Table of Contents
- TLS validation
- Deploying CF
- Release Versioning
- Setup and Prerequisites
- Ops Files
- Migrating from Vars-Store to CredHub
- Migrating from cf-release to cf-deployment
This repo contains a canonical BOSH deployment manifest
for deploying the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime by relying individual component releases.
It uses several newer features
of the BOSH director and CLI.
Older directors may need to be upgraded
and have their configurations extended
in order to support
cf-deployment embodies several opinions
about the CF Application Runtime.
- prioritizes readability and meaning to a human operator. For instance, only necessary configuration is included.
- emphasizes security by default.
- CredHub is used to generate strong passwords, certs, and keys. There are no default credentials, even in bosh-lite.
- TLS/SSL features are enabled on every job which supports TLS.
- uses two AZs to provide redundancy for most instance groups.
- uses Diego (source code) by default.
- deploys jobs to handle platform data persistence
using singleton versions of the
PXCrelease for databases and the CAPI release's singleton WebDAV job for blob storage. See the database and blobstore sections of the deployment guide for more information.
- assumes load-balancing will be handled by the IaaS or an external deployment.
Many test, development, and "getting started" environments
do not have valid
installed in their load balancers. For ease of use in such environments,
on some components
that access each other via the "front door"
of the Cloud Foundry load balancer.
Deployers who have valid
or otherwise trusted
load balancer certificates should use the
to force the validation of
for all components.
Deployment instructions are verbose so we've moved them into a dedicated deployment guide here.
The Semantic Versioning scheme has been adopted by cf-deployment. A detailed description of how Semantic Versioning is applied to CF-Deployment can be found here.
- Please fill out the PR Template when submitting pull requests. The information requested in the PR form provides important context for the team responsible for evaluating your submission.
- Please also take a look at the "style guide", which lays out some guidelines for adding properties or jobs to the deployment manifest.
Before submitting a pull request or pushing to the develop branch of cf-deployment, please:
./units/testwhich interpolates all of our ops files with the
- confirm your changes can be successfully deployed with the latest release of cf-deployment and tested with the latest version of CAT's.
- If modifying backup and restore, run
./scripts/testwhich runs a legacy bash suite for backup and restore ops. If you're adding an Ops-file, you will need to:
- document it in its corresponding README.
- add it to the ops file tests in
If you're promoting or deprecating Ops-file, please follow Ops-file workflows
cf-deployment requires a bosh director with a valid cloud-config that has been configured with a certificate authority.
It also requires the
which it relies on to generate and fill-in needed variables.
BOSH director and stemcells
cf-deployment requires the BOSH CLI.
cf-deployment assumes that
you've uploaded a compatible cloud-config to the BOSH director prior to deploying your foundation.
The cloud-config produced by
bbl covers GCP, AWS, and Azure, and is compatible by default.
iaas-support directory includes tools and templates for building cloud-configs for other IaaSes,
including bosh-lite, vSphere, Openstack, and Alibaba Cloud.
For other IaaSes,
you may need to do some engineering work to figure out the right cloud config (and possibly ops files)
to get it working for
bosh update-runtime-config bosh-deployment/runtime-configs/dns.yml --name dns
Note: BBL v6.10.0 or later will set a runtime config including BOSH DNS when you
Deployment variables and CredHub
cf-deployment.yml requires additional information
to provide environment-specific or sensitive configuration
such as the system domain and various credentials.
To do this in the default configuration,
we use CredHub,
which is deployed on your BOSH director by default if you are using
Where necessary credential values are not present,
CredHub will generate new values
based on the type information stored in
cf-deployment v3.0, CredHub has replaced the now deprecated BOSH
vars-store as the default way to store
and generate credentials.
Necessary variables that BOSH can't ask CredHub to generate need to be supplied as well.
If the deployment includes only the base manifest (cf-deployment.yml), this is just the system domain. However, some ops files introduce additional variables. See the README summary for the particular ops files you're using for any additional necessary variables.
There are three ways to supply such additional variables:
- They can be provided by passing individual
-varguments. The syntax for
-v <variable-name>=<variable-value>. This is the recommended method for supplying the system domain.
- They can be provided in a yaml file
accessed from the command line with the
--vars-fileflag. This is the recommended method for configuring external persistence services.
- They can be stored in CredHub directly with the CredHub CLI. If you do this, then you need follow variable namespacing rules respected by BOSH described here.
The configuration of CF represented by
cf-deployment.yml is a workable, secure, fully-featured default.
When the need arises to make different configuration choices for your foundation,
you can accomplish this with the
These flags read a single
.yml file that details operations to be performed on the manifest
before variables are generated and filled.
We've supplied some common manifest modifications in the
More details can be found in the Ops-file README.
These ops-files make changes to most or all instance groups. They can be applied to the BOSH Director's runtime config, or directly to an individual deployment manifest.
The ops-file to configure platform component logging with rsyslog is such an add-on. Please see the Addon Ops-file README for details.
"Community" ops-files are contributed by the Cloud Foundry community. They are not maintained or supported by the Release Integration team. For details, see the Community Ops-file README
"Experimental" ops-files represent configurations that are in the process of being developed and/or validated. Once the configurations have been sufficiently validated, they will become part of cf-deployment.yml and the ops-files will be removed. For details, see the Experimental Ops-file README.
"Test" ops-files are configurations that we run in our testing pipeline to enable certain features. We include them in the public repository (rather than in our private CI repositories) for a few reasons, depending on the particular ops-file.
Some files are included
because we suspect that the configurations will be commonly needed
but not easily generalized.
add-persistent-isolation-segment.yml shows how a deployer can add an isolated Diego cell,
but the ops-file is hard to apply repeatably.
In this case, the ops-file is an example.
Contains all the ops files utilized to enable and configure BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR). BBR is a CLI utility for orchestrating the backup and restore of BOSH deployments and BOSH directors. It orchestrates triggering the backup or restore process on the deployment or director, and transfers the backup artifact to and from the deployment or director.
The ci for
automatically bumps to the latest versions of its component releases on the
These bumps, along with any other changes made to
develop, are deployed to a single long-running environment
and tested with CATs before being merged to master if CATs goes green.
Each version of cf-deployment is given a corresponding branch in the CATs repo,
so that users can discover which version of CATs to run against their deployments.
For example, if you've deployed cf-deployment v6.10.0,
check out the
cf6.10 branch in cf-acceptance-tests to run CATs.
The configuration for our pipeline can be found here.
CredHub is default as of cf-deployment release v
If you've got a long running foundation running a release of cf-deployment that relies on
vars-store and want to upgrade to a version that's backed by CredHub, you will need to migrate your credentials from
vars-store to CredHub.
We have a utility to help you migrate.
CF-Deployment replaces the [manifest generation scripts in cf-release][cf-release-url] which have been deprecated and are no longer supported by the Release Integration team.
Although the team is no longer working on or supporting migrations from
cf-deployment, you can still find the tooling and documentation in the cf-deployment-transition repo.