June 9, 2021 By Chris Rosen 2 min read

We are excited to announce the availability of OpenShift version 4.7 for your clusters that are running in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.

With our fully managed OpenShift service, you can easily upgrade your clusters without the need for deep OpenShift knowledge. When you deploy new clusters, the default OpenShift version remains 4.6; you can also choose to immediately deploy OpenShift version 4.7. Learn more about deploying clusters here.

OpenShift version 4.7

In addition to all the great OpenShift features provided in this release, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud version 4.7 also includes updates to Calico, numerous security updates and more. See the Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud version 4.7 changelog for details.

OpenShift support and updates

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud now supports OpenShift versions 4.6 and 4.7. Clusters running versions 4.3 or 4.4 are unsupported. Clusters running version 4.5 are now deprecated and will tentatively be unsupported on 1 September 2021. Clusters running version 3.11 are already deprecated. It is important to note clusters that run deprecated or unsupported OpenShift versions may not receive fixes for security vulnerabilities. Review the potential impacts and migrate or upgrade your clusters today.

Deploy OpenShift 4.7 and check out the new UI

If this is your first cluster, check out this step-by-step tutorial.

Select OpenShift 4.7:

Once your cluster deploys, view the new and improved cluster overview page:

  • Right at the top, you can see node, add-on, master and ingress status.
  • Under the details section, there are the cluster ID, version, infrastructure, zones, creation date, resource group and option to enable the image security enforcement.
  • Node health details.
  • Networking information, including public and private service endpoint URLs and ingress subdomain.
  • Integrations with IBM Cloud Monitoring, IBM Cloud Logging, and Key Management Services.
  • Finally, add-ons to deploy tools that provide additional management and insights tools for the cluster.

Join the discussion

For general questions, engage our team via Slack by registering here and join the discussion in the #general or #openshift channels on our public Slack.

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