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Created by Guest
Created on Aug 30, 2022

Cloud Pak for Data platform and services inherit underlying OpenShift Proxy settings

Cloud Pak for Data (and all Cloud Paks) deployed within OpenShift On-Premises Connected (non-air-gapped) clusters are often behind an HTTP PROXY. When installing the OpenShift Cluster, the HTTP PROXY variables (http_proxy, https_proxy, no_proxy) a defined so that seamless access is available to the internet at the OpenShift cluster level. However, the Cloud Pak for Data platform and services (components) are not aware of the OpenShift cluster configured HTTP PROXY settings. Thus, any Cloud Pak for Data service or component must configure the HTTP PROXY setting individually. For example, Watson Studio Jupyter notebooks needing access to the internet to acquire data or python packages, individually need to configure the HTTP PROXY settings (including proxy credentials). As an example, for 10 notebooks in 10 Watson Studio projects, 100 individual Proxy configuration need to be entered and maintained. The same is often true of other Cloud Pak for Data services. Ideally all Cloud Pak for Data services would inherit the OpenShift cluster’s HTTP Proxy settings enabling these services to innately access the internet on a OpenShift connected cluster.

Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool
  • Admin
    Malcolm Singh
    Sep 30, 2022

    Hi Roger, Thank you submitting this request, at the moment this is an issue at the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform level, but we are working at the Cloud Pak for Data level to resolve this issue. We are working on a feature where you can inject these configuration changes directly into the pod, which we are aiming be be available in 4.6.