Deploy with OLM from source

The following steps assume that

  • you’ve already built the camel-k image using make images and made it available in the cluster as an imagestream

  • you’ve already built the bundle image using make bundle and have pushed it to some registry

To perform OLM (Operator Lifecycle Manager) based deployment of camel-k, built from source locally on an OpenShift cluster, you can follow the steps below.

Login to the cluster using the standard "oc" tool, create new project, complete the basic setup process. Reference commands below

oc login -u <user> -p <password>
oc new-project camelk || true
oc policy add-role-to-group system:image-puller system:serviceaccounts --namespace=camelk || true
oc patch --patch '{"spec":{"defaultRoute":true}}' --type=merge
HOST=$(oc get route default-route -n openshift-image-registry --template='{{ }}')
echo $HOST
podman login -u <user> -p $(oc whoami -t) --tls-verify=false $HOST

Now, you need to build a catalog image (from the previously built bundle image, which has been pushed to some registry) and make it available in the cluster as an imagestream. And to achieve this, you need opm binary and the image named upstream-opm-builder which is used by opm to build the catalog image. The opm binary can be dowloaded from here and the image is available on Add the opm binary to the PATH environment. The steps below have been validated with opm v1.15.3. However, newer versions may work as expected, with minor changes in command line arguments (if any). If the binary and the image are not available for your platform, you’ll need to build those from source.

Now, the catalog image can be built and pushed to the imagestream as:

opm index add -u podman --bundles <registry>/<repo>/camel-k-bundle:<tag> --tag $HOST/camelk/camel-k-catalog:<tag> -p podman
podman push $HOST/camelk/camel-k-catalog:<tag> --tls-verify=false

Note that the -u and -p options of opm allow usage of different tools for dealing with containers/image registries i.e. docker, podman. Here are the details of the available options for opm index build

opm index add -h
Add operator bundles to an index.

 This command will add the given set of bundle images (specified by the --bundles option) to an index image (provided by the --from-index option).

 If multiple bundles are given with '--mode=replaces' (the default), bundles are added to the index by order of ascending (semver) version unless the update graph specified by replaces requires a different input order; e.g. 1.0.0 replaces 1.0.1 would result in [1.0.1, 1.0.0] instead of the [1.0.0, 1.0.1] normally expected of semver. However, for most cases (e.g. 1.0.1 replaces 1.0.0) the bundle with the highest version is used to set the default channel of the related package.

  opm index add [flags]

  # Create an index image from scratch with a single bundle image
  opm index add --bundles --tag

  # Add a single bundle image to an index image
  opm index add --bundles --from-index --tag

  # Add multiple bundles to an index and generate a Dockerfile instead of an image
  opm index add --bundles, --generate

  -i, --binary-image opm        container image for on-image opm command
  -u, --build-tool string       tool to build container images. One of: [docker, podman]. Defaults to podman. Overrides part of container-tool.
  -b, --bundles strings         comma separated list of bundles to add
  -c, --container-tool string   tool to interact with container images (save, build, etc.). One of: [docker, podman]
  -f, --from-index string       previous index to add to
      --generate                if enabled, just creates the dockerfile and saves it to local disk
  -h, --help                    help for add
      --mode string             graph update mode that defines how channel graphs are updated. One of: [replaces, semver, semver-skippatch] (default "replaces")
  -d, --out-dockerfile string   if generating the dockerfile, this flag is used to (optionally) specify a dockerfile name
      --permissive              allow registry load errors
  -p, --pull-tool string        tool to pull container images. One of: [none, docker, podman]. Defaults to none. Overrides part of container-tool.
  -t, --tag string              custom tag for container image being built

Global Flags:
      --skip-tls   skip TLS certificate verification for container image registries while pulling bundles or index

In order to create a catalogsource which will use this custom catalog, create a catalog-source.yaml file

kind: CatalogSource
  name: camel-k-catalog
  namespace: openshift-marketplace
  sourceType: grpc
  image: image-registry.openshift-image-registry.svc:5000/camelk/camel-k-catalog:<tag>
  displayName: Camel K catalog
  publisher: My publisher

and create the catalogsource and confirm its' creation.

# oc create -f catalog-source.yaml created

The custom catalog that we created using the yaml file above should be visible in the cluster now, along with the corresponding package manifest.

# oc get catalogsources -A | grep camel
openshift-marketplace   camel-k-catalog       Camel K catalog       grpc   My publisher   41m
# oc get packagemanifest -A | grep camel
openshift-marketplace   knative-camel-operator                               Community Operators   21d
openshift-marketplace   red-hat-camel-k                                      Red Hat Operators     21d
openshift-marketplace   camel-k                                              Community Operators   21d
openshift-marketplace   camel-k                                              Camel K catalog       41m

Now, you can deploy the custom operator using the custom catalog as

# cd $GOPATH/src/
# ./kamel install --olm-source=camel-k-catalog --olm-source-namespace=openshift-marketplace --olm-channel=alpha
OLM is available in the cluster
Camel K installed in namespace camelk via OLM subscription

You can confirm the deployment. The sample log for camel-k 1.3.0 is pasted below.

# oc get all -A | grep camel
camelk                                             pod/camel-k-operator-7fbb745899-qflcb                                 1/1     Running     0          8s
openshift-marketplace                              pod/camel-k-catalog-m8f9g                                             1/1     Running     0          4m38s
openshift-marketplace                              service/camel-k-catalog                            ClusterIP    <none>                                 50051/TCP                      4m38s
camelk                                             deployment.apps/camel-k-operator                         1/1     1            1           11s
camelk                                             replicaset.apps/camel-k-operator-7fbb745899                         1         1         1       9s
camelk                                     1.3.0                                                    8 hours ago
camelk                     1.3.0                                                    6 hours ago