Create a custom host profile

In addition to the default BareMetalHostProfile object installed with Mirantis Container Cloud, you can create custom profiles for managed clusters using Container Cloud API.


The procedure below also applies to the Container Cloud management clusters.


All data will be wiped during cluster deployment on devices defined directly or indirectly in the fileSystems list of BareMetalHostProfile. For example:

  • A raw device partition with a file system on it

  • A device partition in a volume group with a logical volume that has a file system on it

  • An mdadm RAID device with a file system on it

  • An LVM RAID device with a file system on it

The wipe field is always considered true for these devices. The false value is ignored.

Therefore, to prevent data loss, move the necessary data from these file systems to another server beforehand, if required.

To create a custom bare metal host profile:

  1. Select from the following options:

    • For a management cluster, log in to the bare metal seed node that will be used to bootstrap the management cluster.

    • For a managed cluster, log in to the local machine where you management cluster kubeconfig is located and where kubectl is installed.


      The management cluster kubeconfig is created automatically during the last stage of the management cluster bootstrap.

  2. Select from the following options:

    • For a management cluster, open templates/bm/baremetalhostprofiles.yaml.template for editing.

    • For a managed cluster, create a new bare metal host profile under the templates/bm/ directory.

  3. Edit the host profile using the example template below to meet your hardware configuration requirements:

  4. To use multiple devices for LVM volume, use the example template extract below for reference.


    The following template extract contains only sections relevant to LVM configuration with multiple PVs. Expand the main template described in the previous step with the configuration below if required.

        - device:
            - name: lvm_lvp_part1
              size: 0
              wipe: true
        - device:
            - name: lvm_lvp_part2
              size: 0
              wipe: true
      - devices:
        - partition: lvm_lvp_part1
        - partition: lvm_lvp_part2
        name: lvm_lvp
      - name: root
        size: 0
        vg: lvm_lvp
      - fileSystem: ext4
        logicalVolume: root
        mountPoint: /
  5. Optional. Technology Preview. Configure support of the Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) that allows, for example, installing a cluster operating system on a RAID device, refer to Configure RAID support.

  6. Add or edit the mandatory parameters in the new BareMetalHostProfile object. For the parameters description, see API: BareMetalHostProfile spec.

  7. Select from the following options:

    • For a management cluster, proceed with the cluster bootstrap procedure as described in Bootstrap a management cluster.

    • For a managed cluster:

      1. Add the bare metal host profile to your management cluster:

        kubectl --kubeconfig <pathToManagementClusterKubeconfig> -n <managedClusterProjectName> apply -f <pathToBareMetalHostProfileFile>
      2. If required, further modify the host profile:

        kubectl --kubeconfig <pathToManagementClusterKubeconfig> -n <managedClusterProjectName> edit baremetalhostprofile <hostProfileName>
      3. Proceed with Add a bare metal host either using web UI or CLI.