Install StarlingX Kubernetes on Virtual AIO-SX

This section describes the steps to install the StarlingX Kubernetes platform on a StarlingX R2.0 virtual All-in-one Simplex deployment configuration.

Install software on controller-0

In the last step of Prepare Host and Environment, the controller-0 virtual server ‘simplex-controller-0’ was started by the setup_configuration.sh command.

On the host, attach to the console of virtual controller-0 and select the appropriate installer menu options to start the non-interactive install of StarlingX software on controller-0.

Note

When entering the console, it is very easy to miss the first installer menu selection. Use ESC to navigate to previous menus, to ensure you are at the first installer menu.

virsh console simplex-controller-0

Make the following menu selections in the installer:

  1. First menu: Select ‘All-in-one Controller Configuration’

  2. Second menu: Select ‘Serial Console’

  3. Third menu: Select ‘Standard Security Profile’

Wait for the non-interactive install of software to complete and for the server to reboot. This can take 5-10 minutes, depending on the performance of the host machine.

Bootstrap system on controller-0

On virtual controller-0:

  1. Log in using the username / password of “sysadmin” / “sysadmin”. When logging in for the first time, you will be forced to change the password.

    Login: sysadmin
    Password:
    Changing password for sysadmin.
    (current) UNIX Password: sysadmin
    New Password:
    (repeat) New Password:
    
  2. External connectivity is required to run the Ansible bootstrap playbook.

    export CONTROLLER0_OAM_CIDR=10.10.10.3/24
    export DEFAULT_OAM_GATEWAY=10.10.10.1
    sudo ip address add $CONTROLLER0_OAM_CIDR dev enp7s1
    sudo ip link set up dev enp7s1
    sudo ip route add default via $DEFAULT_OAM_GATEWAY dev enp7s1
    
  3. Specify user configuration overrides for the Ansible bootstrap playbook.

    Ansible is used to bootstrap StarlingX on controller-0. Key files for Ansible configuration are:

    /etc/ansible/hosts

    The default Ansible inventory file. Contains a single host: localhost.

    /usr/share/ansible/stx-ansible/playbooks/bootstrap/bootstrap.yml

    The Ansible bootstrap playbook.

    /usr/share/ansible/stx-ansible/playbooks/bootstrap/host_vars/default.yml

    The default configuration values for the bootstrap playbook.

    sysadmin home directory ($HOME)

    The default location where Ansible looks for and imports user configuration override files for hosts. For example: $HOME/<hostname>.yml.

    Specify the user configuration override file for the Ansible bootstrap playbook using one of the following methods:

    • Copy the default.yml file listed above to $HOME/localhost.yml and edit the configurable values as desired (use the commented instructions in the file).

    or

    • Create the minimal user configuration override file as shown in the example below:

      cd ~
      cat <<EOF > localhost.yml
      system_mode: simplex
      
      dns_servers:
      - 8.8.8.8
      - 8.8.4.4
      
      external_oam_subnet: 10.10.10.0/24
      external_oam_gateway_address: 10.10.10.1
      external_oam_floating_address: 10.10.10.2
      
      admin_username: admin
      admin_password: <sysadmin-password>
      ansible_become_pass: <sysadmin-password>
      EOF
      

    Refer to Ansible Bootstrap Configurations for information on additional Ansible bootstrap configurations for advanced Ansible bootstrap scenarios.

  4. Run the Ansible bootstrap playbook:

    ansible-playbook /usr/share/ansible/stx-ansible/playbooks/bootstrap/bootstrap.yml
    

    Wait for Ansible bootstrap playbook to complete. This can take 5-10 minutes, depending on the performance of the host machine.

Configure controller-0

On virtual controller-0:

  1. Acquire admin credentials:

    source /etc/platform/openrc
    
  2. Configure the OAM interface of controller-0 and specify the attached network as “oam”. Use the OAM port name, for example eth0, that is applicable to your deployment environment:

    OAM_IF=enp7s1
    system host-if-modify controller-0 $OAM_IF -c platform
    system interface-network-assign controller-0 $OAM_IF oam
    
  3. Configure NTP Servers for network time synchronization:

    Note

    In a virtual environment, this can sometimes cause Ceph clock skew alarms. Also, the virtual instances clock is synchronized with the host clock, so it is not absolutely required to configure NTP in this step.

    system ntp-modify ntpservers=0.pool.ntp.org,1.pool.ntp.org
    
  4. Configure data interfaces for controller-0.

    Important

    This step is required only if the StarlingX OpenStack application (stx-openstack) will be installed.

    1G Huge Pages are not supported in the virtual environment and there is no virtual NIC supporting SRIOV. For that reason, data interfaces are not applicable in the virtual environment for the Kubernetes-only scenario.

    For OpenStack only:

    DATA0IF=eth1000
    DATA1IF=eth1001
    export COMPUTE=controller-0
    PHYSNET0='physnet0'
    PHYSNET1='physnet1'
    SPL=/tmp/tmp-system-port-list
    SPIL=/tmp/tmp-system-host-if-list
    system host-port-list ${COMPUTE} --nowrap > ${SPL}
    system host-if-list -a ${COMPUTE} --nowrap > ${SPIL}
    DATA0PCIADDR=$(cat $SPL | grep $DATA0IF |awk '{print $8}')
    DATA1PCIADDR=$(cat $SPL | grep $DATA1IF |awk '{print $8}')
    DATA0PORTUUID=$(cat $SPL | grep ${DATA0PCIADDR} | awk '{print $2}')
    DATA1PORTUUID=$(cat $SPL | grep ${DATA1PCIADDR} | awk '{print $2}')
    DATA0PORTNAME=$(cat $SPL | grep ${DATA0PCIADDR} | awk '{print $4}')
    DATA1PORTNAME=$(cat  $SPL | grep ${DATA1PCIADDR} | awk '{print $4}')
    DATA0IFUUID=$(cat $SPIL | awk -v DATA0PORTNAME=$DATA0PORTNAME '($12 ~ DATA0PORTNAME) {print $2}')
    DATA1IFUUID=$(cat $SPIL | awk -v DATA1PORTNAME=$DATA1PORTNAME '($12 ~ DATA1PORTNAME) {print $2}')
    
    system datanetwork-add ${PHYSNET0} vlan
    system datanetwork-add ${PHYSNET1} vlan
    
    system host-if-modify -m 1500 -n data0 -c data ${COMPUTE} ${DATA0IFUUID}
    system host-if-modify -m 1500 -n data1 -c data ${COMPUTE} ${DATA1IFUUID}
    system interface-datanetwork-assign ${COMPUTE} ${DATA0IFUUID} ${PHYSNET0}
    system interface-datanetwork-assign ${COMPUTE} ${DATA1IFUUID} ${PHYSNET1}
    
  5. Add an OSD on controller-0 for ceph:

    system host-disk-list controller-0
    system host-disk-list controller-0 | awk '/\/dev\/sdb/{print $2}' | xargs -i system host-stor-add controller-0 {}
    system host-stor-list controller-0
    

OpenStack-specific host configuration

Important

This step is required only if the StarlingX OpenStack application (stx-openstack) will be installed.

  1. For OpenStack only: Assign OpenStack host labels to controller-0 in support of installing the stx-openstack manifest/helm-charts later.

    system host-label-assign controller-0 openstack-control-plane=enabled
    system host-label-assign controller-0 openstack-compute-node=enabled
    system host-label-assign controller-0 openvswitch=enabled
    system host-label-assign controller-0 sriov=enabled
    
  2. For OpenStack only: A vSwitch is required.

    The default vSwitch is containerized OVS that is packaged with the stx-openstack manifest/helm-charts. StarlingX provides the option to use OVS-DPDK on the host, however, in the virtual environment OVS-DPDK is NOT supported, only OVS is supported. Therefore, simply use the default OVS vSwitch here.

  3. For OpenStack Only: Set up disk partition for nova-local volume group, which is needed for stx-openstack nova ephemeral disks.

    export COMPUTE=controller-0
    
    echo ">>> Getting root disk info"
    ROOT_DISK=$(system host-show ${COMPUTE} | grep rootfs | awk '{print $4}')
    ROOT_DISK_UUID=$(system host-disk-list ${COMPUTE} --nowrap | grep ${ROOT_DISK} | awk '{print $2}')
    echo "Root disk: $ROOT_DISK, UUID: $ROOT_DISK_UUID"
    
    echo ">>>> Configuring nova-local"
    NOVA_SIZE=34
    NOVA_PARTITION=$(system host-disk-partition-add -t lvm_phys_vol ${COMPUTE} ${ROOT_DISK_UUID} ${NOVA_SIZE})
    NOVA_PARTITION_UUID=$(echo ${NOVA_PARTITION} | grep -ow "| uuid | [a-z0-9\-]* |" | awk '{print $4}')
    system host-lvg-add ${COMPUTE} nova-local
    system host-pv-add ${COMPUTE} nova-local ${NOVA_PARTITION_UUID}
    sleep 2
    

Unlock controller-0

Unlock virtual controller-0 to bring it into service:

system host-unlock controller-0

Controller-0 will reboot to apply configuration changes and come into service. This can take 5-10 minutes, depending on the performance of the host machine.

Next steps

Your Kubernetes cluster is now up and running.

For instructions on how to access StarlingX Kubernetes see Access StarlingX Kubernetes R2.0.

For instructions on how to install and access StarlingX OpenStack see StarlingX OpenStack.