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Chapter 1. Preparing to deploy OpenShift Data Foundation
Deploying OpenShift Data Foundation on OpenShift Container Platform using dynamic storage devices provides you with the option to create internal cluster resources. This will result in the internal provisioning of the base services, which helps to make additional storage classes available to applications.
Before you begin the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation, follow these steps:
Optional: If you want to enable cluster-wide encryption using an external Key Management System (KMS) then follow the steps:
- Ensure that you have a valid Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced subscription. To know how subscriptions for OpenShift Data Foundation work, see knowledgebase article on OpenShift Data Foundation subscriptions.
- When the Token authentication method is selected for encryption then refer to Enabling cluster-wide encryption with the Token authentication using KMS.
- When the Kubernetes authentication method is selected for encryption then refer to Enabling cluster-wide encryption with the Kubernetes authentication using KMS.
- Ensure that you are using signed certificates on your Vault servers.
Minimum starting node requirements
An OpenShift Data Foundation cluster will be deployed with minimum configuration when the standard deployment resource requirement is not met. See Resource requirements section in Planning guide.
Regional-DR requirements [Developer preview]
Disaster Recovery features supported by Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation require all of the following prerequisites in order to successfully implement a Disaster Recovery solution:
- A valid Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced subscription
A valid Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes subscription
To know how subscriptions for OpenShift Data Foundation work, see knowledgebase article on OpenShift Data Foundation subscriptions.