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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:

  1. Optional: If you want to enable cluster-wide encryption using an external Key Management System (KMS) then follow the steps:

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

    For detailed requirements, see Regional-DR requirements and RHACM requirements.