Verifying System Requirements

Before you begin the deployment process, verify that your system meets the hardware and software requirements specified for this release.

The Certified Container Software for IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor has been verified on RedHat Linux and requires the following minimum hardware resources and software resources:

Hardware Requirements
  • 15 GB disk space
  • 1500m Core
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 8 GB for Persistent Volume

Software Requirements

  • Red Hat OpenShift version is >= 4.6 along with beta APIs enabled
  • RHEL version available is >= 7.6
  • Kubernetes is installed with version >= v1.19
  • Helm Charts is installed >= v3.0
  • Cluster with x86-64-bit CPU architecture
  • Storage option: Network File System (NFS)
    Note: You must export the NFS mount to each of the Red Hat OpenShift worker nodes, which will host IBM Sterling Control Center.
  • Storage Access Mode for Persistent Volumes: ReadWriteMany
  • Access to a database that has been created on one of supported database servers (Oracle/DB2/MSSQL). The database must accessible from inside the cluster.
  • Credentials to access the database
  • JDBC Driver for the database type to be used
Ensure that the Docker images for Control Center Software Enterprise Edition from IBM Control Center are loaded to an appropriate docker registry.
A containerized deployment strictly enforces the above listed system requirements. If any of these requirements are not met, the deployment fails. If the deployment fails, review the installation log for a list of non-compliant items.