Azure Red Hat OpenShift ARO Integration

The recently released Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) offering from Microsoft and Red Hat provides a managed OpenShift deployment on Microsoft’s Azure cloud. The integrations of ARO into the rest of the Azure ecosystem work in a manner very similar to that of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which makes sense given they are both Kubernetes offerings – OpenShift uses the standard Kubernetes project with additional capability well suited to enterprise use.

I’ll be creating a few posts about various aspects of that integration.

The services that ARO rely on from the Azure catalogue are listed below. Not all of them are required of course – for example you could use the OpenShift built-in container registry or any other private container registries instead of using the Azure Container Registry. However the point of this post is to talk about the integrations that do exist.

  • Azure Portal
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Azure File and Disk storage
  • Azure Key Vault (customer managed keys)
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics Workspace
  • Network Security Group
  • Private Link Service
  • Public IP Address
  • Virtual Machine
  • Virtual Network

I’ll update the list above with links as I complete the posts for those topics – and call out the differences between AKS and ARO regarding those integrations – although most of the time they work in exactly the same manner.

~ Mike

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