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

Prerequisites

  • Maintain 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.

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

Supported configurations

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

Supported platforms

The Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh Operator supports multiple versions of the ServiceMeshControlPlane resource. Version 2.3 Service Mesh control planes are supported on the following platform versions:

  • Red Hat Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS version 4.9 or later.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated version 4.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) version 4.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA).

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 Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 4.7.32+, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 4.8.12+, and Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 4.9+.

  • Third-Party Container Network Interface (CNI) plug-ins that have been certified on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 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 Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS x86_64, IBM Z, and IBM Power Systems.

    • IBM Z is only supported on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 4.6 and later.

    • IBM Power Systems is only supported on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 4.6 and later.

  • Configurations where all Service Mesh components are contained within a single Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS 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 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.

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