How To Install OKD OpenShift 4 on premise

In this Post I will show you how you can install the an OpenShift 4 on premise.

Parst of the Openshift 4 series

Infrastructure

Host ROLES OS IP
pfsense Load Balancer, dhcp, dns pfsense 192.168.1.1
okd4-services pxeboot CentOS 7 192.168.1.200
okd4-bootstrap bootstrap Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.210
okd4-mastr-1 master Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.201
okd4-mastr-2 master Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.202
okd4-mastr-3 master Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.203
okd4-worker-1 worker Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.204
okd4-worker-2 worker Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.205
okd4-worker-4 worker Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.206
okd4-worker-5 worker Fedora Core OS 192.168.1.207

DNS Config

; OpenShift Container Platform Cluster - A records
pfsense.okd.mydomain.intra.          IN      A      192.168.1.1
okd4-bootstrap.okd.mydomain.intra.   IN      A      192.168.1.210

okd4-mastr-1.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.201
okd4-mastr-2.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.202
okd4-mastr-3.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.203
okd4-worker-1.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.204
okd4-worker-2.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.205
okd4-worker-3.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.206
okd4-worker-4.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.207


; OpenShift internal cluster IPs - A records
api.okd.mydomain.intra.            IN      A      192.168.1.1
api-int.okd.mydomain.intra.        IN      A      192.168.1.1
etcd-0.okd.mydomain.intra.         IN      A     192.168.1.201
etcd-1.okd.mydomain.intra.         IN      A     192.168.1.202
etcd-2.okd.mydomain.intra.         IN      A     192.168.1.203

okd.mydomain.intra.                IN      A      192.168.1.1
*.okd.mydomain.intra.              IN      A      192.168.1.1

; OpenShift internal cluster IPs - SRV records
_etcd-server-ssl._tcp.okd.mydomain.intra.    86400     IN    SRV     0    10    2380    etcd-0.okd.mydomain.intra.
_etcd-server-ssl._tcp.okd.mydomain.intra.    86400     IN    SRV     0    10    2380    etcd-1.okd.mydomain.intra.
_etcd-server-ssl._tcp.okd.mydomain.intra.    86400     IN    SRV     0    10    2380    etcd-2.okd.mydomain.intra.

DHCP Config:

32:89:07:57:27:00  192.168.1.200 	okd4-services
32:89:07:57:27:10  192.168.1.210 	okd4-bootstrap
32:89:07:57:27:01  192.168.1.201 	okd4-mastr-1
32:89:07:57:27:02  192.168.1.202 	okd4-mastr-2
32:89:07:57:27:03  192.168.1.203 	okd4-mastr-3
32:89:07:57:27:04  192.168.1.204 	okd4-worker-1
32:89:07:57:27:05  192.168.1.205 	okd4-worker-2
32:89:07:57:27:06  192.168.1.206 	okd4-worker-3
32:89:07:57:27:07  192.168.1.207 	okd4-worker-4
Next Server: 192.168.1.200
Default BIOS file name: pxelinux.0

HAPROXY Config:

192.168.201.1 6443  -->  192.168.1.210   6443
192.168.201.1 6443  -->  192.168.1.201  6443
192.168.201.1 6443  -->  192.168.1.202  6443
192.168.201.1 6443  -->  192.168.1.202  6443
192.168.201.1 22623 -->  192.168.1.210   22623
192.168.201.1 22623 -->  192.168.1.201  22623
192.168.201.1 22623 -->  192.168.1.202  22623
192.168.201.1 22623 -->  192.168.1.202  22623
192.168.201.1 80    -->  192.168.1.204  80
192.168.201.1 80    -->  192.168.1.205  80
192.168.201.1 443   -->  192.168.1.204  443
192.168.201.1 443   -->  192.168.1.205  443
<publicip> 80    -->  192.168.1.206  80
<publicip> 80    -->  192.168.1.207  80
<publicip> 443   -->  192.168.1.206  443
<publicip> 443   -->  192.168.1.207  443

Install and configure pxeboot

ssh okd4-services

yum install epel-release -y
yum install httpd nano jq -y
dnf install -y tftp-server syslinux-tftpboot
mkdir -p /var/lib/tftpboot
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/pxelinux.0 /var/lib/tftpboot/
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/menu.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/mboot.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/chain.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/ldlinux.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/
cp -v /usr/share/syslinux/libutil.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/

mkdir -p /var/lib/tftpboot/fcsos33
cd /var/lib/tftpboot/fcsos33
RHCOS_BASEURL=https://builds.coreos.fedoraproject.org/prod/streams/stable/builds/
wget ${RHCOS_BASEURL}33.20210117.3.2/x86_64/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-kernel-x86_64
wget ${RHCOS_BASEURL}33.20210117.3.2/x86_64/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-initramfs.x86_64.img
wget ${RHCOS_BASEURL}33.20210117.3.2/x86_64/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-rootfs.x86_64.img
cd ~

mkdir /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg
cat > /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default << EOF
default menu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 30
menu title PXE Menu

label 1
menu label ^1) Boot from local drive
localboot 0x00

label 2
menu label ^2) Install OKD Bootstrap
KERNEL /fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-kernel-x86_64
APPEND initrd=/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-initramfs.x86_64.img,/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-rootfs.x86_64.img coreos.inst.install_dev=/dev/vda coreos.inst.image_url=http://192.168.201.4/fcos.raw.xz coreos.inst.ignition_url=http://192.168.201.4/bootstrap.ign

label 3
menu label ^3) Install OKD Master
KERNEL /fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-kernel-x86_64
APPEND initrd=/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-initramfs.x86_64.img,/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-rootfs.x86_64.img coreos.inst.install_dev=/dev/vda coreos.inst.image_url=http://192.168.201.4/fcos.raw.xz coreos.inst.ignition_url=http://192.168.201.4/master.ign

label 4
menu label ^4) Install OKD Worker
KERNEL /fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-kernel-x86_64
APPEND initrd=/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-initramfs.x86_64.img,/fcsos33/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live-rootfs.x86_64.img coreos.inst.install_dev=/dev/vda coreos.inst.image_url=http://192.168.201.4/fcos.raw.xz coreos.inst.ignition_url=http://192.168.201.4/worker.ign
EOF

Then run: systemctl enable --now tftp.service

Create okd config

find the iso: https://getfedora.org/en/coreos/download?tab=metal_virtualized&stream=stable 4K vs non 4K

wget fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-live.x86_64.iso
wget https://builds.coreos.fedoraproject.org/prod/streams/stable/builds/33.20210117.3.2/x86_64/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-metal.x86_64.raw.xz
wget https://builds.coreos.fedoraproject.org/prod/streams/stable/builds/33.20210117.3.2/x86_64/fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-metal.x86_64.raw.xz.sig
cp fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-metal.x86_64.raw.xz /var/www/html/fcos.raw.xz
cp fedora-coreos-33.20210117.3.2-metal.x86_64.raw.xz.sig /var/www/html/fcos.raw.xz.sig
# find installer
# https://github.com/openshift/okd/releases

wget https://github.com/openshift/okd/releases/download/4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305/openshift-client-linux-4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305.tar.gz
wget https://github.com/openshift/okd/releases/download/4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305/openshift-install-linux-4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305.tar.gz

tar -xzf openshift-client-linux-4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305.tar.gz
tar -xzf openshift-install-linux-4.6.0-0.okd-2021-02-14-205305.tar.gz

sudo mv kubectl oc openshift-install /usr/local/bin/
oc version
openshift-install version

mkdir install_dir
cat > install_dir/install-config.yaml << EOF
apiVersion: v1
baseDomain: mydomain.intra
metadata:
  name: okd

compute:
- hyperthreading: Enabled
  name: worker
  replicas: 0

controlPlane:
  hyperthreading: Enabled
  name: master
  replicas: 3

networking:
  clusterNetwork:
  - cidr: 10.128.0.0/14
    hostPrefix: 23
  networkType: OpenShiftSDN
  serviceNetwork:
  - 172.30.0.0/16

platform:
  none: {}

fips: false

pullSecret: '{"auths":{"fake":{"auth": "bar"}}}'
sshKey: 'ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDK7lDozs9WLJD14H+nz...' 
EOF
openshift-install create manifests --dir=install_dir/

sed -i 's/mastersSchedulable: true/mastersSchedulable: False/' install_dir/manifests/cluster-scheduler-02-config.yml

openshift-install create ignition-configs --dir=install_dir/

sudo cp -R install_dir/*.ign /var/www/html/
sudo cp -R install_dir/metadata.json /var/www/html/
sudo chown -R apache: /var/www/html/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/

The config contains certificates that is walid for 24 hours.

Starting the VMs

It’s time to start the VMs. Select the okd4-bootstrap VM and navigate to Console. Start the VM. Then one by one the masters and the workers too.

Bootstrap OKD Cluster

You can monitor the installation progress by running the following command.

openshift-install --dir=install_dir/ wait-for bootstrap-complete --log-level=info

The certificates in the cluster is not authomaticle approved so I use the abow tmux command to approve

tmux
export KUBECONFIG=~/install_dir/auth/kubeconfig
while true; do echo `oc get csr -o go-template='{{range .items}}{{if not .status}}{{.metadata.name}}{{"\n"}}{{end}}{{end}}' | xargs -r oc adm certificate approve`; sleep 60; done

Once the bootstrap process completes, you should see the following messages.

INFO It is now safe to remove the bootstrap resources

Then stop the bootstrap node.

# debug command to check the health of the cluster.
watch oc get csr
watch oc get node

oc get clusteroperator
oc get clusterversion

watch "oc get clusteroperator"
watch "oc get po -A | grep -v Running | grep -v Completed"


curl -X GET https://api.okd.mydomain.intra:6443/healthz -k

Wait for the console to be available. Once it is available, we can point a browser to https://console-openshift-console.okd.mydomain.intra

You will get an SSL error because the certificate is not valid for this domain. That’s normal. Just bypass the SSL error.

Login with user “kubeadmin”.You can find the kubeadmin password in a file generated during the installation.

cat install_dir/auth/kubeadmin-password