Before you can install Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh, review the installation activities, ensure that you meet the prerequisites:

Prerequisites

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh supported configurations

The following are the only supported configurations for the Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh 1.0:

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform version 4.1.

OpenShift Online and OpenShift Dedicated are not supported for Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh 1.0.

  • The deployment must be contained to a single OpenShift Container Platform cluster that is not federated.

  • This release of Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh is only available on OpenShift Container Platform x86_64.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh is only suited for OpenShift Container Platform Software Defined Networking (SDN) configured as a flat network with no external providers.

  • This release only supports configurations where all Service Mesh components are contained in the OpenShift cluster in which it operates. It does not support management of microservices that reside outside of the cluster, or in a multi-cluster scenario.

  • This release only supports configurations that do not integrate external services such as virtual machines.

Supported configurations for Kiali on Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh

  • The Kiali observability console is only supported on the two most recent releases of the Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari browsers.

Supported Mixer adapters

  • This release only supports the following Mixer adapter:

    • 3scale Istio Adapter

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh installation activities

To install the Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh Operator, you must first install these Operators:

Please see Configuring Elasticsearch for details on configuring the default Jaeger parameters for Elasticsearch in a production environment.

  • Elasticsearch - Based on the open source Elasticsearch project that enables you to configure and manage an Elasticsearch cluster for tracing and logging with Jaeger.

  • Jaeger - based on the open source Jaeger project, lets you perform tracing to monitor and troubleshoot transactions in complex distributed systems.

  • Kiali - based on the open source Kiali project, provides observability for your service mesh. By using Kiali you can view configurations, monitor traffic, and view and analyze traces in a single console.

After you install the Elasticsearch, Jaeger, and Kiali Operators, then you install the Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh Operator. The Service Mesh Operator defines and monitors the ServiceMeshControlPlane resources that manage the deployment, updating, and deletion of the Service Mesh components.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh - based on the open source Istio project, lets you connect, secure, control, and observe the microservices that make up your applications.

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