×

You are viewing documentation for a Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh release that is no longer supported.

Service Mesh version 1.0 and 1.1 control planes are no longer supported. For information about upgrading your service mesh control plane, see Upgrading Service Mesh.

For information about the support status of a particular Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh release, see the Product lifecycle page.

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

Prerequisites

  • Possess an active Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS subscription on your Red Hat account. If you do not have a subscription, contact your sales representative for more information.

  • Install the version of the Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS command line utility (the oc client tool) that matches your Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS version and add it to your path.

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh supported configurations

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

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS version 4.6 or later.

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

  • The deployment must be contained within a single Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster that is not federated.

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

  • This release only supports configurations where all Service Mesh components are contained in the Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 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.

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

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

Operator overview

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh requires the following Operators:

  • OpenShift Elasticsearch - (Optional) Provides database storage for tracing and logging with the distributed tracing platform (Jaeger). It is based on the open source Elasticsearch project.

  • Red Hat OpenShift distributed tracing platform (Jaeger) - Provides distributed tracing to monitor and troubleshoot transactions in complex distributed systems. It is based on the open source Jaeger project.

  • Kiali Operator provided by Red Hat - Provides observability for your service mesh. You can view configurations, monitor traffic, and analyze traces in a single console. It is based on the open source Kiali project.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh - Allows you to connect, secure, control, and observe the microservices that comprise your applications. The Service Mesh Operator defines and monitors the ServiceMeshControlPlane resources that manage the deployment, updating, and deletion of the Service Mesh components. It is based on the open source Istio project.