Prerequisites


Before you can deploy the available data services in PDS, you need to login with valid Admin credentials and add a Kubernetes cluster to PDS. However, in order to use your cluster with PDS, you need to first install Portworx Enterprise in your environment.
For more information about the minimum requirements to install Portworx Enterprise, refer to the Prerequisites page.

This topic includes the recommended hardware, network, software, Kubernetes requirements specifically to use PDS.

Installation prerequisites

The minimum supported size for a Portworx cluster is three nodes. Each node must meet the PDS prerequisites:

Hardware

Hardware Requirements

CPU

  • Minimum: 4 cores

  • Recommended: 8 cores

RAM

  • Minimum: 8 GB

  • Recommended: 16 GB

Disk

Refer to the Portworx Enterprise installation prerequisites section for minimum drive requirements.

Backing drive

Refer to the Portworx Enterprise installation prerequisites section for backing drive requirements.

Storage drives

Refer to the Portworx Enterprise installation prerequisites section for storage drives requirements.

Network connectivity

Bandwidth:

  • Minimum: 1 Gbps

  • Recommended: 10 Gbps

Network

Network Requirements

Open needed ports

Software

Refer to the Portworx Enterprise software requirements table under the installation prerequisites section to know the minimum software requirements for PDS.

Supported Kubernetes versions

Before you install PDS, ensure that you are using a supported Kubernetes version:

Type Supported Kubernetes version

On-premise Kubernetes

  • 1.21

  • 1.22

  • 1.23

Managed Kubernetes

  • AKS: 1.21 and 1.22

  • EKS: 1.21 and 1.22

Distribution Kubernetes

  • Openshift 4.8: 1.21

  • Openshift 4.9: 1.22

vSphere with Tanzu (TKGs)

1.22.9+vmware.1-tkg.1.cc71bc8

Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE1)

1.23.8

RKE2

1.24.4+rke2r1

Supported Portworx versions

Ensure that you install one of the following Portworx Enterprise versions, before using PDS:

  • 2.11.x

  • 2.10.x

  • 2.9.x


Last edited: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022