Using the Container Gateway
The Container Gateway form factor allows the gateway to be deployed in a PaaS environment as an industry-standard container.
The Container Gateway form factor allows the
Layer7 API Gatewayto be deployed in a PaaS environment as an industry-standard container.
The Container Gateway replaces the "Gateway Docker Appliance" that was available prior to version 9.3.
This chapter describes how to run the
Layer7 API Gatewayin a Docker-native or an OpenShift Origin environment using these tools:
- Engine (Docker CLI)
The Container Gateway configuration is intended for system administrators or experienced developers.
Before you use the Container Gateway, make sure you have the following prerequisites:
- A license XML file for yourLayer7 API Gateway
- A computer with at least 8GB of RAM
- A high-speed Internet connection (initial download is about 1GB in size)
- Access to the Docker image. The Container Gateway docker image can be obtained from caapim/gateway.
If you obtained the Gateway Docker image from a local Registry server (not the Docker Hub), contact your Registry server administrator for credentials.
If you are a PLA customer, you must configure the telemetry-related environment variables to satisfy the PLA agreement - to learn more, see Product Licensing and Telemetry.