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Deploying Cloud Foundry on Alibaba Cloud with BOSH

Note about support: The Release Integration team does not maintain nor validate Alibaba Cloud deployments and Alibaba Cloud deployers must rely on the general CF community for support.

In this directory, we provide an example cloud-config.yml for Alibaba Cloud.

Install BOSH

To install the BOSH director please follow the instructions on

Make sure the BOSH director is accessible through the BOSH cli, by following the instructions on Use this mechanism in all BOSH cli examples in this documentation.

Deploy Cloud Foundry

Prepare Cloud Foundry Environment

  • Select 3 availability zones
  • Create vswitch in each zone get vswitch_id, zone_id, internal_cidr, internal_gateway
  • Config VPC SNAT with each vswitch to enable vm internet access
  • Create a Http SLB and get http_slb_id
  • Create several security groups get their security_group_id
  • Create a domain name wild bind to slb ip. Example: config * to
    • You can use instead custom DNS, but it's not very stable.
  • create a Tcp slb get tcp_slb_id [optional]

Cloud Config

After the BOSH director has been installed, you can prepare and upload a cloud config based on the cloud-config.yml file.

Take the variables and outputs from your environment to finalize the cloud config.

Use the following command to upload the cloud config.

bosh update-cloud-config \
     cf-deployment/iaas-support/alicloud/cloud-config.yml \
     -v az1_zone="<az-1>" \
     -v az2_zone="<az-2>" \
     -v az3_zone="<az-2>" \
     -v az1_vswitch_id="<az1_vswitch_id>" \
     -v az2_vswitch_id="<az2_vswitch_id>" \
     -v az3_vswitch_id="<az3_vswitch_id>" \
     -v az1_vswitch_range="<az1_vswitch_range>" \
     -v az2_vswitch_range="<az2_vswitch_range>" \
     -v az3_vswitch_range="<az3_vswitch_range>" \
     -v az1_vswitch_gateway="<az1_vswitch_gateway>" \
     -v az2_vswitch_gateway="<az2_vswitch_gateway>" \
     -v az3_vswitch_gateway="<az3_vswitch_gateway>" \
     -v security_group_id_1="<security_group_id_1>" \
     -v security_group_id_2="<security_group_id_2>" \
     -v security_group_id_3="<security_group_id_3>" \
     -v tcp_slb_id_array=["<tcp_slb_id_array>"] \
     -v http_slb_id_array=["<http_slb_id_array>"]

Deploy Cloud Foundry

To deploy Cloud Foundry run the following command filling in the necessary variables. system_domain is the user facing domain name of your Cloud Foundry installation.

Setup Domain, use your domain name

export CF_DOMAIN=...
bosh -d cf deploy cf-deployment/cf-deployment.yml \
     -o cf-deployment/iaas-support/alicloud/stemcells.yml \
     -v region="<region_id>" \
     -v system_domain=$CF_DOMAIN

Deploy Cloud Foundry In China Region

For some network connection reasons, if you want to deploy Cloud Foundry in China region, like 'cn-beijing', 'cn-hangzhou' and so on, you may be failed using above method. In order to avoid it happened, you can use the following progress.

Using your local computer to download several releases that Cloud Foundry dependent. Running the following command in your local computer:

sh cf-deployment/iaas-support/alicloud/ cf-deployment/cf-deployment.yml "<store-releases-directory>"

If it succeed, there are several releases and a new cf-deployment-local.yml in the "".

Uploading the downloaded releases to your development environment "cf-deployment/releases". After that, running the following command to upload releases:

cf-deployment/iaas-support/alicloud/ cf-deployment/releases

Setup Domain, use your domain name

export CF_DOMAIN=...
bosh -d cf deploy cf-deployment/releases/cf-deployment-local.yml \
     -o cf-deployment/iaas-support/alicloud/stemcells.yml \
     -v region="<region_id>" \
     -v system_domain=$CF_DOMAIN
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