We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.7. This release includes many enhancements as a result of the combined effort of our entire team to help customers carve their path to the hybrid cloud. 

Here are the highlights of the release: 

Enhancing Security at the edge

Security is always a top priority for enterprise organizations and we’re no different. Our policy framework is at the forefront of our commitment to helping make managed clusters as secure as possible. In light of this, several aspects of the governance capabilities were improved:

  • Policy execution ordering - Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management  policy engine now enables you to order the execution of policies through dependencies, allowing a hierarchy to be formed.
  • Policy Generator can now reference local and remote (i.e. HTTP(S)) Kustomize configurations for enhanced flexibility.
  • Automatic reconciliation when syncing secrets and other resources via policy templating from the hub to managed clusters.
  • Provide more context for Ansible remediation during a policy violation - You can now use additional details and context to help with remediation of policy violations using Ansible.

With this new release we have expanded  the number of clusters that can be managed within the platform up to 3,500 distributed units at the edge. Monitoring these clusters is crucial to ensuring your investment is running optimally: Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management Observability allows not only the ability to get cluster health information, but also the ability to monitor and pull metrics from user-defined projects and applications. This capability is Tech Preview with 2.7. 

Better Together: Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management as part of OpenShift Platform Plus

The strength of the Red Hat OpenShift portfolio is what makes Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management stronger. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management is part of OpenShift Platform Plus, which includes Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes, Red Hat Quay, and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation essentials.  Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.7 and OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced  include MetroDR, which is now generally available for disaster recovery scenarios, ensuring workload high availability with zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and minimal Recovery Time Objective (RTO). In addition, customers are now able to call out not only Ansible Jobs, but also Ansible Workflows, and labeled and tag-based plays. This means deeper customization for greater operations efficiency.  

Other enhancements

  • Creating an OpenShift cluster on the Arm architecture is now generally available

  • Hosted Control Planes (Technology Preview) has a new UI flow for AWS
  • Deployment of OpenShift clusters in AWS GovCloud is now available
  • Search  component improvements for high scale environments are now generally available
  • Submariner Multicluster Networking automated and simplified configuration for Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO), Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and OpenShift on VMware vSphere, and added support for OVN SDN and disconnected environments
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management and Multi Cluster Engine community operators available in the OperatorHub as Stolostron and Stolostron Engine, respectively.

Links and availability

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.7  is now generally available. If you’re looking for methods of connecting and controlling disparate Kubernetes clusters around your datacenter, at the edge, and around the globe, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management continues to provide the capabilities that you need. As integrations spread across Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus and across our industry partners, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management continues to be the best tool for managing everything from high above the clouds. For additional details, refer to the release notes, and use our trial experience here



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