Part I. Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 using Operators

As a system engineer, you can deploy a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 to provide an infrastructure to develop or execute services, process applications, and other business assets. You can use OpenShift Operators to deploy the environment defined in a structured YAML file and to maintain and modify this environment as necessary.

Note

For instructions about deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3 using templates, see Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3 using templates.

Prerequisites

  • A Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 environment is available. For the exact versions of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform that the current release supports, see Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7 Supported Configurations.
  • The OpenShift project for the deployment is created.
  • You are logged into the project using the OpenShift web console.
  • The following resources are available on the OpenShift cluster. Depending on the application load, higher resource allocation might be necessary for acceptable performance.

    • For an authoring environment, 4 gigabytes of memory and 2 virtual CPU cores for the Business Central pod. In a high-availability deployment, these resources are required for each replica and two replicas are created by default.
    • For a production or immutable environment, 2 gigabytes of memory and 1 virtual CPU core for each replica of the Business Central Monitoring pod.
    • 2 gigabytes of memory and 1 virtual CPU core for each replica of each KIE Server pod.
    • 1 gigabyte of memory and half a virtual CPU core for each replica of a Smart Router pod.
    • In a high-availability authoring deployment, additional resources according to the configured defaults are required for the MySQL, Red Hat AMQ, and Red Hat Data Grid pods.

      Note

      The default values for MaxMetaspaceSize are:

      • Business Central images: 1024m
      • KIE Server images: 512m
      • For other images: 256m
  • Dynamic persistent volume (PV) provisioning is enabled. Alternatively, if dynamic PV provisioning is not enabled, enough persistent volumes must be available. By default, the deployed components require the following PV sizes:

    • Each KIE Server deployment by default requires one 1Gi PV for the database. You can change the database PV size. You can deploy multiple KIE Servers; each requires a separate database PV. This requirement does not apply if you use an external database server.
    • By default, Business Central requires one 1Gi PV. You can change the PV size for Business Central persistent storage.
    • Business Central Monitoring requires one 64Mi PV.
    • Smart Router requires one 64Mi PV.
  • If you intend to deploy a high-availability authoring environment or any environment with Business Central Monitoring pods, your OpenShift environment supports persistent volumes with ReadWriteMany mode. If your environment does not support this mode, you can use NFS to provision the volumes. For information about access mode support in OpenShift public and dedicated clouds, see Access Modes in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform documentation.