Installing InfoSphere MDM into containers (accelerated deployment)

During an accelerated deployment, IBM® InfoSphere Master Data Management is installed into a containerized environment using Docker images, which ensures a simple and consistent installation experience. Use accelerated deployment when you need to consistently and quickly deploy a standard installation image.

Applying Agile devOps methodologies is becoming a necessity to increase efficiency and time-to-value. An important cornerstone of a modern devOps process is having flexible and fast deployment options. One such deployment option is to leverage container technology such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift®.

Restriction: Containerized InfoSphere MDM is supported only on Linux®-based platforms.
InfoSphere MDM includes the option to deploy the solution using a Docker based container. InfoSphere MDM ships Docker images in two styles:
Installable Docker images
InfoSphere MDM is pre-extracted. End users can start the installable Docker containers using a Docker compose command and then configure and deploy InfoSphere MDM using an interactive script. The Installable Docker images provide a shortcut to being ready to configure your InfoSphere MDM deployment.
Tip: Once you have configured and deployed your InfoSphere MDM Docker container, you can commit it as new image for later redeployment.
Note: Unlike the Deployed Docker images, the Installable Docker images support deployment on Kubernetes or OpenShift. However, there are exceptions. The Installable Docker images for IBM Db2® and IBM MQ are provided as samples only, and do not support deployment on Kubernetes or OpenShift.
Deployed Docker images
InfoSphere MDM is predeployed. End users can start the deployed Docker containers with a docker-compose command and then begin using the already deployed InfoSphere MDM application. The deployed Docker images provide you with an already deployed, configured, and ready-for-use InfoSphere MDM instance.

The deployed Docker images are ideal for creating new, preconfigured instances for demonstrations, trying out the product, testing, and development.

Note: Deployed Docker images do not support deployment on Kubernetes or OpenShift.
Important: Before you begin the process of installing InfoSphere MDM:
  • Review the known problems. Some of the known installation problems require you to complete specific pre-installation configuration tasks. Failure to complete these configuration tasks can result in a failed installation.
  • Ensure that you have downloaded all of the latest installation packages and fix packs required for your licensed edition and version. Refer to the Download IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management page to determine the part numbers that you should download from IBM Passport Advantage®.
The InfoSphere MDM Docker images are built on a Red Hat Universal Base Image 8 (ubi-8) image that runs on all Docker-supported hosts. InfoSphere MDM supports containerized deployment on the following platforms:
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

To deploy the MDM Docker images on a Docker platform, use docker-compose, which is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications, such as InfoSphere MDM. With docker-compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services. Then, with a single command, you can create and start all the services from your configuration. The InfoSphere MDM Docker download package includes several ready-to-use YAML files.

If you wish to deploy the InfoSphere MDM images in a high availability environment, use a Kubernetes or Red Hat OpenShift cluster.
Note: If you have a cartridge license that entitles you to use the IBM Match 360 with Watson™ service on Cloud Pak for Data, see IBM Documentation for information about: