Requirements - Platform - BlueCat Gateway - 19.8.1

Gateway Installation Guide

BlueCat Gateway

Your environment must meet the following requirements before performing any of the tasks described in this document.


  • 1 provisioned production server
  • Optional: 1 provisioned lab/testing server (recommended)
Note: The servers are used to run the BlueCat Gateway application as a Docker container.

Operating system

  • Ubuntu v16 64-bit (recommended)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.0 (Docker EE and RHEL-compiled Docker)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 (with Docker EE only)
  • Debian v8.0


  • Chrome v60 or greater
  • Firefox® v54 or greater
  • Internet Explorer® v11


  • Docker™ CE v18.03.1 or greater
  • Docker™ EE v17.03.2 or greater (required if using Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12)
  • Python v3.6.5 (required only for workflow development)
  • RedHat-compiled Docker v1.13.1
    Tip: BlueCat recommends using Docker EE for support and maintenance of Docker.
    Note: Docker installation is necessary to run BlueCat Gateway. Click here for information on installing Docker.

Minimum system requirements

  • Linux kernel v3.1.0 or greater
  • CPU: 2GHz or greater
  • RAM: 4GB
  • 50GB free disk space
  • Internet connection (Required if you are pulling the image from a cloud registry or if you are using GitHub to do an import.)

Recommended system requirements

  • CPU: 2 CPUs 2.5GHz or greater
  • RAM: 8GB
  • 100GB free disk space


  • Ports 80 and 443 should be open on the server running Docker and the Linux client