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Note: Product defect fixes and security updates are only available in the latest CD version, in line with the IBM’s continuous delivery lifecycle policy (for more information, see the Event Streams support lifecycle addendum. Ensure you stay current with the installation of the latest CD update packages.

Event Streams version Operator version Operator channel Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage
11.1.3 3.1.3 v3.1 3.2.3 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.11.0 or later fix levels
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels

Managed OpenShift services on cloud platforms (PaaS):
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Azure Red Hat OpenShift
- Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services

- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
If you want to set up persistent storage, Event Streams requires block storage configured to use the XFS or ext4 file system.
The use of file storage (for example, NFS) is not recommended.

For example, you can use one of the following systems:

- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
- Rook Ceph
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage
11.1.2 3.1.2 v3.1 3.2.3 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.11.0 or later fix levels
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels

Managed OpenShift services on cloud platforms (PaaS):
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Azure Red Hat OpenShift
- Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.1.1 3.1.1 v3.1 3.2.3 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.11.0 or later fix levels
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels

Managed OpenShift services on cloud platforms (PaaS):
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Azure Red Hat OpenShift
- Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.1.0 3.1.0 v3.1 3.2.3 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.11.0 or later fix levels
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels

Managed OpenShift services on cloud platforms (PaaS):
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Azure Red Hat OpenShift
- Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.0.4 3.0.5 v3.0 3.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.11.0 or later fix levels
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

Managed OpenShift services on cloud platforms (PaaS):
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Azure Red Hat OpenShift
- Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.0.3 3.0.4 v3.0 3.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.0.2 3.0.3
3.0.2
v3.0 3.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.0.1 3.0.1 v3.0 3.1.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
11.0.0 3.0.0 v3.0 3.0.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.5.0 2.5.3
2.5.2
2.5.1
2.5.0
v2.5 2.8.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.10.0 or later fix levels
- 4.9.0 or later fix levels
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux on IBM Power Systems (ppc64le)
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.4.0 2.4.0 v2.4 2.8.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.3.1 2.3.1 v2.3 2.6.2 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.8.0 or later fix levels
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.3.0 2.3.0 v2.3 2.6.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions (see support dates):
- 4.7.0 or later fix levels
- 4.6.8 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 

End of support versions

The following IBM Event Streams versions are no longer supported.

Event Streams version Operator version Operator channel Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage
10.2.1-eus

(Event Streams product version 10.2.1)

2.2.6 v2.2 2.6.3 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions:
- 4.6 only (any fix level)

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
If you want to set up persistent storage, Event Streams requires block storage configured to use the XFS or ext4 file system.
The use of file storage (for example, NFS) is not recommended.

For example, you can use one of the following systems:

- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
- Rook Ceph
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage
10.2.1-eus

(Event Streams product version 10.2.1)

2.2.5
2.2.4
2.2.3
2.2.2
2.2.1
v2.2 2.6.2 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions:
- 4.6 only (any fix level)

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.2.0-eus

(Event Streams product version 10.2.0)

2.2.0 v2.2 2.6.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions:
- 4.6 only (any fix level)

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.1.0 2.1.0 v2.1 2.6.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions:
- 4.5.6 or later fix levels
- 4.4.4 or later fix levels
- 4.3.22 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 (s390x) or later systems
 
10.0.0 2.0.1
2.0.0
v2.0 2.5.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform versions:
- 4.5.4 or later fix levels
- 4.4.4 or later fix levels
- 4.3.22 or later fix levels

OpenShift on cloud infrastructure (IaaS):
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems  

Important: The end of support (EoS) date for IBM Event Streams Helm-based releases was 30 April 2022. For more information, see announcement letter.

Red Hat OpenShift platforms

Event Streams version Helm chart version Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage
2019.4.6

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.5 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.5

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.4 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.4

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.3 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.3 in IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 1.4.2 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.2 and 4.3 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.3

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.2 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1   - NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.2 in IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 1.4.1 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.2 and 4.3 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.2

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.1 2.3.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1   - NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.1 in IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 1.4.0 2.3.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.2   - NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.4.1 1.4.0 2.3.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.1   - NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
2019.2.3
Note: Only available in
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.
1.3.2 2.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) system
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
2019.2.2
Note: Only available in
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.
1.3.1 2.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) system
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
2019.2.1 1.3.0 2.2.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) and 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
      Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.10 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.1.2    
2019.1.1 1.2.0 2.1.1 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 and 3.10 with IBM cloud foundational services 3.1.2 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM Z systems
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1

Other Kubernetes platforms

Event Streams version Helm chart version Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage    
2019.4.6

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.5 2.3.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.4.5

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.4 2.3.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.4.4

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.3 2.3.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.4.3

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.2 2.3.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.4.2

Note: Only available through Fix Central.
1.4.1 2.3.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.4.1 1.4.0 2.3.0 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
- Kubernetes local volumes
- Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
   
2019.2.3
Note: Only available in
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.
1.3.2 2.2.0 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) system
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
   
2019.2.2
Note: Only available in
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.
1.3.1 2.2.0 IBM Cloud Private 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) system
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
   
2019.2.1 1.3.0 2.2.0 IBM Cloud Private 3.1.2, 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack), and 3.2.1 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM z13 or later systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
- IBM Spectrum Scale version 5.0.3.0
   
2019.1.1 1.2.0 2.1.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 3.2.0.1907 (or later fix pack) - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM Z systems
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
   
      IBM Cloud Private 3.1.2 - Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
     
2018.3.1 1.1.0 2.0.1 IBM Cloud Private 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 - Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Linux on IBM Z systems
- NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
   
    IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0 Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems        
2018.3.0 1.0.0 2.0 IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0 Linux 64-bit (x86_64) systems - NFS version 4
- GlusterFS version 3.10.1
   

Support policy

IBM Event Streams incorporates both IBM proprietary and open source components, including Apache Kafka. In case of a problem with any of these components, IBM will investigate, identify, and provide a fix when possible. Where the fix applies to an open source component, IBM will work with the open source community to contribute the fix to the open source project as appropriate.

If you encounter client-side issues when using Event Streams with clients that are not provided by IBM, IBM can assist you in working with the open source community to resolve those issues.