Use the following information to plan your IBM® Cloud Pak for Data installation.
Cloud Pak for Data is deployed on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform. To successfully install and administer Cloud Pak for Data, you must have a strong understanding of Red Hat OpenShift processes and concepts.
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11: https://docs.openshift.com/container-platform/3.11/welcome/index.html
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.5: https://docs.openshift.com/container-platform/4.5/welcome/index.html
- January 2021 release or later Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.6: https://docs.openshift.com/container-platform/4.6/welcome/index.html
Ensure that your cluster is running before you install Cloud Pak for Data.
In addition, ensure that you review all of the planning information in the Cloud Pak for Data documentation before you install Cloud Pak for Data or any services on top of Cloud Pak for Data.
Some planning and installation tasks can be completed only by a Red Hat OpenShift cluster administrator, while other tasks can be completed by a project administrator. The planning and installation documentation calls out which role is required for each task.
The following table illustrates the types of tasks that are typically associated with each administrative role. The list is not intended to be exhaustive.