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The Cluster Node Feature Discovery operator manages detection of hardware features and configuration in a Openshift cluster.
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Node Feature Discovery Operator

The Cluster Node Feature Discovery operator manages detection of hardware features and configuration in a Openshift cluster. The operator orchestrates all resources needed to run the NFD DaemonSet (Upstream: https://github.com/kubernetes-sigs/node-feature-discovery)

Building the operator

Checkout the sources

$ git clone https://github.com/openshift/cluster-nfd-operator $GOPATH/src/github.com/openshift/cluster-nfd-operator

Update the Makefile and edit IMAGE_TAG and IMAGE_REGISTRY one will need those later to update the operator manifest (image: $IMAGE_REGISTRY/$IMAGE_TAG).

Update the Dockerfile with the correct golang build image and the base image the operator will run with.

Manual deploy of the operator

Checkout the sources

$ git clone https://github.com/openshift/cluster-nfd-operator

Update the Makefile with the a custom image built and configure the namespace where the operator should be deployed.

The default CR will create the operand (NFD) in the openshift-nfd namespace, the CR can be edited to choose another namespace and image. See the manifests/0700_cr.yaml for the default values.

$ cd cluster-nfd-operator/manifests
$ make deploy

The operator will use the NFD image built from: https://github.com/openshift/node-feature-discovery

To uninstall the operator run

$ make undeploy

To verify the correct working of NFD a e2e test can be run as well:

$ make test-e2e

Extending NFD with sidecar containers and hooks

First see upstream documentation of the hook feature and how to create a correct hook file: https://github.com/kubernetes-sigs/node-feature-discovery#local-user-specific-features.

The DaemonSet running on the workers will mount the hostPath: /etc/kubernetes/node-feature-discovery/source.d. Additional hooks can than be provided by a sidecar container that is as well running on the workers and mounting the same hostpath and writing the hook executable (shell-script, compiled code, ...) to this directory.

NFD will execute any file in this directory, if one needs any configuration for the hook, a separate configuration directory can be created under /etc/kubernetes/node-feature-discovery/source.d e.g. /etc/kubernetes/node-feature-discovery/source.d/own-hook-conf, NFD will not recurse deeper into the file hierarchy.

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