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Before you can install Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh, you must subscribe to OpenShift Container Platform and install OpenShift Container Platform in a supported configuration.

Prerequisites

Supported configurations

The following configurations are supported for the current release of Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh.

Supported platforms

  • OpenShift Container Platform version 4.6 or later.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated version 4.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift version 4.

For additional information about Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh lifecycle and supported platforms, refer to the Support Policy.

Unsupported configurations

Explicitly unsupported cases include:

  • OpenShift Online is not supported for Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh does not support the management of microservices outside the cluster where Service Mesh is running.

Supported network configurations

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh supports the following network configurations.

  • OpenShift-SDN

  • OVN-Kubernetes is supported on OpenShift Container Platform 4.7.32+, OpenShift Container Platform 4.8.12+, and OpenShift Container Platform 4.9+.

  • Third-Party Container Network Interface (CNI) plug-ins that have been certified on OpenShift Container Platform and passed Service Mesh conformance testing. See Certified OpenShift CNI Plug-ins for more information.

Supported configurations for Service Mesh

  • This release of Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh is only available on OpenShift Container Platform x86_64, IBM Z, and IBM Power Systems.

    • IBM Z is only supported on OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 and later.

    • IBM Power Systems is only supported on OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 and later.

  • Configurations where all Service Mesh components are contained within a single OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

  • Configurations that do not integrate external services such as virtual machines.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh does not support EnvoyFilter configuration except where explicitly documented.

Supported configurations for Kiali

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

Supported configurations for Distributed Tracing

  • Jaeger agent as a sidecar is the only supported configuration for Jaeger. Jaeger as a daemonset is not supported for multitenant installations or OpenShift Dedicated.

Supported WebAssembly module

  • 3scale WebAssembly is the only provided WebAssembly module. You can create custom WebAssembly modules.

Next steps