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crane

crane logo - an origami crane

A GitLab CI ready image to upgrade services in Rancher. See the whole story on our blog at code.kiwi.com!

Python: 3.7 Code style: black Discord Gitlab pipeline status (branch)

Usage

  1. Deploy your application on Rancher manually, with an image tagged with a git reference (our recommendation is to use the commit SHA, but you can also use git tags.)

  2. Get a Rancher Environment API key and add the API keypair as secret variables in the project, named RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY and RANCHER_SECRET_KEY.

  3. Also add RANCHER_URL and RANCHER_ENV_ID, preferably in secret variables, or in .gitlab-ci.yml. (In the example URL https://rancher.example.com/env/1a81/apps/stacks/1e551/services/1s1456/containers the environment ID is 1a81. This ID always starts with 1a.)

  4. Add something like this to your .gitlab-ci.yml:

    stages:
      # [...]
      - deploy
    
    deploy-production:
      stage: deploy
      image: kiwicom/crane:3.2.1
      script:
        - crane --stack my-app --service api --service worker
      environment:
        name: production
        url: https://my-app.example.com/
      when: manual

Settings

CLI flag Environment variable Required Default
--url RANCHER_URL Yes
--access-key RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY Yes
--secret-key RANCHER_SECRET_KEY Yes
--env RANCHER_ENV_ID Yes
--stack RANCHER_STACK_NAME Yes
--new-commit CRANE_NEW_COMMIT No HEAD
--new-image CRANE_NEW_IMAGE No None
--service RANCHER_SERVICE_NAME No app
--sidekick RANCHER_SIDEKICK_NAME No None
--batch-size CRANE_BATCH_SIZE No 1
--batch-interval CRANE_BATCH_INTERVAL No 2
--start-first CRANE_START_FIRST No False
--sleep-after-upgrade CRANE_SLEEP_AFTER_UPGRADE No 0
--manual-finish CRANE_MANUAL_FINISH No False

Integrations & Extensions

Slack

When --slack-token is set, crane can post an announcement to --slack-channel with details about the ongoing deployment. You can use --slack-link to add useful URLs to this announcements such as Datadog dashboards, Sentry issues, or the project repository. You can set --slack-channel multiple times; all channels will have the same annnouncement posted to them. If you're setting the channel names via the environment variable, separate them with a space.

CLI flag Environment variable Details
--slack-token CRANE_SLACK_TOKEN Slack API token
--slack-channel CRANE_SLACK_CHANNEL Slack channels to announce in
--slack-link CRANE_SLACK_LINK links to mention in Slack

Sentry

With --sentry-webhook, crane can post release details to Sentry. Release tracking is useful to provide additional context to errors tracked in Sentry.

CLI flag Environment variable Details
--sentry-webhook CRANE_SENTRY_WEBHOOK Sentry release webhook URL

Datadog

If you set an API key with --datadog-key, Crane will post successful and failed releases to your Datadog event feed. These events can then be marked on charts and displayed on dashboards.

CLI flag Environment variable Details
--datadog-key CRANE_DATADOG_KEY URLs to post release info to

Generic webhooks

With the --webhook-url option, you can specify URLs that crane will send release info to, in its own format. One use for this is for analytics; if somebody sets up a listener for these events, they'll have the data needed to identify correlations between releases and changes in user behavior or sales numbers.

CLI flag Environment variable Details
--webhook-url CRANE_WEBHOOK_URL URLs to post release info to
--webhook-token CRANE_WEBHOOK_TOKEN Auth token for webhooks