IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers is now IBM Cloud private!
All applicable references to IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers will be replaced with IBM Cloud private as soon as possible.
What is IBM Cloud private?
IBM Cloud private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks.
IBM Cloud private-ce (Community Edition) delivers a customer-managed container solution for enterprises. IBM also offers managed container services in the cloud. For more information about IBM-managed container offerings, see IBM Containers website.
For additional information about IBM Cloud private-ce, visit the IBM Cloud private community page.
The supported tags stand for
<IBM Cloud private-ce version>. The
latest tag installs Version 1.2.0.
Supported Docker versions
- Make sure your Docker Engine has a compatible Linux kernel.
Docker 1.12.0 or a later releaseon either Ubuntu Docker Engine or Boot2Docker.
This image was tested on Docker version 1.12.0
Before you begin
- Review the System Requirements.
- Ensure that you complete all the prerequisites for setting up your cluster. For more information about prerequisites, see Preparing your cluster for installation.
- Bookmark the link to the full IBM Cloud private user documentation.
Download the installer image
To download the IBM Cloud private-ce installer, run the following command:
docker pull ppc64le/cfc-installer:1.2.0
To extract the configuration files, run the following command.
docker run -e LICENSE=accept --rm -v "$(pwd)":/data ppc64le/cfc-installer:1.2.0 cp -r cluster /data
cluster directory is created inside your installation directory. For example, if your installation directory is
/opt/cluster folder is created. The
cluster directory contains the following files:
ssh_key- A placeholder file for the SSH private key that is used to communicate with other nodes in the cluster.
hosts- The definition of the nodes in your cluster. See Hosts file.
config.yaml- The configuration settings that are used to install IBM Cloud private-ce to your cluster. See Cluster configuration settings.
misc/ldap/keystone.ldap.conf- A file that defines the integration between the Keystone servers on each master node and your LDAP server.
Modify the configuration files
From the cluster directory, modify the configuration file to match your environment.
Add the IP address of each node in the cluster to the
/cluster/hostsfile. See Hosts file.
OPTIONAL: Overwrite the SSH file with the private key for your cluster. See Sharing SSH keys among cluster nodes
Deploy your environment
You must run this command from the
cluster folder inside your installation directory. If your installation directory is the
/opt/ibm-cloud-private-ce-1.2.0 folder, run the command from the
To deploy your cluster, run the following command:
docker run -e LICENSE=accept --net=host --rm -t -v "$(pwd)":/installer/cluster ppc64le/cfc-installer:1.2.0 install
Verify the status of your installation.
- If the installation succeeded, the access information for your cluster is displayed.
- If you encounter errors during installation, review the Troubleshooting section of the user documentation.
Back up the boot node. Copy your
clusterdirectory to a more secure location.
Access your cluster
From a web browser, navigate to the URL for your cluster. For more information about supported browsers, see Supported browsers.
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