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Cloud Pak for Integration fails to deploy the platform navigator

When customers deploy CP4I Platform Navigator for CP4I 2021.1 in ROKS it is not uncommon to see the following situation.

NAME                          READY   STATUS             RESTARTS   AGE
create-secrets-job-qfh6h      0/1     Completed          0          9h
zen-metastoredb-0             0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   116        9h
zen-metastoredb-1             0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   116        9h
zen-metastoredb-2             0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   116        9h
zen-metastoredb-certs-m7gf4   0/1     Completed          0          9h
zen-metastoredb-init-jv4nq    1/1     Running            0          9h


Reverse Proxy API Connect - Nginx

I got asked recently how to build a reverse proxy for API Conect. I had a few minutes free so I researched this and knocked it up.


Validating the Gateway Peering status

API Connect Gateways create a number of peering objeccts to ensure that everything is in sync between the cluster nodes.



Logging in via the CLI when using an OIDC registry in IBM Cloud

API Connect has a managed service offering call API Connect Reserved Instance. This uses the OIDC user registry provided by IBM Cloud to provide access.

Filtering in Trello

Trello is a tool for tracking workflow. You create a series of cards that you move between boards. Each card can be assigned an person and/or a label.


API Connect 2018 - Gateway Extension

Anyone on API Connect 2018 I recommend you move to v10. But if you are unable to and need to apply some configuration to DataPower you can apply configs like below.


API Connect Reserved Instance - configure IAM

More and more people are signing up to IBM API Connect Reserved Instance. IBM API Connect Reserved Instance allows you to have all the benefits of API Connect while IBM manages the infrastructure so you can just bring your developers and publish APIs. Also you can bring in additional Gateway Services from a different location or from your Data Center to be managed by API Connect in RI.

One of the common questions I am asked is how do we configure complex user topologies to allow only subsets of users to each role.


Validating network connectivity of VMWare OVA deployment of API Connect

This article provides a script that will allow you to validate network connectivity between you VMWare Appliances.


Configuring a Gateway in a different cloud - tips for RI

Following up from my previous article these are the considerations you need to make when working with the Reserved Instance.


Configuring a Gateway in a different cloud.

API Connect is the first API Management solution to support multi cloud deployments. This is where you can deploy each part of a the API Cloud into different clouds as required. This article will go through the steps to configure a DataPower in Kubernetes (or Openshift) that can be configured to work with an API Manager that is in another cloud.