Chapter 19. Configuring for GCE
OpenShift Container Platform can be configured to access a Google Compute Engine (GCE) infrastructure, including using GCE volumes as persistent storage for application data. After GCE is configured properly, some additional configurations will need to be completed on the OpenShift Container Platform hosts.
Configuring GCE for OpenShift Container Platform requires the following role:
To create service accounts, cloud storage, instances, images, templates, Cloud DNS entries, and deploy load balancers and health checks. It is helpful to also have
19.3. Configuring Masters
You can set the GCE configuration on your OpenShift Container Platform master hosts in two ways:
19.3.1. Configuring OpenShift Container Platform Masters for GCE with Ansible
During advanced installations, GCE can be configured using the
openshift_cloudprovider_kind parameter, which is configurable in the inventory file.
When using GCE, the
openshift_gcp_prefixparameters must be defined.
For running load balancer services using the Google compute platform, the nodes (Compute Engine VM instances) must be tagged with
ocpsuffix). For example, if the value of
openshift_gcp_prefixparameter is set to
mycluster, the nodes must be tagged with
myclusterocp. See Adding and Removing Network Tags for more information on how to add network tags to Compute Engine VM instances.
Example GCE Configuration with Ansible
# Cloud Provider Configuration # openshift_cloudprovider_kind=gce # openshift_gcp_project=<projectid> 1 # openshift_gcp_prefix=<uid> 2 # openshift_gcp_multizone=False 3
When Ansible configures GCE, the following files are created for you:
The advanced installation configures single-zone support by default. If you want multizone support, edit the /etc/origin/cloudprovider/gce.conf as shown in Configuring Multizone Support in a GCE Deployment.
19.3.2. Manually Configuring OpenShift Container Platform Masters for GCE
To configure the OpenShift Container Platform masters for GCE:
Edit or create the master configuration file (/etc/origin/master/master-config.yaml by default) on all masters and update the contents of the
kubernetesMasterConfig: ... apiServerArguments: cloud-provider: - "gce" cloud-config: - "/etc/origin/cloudprovider/gce.conf" controllerArguments: cloud-provider: - "gce" cloud-config: - "/etc/origin/cloudprovider/gce.conf"Important
When triggering a containerized installation, only the directories of /etc/origin and /var/lib/origin are mounted to the master and node container. Therefore, master-config.yaml should be in /etc/origin/master instead of /etc/.
Start or restart the OpenShift Container Platform services:
# systemctl restart atomic-openshift-master-api atomic-openshift-master-controllers
19.4. Configuring Nodes
To configure the OpenShift Container Platform nodes for GCE:
Edit or create the node configuration file (/etc/origin/node/node-config.yaml by default) on all nodes and update the contents of the
kubeletArguments: cloud-provider: - "gce" cloud-config: - "/etc/origin/cloudprovider/gce.conf"
nodeName must match the instance name in GCE in order for the cloud provider integration to work properly. The name must also be RFC1123 compliant.
When triggering a containerized installation, only the directories of /etc/origin and /var/lib/origin are mounted to the master and node container. Therefore, node-config.yaml should be in /etc/origin/node instead of /etc/.
Start or restart the OpenShift Container Platform services all nodes.
# systemctl restart atomic-openshift-node
19.5. Configuring Multizone Support in a GCE Deployment
If manually congifuring GCE, multizone support is not configured by default.
The advanced installation configures single-zone support by default.
If you want multizone support:
- Edit or create a /etc/origin/cloudprovider/gce.conf file on all of your OpenShift Container Platform hosts, both masters and nodes.
Add the following contents:
[Global] project-id = <project-id> network-name = <network-name> node-tags = <node-tags> node-instance-prefix = <instance-prefix> multizone = true
To return to single-zone support, set the
multizone value to
19.6. Applying Configuration Changes
Start or restart OpenShift Container Platform services on all master and node hosts to apply your configuration changes, see Restarting OpenShift Container Platform services:
# systemctl restart atomic-openshift-master-api atomic-openshift-master-controllers # systemctl restart atomic-openshift-node
Switching from not using a cloud provider to using a cloud provider produces an error message. Adding the cloud provider tries to delete the node because the node switches from using the hostname as the
externalID (which would have been the case when no cloud provider was being used) to using the cloud provider’s
instance-id (which is what the cloud provider specifies). To resolve this issue:
- Log in to the CLI as a cluster administrator.
Check and back up existing node labels:
$ oc describe node <node_name> | grep -Poz '(?s)Labels.*\n.*(?=Taints)'
Delete the nodes:
$ oc delete node <node_name>
On each node host, restart the OpenShift Container Platform service.
# systemctl restart atomic-openshift-node
- Add back any labels on each node that you previously had.