This walk-through will detail the technical configurations for using vRA Code Stream to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Clusters, register them as Kubernetes endpoints in vRA Cloud Assembly and Code Stream, and finally register the newly created cluster in Tanzu Mission Control.
The deployment uses the Installer Provisioned Infrastructure method for deploying OpenShift to vSphere. Which means the installation tool “openshift-install” provisions the virtual machines and configures them for you, with the cluster using internal load balancing for it’s API interfaces.
This post mirrors my original blog post on using vRA to deploy AWS EKS clusters.
- Red Hat Cloud Account
- With the ability to download and use a Pull Secret for creating OpenShift Clusters
- vRA access to create Code Stream Pipelines and associated objects inside the pipeline when it runs.
- Get CSP API access token for vRA Cloud or on-premises edition.
- Tanzu Mission Control access with ability to attach new clusters
- Get an CSP API access token for TMC
- vRA Code Stream configured with an available Docker Host that can connect to the network you will deploy the OpenShift clusters to.
- SSH Key for a bastion host access to your OpenShift nodes.
- Files to create the pipeline are stored in GitHub Here
Head over to the full blog post here. Partly because dev.to hasn't resync'd the latest changes.
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