Question

Support for Containerization of Pega applications

Q1. Support for Containers (ie. Docker/Kubernetes) is available starting from which version of Pega?

Q2. Can I containerize a Pega 7.x application and deploy on Docker/Kubernetes environment and will it be supported by Pega?

Q3. I have already referred "Cloud Choice" URLs (given below) which states that Pega supports Containers from Pega Platform 8.2 onwards. But we have some Pega 7.x applications (v7.1.7, v7.1.8 and v7.4). Can we migrate them to a Docker/Kubernetes environment?

Pega URLs cited above:

(a) Pega 8.1 and earlier - Supports only Virtual Machines

https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/articles/cloud-choice-deployments-prior-pega-platform-82

(b) Pega 8.2 onwards – Supports Kubernetes

https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/articles/cloud-choice

Correct Answer
September 17, 2019 - 7:55am

Q1: 8.2

Q2: No. I do see clients using docker/k8s in their own testing environments for earlier version. But do not run anything mission critical as it is not supported and you are at your own risk.

Q3: you pretty much found out yourself. Instead of containerize old versions, highly recommend you upgrade and there is a lot to take advantage, check our vision moving forward: https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/products/platform/project-fnx

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September 17, 2019 - 7:55am

Q1: 8.2

Q2: No. I do see clients using docker/k8s in their own testing environments for earlier version. But do not run anything mission critical as it is not supported and you are at your own risk.

Q3: you pretty much found out yourself. Instead of containerize old versions, highly recommend you upgrade and there is a lot to take advantage, check our vision moving forward: https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/products/platform/project-fnx