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vSphere FIPS Air-gapped: Install Kommander


Create your Kommander Installer Configuration File

  1. Set the environment variable for your cluster:

    export CLUSTER_NAME=<your-management-cluster-name>
  2. Copy the kubeconfig file of your Management cluster to your local directory:

    dkp get kubeconfig -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} >> ${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf
  3. Create a configuration file for the deployment:

    dkp install kommander --init --airgapped > kommander.yaml
  4. If required: Customize your kommander.yaml.
    (info) See Kommander Customizations for customization options. Some of them include:
    Custom Domains and Certificates, HTTP proxy, External Load Balancer, GPU utilization, Rook Ceph customization (Pre-provisioned envs), etc.

Enable DKP Catalog Applications and Install Kommander in an Air-gapped Environment

If you want to enable DKP Catalog applications after installing DKP, see Enable DKP Catalog Applications after Installing DKP.

  1. In the same kommander.yaml of the previous section, add the following values to enable DKP Catalog Applications:

    kind: Installation
        - name: dkp-catalog-applications
          path: ./dkp-catalog-applications-v2.6.1.tar.gz

    (warning) If you only want to enable catalog applications to an existing configuration, add these values to an existing installer configuration file to maintain your Management cluster’s settings.

  2. Use the customized kommander.yaml to install DKP:

    dkp install kommander --installer-config kommander.yaml --kubeconfig=${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf \
    --kommander-applications-repository ./application-repositories/kommander-applications-v2.6.1.tar.gz \
    --charts-bundle ./application-charts/dkp-kommander-charts-bundle-v2.6.1.tar.gz \
    --charts-bundle ./application-charts/dkp-catalog-applications-charts-bundle-v2.6.1.tar.gz

Tips and recommendations

  • The --kubeconfig=${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf flag ensures that you install Kommander on the correct cluster. For alternatives, see Provide Context for Commands with a kubeconfig File.

  • Applications can take longer to deploy, and time out the installation. Add the --wait-timeout <time to wait> flag and specify a period of time (for example, 1h) to allocate more time to the deployment of applications.

  • If the Kommander installation fails, or you wish to reconfigure applications, rerun the install command to retry.

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