Deploying Z APM Connect DG in a cluster

If you have a preexisting Red Hat®OpenShift®Container Platform cluster or Kubernetes cluster, Z APM Connect Distributed Gateway (Z APM Connect DG) can be deployed in these clusters to connect the Z APM Connect z/OS® components to Instana.

Required configuration information for the Instana solution

The Z APM Connect Distributed Gateway sends data to Instana through the serverless ingestion endpoint. The best way to find the necessary credentials to enable the product are through the AWS Lambda agent configuration tab, which can be found as follows:

  • INSTANA_ENDPOINT_URL and INSTANA_AGENT_KEY are required, which can be found from the following steps with a user that has Agent download and agent key visibility and Configuration of agents permissions in Instana:

    1. Sign in to Instana and click ...More > Agents > Instana agent installation > AWS.

    2. From the Technology list, select AWS Lambda.

  • If TLS is used to secure the connection between the Instana server and Z APM Connect distributed components, and the server's certificate is self-signed or signed by a private CA, a PEM encoded version of that CA certificate is required.

  • If certificates are used, permissions of certificate must allow global read access. This can be achieved with the following command:

    chmod 444 cert-file-name.pem