Spring Cloud Services v1.1

Prerequisites to Installing Spring Cloud® Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

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Please ensure that your Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) installation meets the below requirements before installing Spring Cloud Services.

Platform and Product Requirements

Important: Spring Cloud Services is currently supported on PCF versions 1.6 and 1.7, but does not support networks configured with multiple subnets. To install Spring Cloud Services, you must configure PCF networks to have only one subnet.

Spring Cloud Services is compatible with the Java buildpack at the version shipped with Pivotal Cloud Foundry® Elastic Runtime or later. At minimum, Spring Cloud Services requires version 2.5 or later of the Java buildpack; it is recommended that you use the latest buildpack version possible. You can use the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface tool (cf CLI) to see the version of the Java buildpack that is currently installed.

$ cf buildpacks
Getting buildpacks...

buildpack                position   enabled   locked   filename
java_buildpack_offline   1          true      false
ruby_buildpack           2          true      false
nodejs_buildpack         3          true      false
go_buildpack             4          true      false

If the default Java buildpack is older than version 2.5, you can download a newer version from Pivotal Network and update Pivotal Cloud Foundry by following the instructions in the Adding Buildpacks to Cloud Foundry topic. To ensure that the newer buildpack is the default Java buildpack, you may delete or disable the older buildpack or make sure that the newer buildpack is in a lower position.

If the default Java buildpack on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform is not at version 2.5 or later, you must specify an alternate buildpack that is at version 2.5 or later when installing the Spring Cloud Services product; see step 4 of the Installation topic.

Spring Cloud Services also requires the following Pivotal Cloud Foundry products:

If they are not already installed, you can follow the steps listed in the Installation topic to install them along with Spring Cloud Services.

Important: If you enable the RabbitMQ® for Pivotal Cloud Foundry product’s SSL support by providing it with SSL keys and certificates, you must enable the RabbitMQ product’s TLS 1.0 support; otherwise, the Spring Cloud Services service broker will fail to create or update service instances. See the Configuring the RabbitMQ Service topic in the RabbitMQ for Pivotal Cloud Foundry documentation.

Security Requirements

You will need to update your Elastic Runtime SSL certificate as described in the Pivotal Cloud Foundry documentation. Generate one single certificate that includes all of the domains listed below, replacing SYSTEM_DOMAIN.TLD with your system domain and APPLICATION_DOMAIN.TLD with your application domain:


If any of these domains are not attributed to your Elastic Runtime SSL certificate, the installation of Spring Cloud Services will fail, and the installation logs will contain an error message that lists the missing domain entries:

Missing certs: * - exiting install. Please refer to the Security
Requirements section of the Spring Cloud Services prerequisites documentation.

Self-Signed Certificates and Internal CAs

If your Pivotal Cloud Foundry installation is using its own self-signed SSL certificate, you must enable the “Ignore SSL certificate verification” or “Disable SSL certificate verification for this environment” option in the Networking section of the Pivotal Elastic Runtime tile Settings tab. See “Configuring Elastic Runtime for vSphere and vCloud” in the Pivotal Cloud Foundry documentation (PCF 1.6, PCF 1.7).

If you are using an SSL certificate signed by an internal root Certificate Authority (CA), you must use a custom Java buildpack whose keystore contains the internal root CA. Follow the below steps to create and add the custom buildpack.

  1. Create a fork of the Cloud Foundry Java buildpack.
  2. Add your cacerts file to resources/open_jdk_jre/lib/security/cacerts.
  3. Following the instructions in the “Adding Buildpacks to Cloud Foundry” topic (PCF 1.6, PCF 1.7), add your custom buildpack to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
  4. Using the cf CLI as discussed in the Platform and Product Requirements section above, verify that the custom buildpack is now the default Java buildpack.
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