Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Before bootstrapping a VMWare vSphere-based management cluster, complete the following prerequisite steps:

  1. Verify that your planned cloud meets the reference hardware bill of material and software requirements as described in Reference Architecture: Requirements for a VMWare vSphere-based Container Cloud cluster.

  2. Log in to any personal computer or VM running Ubuntu 18.04 that you will be using as the bootstrap node.

  3. Install Docker version 18.09:

    sudo apt install docker.io
    
  4. Grant your USER access to the Docker daemon:

    sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    
  5. Log off and log in again to the bootstrap node to apply the changes.

  6. Verify that Docker is configured correctly and has access to Container Cloud CDN. For example:

    docker run --rm alpine sh -c "apk add --no-cache curl; \
    curl https://binary.mirantis.com"
    

    The system output must contain no error records. In case of issues, follow the steps provided in Troubleshooting.

  7. Prepare the VMWare deployment user setup and permissions.