Install Guide

How to install Verrazzano

The following instructions show you how to install Verrazzano in a single Kubernetes cluster.


Verrazzano requires the following:

  • A Kubernetes cluster and a compatible kubectl.
  • At least 2 CPUs, 100GB disk storage, and 16GB RAM available on the Kubernetes worker nodes. This is sufficient to install the development profile of Verrazzano. Depending on the resource requirements of the applications you deploy, this may or may not be sufficient for deploying your applications.
  • For a list of the software versions supported and installed by Verrazzano, see Software Versions.

Prepare for the install

Before installing Verrazzano, see instructions on preparing Kubernetes platforms.

NOTE: Verrazzano can create network policies that can be used to limit the ports and protocols that pods use for network communication. Network policies provide additional security but they are enforced only if you install a Kubernetes Container Network Interface (CNI) plug-in that enforces them, such as Calico. For instructions on how to install a CNI plug-in, see the documentation for your Kubernetes cluster.

Install the Verrazzano platform operator

Verrazzano provides a platform operator to manage the life cycle of Verrazzano installations. Using the Verrazzano custom resource, you can install, uninstall, and upgrade Verrazzano installations.

To install the Verrazzano platform operator:

  1. Deploy the Verrazzano platform operator.

    $ kubectl apply -f
  2. Wait for the deployment to complete.

    $ kubectl -n verrazzano-install rollout status deployment/verrazzano-platform-operator
    deployment "verrazzano-platform-operator" successfully rolled out
  3. Confirm that the operator pod is correctly defined and running.

    $ kubectl -n verrazzano-install get pods
    NAME                                            READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    verrazzano-platform-operator-59d5c585fd-lwhsx   1/1     Running   0          114s

Perform the install

Verrazzano supports the following installation profiles: development (dev), production (prod), and managed cluster (managed-cluster). For more information on profiles, see Installation Profiles.

This page shows how to create a basic Verrazzano installation using

  • The development (dev) installation profile
  • Wildcard-DNS, where DNS is provided by (the default)

For a complete description of Verrazzano configuration options, see the Verrazzano Custom Resource Definition.

To use other DNS options, see the Customzing DNS page for more details.

Install Verrazzano

To create a Verrazzano installation as described in the previous section, run the following commands:

$ kubectl apply -f - <<EOF
kind: Verrazzano
  name: my-verrazzano
  profile: ${VZ_PROFILE:-dev}
$ kubectl wait \
    --timeout=20m \
    --for=condition=InstallComplete verrazzano/my-verrazzano

To use a different profile with the above example, set the VZ_PROFILE environment variable to the name of the profile you want to install.

To monitor the Console log output of the installation:

$ kubectl -n verrazzano-install logs \
    -f $(kubectl get pod \
    -l job-name=verrazzano-install-my-verrazzano \
    -o jsonpath="{.items[0]}")

Verify the install

Verrazzano installs multiple objects in multiple namespaces. In the verrazzano-system namespaces, all the pods in the Running state, does not guarantee, but likely indicates that Verrazzano is up and running.

$ kubectl get pods -n verrazzano-system
coherence-operator-controller-manager-7557bc4c49-7w55p   1/1     Running   0          27h
fluentd-fzmsl                                            1/1     Running   0          27h
fluentd-r9wwf                                            1/1     Running   0          27h
fluentd-zp2r2                                            1/1     Running   0          27h
oam-kubernetes-runtime-6ff589f66f-r95qv                  1/1     Running   0          27h
verrazzano-api-669c7d7f66-rcnl8                          1/1     Running   0          27h
verrazzano-application-operator-b5b77d676-7w95p          1/1     Running   0          27h
verrazzano-console-6b469dff9c-b2jwk                      1/1     Running   0          27h
verrazzano-monitoring-operator-54cb658774-f6jjm          1/1     Running   0          27h
verrazzano-operator-7f4b99d7d-wg7qm                      1/1     Running   0          27h
vmi-system-es-master-0                                   2/2     Running   0          27h
vmi-system-grafana-74bb7cdf65-k97pb                      2/2     Running   0          27h
vmi-system-kibana-85565975b5-7hfdf                       2/2     Running   0          27h
vmi-system-prometheus-0-7bf464d898-czq8r                 4/4     Running   0          27h
weblogic-operator-7db5cdcf59-qxsr9                       1/1     Running   0          27h

(Optional) Run the example applications

Example applications are located here.

To get the consoles URLs and credentials, see Access Verrazzano.