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Deploying OpenShift Data Foundation using bare metal infrastructure

Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.9

Instructions on deploying OpenShift Data Foundation using local storage on bare metal infrastructure

Red Hat Storage Documentation Team

Abstract

Read this document for instructions about how to install Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation to use local storage on bare metal infrastructure.

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Preface

Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.9 supports deployment on existing Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) bare metal clusters in connected or disconnected environments along with out-of-the-box support for proxy environments.

Both internal and external OpenShift Data Foundation clusters are supported on bare metal. See Planning your deployment and Preparing to deploy OpenShift Data Foundation for more information about deployment requirements.

To deploy OpenShift Data Foundation, follow the appropriate deployment process based on your requirement:

Chapter 1. Preparing to deploy OpenShift Data Foundation

When you deploy OpenShift Data Foundation on OpenShift Container Platform using local storage devices, you can create internal cluster resources. This approach internally provisions base services. Then, all applications can access additional storage classes.

Before you begin the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation using local storage, ensure that your resource requirements are met. See requirements for installing OpenShift Data Foundation using local storage devices.

After you have addressed the above, follow the below steps in the order given:

1.1. Requirements for installing OpenShift Data Foundation using local storage devices

Node requirements

The cluster must consist of at least three OpenShift Container Platform worker nodes with locally attached-storage devices on each of them.

  • Each of the three selected nodes must have at least one raw block device available to be used by OpenShift Data Foundation.
  • The devices you use must be empty; the disks must not include physical volumes (PVs), volume groups (VGs), or logical volumes (LVs) remaining on the disk.

For more information, see the Resource requirements section in the Planning guide.

Regional-DR requirements [Developer Preview]

Disaster Recovery features supported by Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation require all of the following prerequisites in order to successfully implement a Disaster Recovery solution:

  • A valid Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced subscription
  • A valid Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes subscription

For detailed requirements, see Regional-DR requirements and RHACM requirements.

Arbiter stretch cluster requirements [Technology Preview]

In this case, a single cluster is stretched across two zones with a third zone as the location for the arbiter. This is a technology preview feature that is currently intended for deployment in the OpenShift Container Platform on-premises.

For detailed requirements and instructions, see Configuring OpenShift Data Foundation for Metro-DR stretch cluster.

Note

Flexible scaling and Arbiter both cannot be enabled at the same time as they have conflicting scaling logic. With Flexible scaling, you can add one node at a time to your OpenShift Data Foundation cluster. Whereas in an Arbiter cluster, you need to add at least one node in each of the two data zones.

Compact mode requirements

OpenShift Data Foundation can be installed on a three-node OpenShift compact bare metal cluster, where all the workloads run on three strong master nodes. There are no worker or storage nodes.

To configure OpenShift Container Platform in compact mode, see Configuring a three-node cluster and Delivering a Three-node Architecture for Edge Deployments.

Minimum starting node requirements [Technology Preview]

An OpenShift Data Foundation cluster is deployed with minimum configuration when the standard deployment resource requirement is not met.

For more information, see Resource requirements section in the Planning guide.

1.2. Enabling file system access for containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux based nodes

Deploying OpenShift Data Foundation on an OpenShift Container Platform with worker nodes on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux base in a user provisioned infrastructure (UPI) does not automatically provide container access to the underlying Ceph file system.

Note

Skip this step for hosts based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS).

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux based node and open a terminal.
  2. For each node in your cluster:

    1. Verify that the node has access to the rhel-7-server-extras-rpms repository.

      # subscription-manager repos --list-enabled | grep rhel-7-server

      If you do not see both rhel-7-server-rpms and rhel-7-server-extras-rpms in the output, or if there is no output, run the following commands to enable each repository:

      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-extras-rpms
    2. Install the required packages.

      # yum install -y policycoreutils container-selinux
    3. Persistently enable container use of the Ceph file system in SELinux.

      # setsebool -P container_use_cephfs on

1.3. Enabling key value backend path and policy in Vault

Prerequisites

  • Administrator access to Vault.
  • Carefully, choose a unique path name as the backend path that follows the naming convention since it cannot be changed later.

Procedure

  1. Enable the Key/Value (KV) backend path in Vault.

    For Vault KV secret engine API, version 1:

    $ vault secrets enable -path=odf kv

    For Vault KV secret engine API, version 2:

    $ vault secrets enable -path=odf kv-v2
  2. Create a policy to restrict users to perform a write or delete operation on the secret using the following commands.

    echo '
    path "odf/*" {
      capabilities = ["create", "read", "update", "delete", "list"]
    }
    path "sys/mounts" {
    capabilities = ["read"]
    }'| vault policy write odf -
  3. Create a token matching the above policy.

    $ vault token create -policy=odf -format json

Chapter 2. Deploy OpenShift Data Foundation using local storage devices

You can deploy OpenShift Data Foundation on bare metal infrastructure where OpenShift Container Platform is already installed.

Also, it is possible to deploy only the Multicloud Object Gateway (MCG) component with OpenShift Data Foundation. For more information, see Deploy standalone Multicloud Object Gateway.

Perform the following steps to deploy OpenShift Data Foundation:

2.1. Installing Local Storage Operator

Install the Local Storage Operator from the Operator Hub before creating Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation clusters on local storage devices.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Click Operators → OperatorHub.
  3. Type local storage in the Filter by keyword​ box to find the Local Storage Operator from the list of operators and click on it.
  4. Set the following options on the Install Operator page:

    1. Update channel as either 4.9 or stable.
    2. Installation mode as A specific namespace on the cluster.
    3. Installed Namespace as Operator recommended namespace openshift-local-storage.
    4. Update approval as Automatic.
  5. Click Install.

Verification steps

  • Verify that the Local Storage Operator shows a green tick indicating successful installation.

2.2. Installing Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Operator

You can install Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Operator using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Operator Hub.

Prerequisites

  • Access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster using an account with cluster-admin and Operator installation permissions.
  • You must have at least three worker nodes in the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
  • For additional resource requirements, see the Planning your deployment guide.
Important
  • When you need to override the cluster-wide default node selector for OpenShift Data Foundation, you can use the following command in the command line interface to specify a blank node selector for the openshift-storage namespace (create openshift-storage namespace in this case):

    $ oc annotate namespace openshift-storage openshift.io/node-selector=
  • Taint a node as infra to ensure only Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation resources are scheduled on that node. This helps you save on subscription costs. For more information, see How to use dedicated worker nodes for Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation chapter in the Managing and Allocating Storage Resources guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Click Operators → OperatorHub.
  3. Scroll or type OpenShift Data Foundation into the Filter by keyword box to find the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Set the following options on the Install Operator page:

    1. Update Channel as stable-4.9.
    2. Installation Mode as A specific namespace on the cluster.
    3. Installed Namespace as Operator recommended namespace openshift-storage. If Namespace openshift-storage does not exist, it is created during the operator installation.
    4. Select Approval Strategy as Automatic or Manual.

      If you select Automatic updates, then the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) automatically upgrades the running instance of your Operator without any intervention.

      If you select Manual updates, then the OLM creates an update request. As a cluster administrator, you must then manually approve that update request to update the Operator to a newer version.

    5. Ensure that the Enable option is selected for the Console plugin.
    6. Click Install.
Note

We recommend using all default settings. Changing it may result in unexpected behavior. Alter only if you are aware of its result.

Verification steps

  • Verify that the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator shows a green tick indicating successful installation.
  • After the operator is successfully installed, a pop-up with a message, Web console update is available appears on the user interface. Click Refresh web console from this pop-up for the console changes to reflect.

    • In the Web Console, navigate to Operators and verify if OpenShift Data Foundation is available.
Important

In case the console plugin option was not automatically enabled after you installed the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator, you need to enable it.

For more information on how to enable the console plugin, see Enabling the Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation console plugin.

2.3. Creating Multus networks

OpenShift Container Platform uses the Multus CNI plug-in to allow chaining of CNI plug-ins. During cluster installation, you can configure your default pod network. The default network handles all ordinary network traffic for the cluster. You can define an additional network based on the available CNI plug-ins and attach one or more of these networks to your pods. To attach additional network interfaces to a pod, you must create configurations that define how the interfaces are attached. You specify each interface by using a NetworkAttachmentDefinition custom resource (CR). A CNI configuration inside each of the NetworkAttachmentDefinition defines how that interface is created.

OpenShift Data Foundation uses the CNI plug-in called macvlan. Creating a macvlan-based additional network allows pods on a host to communicate with other hosts and pods on those hosts by using a physical network interface. Each pod that is attached to a macvlan-based additional network is provided a unique MAC address.

2.3.1. Creating network attachment definitions

To utilize Multus, an already working cluster with the correct networking configuration is required, see Recommended network configuration and requirements for a Multus configuration. The newly created NetworkAttachmentDefinition (NAD) can be selected during the Storage Cluster installation. This is the reason they must be created before the Storage Cluster.

As detailed in the Planning Guide, the Multus networks you create depend on the number of available network interfaces you have for OpenShift Data Foundation traffic. It is possible to separate all of the storage traffic onto one of two interfaces (one interface used for default OpenShift SDN) or to further segregate storage traffic into client storage traffic (public) and storage replication traffic (private or cluster).

The following is an example NetworkAttachmentDefinition for all storage traffic, public and cluster, on the same interface. It requires one additional interface on all schedulable nodes (OpenShift default SDN on separate network interface).

apiVersion: "k8s.cni.cncf.io/v1"
kind: NetworkAttachmentDefinition
metadata:
  name: ocs-public-cluster
  namespace: openshift-storage
spec:
  config: '{
  	"cniVersion": "0.3.1",
  	"type": "macvlan",
  	"master": "ens2",
  	"mode": "bridge",
  	"ipam": {
    	    "type": "whereabouts",
    	    "range": "192.168.1.0/24"
  	}
  }'
Note

All network interface names must be the same on all the nodes attached to the Multus network (that is, ens2 for ocs-public-cluster).

The following is an example NetworkAttachmentDefinition for storage traffic on separate Multus networks, public, for client storage traffic, and cluster, for replication traffic. It requires two additional interfaces on OpenShift nodes hosting OSD pods and one additional interface on all other schedulable nodes (OpenShift default SDN on separate network interface).

apiVersion: "k8s.cni.cncf.io/v1"
kind: NetworkAttachmentDefinition
metadata:
  name: ocs-public
  namespace: openshift-storage
spec:
  config: '{
  	"cniVersion": "0.3.1",
  	"type": "macvlan",
  	"master": "ens2",
  	"mode": "bridge",
  	"ipam": {
    	    "type": "whereabouts",
    	    "range": "192.168.1.0/24"
  	}
  }'

Example NetworkAttachmentDefinition:

apiVersion: "k8s.cni.cncf.io/v1"
kind: NetworkAttachmentDefinition
metadata:
  name: ocs-cluster
  namespace: openshift-storage
spec:
  config: '{
  	"cniVersion": "0.3.1",
  	"type": "macvlan",
  	"master": "ens3",
  	"mode": "bridge",
  	"ipam": {
    	    "type": "whereabouts",
    	    "range": "192.168.2.0/24"
  	}
  }'
Note

All network interface names must be the same on all the nodes attached to the Multus networks (that is, ens2 for ocs-public, and ens3 for ocs-cluster).

2.4. Creating OpenShift Data Foundation cluster on bare metal

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In the OpenShift Web Console, click Operators → Installed Operators to view all the installed operators.

    Ensure that the Project selected is openshift-storage.

  2. Click on the OpenShift Data Foundation operator and then click Create StorageSystem.
  3. In the Backing storage page, perform the following:

    1. Select the Create a new StorageClass using the local storage devices option.
    2. Expand Advanced and select Full Deployment for the Deployment type option.
    3. Click Next.

      Important

      You are prompted to install the Local Storage Operator if it is not already installed. Click Install, and follow the procedure as described in Installing Local Storage Operator.

  4. In the Create local volume set page, provide the following information:

    1. Enter a name for the LocalVolumeSet and the StorageClass.

      By default, the local volume set name appears for the storage class name. You can change the name.

    2. Choose one of the following:

      • Disks on all nodes

        Uses the available disks that match the selected filters on all the nodes.

      • Disks on selected nodes

        Uses the available disks that match the selected filters only on the selected nodes.

        Important
        • The flexible scaling feature is enabled only when the storage cluster that you created with three or more nodes are spread across fewer than the minimum requirement of three availability zones.

          This feature is available only in new deployments of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation versions 4.7 and later. Storage clusters upgraded from a previous version to version 4.7 or later do not support flexible scaling. For more information, see Flexible scaling of OpenShift Data Foundation cluster in the New features section of Release Notes.

        • If the nodes selected do not match the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster requirement of an aggregated 30 CPUs and 72 GiB of RAM, a minimal cluster is deployed.

          For minimum starting node requirements, see the Resource requirements section in the Planning guide.

    3. From the available list of Disk Type, select SSD/NVMe.
    4. Expand the Advanced section and set the following options:

      Volume Mode

      Block is selected by default.

      Device Type

      Select one or more device type from the dropdown list.

      Disk Size

      Set a minimum size of 100GB for the device and maximum available size of the device that needs to be included.

      Maximum Disks Limit

      This indicates the maximum number of PVs that can be created on a node. If this field is left empty, then PVs are created for all the available disks on the matching nodes.

    5. Click Next.

      A pop-up to confirm the creation of LocalVolumeSet is displayed.

    6. Click Yes to continue.
  5. In the Capacity and nodes page, configure the following:

    1. Available raw capacity is populated with the capacity value based on all the attached disks associated with the storage class. This takes some time to show up. The Selected nodes list shows the nodes based on the storage class.
    2. Click Next.
  6. Optional: In the Security and network page, configure the following based on your requirement:

    1. To enable encryption, select Enable data encryption for block and file storage.
    2. Choose one or both of the following Encryption level:

      • Cluster-wide encryption

        Encrypts the entire cluster (block and file).

      • StorageClass encryption

        Creates encrypted persistent volume (block only) using encryption enabled storage class.

    3. Select Connect to an external key management service checkbox. This is optional for cluster-wide encryption.

      1. Key Management Service Provider is set to Vault by default.
      2. Enter Vault Service Name, host Address of Vault server ('https://<hostname or ip>''), Port number and Token.
      3. Expand Advanced Settings to enter additional settings and certificate details based on your Vault configuration:

        1. Enter the Key Value secret path in Backend Path that is dedicated and unique to OpenShift Data Foundation.
        2. Optional: Enter TLS Server Name and Vault Enterprise Namespace.
        3. Upload the respective PEM encoded certificate file to provide CA Certificate, Client Certificate and Client Private Key.
        4. Click Save.
    4. Choose one of the following:

      • Default (SDN)

        If you are using a single network.

      • Custom (Multus)

        If you are using multiple network interfaces.

        1. Select a Public Network Interface from the dropdown.
        2. Select a Cluster Network Interface from the dropdown.

          Note

          If you are using only one additional network interface, select the single NetworkAttachementDefinition, that is,ocs-public-cluster for the Public Network Interface and leave the Cluster Network Interface blank.

    5. Click Next.
  7. In the Review and create page, review the configuration details.

    To modify any configuration settings, click Back to go back to the previous configuration page.

  8. Click Create StorageSystem.

Verification steps

  • To verify the final Status of the installed storage cluster:

    1. In the OpenShift Web Console, navigate to Installed OperatorsOpenShift Data FoundationStorage Systemocs-storagecluster-storagesystemResources.
    2. Verify that Status of StorageCluster is Ready and has a green tick mark next to it.
  • To verify if flexible scaling is enabled on your storage cluster, perform the following steps (for arbiter mode, flexible scaling is disabled):

    1. In the OpenShift Web Console, navigate to Installed OperatorsOpenShift Data FoundationStorage Systemocs-storagecluster-storagesystemResourcesocs-storagecluster.
    2. In the YAML tab, search for the keys flexibleScaling in spec section and failureDomain in status section. If flexible scaling is true and failureDomain is set to host, flexible scaling feature is enabled.

      spec:
      flexibleScaling: true
      […]
      status:
      failureDomain: host

Additional resources

  • To expand the capacity of the initial cluster, see the Scaling Storage guide.

2.5. Verifying OpenShift Data Foundation deployment

To verify that OpenShift Data Foundation is deployed correctly:

2.5.1. Verifying the state of the pods

Procedure

  1. Click Workloads → Pods from the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Select openshift-storage from the Project drop-down list.

    Note

    If the Show default projects option is disabled, use the toggle button to list all the default projects.

    For more information about the expected number of pods for each component and how it varies depending on the number of nodes, see Table 2.1, “Pods corresponding to OpenShift Data Foundation cluster”.

  3. Click the Running and Completed tabs to verify that the following pods are in Running and Completed state:

    Table 2.1. Pods corresponding to OpenShift Data Foundation cluster

    ComponentCorresponding pods

    OpenShift Data Foundation Operator

    • ocs-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • ocs-metrics-exporter-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • odf-operator-controller-manager-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • odf-console-* (1 pod on any worker node)

    Rook-ceph Operator

    rook-ceph-operator-*

    (1 pod on any worker node)

    Multicloud Object Gateway

    • noobaa-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-core-* (1 pod on any storage node)
    • noobaa-db-pg-* (1 pod on any storage node)
    • noobaa-endpoint-* (1 pod on any storage node)

    MON

    rook-ceph-mon-*

    (3 pods distributed across storage nodes)

    MGR

    rook-ceph-mgr-*

    (1 pod on any storage node)

    MDS

    rook-ceph-mds-ocs-storagecluster-cephfilesystem-*

    (2 pods distributed across storage nodes)

    RGW

    rook-ceph-rgw-ocs-storagecluster-cephobjectstore-* (1 pod on any storage node)

    CSI

    • cephfs

      • csi-cephfsplugin-* (1 pod on each worker node)
      • csi-cephfsplugin-provisioner-* (2 pods distributed across worker nodes)
    • rbd

      • csi-rbdplugin-* (1 pod on each worker node)
      • csi-rbdplugin-provisioner-* (2 pods distributed across worker nodes)

    rook-ceph-crashcollector

    rook-ceph-crashcollector-*

    (1 pod on each storage node)

    OSD

    • rook-ceph-osd-* (1 pod for each device)
    • rook-ceph-osd-prepare-ocs-deviceset-* (1 pod for each device)

2.5.2. Verifying the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster is healthy

Procedure

  1. In the OpenShift Web Console, click StorageOpenShift Data Foundation.
  2. In the Status card of the Overview tab, click Storage System and then click the storage system link from the pop up that appears.
  3. In the Status card of the Block and File tab, verify that Storage Cluster has a green tick.
  4. In the Details card, verify that the cluster information is displayed.

For more information on the health of the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster using the Block and File dashboard, see Monitoring OpenShift Data Foundation.

2.5.3. Verifying the Multicloud Object Gateway is healthy

Procedure

  1. In the OpenShift Web Console, click StorageOpenShift Data Foundation.
  2. In the Status card of the Overview tab, click Storage System and then click the storage system link from the pop up that appears.

    1. In the Status card of the Object tab, verify that both Object Service and Data Resiliency have a green tick.
    2. In the Details card, verify that the MCG information is displayed.

For more information on the health of the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster using the object service dashboard, see Monitoring OpenShift Data Foundation.

2.5.4. Verifying that the OpenShift Data Foundation specific storage classes exist

Procedure

  1. Click Storage → Storage Classes from the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Verify that the following storage classes are created with the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster creation:

    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • openshift-storage.noobaa.io
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rgw

2.5.5. Verifying the Multus networking

To determine if Multus is working in your cluster, verify the Multus networking.

Procedure

Based on your Network configuration choices, the OpenShift Data Foundation operator will do one of the following:

  • If only a single NetworkAttachmentDefinition (for example, ocs-public-cluster) was selected for the Public Network Interface, then the traffic between the application pods and the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster will happen on this network. Additionally the cluster will be self configured to also use this network for the replication and rebalancing traffic between OSDs.
  • If both NetworkAttachmentDefinitions (for example, ocs-public and ocs-cluster) were selected for the Public Network Interface and the Cluster Network Interface respectively during the Storage Cluster installation, then client storage traffic will be on the public network and cluster network for the replication and rebalancing traffic between OSDs.

To verify the network configuration is correct, complete the following:

In the OpenShift console, navigate to Installed OperatorsOpenShift Data FoundationStorage Systemocs-storagecluster-storagesystemResourcesocs-storagecluster.

In the YAML tab, search for network in the spec section and ensure the configuration is correct for your network interface choices. This example is for separating the client storage traffic from the storage replication traffic.

Sample output:

[..]
spec:
  [..]
  network:
    ipFamily: IPv4
    provider: multus
    selectors:
      cluster: openshift-storage/ocs-cluster
      public: openshift-storage/ocs-public
  [..]

To verify the network configuration is correct using the command line interface, run the following commands:

$ oc get storagecluster ocs-storagecluster \
-n openshift-storage \
-o=jsonpath='{.spec.network}{"\n"}'

Sample output:

{"ipFamily":"IPv4","provider":"multus","selectors":{"cluster":"openshift-storage/ocs-cluster","public":"openshift-storage/ocs-public"}}

Confirm the OSD pods are using correct network

In the openshift-storage namespace use one of the OSD pods to verify the pod has connectivity to the correct networks. This example is for separating the client storage traffic from the storage replication traffic.

Note

Only the OSD pods will connect to both Multus public and cluster networks if both are created. All other OCS pods will connect to the Multus public network.

$ oc get -n openshift-storage $(oc get pods -n openshift-storage -o name -l app=rook-ceph-osd | grep 'osd-0') -o=jsonpath='{.metadata.annotations.k8s\.v1\.cni\.cncf\.io/network-status}{"\n"}'

Sample output:

[{
    "name": "openshift-sdn",
    "interface": "eth0",
    "ips": [
        "10.129.2.30"
    ],
    "default": true,
    "dns": {}
},{
    "name": "openshift-storage/ocs-cluster",
    "interface": "net1",
    "ips": [
        "192.168.2.1"
    ],
    "mac": "e2:04:c6:81:52:f1",
    "dns": {}
},{
    "name": "openshift-storage/ocs-public",
    "interface": "net2",
    "ips": [
        "192.168.1.1"
    ],
    "mac": "ee:a0:b6:a4:07:94",
    "dns": {}
}]

To confirm the OSD pods are using correct network using the command line interface, run the following command (requires the jq utility):

$ oc get -n openshift-storage $(oc get pods -n openshift-storage -o name -l app=rook-ceph-osd | grep 'osd-0') -o=jsonpath='{.metadata.annotations.k8s\.v1\.cni\.cncf\.io/network-status}{"\n"}' | jq -r '.[].name'

Sample output:

openshift-sdn
openshift-storage/ocs-cluster
openshift-storage/ocs-public

Chapter 3. Deploy standalone Multicloud Object Gateway

Deploying only the Multicloud Object Gateway component with the OpenShift Data Foundation provides the flexibility in deployment and helps to reduce the resource consumption. Use this section to deploy only the standalone Multicloud Object Gateway component, which involves the following steps:

  • Installing the Local Storage Operator.
  • Installing Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Operator
  • Creating standalone Multicloud Object Gateway

3.1. Installing Local Storage Operator

Install the Local Storage Operator from the Operator Hub before creating Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation clusters on local storage devices.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Click Operators → OperatorHub.
  3. Type local storage in the Filter by keyword​ box to find the Local Storage Operator from the list of operators and click on it.
  4. Set the following options on the Install Operator page:

    1. Update channel as either 4.9 or stable.
    2. Installation mode as A specific namespace on the cluster.
    3. Installed Namespace as Operator recommended namespace openshift-local-storage.
    4. Update approval as Automatic.
  5. Click Install.

Verification steps

  • Verify that the Local Storage Operator shows a green tick indicating successful installation.

3.2. Installing Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Operator

You can install Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Operator using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Operator Hub.

Prerequisites

  • Access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster using an account with cluster-admin and Operator installation permissions.
  • You must have at least three worker nodes in the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
  • For additional resource requirements, see the Planning your deployment guide.
Important
  • When you need to override the cluster-wide default node selector for OpenShift Data Foundation, you can use the following command in the command line interface to specify a blank node selector for the openshift-storage namespace (create openshift-storage namespace in this case):

    $ oc annotate namespace openshift-storage openshift.io/node-selector=
  • Taint a node as infra to ensure only Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation resources are scheduled on that node. This helps you save on subscription costs. For more information, see How to use dedicated worker nodes for Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation chapter in the Managing and Allocating Storage Resources guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Click Operators → OperatorHub.
  3. Scroll or type OpenShift Data Foundation into the Filter by keyword box to find the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Set the following options on the Install Operator page:

    1. Update Channel as stable-4.9.
    2. Installation Mode as A specific namespace on the cluster.
    3. Installed Namespace as Operator recommended namespace openshift-storage. If Namespace openshift-storage does not exist, it is created during the operator installation.
    4. Select Approval Strategy as Automatic or Manual.

      If you select Automatic updates, then the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) automatically upgrades the running instance of your Operator without any intervention.

      If you select Manual updates, then the OLM creates an update request. As a cluster administrator, you must then manually approve that update request to update the Operator to a newer version.

    5. Ensure that the Enable option is selected for the Console plugin.
    6. Click Install.
Note

We recommend using all default settings. Changing it may result in unexpected behavior. Alter only if you are aware of its result.

Verification steps

  • Verify that the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator shows a green tick indicating successful installation.
  • After the operator is successfully installed, a pop-up with a message, Web console update is available appears on the user interface. Click Refresh web console from this pop-up for the console changes to reflect.

    • In the Web Console, navigate to Operators and verify if OpenShift Data Foundation is available.
Important

In case the console plugin option was not automatically enabled after you installed the OpenShift Data Foundation Operator, you need to enable it.

For more information on how to enable the console plugin, see Enabling the Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation console plugin.

3.3. Creating standalone Multicloud Object Gateway

Use this section to create only the Multicloud Object Gateway component with OpenShift Data Foundation.

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that OpenShift Data Foundation Operator is installed.
  • (For deploying using local storage devices only) Ensure that Local Storage Operator is installed.
  • Ensure that you have a storage class and is set as the default.

Procedure

  1. In the OpenShift Web Console, click OperatorsInstalled Operators to view all the installed operators.

    Ensure that the Project selected is openshift-storage.

  2. Click OpenShift Data Foundation operator and then click Create StorageSystem.
  3. In the Backing storage page, expand Advanced.
  4. Select Multicloud Object Gateway for Deployment type.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Optional: In the Security page, select Connect to an external key management service.

    1. Key Management Service Provider is set to Vault by default.
    2. Enter Vault Service Name, host Address of Vault server ('https://<hostname or ip>'), Port number, and Token.
    3. Expand Advanced Settings to enter additional settings and certificate details based on your Vault configuration:

      1. Enter the Key Value secret path in the Backend Path that is dedicated and unique to OpenShift Data Foundation.
      2. Optional: Enter TLS Server Name and Vault Enterprise Namespace.
      3. Upload the respective PEM encoded certificate file to provide the CA Certificate, Client Certificate, and Client Private Key.
      4. Click Save.
    4. Click Next.
  7. In the Review and create page, review the configuration details:

    To modify any configuration settings, click Back.

  8. Click Create StorageSystem.

Verification steps

Verifying that the OpenShift Data Foundation cluster is healthy
  1. In the OpenShift Web Console, click StorageOpenShift Data Foundation.
  2. In the Status card of the Overview tab, click Storage System and then click the storage system link from the pop up that appears.

    1. In the Status card of the Object tab, verify that both Object Service and Data Resiliency have a green tick.
    2. In the Details card, verify that the MCG information is displayed.
Verify the state of the pods
  1. Click WorkloadsPods from the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Select openshift-storage from the Project drop-down list and verify that the following pods are in Running state.

    Note

    If the Show default projects option is disabled, use the toggle button to list all the default projects.

    ComponentCorresponding pods

    OpenShift Data Foundation Operator

    • ocs-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • ocs-metrics-exporter-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • odf-operator-controller-manager-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • odf-console-* (1 pod on any worker node)

    Rook-ceph Operator

    rook-ceph-operator-*

    (1 pod on any worker node)

    Multicloud Object Gateway

    • noobaa-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-core-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-db-pg-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-endpoint-* (1 pod on any worker node)

Chapter 4. Uninstalling OpenShift Data Foundation

4.1. Uninstalling OpenShift Data Foundation in Internal mode

To uninstall OpenShift Data Foundation in Internal mode, refer to the knowledge base article on Uninstalling OpenShift Data Foundation.