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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 1, 2021

Allow usage of namespace egress IPs in NOI on OCP installations

Our customer is extending their Netcool landscape to integrate several existing sites into one centralized NOI based on OCP. Actually there are various components within NOI on OCP, that need to connect to these already existing sites. Some examples of such components are DASH for event federation, MessageBus GW and NOIActionsService for Event Analytics, ASM Observers to local ITNM installations and RBA components to run actions locally. All of these components run on pods, that may be located on every worker node. So connections need to be allowed from all worker nodes to all existing sites. And if new worker nodes are added to OCP, they also need to be included in such connection rules.

It would be much better to have a kind of loadbalanced IP for each of these components running in OCP. There is a concept called namespace egress-IP for this. A matching using example for this is described here:

But actually Cloud NOI doesn't support this feature.

The installation possibilities of NOI should be enhanced to support such a feature to ease the definition of communication rules to lower work on firewalls and routing.

Idea Priority High
Why is it useful?

It allows more sensible security concepts and lowers work for network and security teams.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? Security and network staff
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2021

    I think this is a very useful and practical enhancement, also when it comes to integration of Watson AIOps and existing Netcool environments.