Planning to install the IBM RPA on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform client
The planning section describes the steps that you need to follow to install the IBM RPA on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform client. You can also learn more about IBM RPA tenants, where to get your tenant code, your installation key and where to download the IBM RPA installer.
What is installed
IBM RPA on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform client installs applications that you need to build and deploy your bots:
|Bot Runtime||The Bot Runtime feature enables your computer to run IBM RPA bots. This feature is used by every other IBM RPA instance.|
|IBM RPA Studio||The IBM RPA Studio feature enables your computer to run an instance of IBM RPA Studio. For more information, see IBM RPA Studio.|
|IBM RPA Launcher||Use it to start bots on demand. For more information, see IBM RPA Launcher.|
|IBM RPA Vault||The IBM RPA Vault feature enables your computer to run the IBM RPA Vault. The vault stores secrets and credentials. For more information, see IBM RPA Vault.|
Downloading the installer
See Downloading the client installer for details about how to download the client installer.
Obtaining licensing information
The Cloud Pak License Service is used for IBM RPA container-based deployment on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform. Customers can access the IBM RPA license usage report using either the CloudPak License Service APIs or CloudPak Admin Hub UI.
Overview of tenants
A tenant is an independent logical section on the IBM Robotic Process Automation server and they are also called environments. They store data and resources such as users, computers, scripts, credentials, dashboards, and much more that you can check in Details about tenants. These data and resources are available on the IBM RPA Control Center and you can use them to better maintain the environment.
IBM RPA uses a certificate system to authenticate your computer on the IBM RPA network. The certificate ensures that your computer maintains a secure communication with the server. Certificates are individual for each computer that is registered to a tenant and installing a new certificate issued to another tenant overwrites the current certificate.
Getting your tenant code
Starting from version 23.0.2, you no longer need the tenant code to install the client. This option was replaced by the Installation key.
Provide the tenant code at the installation process to register the computer to a tenant:
- Log in to the IBM RPA Control Center.
- Click the Profile icon .
- Copy the number that follows the Code label.
You can only access the IBM RPA Control Center once you have installed and configured the IBM RPA server.
Getting the installation key
Starting from version 23.0.2, new client installations require an installation key. See Installation key for more details about the installation keys.
You can get your tenant's installation key from the IBM RPA Control Center by clicking the icon of a key on the top navigation bar:
- Installation keys are only needed for new client installations. Existing installations are not affected.
- If your tenant administrator changes the installation key, you don't need to reinstall your client or change your existing installation key.