Requirements - Platform - BlueCat Gateway - 20.12.1

Gateway Installation Guide

BlueCat Gateway

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

BlueCat Gateway is a container image, requiring Docker, or Docker-based container orchestration platforms to operate. BlueCat Gateway is operating system agnostic; the only software required is any supported versions of Docker or supported container orchestration platforms.
  • If deploying Gateway on a non-BlueCat appliance (i.e., a customer-provided host machine), the customer is responsible for maintaining the host operating system.
  • If deploying Gateway on BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server (Integrity 9.3 or greater only), BlueCat is responsible for maintaining the underlying BDDS operating system.


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


  • Google Chrome® 79 or greater
  • Mozilla Firefox® 68 or greater
  • Internet Explorer® 11
  • Microsoft Edge 15 or greater


  • Docker™ CE v18.03.1 or greater
  • Docker™ EE v17.03.2 or greater
  • RedHat-compiled Docker v1.13.1
    • Tip: BlueCat recommends using Docker EE for support and maintenance of Docker.
  • RedHat OpenShift Container Platform v4.3
  • Python v3.6 (required only for workflow development)

Minimum system requirements

  • 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