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Installing Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

IBM® Cloud Pak for Data is deployed on a Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform cluster. If you don't have an existing cluster, complete the appropriate steps to install Red Hat OpenShift on your environment.

Tip: After you install Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on your cluster, see Installing IBM Cloud Pak for Data for an overview of the installation flow.

Supported deployment environments

You can deploy Cloud Pak for Data on-premises or on the cloud. Your deployment environment determines how you can install Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform:

  • If you deploy Cloud Pak for Data on-premises, you must install a self-managed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
  • If you deploy Cloud Pak for Data on cloud, you can choose whether to use a managed or self-managed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster. However, managed OpenShift is not supported on all clouds.
    Cloud provider Managed OpenShift Self-managed OpenShift
    IBM Cloud Supported (recommended) Supported
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) Supported Supported
    Microsoft Azure Not supported Supported
    Google Cloud Not supported Supported

Go to the appropriate section for your deployment environment:

On-premises

You can install a self-managed OpenShift cluster on-premises.

Follow the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 documentation to install OpenShift.

Additional guidance on setting up OpenShift is available in the IBM Cloud Paks documentation.

Alternative: If you don't have existing hardware, you can purchase IBM Cloud Pak for Data System, which comes with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Cloud Pak for Data already installed.

IBM Cloud

Managed OpenShift
To install managed OpenShift, you can:
Self-managed OpenShift
To install self-managed OpenShift, contact IBM Software Support.

AWS

Managed OpenShift
To install managed OpenShift, see Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA).
Self-managed OpenShift
To install self-managed OpenShift, you can:

Azure

Self-managed OpenShift
To install self-managed OpenShift, you can:

Google Cloud

You can install a self-managed OpenShift cluster Google Cloud.

For details, see Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Google Cloud.