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vSphere Air-gapped Bootstrap


Before you perform this procedure, ensure that you have created a CAPI VM template.

Bootstrap a kind cluster and CAPI controllers

Konvoy deploys all cluster lifecycle services to a bootstrap cluster, which deploys a workload cluster. When the workload cluster is ready, move the cluster lifecycle services to the workload cluster, after which the workload cluster manages its own lifecycle.

  1. Assuming you have downloaded dkp-air-gapped-bundle_v2.5.2_linux_amd64.tar.gz, extract the tarball to a local directory:

    tar -xzvf dkp-air-gapped-bundle_v2.5.2_linux_amd64.tar.gz && cd dkp-v2.5.2
  2. Load the bootstrap image on your bastion machine.

    docker load -i konvoy-bootstrap-image-v2.5.2.tar
    podman load -i konvoy-bootstrap-image-v2.5.2.tar
  3. Create a bootstrap cluster:

    dkp create bootstrap --kubeconfig $HOME/.kube/config

    If your environment uses HTTP/HTTPS proxies, you must include the flags --http-proxy, --https-proxy, and --no-proxy and their related values in this command for it to be successful. More information is available in Configuring an HTTP/HTTPS Proxy.

    The output resembles this example:

    ✓ Creating a bootstrap cluster
    ✓ Initializing new CAPI components
  4. Ensure that the CAPV controllers are present with the command:

    kubectl get pods -n capv-system

    The output resembles the following:

    NAME                                      READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    capv-controller-manager-785c5978f-nnfns   1/1     Running   0          13h

Next Step:

Create a new Air-gapped vSphere Cluster

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