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:

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform version 4.x.

  • Red Hat Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated version 4.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift version 4.

Red Hat OpenShift Online is not supported for Red Hat OpenShift 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. Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh does not support management of microservices that reside outside of the cluster within which Service Mesh is running.

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

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

Supported network configurations

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh supports the following network configurations.

  • OpenShift-SDN

  • OVN-Kubernetes is supported as a technology preview in OpenShift Container Platform version 4.7.

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 Mixer adapters

  • This release only supports the following Mixer adapter:

    • 3scale Istio Adapter

Next steps