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MDM Containers compliant to general standards

Currently the MDM Container do not follow general standards like the one from RedHat ( This makes it harder to adopt these containers for environments.

We now have to make them compliant for our selfs and other IBM customers most like also have to do this.

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  • Nov 12 2020
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a consumer wanting to use MDM in Docker in a general environment with minimal impact in modifying the container to comply to general standards, so the container will run smoothly in such an environment.
How should it work?

Make the containers compliant to general standards like the ones from RedHat (

Also apply to the following rules:

- SINGLE CONCERN PRINCIPLE (every container should address a single concern and do it well)


- IMAGE IMMUTABILITY PRINCIPLE (once built are not expected to change between different environments)



- LCM on the container : LCM on container level. No update tasks executed by consumers in the delivered containers

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification The idea is High because we're not allowed to run Docker containers not compliant with these rules in our environment.
Client Name ING
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    MAY LI commented
    13 Nov, 2020 04:37pm

    Hi Erik,

    Our engineering team has provided the following feedback. Please let us know your thoughts.

    This is very good cloud native development standards. Our SaaS offering does stick to these standard fully. However it's hard for our on-prem offering to achieve these standards fully.

    Issues that we are aware of, like large image size and build time cross container dependency, are hard to address. The on-prem offering is not originally designed for cloud native and the above issues are hard to resolve unless we fully rewrite it. This is why we wrote the SaaS offering fully cloud native from scratch.

    We can setup a call with you and your team to have a deeper discussion on what your major concerns are and see if these are something we can address.


  • Admin
    MAY LI commented
    12 Nov, 2020 02:32pm

    Thank you - Erik - for the submission. We will investigate and follow up here with status.

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