Set up a hosted runtime environment
If you have Codefresh’s Hosted GitOps, set up your hosted environment, and you are all ready to leverage extensive CD Ops capabilities. Read about Hosted GitOps.
Where to start with Hosted GitOps
If you have not provisioned a hosted runtime, Codefresh presents you with the setup instructions in the Home dashboard.
- In the Codefresh UI, go to Codefresh Home. Codefresh guides you through the three-step setup, as described below.
1. Provision hosted runtime
Start installing the hosted runtime with a single-click. Codefresh completes the installation without any further intervention on your part. The hosted runtime is provisioned on the Codefresh cluster, and completely managed by Codefresh with automatic version and security upgrades.
- Click Install.
- When complete, to view the components for the hosted runtime, click View Runtime. You are directed to the Runtime Components tab.
The Git Sources and the Managed Clusters are empty as they will be set up in the next steps.
If you navigate to Runtimes > List View, the Cluster/Namespace column displays Codefresh, and the Module column displays CD Ops, indicating a hosted runtime.
Troubleshoot failed hosted runtime installation
Your hosted runtime may fail to install with an error as in the image below. Codefresh is closely moinitoring the hosted runtime installation process and activley working to prevent and iron out all installation errors. Follow the instructions to uninstall and reinstall the hosted runtime.
- Download the CLI
- Uninstall the failed hosted runtime:
cf runtime uninstall hosted-codefresh --force
hosted-codefreshis the name of your hosted runtime, automatically assigned by Codefresh.
- In the Codefresh UI, return to Codefresh Home.
- Refresh the page and start with 1. Provision hosted runtime above.
2. Connect Git provider
Connect your hosted runtime to a Git provider for Codefresh to creates the required Git repos. First authorize access to your Git provider through an OAuth token, and then select the Git organization or account in which to create the required Git repos.
Once you authorize access, Codefresh creates two Git repositories, one to store the runtime configuration settings, and the other to store the runtime’s application settings:
Shared runtime configuration repo
The shared runtime configuration repo is a centralized Git repository that stores configuration settings for the hosted runtime. Additional runtimes provisioned for the account can point to this repo to retrieve and reuse the configuration.
Read about Shared configuration repo.
Git Source application repo
Codefresh creates a Git Source application repo for every hosted runtime.
Read about Git sources.
Hosted runtimes support only OAuth authentication.
- Click Connect.
- Click Authorize Access, and enter your OAuth token. If you don’t have an OAuth token, see the instructions on how to generate one in How to update a Git token.
- Select the Git Organization for which to create the repos.
- Click Create. Codefresh creates the two Git repositories in the paths shown.
- Verify that both repositories have been created in your Git account.
Shared runtime configuration repo
Runtime Git Source repo
- Optional. To see your tokens, click View Tokens.
If you return to the Runtimes page and select the Git Source tab, you will now see the Git Source that Codefresh created.
The Sync State may be Unknown for a few moments until it is synced to the Codefresh cluster.
3. Connect a Kubernetes cluster
Connect a destination cluster to the hosted runtime and register it as a managed cluster. Deploy applications and configuration to the cluster. For managed cluster information and installing Argo Rollouts, see Add and manage external clusters.
Before you begin
- Make sure your cluster has internet access
- Click Connect.
- In the Add Managed Cluster panel, copy the command
cf cluster add, and run it in the terminal.
- When prompted to select the
kube-context, select from the list of available clusters as defined in
- Return to the Runtimes page, and then select Topology View.
You can see the new K8s cluster you connected.
- Configure access to the IP addresses required. See Codefresh IP addresses.
If you could not connect a cluster, you may not have the latest version of the CLI:
- If you have installed the Codefresh CLI already, make sure you have the latest version:
To compare with the latest version from Codefresh, click here.
- Download the CLI.
You have completed setting up your hosted runtime. You are ready to create applications, and connect third-party CI tools for image enrichment.
(Optional) Create application
Optional. Create an application in Codefresh, deploy it to the cluster, and track deployment and performance in the Applications dashboard.
- Follow our quick-start to create and deploy the
codefresh-guestbookapplication. Start with Create application resources.
Create your own application. See Create an application
- In the Codefresh UI, view your application in the Applications dashboard.
(Optional) Connect CI
Optional. Integrate Codefresh with the third-party tools you use for CI to enrich image information in deployments.