Chapter 4. Deploying Dashbuilder Standalone on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

You can use Dashbuilder Standalone to view dashboards in OpenShift that were created in and exported from Business Central. This is useful for reviewing business metrics in environments that do not have Business Central. Use the Dashbuilder Standalone operator to deploy Dashbuilder Standalone on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform separately from other services.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. On the Operator Installation page, enter a name for your application in the Application name field.
  2. In the Environment field, enter a name for your environment, for example rhpam-standalone-dashbuilder.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Optional: On the Security page, configure LDAP or Red Hat Single Sign-On.
  5. On the Components page, select Dashbuilder from the Components list.
  6. To add a KIE Server data set, complete the following tasks:

    Note

    You can add additional KIE Server data sets by repeating this step.

    1. Click Add new KIE Server DataSets.
    2. In the DataSet name field, enter kieserver-1.
    3. In the Kie Server Location field, enter the location of your KIE Server, for example https://my-kie-server:80/services/rest/server.
    4. To set your credentials, complete one of the following tasks:

      • If you do not have a token set, in the Username and Password fields, enter your username and password. Leave the Token field blank.
      • If you have a token, in the Token field, enter your token. Leave the Username and Password fields blank.

        The custom resource example:

        apiVersion: app.kiegroup.org/v2
        kind: KieApp
        metadata:
          name: standalone-dashbuilder
        spec:
          environment: rhpam-standalone-dashbuilder
          objects:
            dashbuilder:
              config:
                kieServerDataSets:
                  - name: kieserver-1
                    location: 'https://my-kie-server:80/services/rest/server'
                    user: kieserverAdmin
                    password: kieserverAdminPwd
                    replaceQuery: true
  7. To add a KIE Server template, complete the following tasks:

    Note

    You can add additional KIE Server templates by repeating this step.

    1. Click Add new KIE Server Templates.
    2. In the Template name field, enter a name for your template, for example kieserver-template.
    3. In the KIE Server Location field, enter the location of your KIE Server, for example https://my-other-kie-server:80/services/rest/server.
    4. To set your credentials, complete one of the following tasks:

      • If you do not have a token set, in the Username and Password fields, enter your username and password. Leave the Token field blank.
      • If you have a token, in the Token field, enter your token. Leave the Username and Password fields blank.

        apiVersion: app.kiegroup.org/v2
        kind: KieApp
        metadata:
          name: standalone-dashbuilder
        spec:
          environment: rhpam-standalone-dashbuilder
          objects:
            dashbuilder:
              config:
                kieServerDataSets:
                  - name: kieserver-1
                    location: 'https://my-kie-server:80/services/rest/server'
                    user: kieserverAdmin
                    password: kieserverAdminPwd
                    replaceQuery: true
                kieServerTemplates:
                  - name: kieserver-template
                    location: 'https://my-another-kie-server:80/services/rest/server'
                    user: user
                    password: pwd
                    replaceQuery: true

4.1. Dashbuilder Standalone environment variables

When you use the Dashbuilder Container Image within operator, you can configure Dashbuilder by using the environment variables or through Custom Resource.

Table 4.1. Custom Resource parameters

ParameterEquivalent Environment VariableDescriptionExample value

allowExternalFileRegister

DASHBUILDER_ALLOW_EXTERNAL_FILE_REGISTER

Allows downloading of external (remote) files. Default value is false.

False

componentEnable

DASHBUILDER_COMP_ENABLE

Enables external components.

True

componentPartition

DASHBUILDER_COMPONENT_PARTITION

Enables partitioning of components by the Runtime Model ID. Default value is true.

True

configMapProps

DASHBUILDER_CONFIG_MAP_PROPS

Allows the use of the properties file with Dashbuilder configurations. Unique properties are appended and if a property is set more than once, the one from the properties file is used.

True

dataSetPartition

DASHBUILDER_DATASET_PARTITION

Enables partitioning of Dataset IDs by the Runtime Model ID. Default value is true.

True

enableBusinessCentral

 — 

Enables integration with Business Central by configuring Business Central and Dashbuilder automatically. Only available on operator.

True

enableKieServer

 — 

Enables integration with KIE Server by configuring KIE Server and Dashbuilder automatically. Only available on operator.

True

externalCompDir

DASHBUILDER_EXTERNAL_COMP_DIR

Sets the base directory where dashboard ZIP files are stored. If PersistentConfigs is enabled and ExternalCompDir is not set to an existing path, the /opt/kie/dashbuilder/components directory is used.

 — 

importFileLocation

DASHBUILDER_IMPORT_FILE_LOCATION

Sets a static dashboard to run automatically. If this property is set, imports are not allowed.

 — 

importsBaseDir

DASHBUILDER_IMPORTS_BASE_DIR

Sets the base directory where dashboard ZIP files are stored. If PersistentConfigs is enabled and ImportsBaseDir is not set to an existing path, the /opt/kie/dashbuilder/imports directory is used. If ImportFileLocation is set ImportsBaseDir is ignored.

 — 

kieServerDataSets

KIESERVER_DATASETS

Defines the KIE Server data sets access configuration.

 — 

kieServerTemplates

KIESERVER_SERVER_TEMPLATES

Defines the KIE Server Templates access configuration.

 — 

modelFileRemoval

DASHBUILDER_MODEL_FILE_REMOVAL

Enables automatic removal of model file from the file system. Default value is false.

False

modelUpdate

DASHBUILDER_MODEL_UPDATE

Allows Runtime to check model last update in the file system to update the content. Default value is true.

True

persistentConfigs

``

Sets Dashbuilder as not ephemeral. If ImportFileLocation is set PersistentConfigs is ignored. Default value is true. Available only on operator.

True

runtimeMultipleImport

DASHBUILDER_RUNTIME_MULTIPLE_IMPORT

Allows Runtime to allow imports (multi-tenancy). Default value is false.

False

uploadSize

DASHBUILDER_UPLOAD_SIZE

Sets the size limit for dashboard uploads (in kb). Default value is 10485760 kb.

10485760

env

 — 

Represents an environment variable present in a Container.

 — 

You can use operator to set environment variables by using the env property. The following example sets the value of the DASHBUILDER_UPLOAD_SIZE property to 1000.

apiVersion: app.kiegroup.org/v2
kind: KieApp
metadata:
  name: standalone-dashbuilder
spec:
  environment: rhpam-standalone-dashbuilder
  objects:
    dashbuilder:
      env:
        - name: DASHBUILDER_UPLOAD_SIZE
          value: '1000'