Installing Watson Explorer oneWEX on IBM Cloud Private
You can install IBM Watson® Explorer oneWEX into IBM® Cloud Private (ICP), IBM's new Kubernetes-based private cloud, by using the IBM Cloud Private CLI. ICP 2.1 is supported by Watson™ Explorer oneWEX version 12.0.2 and earlier. ICP 3.x is supported by Watson Explorer oneWEX version 12.0.2.
About this task
Install IBM Cloud Private
To install IBM Cloud Private and IBM Cloud Private CLI, see
Version Links ICP 2.1 Installing IBM Cloud Private and Installing the IBM® Cloud Private CLI ICP 3.x Installing IBM Cloud Private and Installing the IBM® Cloud Private CLINote: If you want to ensure that all data in motion is encrypted, then IPsec needs to be enabled in the cluster.
Install Watson Explorer oneWEX on the ICP catalog
Sign into your cluster from the IBM Cloud Private
Version Command ICP 2.1
bx pr login -a https://<cluster_CA_domain>:8443 --skip-ssl-validation
cloudctl login -a https://<cluster_CA_domain>:8443 --skip-ssl-validation
Sign in to the Docker private image registry.
docker login <cluster_CA_domain>:8500
To install Watson Explorer oneWEX, type the command:
Version Command ICP 2.1
bx pr load-ppa-archive --archive ibm-wex-prod-<version>.tar.gz
cloudctl catalog load-archive --archive ibm-wex-prod-<version>.tar.gz --registry mycluster.icp:8500/namespacewhere ibm-wex-prod-<version>.tar.gz is the Watson Explorer oneWEX installation package from Passport Advantage.
- To view the chart in the ICP catalog, in IBM Cloud Private, select Sync Repositories. From the Navigation menu, select Catalog. , and click
Set up storage
You must set up the Persistent Volumes (PVs) for Watson Explorer oneWEX. To deploy Watson Explorer oneWEX on ICP, the Persistent Volumes listed in the
Prerequisites section in the Watson Explorer oneWEX Helm Chart README
are required. To create a Persistent Volume, see
Version Link ICP 2.1 Creating a PersistentVolume ICP 3.x Creating a PersistentVolume
If you use an NFS server, create each of the directories manually and change their file permissions to
777before deploying the Persistent Volumes.
Configure Watson Explorer oneWEX on ICP
- In the IBM Cloud Private, go to ibm-wex-prod, and click Configure. The major configuration parameters are listed in the Configuration section in the Watson Explorer Helm Chart README. Please refer to the Secret for initial administrator password section in the README to update the initial administrator password., select
Deploy Watson Explorer oneWEX on ICP
Set the Release name and Target namespace, and
click Install. Note: Authentication and TLS for inter-pod communication are enabled by default, starting with v220.127.116.11. See Configure authentication and TLS for inter-pod communication when deploying Watson Explorer oneWEX when enabling or disabling this feature.