Posted On: Aug 24, 2023

In May, Red Hat announced the preview of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) with hosted control planes (HCP), a new deployment model for ROSA clusters. Today, we are introducing an AWS account configuration workflow for ROSA with HCP on the AWS Management Console. Under the original ROSA deployment model, now called ROSA classic, all AWS infrastructure required to run the ROSA control plane is hosted on your AWS account. Now, you can create ROSA clusters with the control plane hosted and managed on a service account. During the preview, ROSA with HCP clusters will not incur ROSA service fees and should not be used for production workloads.

ROSA with HCP helps reduce the AWS infrastructure cost of running ROSA clusters, as the ROSA control planes are hosted and managed by Red Hat on AWS. The new deployment model reduces the ROSA cluster create time, and you can separately schedule OpenShift version upgrades for the control plane and the worker node machine pools. By moving control plane infrastructure out of your AWS account, ROSA with hosted control planes mitigates the risk that actions taken on your account lead to a degraded ROSA control plane.

ROSA with HCP is available in preview today in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland).

To get started with ROSA with HCP, see Getting started with ROSA with HCP in the ROSA User Guide. Log in with your Red Hat account to learn more about Red Hat Technology Preview Features Support Scope.