Part II. Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3 using templates

As a system engineer, you can deploy a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3 to provide an infrastructure to develop or execute services, process applications, and other business assets. You can use one of the supplied templates to deploy a predefined Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment to suit your particular needs.

Note

For instructions about deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 using Operators, see Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 using Operators.

Prerequisites

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform version 3.11 is deployed.
  • 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.
    • 512 megabytes 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.
  • 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.
Note

For instructions about checking the capacity of your cluster, see Analyzing cluster capacity in the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11 product documentation.

  • The OpenShift project for the deployment is created.
  • You are logged into the project using the oc command. For more information about the oc command-line tool, see the OpenShift CLI Reference. If you want to use the OpenShift Web console to deploy templates, you must also be logged on using the Web console.
  • 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:

    • The replicated set of KIE Server pods requires one 1Gi PV for the database by default. You can change the database PV size in the template parameters. This requirement does not apply if you use an external database server.
    • Business Central requires one 1Gi PV by default. You can change the PV size for Business Central persistent storage in the template parameters.
  • If you intend to scale any of the Business Central or 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. However, for best performance and reliability, use GlusterFS to provision persistent volumes for a high-availability authoring environment. For information about access mode support in OpenShift public and dedicated clouds, see Access Modes.
Note

Since Red Hat Process Automation Manager version 7.5, images and templates for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.x are deprecated. These images and templates do not get new features, but remain supported until the end of full support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.x. For more information about the full support lifecycle phase for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.x, see Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Life Cycle Policy (non-current versions).

Note

Do not use Red Hat Process Automation Manager templates with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x. To deploy Red Hat Process Automation Manager on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x, see the instructions in Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4 using Operators.