Overview: Installation

A IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration installation consists of a Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform cluster with one or more Cloud Pak for Integration operators installed and one or more Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities and runtimes deployed.

Before you begin

The steps outlined below assume you have:
  • prepared a Red Hat OpenShift cluster with appropriate storage (following the guidance in Planning for installation).
  • plan to install the operators yourself.
Note: For methods of installation where the steps are partially (or completely) automated for you, see Installation options.
  1. If you are installing on an internet-connected cluster using the OpenShift web console, you can follow Express installation to get up-and-running quickly. Express installation covers all phases of installation up to, but not including, deploying instances of capabilities and runtimes. If you prefer not to use express installation, begin with step 2.
  2. Begin by making IBM Cloud Pak for Integration's operators available to the cluster.
  3. When the operators are available to your cluster, install them using the Operator Lifecycle Manager. An operator must be installed for each capability or runtime before that capability or runtime can be deployed.
  4. If you are using an internet-connected cluster, you need to add your entitlement key to namespaces where you want to deploy Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities and runtimes so that images can be pulled from the IBM Entitled Container Fulfillment Registry:

  5. Deploy the Cloud Pak for Integration instance, which allows you to deploy and manage your instances of capabilities and runtimes from a central location.
  6. Deploy instances of the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities and runtimes that you intend to use. For more information, see Deploying capabilities and runtimes.

Troubleshooting your installation


When you no longer require an installation of IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, use the procedure in Uninstalling.