Support Matrix

Supported platforms and features in Infrastructure management

A summary of the supported platforms and features in Infrastructure Management.

Chapter 1. Introduction

This release of Infrastructure Management is also delivered as a virtual appliance that includes the following key components:

Chapter 2. Supported Browsers

The following table outlines the browsers that are supported for viewing the Infrastructure Management web user interface.

Browser support is divided into tiers:

Table 2.1. Supported Browsers

Support tier Browser
Tier 1 Google Chrome - Chrome for Business. See Chapter 6. Remote Console Support for information on VMRC plug-in support. Mozilla Firefox - Firefox Extended Support Release
Tier 2 Microsoft Internet Explorer Edge - Version 44 and newer
Tier 3 Safari on MacOS (Mojave) - version 12.1.x

Chapter 3. Supported Platforms for IBM Cloud Pak® for Multicloud Management – Infrastructure Management

The following table lists platforms that can host the IBM Cloud Pak® for Multicloud Management – Infrastructure Management appliance, and platforms that can be managed by Infrastructure management as providers.

Table 3.1. Supported Platforms

Platform Support for Infrastructure Management Appliance Supported for Management
Amazon EC2 [a] Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure [a] No Yes
Google Compute Engine No Yes
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016 No Yes
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2019 No Yes
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.11 No Yes
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.1 No Yes
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.2 No Yes
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.3 Yes Yes
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.4 or higher Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 10 [b] Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 13 [b] Yes Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 [c] No Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 [c] No Yes
VMware vSphere 6.0 Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.7 Yes Yes

[a] As the pace of change in public cloud features is high, constantly changing and evolving, the compatibility for Infrastructure Management is as of the time of the GA of the product. Best effort basis during errata cycle for public cloud vendor introduced breaking changes (intended or unintended) to existing functionality. Any other changes or additions would be considered as a Request For Enhancement (RFE) which is evaluated for potential inclusion in future releases. RFE can be requested by way of your standard support mechanisms.

[b] See Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle for product lifecycle information.

[c] See Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Life Cycle for product lifecycle information.

Chapter 4. Provisioning Support

Table 4.1. Supported Providers

Provider support is divided into tiers:

Support tier Provider
Tier 1 Amazon, Azure, OpenStack, VMware vCenter, Google Cloud, Ansible Tower, OpenShift, RHEV, and Satellite
Tier 2 None currently
Tier 3 Microsoft System Center VMM (Hyper-V), Openstack Platform Director, Nuage Network Manager, Lenovo XClarity, and Kubernetes

4.1. Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for provisioning on infrastructure providers.

Table 4.2. Infrastructure Provider Provisioning Support

Feature Microsoft System Center VMM (SCVMM) Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Manager VMware vCenter
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No [a] Yes No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No Yes No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No No Yes
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image No No Yes

[a] Available when using Red Hat Satellite with Infrastructure Management.

4.2. Cloud Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for provisioning on cloud providers.

Table 4.3. Cloud Provider Provisioning Support

Feature OpenStack Platform (OSP) Amazon EC2 Microsoft Azure Google Compute Engine
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No No No No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No No No No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No No No No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image No No No No
Orchestration Template Provisioning Yes Yes Yes No

Chapter 5. Feature Support

Infrastructure management allows you to perform actions on the providers that it manages, and provides features for interacting with and providing information about those providers. This section outlines the status of support for actions that you can perform on providers, and the Infrastructure management features that allow you to interact with those providers.

Note: You can run a rake command to retrieve a list of provider features supported across all platforms. Run the following command in your Infrastructure management appliance to retrieve the supported features in a comma-separated values (.csv) file format. The comma-separated values are displayed on the command-line interface (CLI) by default. You can use a pipe to redirect the output to a file.

ruby /var/www/miq/vmdb/tools/feature_support_matrix.rb

5.1. Infrastructure Providers

The following tables outline the status of support for Infrastructure management features on infrastructure providers.

5.1.1. Red Hat Virtualization

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) infrastructure providers.

Table 5.1. Red Hat Virtualization Provider Feature Support

Feature RHV 4.2 RHV 4.3
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes Yes
Track VM Genealogy Yes Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes Yes
Discovery - Provider Yes Yes
Reporting Yes Yes
Right Sizing Yes Yes
Chargeback Yes Yes
Remote Console VM Access Yes [a] Yes [a]
Snapshot Creation and Removal Yes Yes
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes Yes
Alerts - VM Value Changed Yes Yes
Alerts - VM Reconfigured Yes Yes
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration Yes Yes
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes
Provision VM/Instance using PXE Yes Yes
Provision VM/Instance using ISO Yes Yes
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image Yes Yes
Host Power Operations No No
Provision Host No No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No No
Cloud-Init Yes Yes
Customize Windows Templates with Sysprep during Provisioning Yes Yes
OVN Provider Yes Yes [b]

[a] On some operating system and browser combinations.

[b] Technology preview.

5.1.2. VMware vSphere

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on VMware vSphere infrastructure providers.

Table 5.2. VMware vSphere Provider Feature Support

Feature vSphere 6.0 vSphere 6.5 vSphere 6.7
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes Yes Yes
Track VM Genealogy Yes Yes Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes Yes
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes Yes Yes
Discovery - Provider Yes Yes Yes
Disk Addition to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes
Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Right Sizing Yes Yes Yes
Chargeback Yes Yes Yes
Remote Console VM Access Yes [a] Yes [a] Yes [a]
Snapshot Creation and Removal Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes Yes Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes Yes Yes
Alerts - Real Time Yes Yes Yes
Alerts - VM Value Changed Yes Yes Yes
Alerts - VM Reconfigured Yes Yes Yes
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration Yes Yes Yes
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes Yes
Provision VM/Instance using PXE Yes Yes Yes
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No No No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image Yes Yes Yes
Host Power Operations Yes Yes Yes
Customize Windows Templates with Sysprep during Provisioning Yes Yes Yes
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance Yes Yes Yes

[a] On some operating system and browser combinations

5.1.3. Microsoft SCVMM

The following table outlines the status of support for Microsoft SCVMM infrastructure providers.

Table 5.3. Microsoft SCVMM Provider Feature Support

Feature SCVMM 2016 R2 SCVMM 2019
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes Yes
Track VM Genealogy Yes Yes
Capacity & Utilization No No
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes Yes
Discovery - Provider Yes Yes
Reporting Yes Yes
Right Sizing No No
Chargeback Yes [a] Yes [a]
Remote Console VM Access Yes [b] Yes [b]
Snapshot Creation and Removal No No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes Yes
Alerts - Real Time No No
Alerts - VM Value Changed No No
Alerts - VM Reconfigured No No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration No No
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image No No
Host Power Operations No No
Provision Host No No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No No

[a] Limited to inventory allocation.

[b] On some operating system and browser combinations.

5.2. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on OpenStack Platform (OSP) director infrastructure providers.

Table 5.4. OpenStack Platform Director Infrastructure Provider Feature Support

Feature OpenStack Platform (OSP) Director
Relationship Discovery Yes
Nodes Inventory Yes
OpenStack Services Inventory Yes
Nodes Drift Comparison Yes
Nodes Smart State Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes
Capture Infrastructure Event Timelines Yes
Node Power Operation Yes
Capacity Planning Yes
Reporting Yes
Add/Remove Node Yes
Scale Down Node Yes (Compute nodes only)
Scale Up Nodes Yes (Compute nodes only)
Nodes Policy Enforcement Yes
Nodes Evacuate Yes
OpenStack Upgrade No

5.3. Cloud Providers

The following section outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on cloud providers.

5.3.1. OpenStack Platform

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on OpenStack Platform (OSP) cloud providers.

Table 5.5. OpenStack Platform Feature Support

Feature Red Hat OSP 10 Red Hat OSP 13 PowerVC OpenStack IBM z/VM OpenStack
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instance Drift Comparison Yes Yes No No
Track Instance Genealogy Yes Yes Yes Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes No No
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines Yes Yes Yes No
Capture Instance Event Timelines Yes Yes Yes No
Discovery - Provider No No Yes
Disk Addition to Instance Yes Yes N/A N/A
Key Pairs Inventory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Key Pairs Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reporting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Right Sizing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chargeback Yes Yes No No
Remote Console Instance Access Yes Yes Yes (for NovaLink-managed hosts only) No
Snapshot Creation and Removal Yes Yes Yes No
Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes No No
Instance Policy Enforcement Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instance Power Operations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instance Retirement Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alerts - Real Time Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alerts - Instance Value Changed No No No No
Alerts - Reconfigured No No No No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration Yes Yes Yes No
Volume Inventory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volume Creation/Deletion Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instance Migration Yes Yes Yes No
Automation Work Flows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes
Provision Instance using PXE No No N/A N/A
Provision Instance using ISO No No N/A N/A
Provision from Template/Image to Instance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Provision from Image Snapshot to Instance Yes Yes N/A N/A
Provision from Volume to Instance Yes Yes N/A N/A
Provision from Volume Snapshot to Instance Yes Yes N/A N/A
Clone from Instance to Instance No No No No
Cloud-Init Yes Yes N/A N/A
Sysprep Windows Templates Yes Yes N/A N/A

5.3.2. Amazon EC2

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on Amazon EC2 cloud providers.

Table 5.6. Amazon EC2 Feature Support

Feature Amazon EC2
Relationship Discovery Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes
Track VM Genealogy Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes
Discovery - Provider Yes
Disk Addition to VM/Instance Yes
Key Pairs Inventory Yes
Key Pairs Management Yes
Reporting Yes
Right Sizing Yes
Chargeback Yes
Remote Console VM Access No
Snapshot Creation and Removal No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes
Alerts - Real Time No
Alerts - VM Value Changed No
Alerts - Reconfigured No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration No
Volume Inventory No
Volume Creation/Deletion No
VM Migration No
Automation Work Flows Yes
Network Manager - Read Only Yes
Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported No
Storage Manager Yes
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No

5.3.3. Microsoft Azure

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on Microsoft Azure cloud providers.

Table 5.7. Microsoft Azure Feature Support

Feature Microsoft Azure
Relationship Discovery Yes
VM Drift Comparison Yes
Track VM Genealogy Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines N/A
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes
Discovery - Provider Yes
Disk Addition to VM/Instance Yes
Key Pairs Inventory No
Key Pairs Management Yes
Optimization - Bottleneck Identification No
Reporting Yes
Right Sizing Yes
Chargeback Yes
Remote Console VM Access No
Snapshot Creation and Removal No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes
Alerts - Real Time No
Alerts - VM Value Changed No
Alerts - Reconfigured No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration No
Volume Inventory No
Volume Creation/Deletion No
VM Migration No
Automation Work Flows No
Network Manager - Read Only Yes
Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported No
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No

5.3.4. Google Compute Engine

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure Management features on Google Compute Engine cloud providers.

Table 5.8. Google Compute Engine Feature Support

Feature Google Compute Engine
Relationship Discovery Yes
VM Drift Comparison No
Track VM Genealogy Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes
Capture Cloud Layer Timelines No
Capture VM/Instance Event Timelines Yes
Discovery - Provider No
Disk Addition to VM/Instance No
Key Pairs Inventory Yes
Key Pairs Management No
Optimization - Bottleneck Identification No
Reporting Yes
Right Sizing Yes
Chargeback Yes
Remote Console VM Access No
Snapshot Creation and Removal No
VM / Instance Compliance Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Policy Enforcement Yes
VM / Instance Power Operations Yes
VM / Instance Retirement Yes
Alerts - Real Time No
Alerts - VM Value Changed No
Alerts - Reconfigured No
Integrate with Service Catalogs Yes
Virtual Machine Reconfiguration No
Volume Inventory Yes
Volume Creation/Deletion No
VM Migration No
Automation Work Flows Yes
Network Manager - Read Only Yes
Network Manager - CRUD Actions Supported No
Storage Manager No
Provider TLS No
Provision VM/Instance using PXE No
Provision VM/Instance using ISO No
Provision from Template/Image to VM/Instance Yes
Provision from VM/Instance to Template/Image No
Host Power Operations No
Provision Host No
Clone from VM/Instance to VM/Instance No

5.4. Container Providers

The following section outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on OpenShift Container Platform container providers.

Table 5.9. OpenShift Container Platform Provider Feature Support

Feature OCP 3.11 OCP 4.x
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes
Track Container Image Relationship Yes Yes
Capacity & Utilization Yes Yes
Capture Container Event Timelines Yes Yes
Discovery - Provider No No
Reporting Yes Yes
Chargeback Yes Yes
Remote Cockpit Node Access Yes No
Container Node Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
Container Node Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
Replicator Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
Replicator Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
Pod Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
Pod Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
Image Compliance Enforcement Yes Yes
Image Policy Enforcement Yes Yes
Template Provisioning Yes No
Smart State Yes No
OpenSCAP Execution and Report Yes No
Cross Linking Underlying Infrastructure Yes Yes

5.5. Network Providers

This section outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on network providers.

Table 5.10. Network Provider Feature Support

Feature Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) Amazon EC2 Microsoft Azure Google Compute Engine
Network Manager Relationships Yes Yes Yes Yes
Relationship Discovery Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Network Inventory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Subnet Inventory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Router Inventory Yes No No Yes
Security Groups Yes Yes Yes Yes
Floating IP Addresses Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Ports Yes Yes Yes Yes
Load Balancer Inventory No Yes Yes Yes
Create/Update/Delete Network Yes No No No
Create/Update/Delete Subnet Yes No No No
Create/Update/Delete Routers Yes No No No

5.6. Configuration Management Providers

The following table outlines the status of support for Infrastructure management features on configuration management providers.

Table 5.11. Configuration Management Provider Feature Support

Feature Ansible Tower
Groups Inventory Yes
Configured Systems Inventory Yes
Job Template Inventory Yes
Integrate with Service Catalog Yes
Automate Workflows Yes

Note: Infrastructure management supports Ansible Tower 3.7 and later as a configuration management provider.

Chapter 6. Remote Console Support

Infrastructure management allows you to access the console of virtual machines and instances on the providers it managers using HTML5-based VNC consoles. This section outlines the status of support for remote consoles in Infrastructure management.

Note: For VMware vSphere providers, Infrastructure management supports the versions of VMRC that VMware supports. However, VMware does not support VMRC for Mac operating systems. See VMware VMRC documentation for more information.

For all other providers, Infrastructure management supports HTML5-based VNC consoles. The following have been tested with Infrastructure Management Engine:

Note: As of 1 September 2015, new versions of Chrome no longer support VMRC consoles. VMRC requires NPAPI plug-in support. Chrome removed support for NPAPI plug-ins in version 45.0.2454, which was released on this date.

6.1. Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Table 6.1. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes No Yes
VMRC No Yes
WebMKS No Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes No Yes
WebMKS No Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No

Table 6.2. Remote Console Support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes
VMRC Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No

6.2. Support on Fedora by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Fedora 25, 26, and 27.

Table 6.3. Remote Console Support on Fedora 25

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes
VMRC Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No

Table 6.4. Remote Console Support on Fedora 26

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes
VMRC Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No

Table 6.5. Remote Console Support on Fedora 27

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes
VMRC Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes
WebMKS Yes Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No

6.3. Support on Windows by Providers and Browsers

The following tables outline the status of support for remote consoles on providers for Windows 7, 10, and 2012 Server.

Table 6.6. Remote Console Support on Windows 7

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox IE 11 IE 10
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes Yes No
VMRC Yes Yes Yes No
WebMKS Yes Yes Yes No
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes Yes No
WebMKS Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No No No
Amazon EC2 N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft SCVMM N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 6.7. Remote Console Support on Windows 10

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox IE 11 IE 10 Edge
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes No No No No Yes
VMRC No No No No Yes
WebMKS No No No No Yes
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes No No No No Yes
WebMKS No No No No Yes
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No No No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No No No No
Amazon EC2 N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft SCVMM N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 6.8. Remote Console Support on Windows 2012 Server

Provider Connection Type Support Chrome Firefox IE 11 IE 10
VMware vSphere 6.0 VNC Yes Yes Yes Yes No
VMRC No No No No
WebMKS No No No No
VMware vSphere 6.5 VMRC Yes Yes Yes Yes No
WebMKS Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.2 SPICE Yes No No No No
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3 SPICE Yes No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 VNC Yes No No No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 VNC Yes No No No No
Amazon EC2 N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft SCVMM N/A No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Chapter 7. Operating System Support

This section outlines the supported operating systems by infrastructure and cloud providers.

Table 7.1. Windows Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure Provider Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 2012 Windows 2016
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Yes
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.0 [b] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.5 [c] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.7 [d] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

[b] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful.

[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.7 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 7.2. Windows Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud Provider Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows 2012 Windows 2016
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon EC2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

Table 7.3. Linux Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure Provider RHEL 6 RHEL 7 Ubuntu SUSE
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Yes
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.0 [b] Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.5 [c] Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.7 [d] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

[b] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful.

[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.7 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 7.4. Linux Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud Provider RHEL 6 RHEL 7 Ubuntu SUSE
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon EC2 Yes Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

Chapter 8. Smart State Analysis Support

Infrastructure management allows you to analyze virtual machines and instances on the providers it manages to collect information about the base operating system on those virtual machines or instances, their virtual hardware, installed applications, and other details. This operation is known as SmartState analysis. This section outlines the status of support for SmartState analysis of virtual machines and instances by guest operating system, file system, and by provider.

8.1. File Systems

The following tables outline SmartState analysis support for different file systems by infrastructure and cloud providers.

Table 8.1. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure Provider ReFS NTFS FAT32 FAT
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 No
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] No Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] No Yes No No
Red Hat OpenShift No
VMware vCenter 6.0 [b] No Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.5 [c] No Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.7 [d] No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 No Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

[b] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful.

[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.7 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 8.2. Windows File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud Provider ReFS NTFS FAT32 FAT
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] No Yes No No
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] No Yes No No
Microsoft Azure No Yes Yes Yes
Amazon EC2 No Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

Table 8.3. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure Provider EXT3 EXT4 XFS
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift
VMware vCenter 6.0 [b] Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.5 [c] Yes Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.7 [d] Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

[b] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful.

[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.7 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 8.4. Linux File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud Provider EXT3 EXT4 XFS
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Yes Yes Yes
Amazon EC2 Yes Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

Table 8.5. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Infrastructure Providers

Infrastructure Provider CDFS Any Encrypted FS
Red Hat Virtualization 4.2
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenShift
VMware vCenter 6.0 [b] Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.5 [c] Yes Yes
VMware vCenter 6.7 [d] Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

[b] Install the VMware VDDK 6.0 so that SmartState analysis is successful.

[c] Install the VMware VDDK 6.5 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

[d] Install the VMware VDDK 6.7 so that SmartState analysis is successful. Alternatively, you can use VMware VDDK 6.0.

Table 8.6. Other File System SmartState Analysis Support by Cloud Providers

Cloud Provider CDFS Any Encrypted FS
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 [a] Yes Yes
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 [a] Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Yes Yes
Amazon EC2 Yes Yes

[a] See Section 8.2, Supported Guest Operating Systems.

8.2. Guest Operating Systems

Table 8.7. Supported Guest Operating Systems With Their Support Life Cycle

Guest Operating System EOL Date Extended Support Date Link
Windows 2012 R2 Standard 10/9/2018 10/10/2023 Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter 10/9/2018 10/10/2023 Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2016 Standard 1/11/2022 1/11/2027 Windows 2016 Standard
Windows 2016 Datacenter 1/11/2022 1/11/2027 Windows 2016 Datacenter
Windows 7 SP1 1/13/2015 1/14/2020 Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8.1 1/9/2018 1/10/2023 Windows 8.1
Windows 10 Ent. 2016 LTSB 10/12/2021 10/13/2026 Windows 10 Ent. 2016
Microsoft SCVMM 2016 1/11/2022 1/11/2027 SCVMM 2016
Microsoft SCVMM 2019 4/9/2024 4/9/2029 SCVMM 2019
Red Hat OpenStack Platform Version 10.0 6/16/2018 12/16/2019 RHOSP Life Cycle
Red Hat OpenStack Platform Version 13.0 12/27/2019 6/27/2021 RHOSP Life Cycle