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Red Hat OpenShift platforms


Event Streams operand version Operator version Strimzi release included Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage
10.0.0 2.0.0 0.18.0 2.5.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
- 4.3.22 or later
- 4.4.4 or later
- 4.5.4 or later
- Linux® 64-bit (x86_64) systems
- Microsoft Azure (IaaS)
- Amazon Web Services (IaaS)
If you want to set up persistent storage, Event Streams requires block storage formatted by Kubernetes as ext4. 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


Event Streams version Helm chart version Kafka version shipped Container platform Systems Data storage
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)   - 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)   - 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   - 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   - 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    
2019.4.3

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.

Continuous Delivery (CD) support model

IBM Event Streams uses the continuous delivery (CD) support model.

Ensure you stay current with the installation of CD update packages, as described in the continuous delivery life cycle policy. Product defect fixes and security updates are only available for the two most current CD update packages.