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To spin up things in an OpenShift cluster based on the contents in this repository, please make sure you have a minishift based VM or a CentOS VM with root privileges. You'll also need to spin up Docker Distribution (registry) on same VM or different VM.

Docker Distribution (registry) setup

The system on which you'd like to setup the registry, execute following commands:

$ yum install -y docker-distribution
$ systemctl enable --now docker-distribution

Also make sure that the firewall rules are not blocking access to the registry (port 5000 by default.)

OpenShift setup


Start the minishift VM using below command:

$ minishift start  \
--disk-size 50GB  \
--memory 8GB  \
--iso-url centos  \
--openshift-version 3.9.0  \
--insecure-registry <registry-ip>:<port>

Memory and storage can be varied based on availability. It is recommended to have 4GB memory and 20GB disk space as minimum. However, make sure to use --iso-url centos part in above command as we have setup things on CentOS based minishift VM.


A CentOS VM with 8GB memory and 50GB disk space should suffice. You can adjust the resources based on availability. It is recommended to have 4GB memory and 20GB disk space as minimum.

In the VM, install docker and enable openshift origin repos:

$ yum install -y docker git centos-release-openshift-origin
$ yum install -y origin-clients

Edit Docker config to support OpenShift's internal registry and the external registry we created in earlier step. Update /etc/docker/daemon.json

"insecure-registries":["", "<registry-ip>:<port>"]

Now enable docker and bring up the oc cluster

$ systemctl enable --now docker
$ oc cluster up --public-hostname=<IP address of the VM>

This will bring up the OpenShift cluster with latest verion of OpenShift origin.

Bringing up the service

Once the VM is ready with OpenShift cluster in it, spin up a Jenkins server that can be used by the Jenkins Pipeline buildconfigs. Also, since we're going to be building images using Jenkins pods, we need to add few capabilities to the Jenkins service account.

Do this on host system:

$ oc login -u developer
$ oc process -p MEMORY_LIMIT=1Gi openshift//jenkins-persistent| oc create -f -

# to enable parallel builds
$ oc set env dc/jenkins \

$ oc login -u system:admin
$ oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged system:serviceaccount:${openshift-namespace}:jenkins
$ oc adm policy add-role-to-user system:image-builder system:serviceaccount:${openshift-namespace}:jenkins

where openshift-namespace is the name of the OpenShift project in which you're working.

This spins up a persistent Jenkins deployment which has 1 GB memory alloted to it. The Jenkins service spun up by this template is recognized and used by the Jenkins Pipelines.

Configuring DaemonSet

Scanning is one of the build pipeline phase the service offers. In scanning, we introspect the image built. In order to make scanning module available on all the possible builder nodes, we configure and deploy DaemonSet. The DeamonSet spins up a pod per builder node, which avails a docker volume for all the containers on the node. The scan stage in pipeline uses the volume for performing scan phase.

DaemonSet needs to be deployed using cluster admin. Configure it with cluster admin user:

# on host system
$ git clone
$ cd ccp-openshift
$ oc login -u system:admin
$ oc create -f daemon-set/scan_data.yml

Note: The labels and name of pod defined for DaemonSet are used in pipeline template to identify the container created using DaemonSet. Please keep the mentioned fields intact in DaemonSet template.

Now, login to the OpenShift cluster as user developer and create a build from the buildconfig under seed-job directory in cloned ccp-openshift repo:

# on host system
$ oc login -u developer
$ oc process -p PIPELINE_REPO=${PIPELINE_REPO}  \
-p NAMESPACE=`oc project -q`  \
-p SMTP_SERVER=${SMTP_SERVER} -f seed-job/buildtemplate.yaml | oc create -f -

If you're a developer working on your fork, export appropriate values for the variables used above. Otherwise you can use the command:

$ oc process -p PIPELINE_REPO=  \
-p PIPELINE_BRANCH=master  \
-p NAMESPACE=`oc project -q`  \
-p SMTP_SERVER=${SMTP_SERVER} -f seed-job/buildtemplate.yaml | oc create -f -

REGISTRY_URL is the IP:port combination of remote registry. For example

FROM_ADDRESS is the address from which emails will be sent to the end users. SMTP_SERVER is the server to be used to send emails.

Now check in the OpenShift web console under Build -> Pipelines and see if a Jenkins Pipeline has been created. Be patient because the image being used is quite large (2.2 GB) at the moment.

To be able to build multiple container images at the same time, edit the Jenkins deployment and add an environment variable JENKINS_JAVA_OVERRIDES to it with the value -Dhudson.slaves.NodeProvisioner.initialDelay=0,-Dhudson.slaves.NodeProvisioner.MARGIN=50,-Dhudson.slaves.NodeProvisioner.MARGIN0=0.85.

Since you changed the configuration, wait for the a new deployment to take effect. Once it's done, exec into the Jenkins pod and check the output of ps -ef. The three configuration options we added above should up in the java command as space-separated and not comma-separated. Refer this diff to ensure that values are passed properly.

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