The system is divided into three different zones: The Control Zone, which includes the Platform and the database, the Execution Zone, which contains the host(s) responsible for executing and supervising workflows, and the Access Zone, which contains the Desktop user interface, the Web Interfaces and the Command Line Tool interface.
The minimum system installation comprises a single Platform container. The Platform and any other available pico processes such as Execution Contexts, Service Contexts, and Desktops may run in the Platform container.
In order to scale out the system, you may install additional Execution Containers for your ECs, and SCs. Other Platform Containers may exist in a system, for high availability, but only one can be active at a time.
Many operations in can be performed via the Command Line Tool or the Web Interface. However, some operations can only be performed from the Desktop user interface, either installed as a local Windows client or by using the Web Desktop in a web browser.
The Web Interface and Command Line Tool are automatically installed with the Platform Containers and Executions Containers.
The Platform container host needs to have the Java Development Kit installed prior to the installation. The Java Runtime Environment is sufficient for Desktops and Execution Containers.
It is common that the hosts are protected by one or more firewalls. In order for the communication between the various components of the system to work, you may need to update your firewall settings. For further information, about firewall settings, see Communication Through Firewalls in the System Administrator's Guide.
Deployment on Hyperscalers
supports being deployed on hyper scalers, considering that the supported system requirements are met.
Major Linux distributors such as RedHat, Ubuntu, or SLES, are supported for installation. When using Oracle Java 17, refer to Oracle JDK 17 documentation for details on specific Linux versions supported. When using OpenJDK 17, refer to the vendor documentation for details on specific Linux versions supported.
Oracle JDK 17 or OpenJDK 17 must be installed on the server running Platform Container and Execution Containers.
For OpenJDK binaries, ensure that it is Java Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) certified to comply with Java SE standards.