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  • Motivation
  • Architecture blocks

  • Setup information
    • Online setup
    • Offline setup ( WIP )
    • Proposed Workflow diagram 
      • Offline setup flow - tested

  • Challenges


This project offers a means for deploying a Kubernetes cluster that satisfies the requirements of ONAP multicloud/k8s plugin.

Its ansible playbooks allow provisioning a deployment on Virtual Machines and on Baremetal.

KuD facilitates virtual deployment using Vagrant and Baremetal deployment using the All-in-one script.


KubernetesBase Kubernetes deploymentkubesprayDone
ovn4nfvIntegrates Opensource Virtual Networkingconfigure-ovn4nfv.ymlTested
VirtletAllows to run VMsconfigure-virtlet.ymlTested
MultusProvides Multiple Network support in a podconfigure-multus.ymlTested
NFDNode feature discoveryconfigure-nfd.ymlTested
IstioService Mesh platformconfigure-istio.ymlTested

Architecture blocks

Setup information

Online setup

To deploy KuD independent of ICN please refer to the documents/instructions here.

Offline setup.

Offline setup flow - tested

  1. Get all the dependency packages and resolve the dependency in the right order
  2. Install basic components for KuD 
  3. Run the installer script
  4. Docker 
  5. Ansible
  6. Get the kubespray prescribed version listed in KuD
  7. Get the correct version of Kubeadm, etcd, hypercube, cni
  8. Get the docker images used by kubespray 
    1. load them making sure the right versions are available.
  9. We had the override the following defaults in Kubespray:
    1. Download_run_once: true
    2. Dowload_localhost: true
    3. Skip_downloads: true
    4. Strict_dns_check: False
    5. Update_cache: False
    6. Helm_client_refersh: False
  10. Get galaxy-requirements 
  11. Get galaxy requirements dependents
  12. Run the roles
  13. Get add-ons 
  14. Modify the ansible script to not pull from the web and instead use from release dir and run the playbook. (Tested for Multus)
  15. Run all the addon playbooks
  16. KuD offline done. Run the test cases to verify


The values listed above are the changes that could be overridden in K8s-cluster.yml. However, some of the changes did not have his option. There are cases where we had to manually change some defaults in Kubespray code. 

One of the places is when it checks for docker_version in ubuntu_bionic.yml. The existing version is 18.06.0 expected is 18.06.1. Tried to change this by supplying the correct/requested version by Kubespray. Regardless it fails unless we change the hardcoded version in the

Another case where we encountered issues is when ansible runs a name: ensure docker packages are installed

update_cache: "{{ omit if ansible_distribution == 'Fedora' else False }}"

Right now we have the K8s cluster setup in offline mode on the client-server machine replicated in the lab. However, we see that support for the offline version is poor for v2.8.2 currently used by KUD. Setting up the galaxy requirement has been a blocker. We have developed an approach to it to get the add-ons going.

The current system in KuD has a lot of Ansible code that will be rewritten

Proposed workflow

  1. Have KuD live to run for August 15 release.
  2. September 15 Priorities
    1. Update the version of Kubespray from 2.8.2 to 2.11 to leverage the features of Kubespray caching available in Master. 
    2. Test it on KuD-live version
    3. Have the new daemon sets integrated with the online version since, some of them require a higher version of Kubeadmn and kubectl version which is automatically updated once, kubespray is updated.
    4. Have the existing addons like virtlet, nfd, cmk, rook etc be converted into daemon sets and tested in live KuD for the addons converted into Daemonsets. This depends we should also have non-daemon sets to test out our infra. 
    5. Provide OVN installation package information and OVN daemonset.yaml - Ritu?
    6. Have docker registry to have come container images to be pulled from the provisioned servers.
  3. October 15 Priorities
    1. Host on Http-server put packages for addons so that the add-on scripts are not manipulated (If any)
    2. Have all the docker images used by Kubespray to pull from here from deployment. 
    3. Also, have ansible roles created which will help to maintain a single version of KuD for both online and offline deployment.