Jeff, I got an official email from Alfresco to confirm that only zip deployment is the solution.
Too frustrating... we will not do the deployment using zip method...our container images are ready
The following is from Alfresco University about the deployment methods:
(zip) "This method is suitable for those organizations that are not yet ready to move to a containerized deployment approach for Alfresco Content Services"
We are ready and we paid and did the full steps as explained on AWS EKS but it seems Alfresco is not ready!!!
Following internal discussions, Alfresco recommends that you install Version 6 to run into production using distribution zip. Without the necessary helm knowledge and Kubernetes/EKS understanding on your side, we would not recommend using this deployment method in production until sufficient expertise is obtained.
Per Alfresco’s statement on github, https://github.com/Alfresco/acs-deployment
Alfresco provides tested Helm charts as a “deployment template” for customers who want to take advantage of the container orchestration benefits of Kubernetes. These Helm charts are undergoingcontinual development and improvement, and should not be used “as is” for your production environments, but should help you save time and effort deploying Alfresco Content Services for your organisation.”
The Alfresco Documentation site provides guidelines on how to go about deploying Alfresco 6.0 using distribution zip:
I sincerely regret the frustration that you’ve been experiencing but I’m also keen to be as straightforward as possible and offer a solution that enables you to spin up Alfresco with HA/Clustering enabled as quickly as possible so that you start to see the return in your investment.
Please let us know how you would like to proceed.