Chapter 8. Smart State Analysis Support

Red Hat CloudForms supports SmartState analysis, allowing you to analyze virtual machines and instances in your inventory. SmartState analysis collects information about the base operating system on VMs and instance, their virtual hardware, installed applications, and other details.

This section outlines the status of support for SmartState analysis for:

  • File systems
  • Providers
  • Hosts
  • Datastores
  • Container Images

8.1. File Systems

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

Table 8.1. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderReFSNTFSFAT32FAT

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization 4.2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14

No

Yes

No

No

VMware vCenter 6.0

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.7

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 8.2. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderReFSNTFSFAT32FAT

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

No

Yes

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14

No

Yes

No

No

Microsoft Azure

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

No

Table 8.3. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderEXT3EXT4XFS

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

N/A

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

VMware vCenter 6.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 8.4. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderEXT3EXT4XFS

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11

No

No

No

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

No

No

No

Table 8.5. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure ProviderCDFSAny Encrypted FS

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.2

N/A

N/A

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

N/A

N/A

VMware vCenter 6.0

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.5

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter 6.7

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2012 SP1

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SCVMM 2016

Yes

Yes

Table 8.6. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud ProviderCDFSAny Encrypted FS

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

Yes

Yes

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Azure

Yes

Yes

Amazon EC2

Yes

Yes

Google Compute Engine

Yes

Yes