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Firewall access for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service
Firewall access for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Firewall access for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

If a data source resides behind a firewall, then Cloud Pak for Data as a Service requires inbound access through the firewall in order to make a connection. Inbound firewall access is required whether the data source resides on a third-party cloud provider or in an data center. The method for configuring inbound access varies for different vendor's firewalls. In general, you configure inbound access rules by entering the IP addresses for the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service cluster to allow for access by Cloud Pak for Data as a Service.

You can enter the IP addresses using the starting and ending addresses for a range or by using CIDR notation. Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation is a compact representation of an IP address and its associated network mask. For start and end addresses, copy each address and enter them in the inbound rules for your firewall. Alternately, copy the addresses in CIDR notation.

The Cloud Pak for Data as a Service IP addresses vary by region. The user interface lists the IP addresses for the current region. The IP addresses apply to the base infrastructure for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service.

Follow these steps to look up the IP addresses for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service cluster:

  1. Go to the Administration > Cloud integrations page.
  2. Click the Firewall configuration link to view the list of IP ranges used by Cloud Pak for Data as a Service in your region.
  3. View the IP ranges for the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service cluster in either CIDR notation or as Start and End addresses.
  4. Choose Include private IPs to view the private IP addresses. The private IP addresses allow connections to IBM Cloud Object Storage buckets that are behind a firewall. See Firewall access for Cloud Object Storage.
  5. Copy each of the IP ranges listed and paste them into the appropriate security configuration or inbound firewall rules area for your cloud provider.

List of IP addresses for the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service cluster

For example, if your data source resides on AWS, open the Create Security Group dialog for your AWS Management Console. Paste the IP ranges into the Inbound section for the security group rules.

Parent topic: Configuring firewall access