Supported options on IBM Cloud

Supported installation and storage options for running IBM Cloud Pak for Integration on IBM Cloud.

Installation options

Cloud Pak for Integration runs on any OpenShift environment on IBM Cloud. This includes but is not limited to:

For overview information on installing an OpenShift cluster for use with an IBM Cloud Pak, see Installing OpenShift Container Platform clusters.


The following table shows each capability's compatibility with these storage options:

  • IBM Cloud Block storage

  • IBM Cloud File storage

  • OpenShift Data Foundation (formerly OpenShift Container Storage) *

  • Portworx

* For OpenShift Data Foundation in a production environment, the optimal minimum deployment is 4 storage nodes, with 3 Object Storage Daemons (OSDs) on each node. This provides much greater data resiliency in the event of any OSD failures.

Important: When installing any capability, also refer to the requirements for Cloud Pak foundational services (at the end of this table), which are automatically installed when capabilities are created. Because the installation process for Cloud Pak foundational services automatically selects the default storage class for your cluster (which is set in OpenShift by an administrator), you must confirm that default storage class also matches the requirements for Cloud Pak foundational services.
Integration capability IBM block storage IBM file storage OpenShift Data Foundation Portworx
Platform UI Yes * Yes, Gold GID only Yes Yes
Asset sharing and reuse (Automation assets) Yes Yes Yes Yes
API management (API Connect) Yes No Yes Yes
Event Endpoint Management Yes No Yes Yes
Application integration dashboard (App Connect Dashboard) No Yes Yes Yes
Application integration server (App Connect) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Application integration designer (App Connect Designer) Yes Yes Yes Yes
High speed transfer server (Aspera HSTS) No Yes Yes No
Event streams Yes No Yes, block storage only Yes
Messaging (MQ), single-instance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Messaging (MQ), native HA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Messaging (MQ), multi-instance No Yes Yes Yes
Gateway (DataPower Gateway) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Foundational services (Monitoring, licensing, managing users) Yes, Gold only No Yes Yes

* Only compatible with RWO when following the instructions on Deploying the Platform UI with RWO storage