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Installing Astronomer on a private ARO cluster

see here for public clusters.

This assumes you’ve already got a private ARO cluster installed. You could also follow the same instructions to create a public Astronomer, just use a regular DNS zone and skip the private parts.

A default 3-node cluster is a bit small for Astronomer, If you have a three node cluster you can increase it by updating the replicas count machinesets in the openshift-machine-api namespace.

Create a private DNS

  1. Log into Azure and click to private dns

  2. Click + Add

  3. Set the Resource Group to match your ARO Resource Group

  4. Set Name to your TLD (astro.mobb.ninja in the example)

  5. Click Review and Create and create the Zone

  6. Inside the Domain settings click Virtual network links -> + Add

  7. Link Name: astro-aro

  8. Select the correct Subscription and Network from the dropdown boxes

  9. Click OK

Create TLS Secret

  1. Next we need a TLS Secret to use. You could create a self-signed certificate using a CA that you own, or use certbot (if you have a valid DNS provider, note records don’t need to be public)

     certbot certonly --manual \
           --preferred-challenges=dns \
           --email username.taken@gmail.com \
           --server https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory \
           --agree-tos \
           --manual-public-ip-logging-ok \
           -d "*.astro.mobb.ninja"
  2. Follow certbot’s instructions (something like ):

     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Please deploy a DNS TXT record under the name
     _acme-challenge.astro.mobb.ninja with the following value:
     Before continuing, verify the record is deployed.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  3. Create a Secret from the Cert (use the paths provided from the above command):

     oc new-project astronomer
     oc create secret tls astronomer-tls --cert=/etc/letsencrypt/live/astro.mobb.ninja/fullchain.pem --key=/etc/letsencrypt/live/astro.mobb.ninja/privkey.pem

Deploy Astronomer

  1. update the values.yaml and set baseDomain: astro.mobb.ninja

  2. Install

     helm repo add astronomer https://helm.astronomer.io/
     helm repo update
     helm install -f values.yaml --version=0.25.2 \
       --namespace=astronomer astronomer \

While that’s running add our DNS

  1. In another shell run

     kubectl get svc -n astronomer astronomer-nginx
  2. Go back to your private DNS zone in Azure and create a record set * and copy the contents of EXTERNAL-IP from the above command.

Fix SCCs for elasticsearch

oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged -z astronomer-elasticsearch

oc patch deployment astronomer-elasticsearch-client -p '{"spec":{"template":{"spec":{ "containers": [{"name": "es-client","securityContext":{"privileged": true,"runAsUser": 0}}]}}}}'

Validate the Install

  1. Check the Helm install has finished

     NAME: astronomer
     LAST DEPLOYED: Mon May 24 18:03:05 2021
     NAMESPACE: astronomer
     STATUS: deployed
     REVISION: 1
     TEST SUITE: None
     Thank you for installing Astronomer!
     Your release is named astronomer.
     The platform components may take a few minutes to spin up.
     You can access the platform at:
     - Astronomer dashboard:        https://app.astro.mobb.ninja
     - Grafana dashboard:           https://grafana.astro.mobb.ninja
     - Kibana dashboard:            https://kibana.astro.mobb.ninja
     Now that you've installed the platform, you are ready to get started and create your first airflow deployment.
     Download the CLI:
             curl -sSL https://install.astro.mobb.ninja | sudo bash
     We have guides available at https://www.astronomer.io/guides/ and are always available to help.
  2. Since this is a private LB you’ll need to access it from inside the network. The quick hacky way to do this is

     kubectl exec -ti astronomer-cli-install-6f899c87d5-2c84f -- wget -O -  https://install.astro.mobb.ninja

    and you should see

     #! /usr/bin/env bash
     if (( EUID != 0 )); then
         echo "Please run command as root."