Prerequisites - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 22.1

BlueCat Server Update Services Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
22.1

Before you begin, ensure that the following prerequisites are met.

Software Prerequisites

  • Address Manager v9.0.0 or greater.
  • One or more DNS/DHCP Servers v9.0.0 or greater under Address Manager control.
  • Docker CE v18.03.1 or greater, Docker EE v17.03.2 or greater, OpenShift 4.3, or RedHat-compiled Docker v1.13.1 installed on the host machine that will be running the BlueCat Server Update Services Adaptive Application.
  • Docker Compose v1.28.6 or greater installed on the host machine that will be running the BlueCat Server Update Services Adaptive Application.

Resource Requirements

Depending on the size of your environment, BlueCat recommends the following resource allocation on the host machine that will be running BlueCat Server Update Services:
Environment Size Number of CPUs CPU Reservation

(MHz)

Memory

(GB)

Disk Space

(GB)

Small

(1-50 servers)

4 12000 8 100
Medium

(51-125 servers)

8 24000 16 200
Large

(126 servers or more)

16 48000 24 500

Configuration Prerequisites

You must configure the BlueCatGateway UDF and a BlueCat Gateway user on Address Manager. For more information, refer to the 'Configuring BlueCat Gateway' section of the BlueCat Gateway Installation Guide.

User Account Permission Prerequisites

  • A Quay account that has been granted access to the BlueCat Server Update Services Adaptive Application for downloading the Adaptive Application.
  • An Address Manager Administration account with both GUI and API access for installing and setting up BlueCat Server Update Services.

Port Requirements

The following ports must be open between Address Manager, DNS/DHCP Server, and the host machine running BlueCat Server Update Services.
Source Destination Port/Protocol Description
BlueCat Server Update Services Address Manager 80 and 443 (HTTP/HTTPS) For Gateway access to the Address Manager API
BlueCat Server Update Services Address Manager 5432 (TCP) For Gateway access to the Address Manager database
BlueCat Server Update Services DNS/DHCP Server 22 (TCP) For the initial configuration of the DNS/DHCP Servers
BlueCat Server Update Services DNS/DHCP Server 443 (TCP) For copying upgrade and patch files to the DNS/DHCP Server
DNS/DHCP Server BlueCat Server Update Services 443 (TCP) For outgoing HTTPS to complete the TCP handshake
DNS/DHCP Server BlueCat Server Update Services 10042 (TCP) For the communication channel to exchange unencrypted commands and status updates
DNS/DHCP Server BlueCat Server Update Services 10046 (TCP) For the communication channel to exchange encrypted commands and status updates, using TLS 1.2