Installing GSS on a BDDS - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 24.1

Global Server Selector Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Attention: Before you begin, ensure that you have reviewed the prerequisites, technical specifications, limitations, and best practices for deploying BlueCat Gateway on a BDDS. For more information, refer to Gateway Service on DNS/DHCP Server in the Address Manager Administration Guide.

If you are deploying GSS on a BDDS from an internal repository or local image, refer to Prerequisites: Uploading BlueCat Gateway images in the Address Manager Administration Guide.

Attention: If you are installing GSS on a BDDS that has DNS service enabled, you must first enable connection tracking. For more information, refer to Installing GSS on a BDDS with DNS service.
To install GSS on a BDDS:
  1. Log in to the Address Manager user interface.
  2. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  3. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  4. Under Servers, click the name of a BDDS. The Details tab for the server opens.
  5. Click the server name menu and select Service Configuration.
  6. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select BlueCat Gateway. Address Manager queries the server and returns the current values for the service settings.
  7. Under General Settings, set the following parameters:
    • Enable Gateway Service—select this check box to enable BlueCat Gateway service.
    • Ports—enter a list of ports to configure for GSS. Add port 4789:4789/udp for the high-availability heartbeat communication.
    • Environment Variables—enter a list of environment variables to pull to a container during startup.
  8. Under Repository Settings, set the following parameters:
    • Repository—enter
    • Tag—enter 24.1
    • Username—enter your username used for docker login.
    • Password—enter your encrypted password used for docker login.
  9. Click Update.

    After you click Update, Gateway Service initializes, pulls the images from the cloud or local repository, and initiates the container. Allow some time to register the configuration, after which Address Manager will redirect you to the Service Type dropdown menu page.

    To confirm that the Gateway Service and container are running, select BlueCat Gateway from the Service Type dropdown menu. At the bottom of the page, you can find the Status and Description fields. If the Status displays RUNNING, the Gateway Service is enabled and the container is running.

    Attention: A known issue exists where the Status may display UNKNOWN due to a bug in the UDP port mapping. When this occurs, GSS still functions correctly and the UDP ports work. You can verify that GSS is operating correctly by attempting to log in to GSS once the service has been deployed.