Create a Fleet
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This guide provides instructions on how to create a Fleet using the guided wizards in VoltConsole. See Fleet for more information.
Fleet is used to configure infrastructure components (like nodes) in one or more Volterra customer edge sites homogeneously. Fleet configuration has the following information:
- Software image release to be deployed on the fleet
- Virtual Networks
- List of interface and devices to be configured on every node
- Connections between the virtual networks
- Security policies applied in the site
Fleet object must be created in the "system" namespace for the tenant
Associating Fleet with Site
Fleet has a field called
fleet_label. When a fleet object is created, the system automatically creates a
known_label is created in the "shared" namespace for the tenant. A site is made a "member of fleet" when this
known_label is added to the site. A site can have at most one
known_label of type
ves.io/fleet and hence belongs to exactly one fleet at any given time.
When a site becomes a member of a fleet, all nodes in site also become "members of that fleet". The fleet configuration is applied on all nodes that are members of the fleet.
Fleet and Virtual Site
Both Fleet and Virtual Sites select a list of sites based on labels. But, there is a major difference between virtual site and Fleet. Virtual sites are intersecting subsets of available sites. Fleet is a non intersecting subset of available sites compared to other Fleets. As a result, at most one Fleet configuration is applied on a Site. Also, whilst a
selects sites based on their labels (via the Virtual Site configured label selectors), the Fleet has to be applied in the sites that you want to be part of that fleet (it doesn’t select them).
However, to enable other features like monitoring, deploying applications or jobs on sites represented by fleet, the system will automatically create a virtual site in shared namespace representing all sites in a fleet.
Using the instructions provided in this guide, you will be able to create a Fleet, with all its elements, and apply to your site, making it part of this Fleet.
- A valid Volterra Account is required.
Note: In case you do not have an account, see Create a Volterra Account.
- Volterra Gateway.
The following video shows creating a fleet with the required network configuration and applying to your gateways:
Create a Fleet
Step 1: Log into the VoltConsole and start fleet configuration.
Manage from the configuration menu in the
system namespace. Select
Site Management ->
Fleet from the options. Click
Step 2: Configure Fleet label.After configuring a name in your Fleet object, configure the `fleet label value`. This value can be the same as the name.
Step 3: Fleet configuration.All options in the `Fleet Configuration` section are optional.
Fleet Configuration section and perform the following:
Step 3.1: Select or create Outside or Inside Virtual Networks.
- Click on
Select Outside virtual network objector Select
Inside virtual network objectto select or create virtual networks for this fleet.
Step 3.2: Software and Operating system version.
- Insert the
Operating system versionto dictate the versions to be pushed to all your sites members of this fleet.
- For the Fleet software and OS versions to be installed in your site, you will need to configure the site with
Site Version software Overridein
Site List, then find your site object and click
Editto edit your site properties. Locate the
Site Software Version Overridedrop down menu and select
Fleet Version Overrides.
Step 4: Select or create Network Interfaces for your sites in this fleet.
Network Interface object represents the configuration of a network device in a fleet of Volterra Customer Edge sites.
Network Interfaces section and perform the following:
Step 4.1: Select or create Network Interfaces.
Select a Network interface in the drop-down menu.
- Add items to add or create more interfaces.
Step 5: Select or create Network Connectors for your fleet.
Network Connectors object is used to create connections.
Go to Network Connectors section and perform the following:
Step 5.1: Select or create Network Connectors.
- Click on
Select network connector objectto select or create Network Connectors for this fleet.
Step 6: Select or create Network Firewall for your fleet.
Network Firewall object is used to configure Network Policies, Forward Proxy Policies and Fast ACLs on one object to be applied to a fleet of sites.
Network Firewall section and perform the following:
Step 6.1:Select or create Network Firewall.
- Click on
Select network firewall objectto select or create a Network Firewall for this fleet.
Step 7: Complete creating fleet.
Save and Exit.
Apply Fleet on a site
When your Fleet is configured, you will need to apply it on your sites so that the sites on that fleet are configured with the settings you just created.
Perform the following to apply the Fleet label to a site:
- Navigate to
Site List, find your site object and click
Editto edit your site properties.
- Locate the
Labelsbox form and insert the key-value pair that represents your fleet. Start by typing fleet and you will see the key value ves.io/fleet, when you click on this key you will see your fleets available for selection as the values.
- Select your fleet and save
Save and Exitto save Changes.
Your site is now part of the fleet that you configured.