Posted On: Jan 12, 2024

The Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) with hosted control planes (HCP) deployment model is generally available. Under the classic ROSA deployment model, 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. Like ROSA classic, ROSA with HCP clusters incur on-demand service fees per worker node vCPU. Additionally, ROSA with HCP clusters incur an on-demand service fee per cluster hour. For service fee discounts, you can optionally purchase upfront ROSA with HCP contracts from the ROSA console.

ROSA with HCP reduces the cost of running ROSA, speeds up cluster creation times, improves version upgrade flexibility, and uses AWS managed policies to provide ROSA IAM service roles with narrowly-scoped permissions. ROSA with HCP helps reduce the cost of running ROSA clusters, as ROSA control planes are hosted and managed by Red Hat on AWS. This approach mitigates the risk that actions taken on your account lead to a degraded ROSA control plane. The new deployment model reduces ROSA cluster creation times, and you can separately schedule OpenShift version upgrades for the control plane and the worker node machine pools. 

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

To get started with ROSA with HCP, see Getting started with ROSA with HCP.