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Ansible playbooks to deploy ovn-kubernetes

The ansible playbooks are able to deploy a kubernetes cluster with Linux and Windows minion nodes.

Ansible requirements

Minimum required ansible version is The recommended version is 2.7.2.

For Linux: Make sure that you are able to SSH into the target nodes without being asked for the password. You can read more here.

For Windows: Follow this guide to setup the node to be used with ansible.

Verifying the setup

To verify the setup and that ansible has been successfully configured you can run the following:

ansible -m setup all

This will connect to the target hosts and will gather host facts. If the command succeeds and everything is green, you're good to go with running the playbook.

How to use

Make sure to update first the inventory with details about the nodes.

To start the playbook, please run the following:

ansible-playbook ovn-kubernetes-cluster.yml

Currently supported Linux nodes:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04

Currently supported Windows nodes:

  • Windows Server 2016 build version 1709 (OS Version 10.0.16299.0)
  • Windows Server 2016 build version 1803 (OS Version 10.0.17134.0)
  • Windows Server 2019 LTSC and build version 1809 (OS Version 10.0.17763.0)

Ports that have to be opened on public clouds when using the playbooks

The following ports need to be opened if we access the cluster machines via the public address.

Kubernetes ports

  • Kubernetes service ports (deployment specific): UDP and TCP 30000 - 32767
  • Kubelet (default port): TCP 10250
  • Kubernetes API: TCP 8080 for HTTP and TCP 443 for HTTPS

Ansible related ports

  • WinRM via HTTPS: TCP 5986 (for HTTP also TCP 5985)
  • SSH: TCP 22

OVN related ports

  • OVN Northbound (NB): TCP 6641
  • OVN Southbound (SB): TCP 6642

OVS related encapsulation ports

  • GENEVE encapsulation (used by default): UDP 6081
  • STT encapsulation (optional encapsulation type, no special NIC required): TCP 7471

Further useful ports/types

  • Windows RDP Port: 3389 (TCP)
  • ICMP: useful for debugging

Work in progress

  • Support for hybrid cluster with master/minion nodes on different cloud providers.

  • Different Linux versions support (currently only Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 supported)

Known issues

  • Windows containers do not support IPv6 at the moment. You can read more here
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