Blacksmith, Bare-Metal CoreOS Cluster Manager
Blacksmith is a collection of DHCP, PXE, TFTP, and HTTP servers, created with the purpose of booting CoreOS on bare-metal machines, configuring them by serving generated cloud-config and ignition files, and maintaining the cluster over time. Blacksmith uses etcd to store the states, and to elect a leader. So you can run multiple instances of Blacksmith to provide a high available CoreOS over bare-metal infrastructure.
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Workspace and Templating
The cloud-config and ignition files, and the bootparams string which is passed to the kernel at boot time, are provided by executing templates for each machine. These templates, along with CoreOS images and other binary files, form the runtime environment of your cluster. In Blacksmith, we call this folder Workspace. For more information on the structure of a workspace, check the workspace doc.
Running in Docker
Blacksmith is available as a Docker image called
Because Blacksmith needs to listen for DHCP traffic, it has to run with
the host network stack. You can use
install-as-docker.sh to run
blacksmith as a docker container. The script has made some assumptions to
provide some of the required arguments of the
To customize it according to your network layout, currently you have to edit
$ sudo ./install-as-docker.sh <workspace-path> <etcd-endpoints> <network-interface>
In some IaaS environments, machine names are resolvable in the internal network. Some software (Kubernetes?) count on it. To provide similar functionality, you need to run SkyDNS on the same instances you run Blacksmith on. Blacksmith will configure them through etcd.
For test you can use our
# Get the packages (ignore the warnings): go get -v github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith go get -v github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith-kubernetes # Download the needed binaries of kubernetes workspace of blacksmith: cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith-kubernetes/binaries ./download-all.sh cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith-kubernetes # Edit config.sh there and make it to suit your needs, # # If you happen to need a proxy config, you should edit the following lines: # export CONTAINER_HTTP_PROXY=http://<your http proxy ip>:<port> # export CONTAINER_HTTPS_PROXY=http://<your https proxy ip>:<port> # Note: Referring localhost and 127.0.0.1 won't work here, good idea # would be to make your local proxy server to listen on 0.0.0.0 and # use your LAN IP here. # # You need to edit config.sh internal/external interface names to this: # (or a real cluster scenario, according to your machines) # export INTERNAL_INTERFACE_NAME=enp0s8 # export EXTERNAL_INTERFACE_NAME=enp0s9 # put your ssh keys into the cluster echo " - $(cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub)" > ssh-keys.yaml # Build workspace: ./build.sh # Enter blacksmith cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith mkdir workspaces # Initialize the cluster using VirtualBox ./dev_run.sh # On blacksmith-kubernetes, once machines reached "installed" state, (click # you can terminate BoB (local instance of blacksmith that has provisioned # master machines with blacksmith-kubernetes workspace) # Now you can add 5 workers to your just created virtual cluster. ./dev_run.sh worker 5 # Access to Kubernetes via kubectl # Append this line to your /etc/hosts # <bootstrapper1 ip address> test.cafecluster # Kubernetes setup takes several minutes or hours, # for poor Internet connections # kubectl --kubeconfig $GOPATH/src/github.com/cafebazaar/blacksmith-kubernetes/Takeaways/kubeconfig get nodes