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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 24, 2022

Simplify the container image download procedure for BAW or Cloud Pak for BA

Hi IBM colleage, Start from Cloud Pak for BA 21.0.3, the customer cannot download the installation file or container image file directly from IBM Passport Advantage Portal. The cusotmer needs a lot of effort to download the Cloud Pak for BA or BAW image files . For example, 1) At this moment, the customer need to install many tools (e.g. OpenSSL version 1.1.1 or higher., Podman or Docker, skopeo 1.2.x, httpd-tools, IBM Cloud Pak CLI (cloudctl)). Some banking customers cannot install the open source tools in their environemnts due to the compliance issue. 2) The customer need to open the ports for different web site and container registry. (This make the customer apply unnecessary network request in order to download the patch or container image files) • * and * • for the IBM Entitled Registry. • for foundational services. • for CASE and tools. • • • 3) The customer need to read the following links and understand the technical instruction , and type many commands in order to download the image files or patch. 3.1) For more information refer below URL: 3.2) Packages to download: Setting up the CASE archive and inventory 3.3) Download the images: We received the customer complain about our container image download procedure is complex, unlike the file download approach in passport advanage in the past. So, we hope the Product team can design a "turn key" approach to download the container images for Cloud Pak for BA or BAW (running in container or OCP). Thanks! Regards, Gabriel
Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Gyanendra Rathor
    Apr 8, 2024

    Thank you for submitting your idea. IBM strategy is for customers to download the containers from the IBM Container Registry and not PPA portal.

  • Admin
    Shipra Shaw
    Feb 6, 2024

    It is an offline procedure and hence cannot be done.

  • Guest
    Aug 29, 2022

    Due to compliance, many FSS customers do not allow full internet access. The complicated download and installation steps discourage customers to try or buy the Cloud Pak’s and the OCP.