Using Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Use this tutorial to create a Microsoft AKS cluster compatible with Saagie.

Before you begin:

Before creating a new cluster, set up your computer as follows:

  1. Create an Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) account if you do not already have one.

  2. Install and configure the Azure command-line interface (CLI).

  3. Increase your VM-family vCPU quotas to 12.

Creating or Configuring Your Cluster

  • Creating a New Cluster

  • Configuring an Existing Cluster

  1. Create a new resource group in the same region where you want to create the cluster by running the az command line:

    az group create --location <location> --name <resource group name> (1)

    Where:

    1 <location> and <resource group name> must be replaced with your location and resource group name.
    If you prefer to use the Azure portal, select Create a resource, then search for Resource group, and finally, create your new group.
  2. Create your cluster with the following command line:

        az aks create \
        --dns-name-prefix saagie \
        --network-plugin azure \
        --network-policy calico \
        --kubernetes-version <version> \ (1)
        --node-vm-size Standard_DS3_v2 \
        --location <location> \ (2)
        --name <cluster name> \ (3)
        --resource-group <resource group name> \ (4)
        --service-cidr 10.233.0.0/18 \
        --dns-service-ip 10.233.0.10

    Where:

    1 <version> must be replaced with a Kubernetes version that is compatible with Saagie. Current compatible Kubernetes versions are 1.20.x and 1.21.x.
    2 <location> must be replaced with your location.
    3 <cluster name> must be replaced with the name of your cluster.
    4 <resource group name> must be replaced with your resource group name.

Once created, it will take about ten minutes before the cluster is ready to be used.

You can follow the Azure AKS Quickstart as a reference to create your Azure AKS cluster using the Azure CLI. The quick start guide assumes a basic understanding of Kubernetes, so read Kubernetes core concepts for AKS if necessary.
  1. If you are using an existing Microsoft AKS cluster, create your configuration file by running the following command line:

    az aks get-credentials --resource-group <resource group name> --name <cluster name> (1)

    Where:

    1 <resource group name> and <cluster name> must be replaced with your resource group name and name of your cluster.

Verifying Your Kubernetes Cluster

  1. Run the following command line to verify that you have access to your Kubernetes cluster:

    kubectl get nodes

    The output of the command should look like the following:

    NAME                                           STATUS   ROLES    AGE    VERSION
    ip-192-168-15-134.eu-west-1.compute.internal   Ready    <none>   9m8s   v1.13.8-eks-cd3eb0
    ip-192-168-35-150.eu-west-1.compute.internal   Ready    <none>   9m3s   v1.13.8-eks-cd3eb0
    ip-192-168-88-76.eu-west-1.compute.internal    Ready    <none>   9m7s   v1.13.8-eks-cd3eb0
    All nodes must have the status ready.

Creating the requirements.yml File

All Saagie deployments need the same requirements.yml file regardless of your cloud provider. The requirements.yml file will create two service accounts on the saagie-common namespace:

  • sa-saagie-deploy with the cluster-admin role

  • traefik-ingress-controller with its related ClusterRole and ClusterRoleBinding

  1. Create your requirements.yml file with the code exactly as follows:

    ---
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Namespace
    metadata:
      name: saagie-common
    ---
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ServiceAccount
    metadata:
      name: sa-saagie-deploy
      namespace: saagie-common
    automountServiceAccountToken: true
    imagePullSecrets:
      - name: saagie-docker-config
    ---
    kind: ClusterRoleBinding
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    metadata:
      name: sa-saagie-deploy-crbinding
      namespace: saagie-common
    roleRef:
      kind: ClusterRole
      name: cluster-admin
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    subjects:
    - kind: ServiceAccount
      name: sa-saagie-deploy
      namespace: saagie-common
    ---
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ServiceAccount
    metadata:
      name: traefik-ingress-controller
      namespace: saagie-common
    imagePullSecrets:
      - name: saagie-docker-config
    ---
    kind: ClusterRoleBinding
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    metadata:
      name: traefik-ingress-cluster-binding
    subjects:
    - kind: ServiceAccount
      name: traefik-ingress-controller
      namespace: saagie-common
    roleRef:
      kind: ClusterRole
      name: traefik-ingress-cluster
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    ---
    kind: ClusterRole
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    metadata:
      name: traefik-ingress-cluster
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - ""
        resources:
          - services
          - endpoints
          - secrets
        verbs:
          - get
          - list
          - watch
      - apiGroups:
          - extensions
          - networking.k8s.io
        resources:
          - ingresses
        verbs:
          - get
          - list
          - watch
      - apiGroups:
        - extensions
        - networking.k8s.io
        resources:
        - ingresses/status
        verbs:
        - update
      - apiGroups:
        - traefik.containo.us
        resources:
        - middlewares
        - ingressroutes
        - traefikservices
        - ingressroutetcps
        - ingressrouteudps
        - tlsoptions
        - tlsstores
        verbs:
        - get
        - list
        - watch
      - apiGroups:
        - apiextensions.k8s.io
        resources:
        - customresourcedefinitions
        verbs:
        - create
      - apiGroups:
        - apiextensions.k8s.io
        resourceNames:
        - middlewares.traefik.containo.us
        - ingressroutes.traefik.containo.us
        - traefikservices.traefik.containo.us
        - ingressroutetcps.traefik.containo.us
        - ingressrouteudps.traefik.containo.us
        - tlsoptions.traefik.containo.us
        - tlsstores.traefik.containo.us
        resources:
        - customresourcedefinitions
        verbs:
        - get
    ---
    apiVersion: policy/v1beta1
    kind: PodSecurityPolicy
    metadata:
      labels:
        addonmanager.kubernetes.io/mode: Reconcile
        kubernetes.io/cluster-service: "true"
      name: 00-saagie-common-psp
    spec:
      allowPrivilegeEscalation: false
      allowedHostPaths:
        - pathPrefix: /etc/machine-id
          readOnly: true
        - pathPrefix: /etc/fluent-bit
          readOnly: false
        - pathPrefix: /var/log
          readOnly: true
        - pathPrefix: /var/lib/docker/containers
          readOnly: true
        - pathPrefix: /data/docker/containers
          readOnly: true
      fsGroup:
        rule: RunAsAny
      runAsUser:
        rule: RunAsAny
      seLinux:
        rule: RunAsAny
      supplementalGroups:
        rule: RunAsAny
      volumes:
        - configMap
        - emptyDir
        - secret
        - persistentVolumeClaim
        - hostPath
        - projected
        - downwardAPI
    ---
    apiVersion: policy/v1beta1
    kind: PodSecurityPolicy
    metadata:
      labels:
        addonmanager.kubernetes.io/mode: Reconcile
        kubernetes.io/cluster-service: "true"
      name: 00-saagie-project-psp
    spec:
      allowPrivilegeEscalation: true
      fsGroup:
        rule: RunAsAny
      runAsUser:
        rule: RunAsAny
      seLinux:
        rule: RunAsAny
      supplementalGroups:
        rule: RunAsAny
      volumes:
        - configMap
        - emptyDir
        - secret
        - persistentVolumeClaim
        - projected
        - downwardAPI
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: ClusterRole
    metadata:
      labels:
        addonmanager.kubernetes.io/mode: Reconcile
        kubernetes.io/cluster-service: "true"
      name: psp:saagie-common:saagie-common-cluster-psp
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - policy
        resourceNames:
          - 00-saagie-common-psp
        resources:
          - podsecuritypolicies
        verbs:
          - use
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: ClusterRole
    metadata:
      labels:
        addonmanager.kubernetes.io/mode: Reconcile
        kubernetes.io/cluster-service: "true"
      name: psp:saagie-common:saagie-project-cluster-psp
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - policy
        resourceNames:
          - 00-saagie-common-psp
        resources:
          - podsecuritypolicies
        verbs:
          - use
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: RoleBinding
    metadata:
      name: psp:saagie-common:saagie-deploy-psp-crbinding
      namespace: saagie-common
    roleRef:
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
      kind: ClusterRole
      name: psp:saagie-common:saagie-common-cluster-psp
    subjects:
      - kind: Group
        name: system:serviceaccounts:saagie-common
  2. Apply your requirements.yml file by running the following command line:

    kubectl apply -f requirements.yml

    The output of the command should look like the following:

    namespace/saagie-common created
    serviceaccount/sa-saagie-deploy created
    ...
    rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/psp:saagie-commin:saagie-deploy-psp-cribinding created

Applying or Installing Secret saagie-docker-config

Saagie Docker images are pulled from a private registry that requires credentials. The credentials should have been provided to you.

  1. Apply or install the secret:

    • Apply: If you receive the credentials in a Kubernetes secret file, apply the secret to your cluster by running the following kubectl command line:

      kubectl apply -n saagie-common -f saagie-docker-config.yaml
    • Install: If you receive a username and password, install the secret on your cluster by running the following kubectl command line:

      kubectl create secret docker-registry -n saagie-common saagie-docker-config \
        --docker-server=<registry server> \ (1)
        --docker-username=<username> \ (2)
        --docker-password=<password> (3)

    Where:

    1 <registry server> must be replaced with the Docker repository hosting Saagie images.
    2 <username> must be replaced with the username provided to you.
    3 <password> must be replaced with the password provided to you.
  2. Edit the default service account to reference the saagie-docker-config secret by running the following kubectl command line:

    kubectl patch serviceaccount -n saagie-common default -p '{"imagePullSecrets":[{"name" : "saagie-docker-config"}]}'
  3. Confirm that the secret is properly installed by running the following command line:

    kubectl get secret -n saagie-common

    The output of the command should look like the following:

    NAME                   TYPE                             DATA   AGE
    saagie-docker-config   kubernetes.io/dockerconfigjson   1      2m43s

Installing Saagie in Offline Mode

You can install Saagie in offline mode if your Kubernetes cluster is not connected to the Internet.

To install Saagie in offline mode, you need to manage your own Docker registry containing images of the Saagie product as well as Saagie technologies.

This part will guide you to upload the resources in your registry and install the repository in your cluster.

Saagie provides you with the archives of Docker images needed to run your platform, as well as the technologies.

Uploading Docker Images

Before you begin:

To upload the Docker images to your registry, make sure you meet all the following prerequisites:

  • A machine with access to your Docker registry.

  • The tar archives provided by Saagie, which include the Saagie product and technologies.

  • The Skopeo command line tool installed on your machine. For more information, you can refer to the Git repository dedicated to Skopeo.

  • The credentials to push the images into the registry (if any).

  • Uploading Saagie Product Archive

  • Uploading Saagie Technologies Archive

  1. Run the following command line to decompress the archive:

    untar xvf <product-tar-archive> (1)

    Where:

    1 tar archive is the file name of the Saagie product provided by Saagie itself.
  2. OPTIONAL: If you need to require authentication, configure the user and password to connect to your registry using skopeo login. For more information, you can refer to the Git repository dedicated to Skopeo).

  3. Run the following command line in the decompressed archive to start the image upload:

    ./pushall.sh <registry> (1)

    Where:

    1 <registry> is the hostname of your Docker registry.
The process is the same as for uploading Saagie product archives.
  1. Run the following command line to decompress the archive:

    untar xvf <technologies-tar-archive> (1)

    Where:

    1 tar archive is the file name of the Saagie technologies provided by Saagie itself.
  2. OPTIONAL: If you need to require authentication, configure the user and password to connect to your registry using skopeo login. For more information, you can refer to the Git repository dedicated to Skopeo).

    If you configured authentication when you uploaded the first tar archive file, you will not need to configure it again.
  3. Run the following command line in the decompressed archive to start the image upload:

    ./pushall.sh <registry> (1)

    Where:

    1 <registry> is the hostname of your Docker registry.

Installing Technology Repository

The repository containing your technologies must be installed manually in your cluster.

For more information on adding technologies, see our SDK documentation.
  1. Copy the path to the technologies.zip file that contains your technologies.

  2. Run the following saagiectl command line to install the repository in your cluster:

    ./bin/saagiectl upload technologies --file <technologies-file> (1)

    Where:

    1 <technologies-file> must be replaced with the path to your technologies.zip file.

Setting Up SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) Requirements

An SMTP server is mandatory to send, receive, and relay outgoing mail between your Saagie platform and users' email address. Saagie must therefore have access to your SMTP server and be compatible with the following configurations:

  • SMTP authentication can be anonymous or require authentication.

  • SMTP transport can be SMTP or SMTPS.

  • You must have a valid SSL certificate.

Once configured, you will be able to use your user email address to receive status alerts or change/reset the password associated with your Saagie account.

Deploying and Updating Your SSL Certificate

Use this tutorial to deploy and update your SSL certificate to your Kubernetes cluster.

Before you begin:

Make sure that your SSL certificate is valid by checking the following constraints:

  • The certificate’s validity date must be correct.

  • The certificate must include at least the Saagie product URL.

  • The KeyUsage attribute must include the digitalSignature and keyEncipherment elements.

  1. Open your preferred terminal command.

  2. To deploy (or update) your SSL certificate, run the following command line:

    kubectl create secret tls saagie-common-tls --cert=cert.pem --key=cert.key -n saagie-common --dry-run=client -o yaml | kubectl apply -f -