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CI/CD With ArgoCD On AWS EKS Cluster

Vu Dao
Awesome Devops || AWS SA || CloudOpz
・5 min read

Abstract

Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. The core component of Argo CD is the Application Controller, which continuously monitors running applications and compares the live application state against the desired target state defined in the Git repository. This post helps you hands-on deploying argo-cd on AWS EKS and suggest a flow of CI/CD on argo-cd

Table Of Contents


🚀 Install Argo-CD and set up

1. Using helm chart to install Argo CD

  • Use NodePort at server.service.type for using ingress later
helm repo add argo https://argoproj.github.io/argo-helm
helm install --name argo-cd argo/argo-cd \
  --set server.service.type=NodePort
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  • Check pods
$ kubectl get pod -n argocd
NAME                                  READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
argocd-application-controller-0       1/1     Running   0          46h
argocd-dex-server-5b64997f-65jwz      1/1     Running   0          46h
argocd-redis-747b678f89-9v6hv         1/1     Running   0          60m
argocd-repo-server-84455d7b68-t2ssj   1/1     Running   0          60m
argocd-server-5f59b44d5c-dscv8        1/1     Running   0          46h
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2. Install Argo CD CLI

VERSION=$(curl --silent "https://api.github.com/repos/argoproj/argo-cd/releases/latest" | grep '"tag_name"' | sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/')
sudo curl --silent --location -o /usr/local/bin/argocd https://github.com/argoproj/argo-cd/releases/download/$VERSION/argocd-linux-amd64
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/argocd
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3. Argocd Temporary redirect (https://github.com/argoproj/argo-cd/issues/2953)

  • The problem is that by default Argo-CD handles TLS termination itself and always redirects HTTP requests to HTTPS. Combine that with an ingress controller that also handles TLS termination and always communicates with the backend service with HTTP and you get Argo-CD's server always responding with a redirects to HTTPS.

  • So one of the solutions would be to disable HTTPS on Argo-CD, which you can do by using the --insecure flag on argocd-server.

spec:
  containers:
  - command:
    - argocd-server
    - --staticassets
    - /shared/app
    - --insecure
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4. Argocd ingress

apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
  annotations:
    alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/backend-protocol: HTTP
    alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/certificate-arn: arn:aws:acm:ap-northeast-2:123456789012:certificate/xxxx
    alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/group.name: dev
    alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/group.order: "4"
    alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/listen-ports: '[{"HTTPS":443}]'
    kubernetes.io/ingress.class: alb
  labels:
    dev: argocd
  name: argocd
  namespace: argocd
spec:
  rules:
    - host: argocd.cloudopz.co
      http:
        paths:
          - backend:
              serviceName: argocd-server
              servicePort: 80
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5. Login argocd

  • For the first time login, we get the initial admin password
ARGO_PWD=`kubectl -n argocd get secret argocd-initial-admin-secret -o jsonpath="{.data.password}" | base64 -d`
argocd login argocd.cloudopz.co --username admin --password $ARGO_PWD --insecure --grpc-web

CONTEXT_NAME=`kubectl config view -o jsonpath='{.current-context}'`

argocd cluster add $CONTEXT_NAME
INFO[0001] ServiceAccount "argocd-manager" already exists in namespace "kube-system"
INFO[0001] ClusterRole "argocd-manager-role" updated
INFO[0001] ClusterRoleBinding "argocd-manager-role-binding" updated
Cluster 'https://ID.gr7.ap-northeast-2.eks.amazonaws.com' added
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Note: If login failed due to FATA[0001] rpc error: code = Unknown desc = Post "https://null:443/cluster.ClusterService/Create": dial tcp: lookup null on 10.3.0.2:53: no such host going to restart all argocd services

$ argocd cluster list
SERVER                                                                         NAME        VERSION  STATUS   MESSAGE
https://ID.gr7.ap-northeast-2.eks.amazonaws.com                                dev                  Unknown  Cluster has no application and not being monitored.
https://kubernetes.default.svc                                                 in-cluster           Unknown  Cluster has no application and not being monitored.
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6. Add argocd bash completion

echo "source <(argocd completion bash)" >> ~/.bash_profile
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7. Deploy app

kubectl create namespace dev
argocd app create dev --repo https://gitlab.cloudopz.co/k8s-dev.git --path kubernetes --dest-server https://ID.gr7.ap-northeast-2.eks.amazonaws.com --dest-namespace dev

$ argocd app list
NAME   CLUSTER                                                                        NAMESPACE  PROJECT  STATUS     HEALTH   SYNCPOLICY  CONDITIONS  REPO                                          PATH   TARGET
dev   https://ID.gr7.ap-northeast-2.eks.amazonaws.com                                 dev        default  OutOfSync  Healthy  Auto-Prune  <none>      https://gitlab.cloudopz.co/devops/k8s-dev.git  dev   HEAD
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8. Enable auto sync and prune

argocd app set dev --sync-policy automated
argocd app set dev --auto-prune
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9. Private repo: use https with user and password for login

argocd repo add https://gitlab.cloudopz.co/argoproj/argocd-example-apps --username <username> --password <password>
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10. Add banner and decorate

11. Add new user to argo-cd

  • Update argocd-cm configmap directly or use values.yaml and then run helm upgrade --values values.yaml or use sample file
  accounts.myacc: apiKey, login
  accounts.myacc.enabled: "true"
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  • kubectl apply -f dist/argocd-cm.yaml and Then change password, the current password is the admin's one
argocd account update-password --account myacc
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  • Get account list
$ argocd account list
NAME     ENABLED  CAPABILITIES
admin    true     login
myacc  true     apiKey, login
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🚀 CI/CD with Argo-CD

  • Pre-requiste: It assumes you know about cdk8s, Gitlab pipeline jobs, AWS ECR

  • Flow

CICD flow

  • Describe about the flow step-by-step:

    1. We already register to Argo-CD the project k8s-dev which contains applications deployment/statefulset yaml files where Argo-CD will track and sync them to EKS cluster
    2. When user push a commit to Gitlab, gitlab-runner triggers job to compile and build image, then tag version and push to AWS ECR
    3. Gitlab runner triggers deploy job after finish job build, the deploy job uses cdk8s to create yaml files from python code, then it creates a commit with the new yaml file and push the commit to project k8s-dev
    4. Argo-CD triggers sync and deploy the new yaml files to k8s application
  • Some notes:

    • Checkout CDK8S Example to know more about create k8s yaml files as code
    • You need to install CDK8S for gitlab-runner to build yaml files or you can use cdk8s docker image
    • Sample Dockerfile
  FROM python:3.9-alpine

  RUN apk --no-cache add yarn npm
  RUN yarn global add cdk8s-cli && yarn cache clean
  RUN mkdir /deployments && mkdir /build
  WORKDIR /deployments
  RUN pip install pipenv && \
      cd /build; cdk8s init python-app

  ADD entrypoint-python.sh /entrypoint.sh

  RUN chmod +x /entrypoint.sh


  ENTRYPOINT ["/entrypoint.sh"]
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  • Sample deploy phase in gitlab-ci.yaml
  deploy:
    stage: deploy
    script:
      - echo "Deploy app"
      - branch_name=$(echo $CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME | sed 's/\//-/g')
      - name_space=$(echo $branch_name | cut -d'-' -f2)
      - app_version="$branch_name-$CI_PIPELINE_ID"
      - cdk_image="123456789012.dkr.ecr.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws.com/cdk8s-python:latest"
      - git clone git@gitlab.cloudopz.co:devops/cdk8s.git
      - cd cdk8s
      - docker run -v $(pwd)/deployments:/deployments ${cdk_image}
      - cp app/main.py app/app.py app/appsch.py deployments
      - docker run -v $(pwd)/deployments:/deployments -e APP_VERSION=${app_version} -e NAMESPACE=${name_space} ${cdk_image} synth
      - temp_dir=$(mktemp -d /tmp/k8s-dev-XXXX)
      - git clone git@gitlab.cloudopz.co:devops/k8s-dev.git ${temp_dir}
      - cp deployments/dist/app.k8s.yaml ${temp_dir}/${name_space}/app.yaml
      - cd ${temp_dir}
      - git add ${name_space}/app.yaml
      - git commit -m "Deploy app version ${app_version} for ${branch_name}"
      - result=$(git push origin master || echo "False")
      - |
        if [ "$result" == "False" ]; then
          echo "A gap between two push, let's pull and retry"
          git pull
          git push origin master
        fi
      - rm -r ${temp_dir}
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