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System Requirements for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)#

Privacera Manager requires a Virtual Machine (VM) with the CentOS operating system.

See System Requirements for Docker in GCP to learn more.

Install Docker and Docker Compose#

  1. Ensure the following ports are opened on the host: Ports of Privacera Services.

  2. SSH to the VM as the administrator $VM_USER

  3. Set the VM_USER to the OS user:
        sudo yum install -y docker wget
        sudo sed -i 's/1024:4096/1024000:1024000/g' /etc/sysconfig/docker
        sudo cat /etc/sysconfig/docker
        sudo service docker start
        sudo systemctl enable docker
        sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user
  4. Log into the VM as VM_USER, this forces the usermod action.

  5. Install Docker-Compose:

    sudo curl -L${DOCKER_COMPOSE_VERSION}/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Possible error messages and actions#

Error message: "usermod: group ‘docker’ does not exist"

Run the following command to check if “docker” is added to groups.

If you find ‘dockerroot’, instead of ‘docker’, edit or create `/etc/docker/daemon.json
sudo vi /etc/docker/daemon.json
"group": "dockerroot"
    sudo usermod -aG dockerroot ${USER_NAME}
    sudo service docker restart

Permission denied when installing PM and configuring components

There is a GCP specific issue around default file permissions if the user who does the installation does not have user id of 1000. By copying vars.docker.custom.user.yml you can set the required permissions to all the files generated by Privacera Manager.

    cd ~/privacera/privacera-manager/
    cp config/sample-vars/vars.docker.custom.user.yml config/custom-vars/
Then run the update.
    ./ update

Repository is unavailable or subscription manager is not found in the CentOS base

Open the config file.

    sudo vi /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/subscription-manager.conf
Disable the subscription manager.

SELinux Enabled

Verify the status of SELinux. If it is enforcing, you need to disable it.


Run the following.

    sudo vi /etc/selinux/config
To disable SELinux, set the following line.
Reboot the system.
sudo reboot