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

N/A

N/A

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

No

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

N/A

N/A

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

N/A

N/A

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Remote Console VM Access [a]

N/A

N/A

Snapshot Creation and Removal

N/A

N/A

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

N/A

N/A

Alerts - Real Time

N/A

N/A

Alerts - VM Value Changed

N/A

N/A

Alerts - Reconfigured

N/A

N/A

Integrate with Service Catalogs

N/A

N/A

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

N/A

N/A

Volume Inventory

N/A

N/A

Volume Creation/Deletion

N/A

N/A

VM Migration

N/A

N/A

Automation Work Flows

N/A

N/A

Provider TLS

N/A

N/A

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

No

No

Host Power Operations

Yes

Yes

Provision Host

Yes

Yes

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

No

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 5.4. 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 5.5. Red Hat OpenStack Platform Feature Support

FeatureOSP 10OSP 13OSP 14

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instance Drift Comparison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track Instance Genealogy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer 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

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 - CRUD Actions Supported

N/A

N/A

N/A

Storage Manager

N/A

Yes

Yes

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

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.

Note

Support for specific cloud providers as a host is planned for deprecation in the next release of Red Hat CloudForms (CFME 5.11). Please see Deprecated Functionality for a complete list.

Table 5.6. Amazon EC2 Feature Support

FeatureAmazon EC2

Relationship Discovery

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

N/A

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

Yes

Key Pairs Management

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

N/A

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

VM 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 VM/Instance using PXE

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

N/A

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

5.3.3. Microsoft Azure

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

Note

Support for specific cloud providers as a host is planned for deprecation the next release of Red Hat CloudForms (CFME 5.11). Please see Deprecated Functionality for a complete list.

Table 5.7. Microsoft Azure Feature Support

FeatureMicrosoft Azure

Relationship Discovery

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

Yes

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

N/A

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

No

Key Pairs Management

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

Yes

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

No

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

VM Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

No

Network Manager - Read Only

Yes

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

No

Storage Manager

N/A

Provider TLS

N/A

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

N/A

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance

No

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.

Note

Support for specific cloud providers as a host is planned for deprecation the next release of Red Hat CloudForms (CFME 5.11). Please see Deprecated Functionality for a complete list.

Table 5.8. Google Compute Engine Feature Support

FeatureGoogle Compute Engine

Relationship Discovery

Yes

VM Drift Comparison

No

Track VM Genealogy

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Capture Cloud Layer Timelines

No

Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines

Yes

Discovery - Provider

Yes

Disk Addition to VM/Instance

Yes

Key Pairs Inventory

No

Key Pairs Management

Yes

Optimization - Bottleneck Identification

No

Reporting

Yes

Right Sizing

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Remote Console VM Access

No

Snapshot Creation and Removal

No

VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement

No

VM / Instance Policy Enforcement

Yes

VM / Instance Power Operations

Yes

VM / Instance Retirement

Yes

Alerts - Real Time

No

Alerts - VM Value Changed

No

Alerts - Reconfigured

No

Integrate with Service Catalogs

Yes

Virtual Machine Reconfiguration

No

Volume Inventory

Yes

Volume Creation/Deletion

No

VM Migration

No

Automation Work Flows

Yes

Network Manager - Read Only

Yes

Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported

No

Storage Manager

N/A

Provider TLS

N/A

Provision VM/Instance using PXE

No

Provision VM/Instance using ISO

No

Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance

Yes

Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image

 

Host Power Operations

N/A

Provision Host

N/A

Clone from VM/Instance to VM/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.

Note

Support for specific providers as a host is planned for deprecation the next release of Red Hat CloudForms (CFME 5.11). Please see Deprecated Functionality for a complete list.

Table 5.9. OpenShift Container Platform Provider Feature Support

Feature

OCP 3.9

OCP 3.10

OCP 3.11

Relationship Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Track Container Image Relationship

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capacity & Utilization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Capture Container Event Timelines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discovery - Provider

No

No

No

Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chargeback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Cockpit Node Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Container Node Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Container Node Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Replicator Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Replicator Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pod Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pod Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image Compliance Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image Policy Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Template Provisioning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Smart State

Yes

Yes

Yes

OpenSCAP Execution and Report

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross Linking Underlying Infrastructure

Yes

Yes

Yes

5.5. Network Providers

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

Table 5.10. 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 5.11. 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

Workflows

Yes

Note
  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 supports Ansible Tower 3.3.3 and above as a configuration management provider.