Gateway on BDDS requirements - Platform - BlueCat Gateway - 23.1

Gateway Installation Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway

As of Integrity 9.3, you can deploy BlueCat Gateway on compatible hardware or VM BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server (BDDS) appliances, either directly from Address Manager's user interface or via BlueCat Gateway's API. Integrity users can deploy Address Manager to allow for DDI automation, while easily deploying BlueCat Adaptive Applications and Plugins to drive rapid change in their environments.

  • For more detailed prerequisites, technical specifications, limitations, and best practices for deploying BlueCat Gateway on a BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server (BDDS), see Gateway Service on BDDS appliances in the Address Manager Administration Guide.

Before configuring BlueCat Gateway on a BDDS appliance, make sure your environment meets the following requirements:

  • BlueCat Address Manager v9.3.3 or greater (hardware or virtual machine)
  • BDDS v9.3.3 or greater (hardware or virtual machine)
Supported appliances
  • BlueCat GEN4-7000, GEN4-5000, GEN4-4000, and GEN4-2000 Appliances
  • BlueCat Address Manager 3000, 6000
  • BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server 50/60 or greater
    Note: BDDS20, 45, and XMB3 are not supported.
Supported software
  • BlueCat Gateway v21.8.1 or greater (necessary for the deployment of custom images leveraging the Built-in workspace)
    Attention: BlueCat Gateway has several security compliance measures enabled by default, including HTTPS. For more information, refer to Installing BlueCat Gateway.
  • BlueCat Adaptive Applications or Plugins built on BlueCat Gateway v21.8.1 or greater
  • You must still configure Gateway-specific prerequisites and requirements, such as assigning the BlueCatGateway UDF to set workflow permissions per user. For details, refer to Requirements.

  • The production containers as well as BlueCat Adaptive Applications and Plugins must leverage the Built-in workspace to deploy properly on BDDS. For more information, see Adding Built-in Workflows to the Gateway Container in the BlueCat Gateway Administration Guide.

  • BlueCat Gateway v21.5.1 reached end-of-life in May 2022. If you're using this or an earlier version, we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible.

BDDS technical specifications

  • CPU: 2 CPUs 2.5GHz or greater
  • RAM: 8GB
  • 16 GB of free disk space
  • Ports 80/443 must be open on BDDS to pull image from the cloud registry
    Note: If using a local repository with BDDS behind a firewall, the BDDS must be routable to the local repository to pull the image.