What is Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes?

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes provides end-to-end management visibility and control to manage your Kubernetes environment. Take control of your application modernization program with management capabilities for cluster creation, application lifecycle, and provide security and compliance for all of them across data centers and hybrid cloud environments. Clusters and applications are all visible and managed from a single console, with built-in security policies. Run your operations from anywhere that Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform runs, and manage your Kubernetes clusters.

With Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes:

  • Work across a range of environments, including multiple data centers, private clouds and public clouds that run Kubernetes clusters.

  • Easily create OpenShift Container Platform Kubernetes clusters and manage cluster lifecycle in a single console.

  • Enforce policies at the target clusters using Kubernetes-supported custom resource definitions.

  • Deploy and maintain day two operations of business applications distributed across your cluster landscape.

Product Policies and Support Programs

Life Cycle Policies

Red Hat offers support and maintenance over stated time periods for the major versions of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes.

Support Program & Policies



Install a working Red Hat OpenShift cluster on a configured cloud provider in less than 10 minutes. 

Unified Multi-cluster Lifecycle Management

  • Create, update, upgrade, and destroy Kubernetes clusters reliably and consistently.
  • Scale using an open source programming model that supports and encourages Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) best practices and design principles.

Advanced Application Lifecycle Management

Use open standards and deploy applications using placement policies that are integrated into existing CI/CD pipelines and governance controls. 

Policy-based Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Apply a policy-based governance approach to automatically monitor. Ensure security and configuration controls are operated to industry compliance standards or corporate standards.

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