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Setting up the prerequisites

This guide describes how to install the prerequisites required to deploy Carbyne Stack.

Warning

Carbyne Stack has been tested using the exact versions of the tools specified below. Deviating from this battle tested configuration may create all kinds of issues.

Prerequisites

This part of the tutorial is developed and tested with Ubuntu 20.04. Please refer to this link for Ubuntu installation steps.

Platform Setup Prerequisites

Software to be installed:

Please set the following software version strings before you continue with our installation instructions.

export go_ver=1.18
export dock_ver=5:20.10.6~3-0~ubuntu-focal
export kind_ver=0.11.0
export kub_ver=1.21.1
export helm_ver=3.7.1

go

The go language is a prerequisite for the Kind package. In this guideline go 1.18 will be installed. Detailed installation instructions for go can be found here. Alternatively, you can install go by following the instructions below.

  1. Download go language for Linux.

    wget https://go.dev/dl/go$go_ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz
    
  2. Extract to /usr/local. You may need to insert the password for sudo permissions.

    sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go$go_ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz
    
  3. Check if there is a go folder in /usr/local.

    ls /usr/local
    
  4. Update PATH for go with the commands below.

    echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
    source ~/.bashrc
    
  5. Verify if PATH is updated. Now go 1.18 is successfully installed.

    go version
    

Docker Engine

Detailed installation instructions for Docker Engine can be found here. Alternatively, you can install Docker Engine by following the instructions below.

  1. Update repository index and install dependencies.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ca-certificates curl gnupg lsb-release
    
  2. Add Docker’s official GPG key.

    curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
    
  3. Set up the stable repository.

    echo \
      "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
      $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
    
  4. Install Docker Engine with the commands below.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install docker-ce=$dock_ver docker-ce-cli=$dock_ver containerd.io
    
  5. Manage Docker as a non-root user.

    sudo groupadd docker
    sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    newgrp docker
    
  6. Verify the installation.

    docker run hello-world
    

Kind

Detailed installation instructions for Kind can be found here. Alternatively, you can install Kind by following the instructions below.

  1. Install Kind 0.11.0.

    go install sigs.k8s.io/kind@v$kind_ver
    
  2. Add the local go path to PATH. You may have a different go path. Please check GOPATH with go env and replace ~/go in the below command with your GOPATH.

    echo 'export PATH=$PATH:~/go/bin' >> ~/.bashrc 
    source ~/.bashrc
    
  3. Verify Kind installation.

    kind version
    

kubectl

Detailed installation instructions for kubectl can be found here. Alternatively, you can install kubectl by following the instructions below.

  1. Download kubectl 1.21.1.

    curl -LO https://dl.k8s.io/release/v$kub_ver/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl
    
  2. Install kubectl with the command below.

    sudo install -o root -g root -m 0755 kubectl /usr/local/bin/kubectl
    
  3. Verify the installation.

    kubectl version --client
    

Helm

Detailed installation instructions for the Helm package manager can be found here. Alternatively, you can install Helm by following the instructions below.

  1. Download the Helm package manager.

    wget https://get.helm.sh/helm-v$helm_ver-linux-amd64.tar.gz
    
  2. Unpack the downloaded compressed file.

    tar -zxvf helm-v$helm_ver-linux-amd64.tar.gz
    
  3. Move the unpacked content (the helm file) to PATH.

    sudo mv linux-amd64/helm /usr/local/bin/helm
    
  4. Verify your installation.

    helm version
    

Stack Deployment Prerequisites

Software to be installed:

Please set the following software version strings before you continue with our installation instructions.

export helmfile_ver=0.142.0
export helmdiff_ver=3.1.3

Helmfile

Detailed installation instructions for the Helmfile package can be found here. Alternatively, you can install Helmfile by following the instructions below.

  1. Download the Helmfile package.

    wget https://github.com/roboll/helmfile/releases/download/v$helmfile_ver/helmfile_linux_amd64
    
  2. Give execution permission to Helmfile.

    chmod +x helmfile_linux_amd64
    
  3. Move Helmfile to PATH.

    sudo mv helmfile_linux_amd64 /usr/local/bin/helmfile
    
  4. Verify your installation.

    helmfile -v
    

Helm Diff Plugin

Detailed installation instructions for the Helm Diff plugin can be found here. Alternatively, you can install Helm Diff by following the instructions below.

  1. Download Helm Diff plugin compressed file.

    wget https://github.com/databus23/helm-diff/releases/download/v$helmdiff_ver/helm-diff-linux.tgz
    
  2. Unpack the compressed file.

    tar -zxvf helm-diff-linux.tgz
    
  3. Put the unpacked contents into the helm plugins folder. You may have a different folder. Please check HELM_PLUGINS with helm env command. Please create the folders if they do not exist. Note that the diff folder must not exist in the helm plugins folder before executing the command below.

    mv diff ~/.local/share/helm/plugins/diff
    
  4. Verify your installation.

    helm plugin list
    

OpenJDK

Detailed installation instructions for OpenJDK can be found here. Alternatively, you can install OpenJDK by following the instructions below.

  1. Install with the command.

    sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
    
  2. Verify your installation.

    java -version
    
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