Installation Profiles

How to use named Verrazzano configurations to simplify an installation

This document describes built-in configuration profiles that you can use to simplify a Verrazzano installation. An installation profile is a well-known configuration of Verrazzano settings that can be referenced by name, which then can be customized as needed.

The following table describes the Verrazzano installation profiles.

Profile Description Characteristics
prod Full install, production configuration. Default profile:
- Full installation.
- Persistent storage.
- Production Elasticsearch cluster topology.
dev Development or evaluation configuration. Lightweight installation:
- For evaluation purposes.
- No persistence.
- Single-node Elasticsearch cluster topology.
managed-cluster A specialized installation for managed clusters in a multicluster topology. Minimal installation for a managed cluster:
- Cluster must be registered with an admin cluster to use multicluster features.

Use an installation profile

To use a profile to install Verrazzano, set the profile name in the profile field of your Verrazzano custom resource.

For example, to use the dev profile:

apiVersion: install.verrazzano.io/v1alpha1
kind: Verrazzano
metadata:
  name: my-verrazzano
spec:
  profile: dev

To use a different profile, simply replace dev with prod or managed-cluster.

Customize an installation profile

You can override the profile settings for any component regardless of the profile. The following example uses a customized dev profile to configure a small 8Gi persistent volume for the MySQL instance used by Keycloak to provide more stability for the Keycloak service:

apiVersion: install.verrazzano.io/v1alpha1
kind: Verrazzano
metadata:
  name: custom-dev-example
spec:
  profile: dev
  components:
    keycloak:
      mysql:
        volumeSource:
          persistentVolumeClaim:
            claimName: mysql
  volumeClaimSpecTemplates:
  - metadata:
      name: mysql      
    spec:
      resources:
        requests:
          storage: 8Gi

For details on how to customize Verrazzano components, see Customize an Installation.

Profile configurations

The following table lists the Verrazzano components that are installed with each profile. Note that you can customize any Verrazzano installation, regardless of the profile.

Component dev prod managed-cluster
Istio ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
NGINX ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cert-Manager ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
External-DNS
Prometheus ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Elasticsearch ✔️ ✔️
Console ✔️ ✔️
Kibana ✔️ ✔️
Grafana ✔️ ✔️
Rancher ✔️ ✔️
Keycloak ✔️ ✔️

Prometheus and Grafana configurations

The following table describes the Prometheus and Grafana configurations in each profile.

Profile Prometheus Grafana
prod 1 replica (128M memory, 50Gi storage) 1 replica (48M memory, 50Gi storage)
dev 1 replica (128M memory, ephemeral storage) 1 replica (48M memory, ephemeral storage)
managed-cluster 1 replica (128M memory, 50Gi storage) Not installed

Kibana and Elasticsearch configurations

The following table describes the Kibana and Elasticsearch cluster topology in each profile.

Profile Elasticsearch Kibana
prod 3 master replicas (1.4Gi memory, 50Gi storage each)
1 ingest replica (2.5Gi memory, no storage)
2 data replicas (4.8Gi memory, 50Gi storage each)
1 replica (192M memory, ephemeral storage)
dev 1 master/data/ingest replica (1Gi memory, ephemeral storage) 1 replica (192M memory, ephemeral storage)
managed-cluster Not installed Not installed

Profile-independent defaults

The following table shows the settings for components that are profile-independent (consistent across all profiles unless overridden).

Component Default
DNS Wildcard DNS provider nip.io.
Certificates Uses the cert-manager self-signed ClusterIssuer for certificates.
Ingress-type Defaults to LoadBalancer service type for the ingress.

For details on how to customize Verrazzano components, see Customize an Installation.