Platform Support Matrix Red Hat CloudForms 4.0/Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine 5.5

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Browser Versions for CFME Web Console

Browser Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and over
Mozilla Firefox Firefox Extended Support Release FAQ
Google Chrome Chrome for Business FAQ - Chrome for Business Help

The next version of CFME will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.

Virtual Machine System SmartState Analysis Support by Guest Operating System

Guest Operating System Support Status
Windows 2008 YES
Windows XP YES
Windows 2000 YES
Windows Vista YES
Windows Server 2012r2 YES
Windows Server 2008r2 YES
Windows Server 2003 YES
Windows 7 YES
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and older YES
Fedora YES
Debian and Debian-Derived YES
Ubuntu and Ubuntu Derived YES
Suse and Open Suse Derived YES

Virtual Machine SmartState Analysis Support by Guest File System

File System Support Status
Ext3 YES
Ext4 YES
FAT32 YES
ISO9660 (CDFS) YES
NTFS YES
XFS YES

Virtual Machine SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Provider

Cloud Provider Support Status
Amazon EC2 No
Microsoft Azure No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack YES

Virtual Machine SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Provider

Infrastructure Provider Support Status
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.2 and below (prior to 3.3) Technical Guidance*
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.3 Technical Guidance*
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.4 YES
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.5 YES
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.6 YES
VMware vCenter 4.x Technical Guidance*
VMware vCenter 5.0 YES
VMware vCenter 5.1 YES
VMware vCenter 5.5 YES
VMware vCenter 6.0** YES

For Microsoft SCVMM integration, Microsoft Powershell version 4 is required.
*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.
**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.

Infrastructure Providers where CFME Appliance Can Reside

Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine is delivered as a virtual appliance, composed of RHEL 7.1, PostgreSQL 9.4, and CFME 5.5.x. Whenever an update is delivered to any of those layers, customers can update their appliance to inherit those updates.

Provider Support Status
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 and above YES
Red Hat RHEV-M 3.3 and above* YES
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack 4.0 and above YES
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 YES
Amazon EC2** CCP Program Only

Note: See also Cloudforms Support for non-Red Hat Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures.
*See Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Life Cycle for product lifecycle information.
**For more information on the Certified Cloud Providers (CCP) Program, see Red Hat Cloud Access.

Infrastructure Provider Support by Feature

NOTE: Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 and above is only supported as a provider in Red Hat CloudForms 4.1.1 and above.

Provider Type Infrastructure
VMware vCenter RHEVM MS SCVMM 2012 R2
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes Yes No
Track VM Genealogy Yes Yes No
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes No
Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines Yes Yes No
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines N/A N/A N/A
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes Yes No
Discovery - Provider Yes Yes No
Host Drift Comparison Yes Yes No
Optimization - Bottleneck Identification Yes Yes No
Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Right Sizing Yes Yes No
Chargeback Yes Yes No
Insight REST API Yes Yes No
Host Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes No
Host Policy Enforcement Yes Yes No
Host Power Operations Yes No No
Remote Console VM Access Yes Yes No
Snapshot Creation and Removal Yes No No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes No
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes Yes No
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes Yes No
Alerts – Real Time Yes No No
Alerts – VMware Alarms Yes N/A N/A
Alerts – VM Value Changed Yes No No
Alerts – Reconfigured Yes No No
Control REST API Yes Yes No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration Yes No No
VM Migration Yes No No
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes No
Automate REST API (Provision) Yes Yes No
Remote Execution Yes Yes Yes

Cloud Provider Support by Feature

Provider Type Private Cloud Public Cloud
RHEL OpenStack Amazon EC2 Microsoft Azure
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes Yes No
Track VM Genealogy Yes Yes No
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes No
Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines N/A N/A N/A
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines Yes N/A No
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes N/A No
Discovery - Provider No Yes Yes
Optimization - Bottleneck Identification N/A N/A No
Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Right Sizing No No No
Chargeback Yes Yes No
Insight REST API Yes Yes ?
Remote Console VM Access Yes No No
Snapshot Creation and Removal N/A N/A No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement No Yes No
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement No Yes No
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes Yes No
Alerts – Real Time Yes No No
Alerts – VM Value Changed No No No
Alerts – Reconfigured No No No
Control REST API Yes Yes ?
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration Via Inline methods No No
VM Migration Via Inline methods No No
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes No
Automate REST API (Provision) Yes Yes Yes
Remote Execution Yes No

Container Support by Feature

Feature Red Hat OpenShift
Relationship Discovery Yes
VM Drift Comparison n/a
Smart State Yes
Cross linking Yes
Track VM Genealogy n/a
Capacity & Utilization Yes
Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines n/a
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines n/a
Capture Container Event Timelines Yes
Discovery - Provider No
Optimization - Bottleneck Identification No
Reporting Yes
Right Sizing No
Chargeback No
Insight REST API Yes
Remote Console VM Access n/a
Snapshot Creation and Removal n/a
Container Compliance Enforcement No
Container Policy Enforcement No
Container Power Operations No
Container Retirement No
Alerts – Real Time No
Alerts – VM Value Changed Yes
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

Provisioning Support

Provider Type Infrastructure Private Cloud Public Cloud
VMware vCenter RHEVM MS SCVMM 2012 R2 RHEL OpenStack Amazon EC2 Microsoft Azure
Provision Host Yes No No NA N/A N/A
Provision VM/Instance using PXE Yes Yes No No No No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No Yes No No No No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance Yes No No No No No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image Yes No No No No No
Orchestration Template Provisioning No No No Yes Yes Yes

VMware Remote Console (VMRC) Support

CFME has support for versions of VMRC for whatever VMware supports. Note that VMware does not support VMRC for Mac Operating Systems.
For all other operating systems, use VNC. The following have been tested with CloudForms Management Engine.
• Windows: UltraVNC 1.1.8.8 - http://www.uvnc.com/
• Linux/Mac: SSVNC 1.0.29 - http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ssvnc.html. At the time of this writing, this is the only client that supports the VNC repeater configuration.
See Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine VNC Support.

All new versions of Chrome do not support VMRC consoles effective 9/1/2015. VMRC requires NPAPI plug-in support. Chrome removed support for NPAPI plug-ins in version 45.0.2454, which was released on September 1, 2015.

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