Install Devtron with CI/CD

In this section, we describe the steps in detail on how you can install Devtron with CI/CD integration.


Pre-requisites

Install Helm, if you have not installed it already.

If you are using EKS version 1.23 or above, you must also install aws-ebs-csi-driver.

Run the following command to install AWS EBS CSI driver using Helm:

helm repo add aws-ebs-csi-driver \
https://kubernetes-sigs.github.io/aws-ebs-csi-driver \
helm repo update \
helm upgrade --install aws-ebs-csi-driver \
--namespace kube-system aws-ebs-csi-driver/aws-ebs-csi-driver

Command

Run the following command to install the latest version of Devtron along with the CI/CD module:

helm repo add devtron https://helm.devtron.ai 

helm repo update devtron

helm install devtron devtron/devtron-operator \
--create-namespace --namespace devtroncd \
--set installer.modules={cicd}

If you want to configure Blob Storage during the installation, refer configure blob storage duing installation.


Install Multi-Architecture Nodes (ARM and AMD)

To install Devtron on clusters with the multi-architecture nodes (ARM and AMD), append the Devtron installation command with --set installer.arch=multi-arch.

If you want to install Devtron for production deployments, please refer our recommended overrides for Devtron Installation.


Configure Blob Storage during Installation

Configuring Blob Storage in your Devtron environment allows you to store build logs and cache. In case, if you do not configure the Blob Storage, then:

  • You will not be able to access the build and deployment logs after an hour.

  • Build time for commit hash takes longer as cache is not available.

  • Artifact reports cannot be generated in pre/post build and deployment stages.

Choose one of the options to configure blob storage:

Run the following command to install Devtron along with MinIO for storing logs and cache.

helm repo add devtron https://helm.devtron.ai 

helm repo update devtron

helm install devtron devtron/devtron-operator \
--create-namespace --namespace devtroncd \
--set installer.modules={cicd} \
--set minio.enabled=true

Note: Unlike global cloud providers such as AWS S3 Bucket, Azure Blob Storage and Google Cloud Storage, MinIO can be hosted locally also.


Check Status of Devtron Installation

The installation takes about 15 to 20 minutes to spin up all of the Devtron microservices one by one

Run the following command to check the status of the installation:

kubectl -n devtroncd get installers installer-devtron \
-o jsonpath='{.status.sync.status}'

The command executes with one of the following output messages, indicating the status of the installation:


Check the Installer Logs

Run the following command to check the installer logs:

kubectl logs -f -l app=inception -n devtroncd

Devtron Dashboard

Run the following command to get the Devtron dashboard URL:

kubectl get svc -n devtroncd devtron-service \
-o jsonpath='{.status.loadBalancer.ingress}'

You will get an output similar to the example shown below:

[map[hostname:aaff16e9760594a92afa0140dbfd99f7-305259315.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com]]

Use the hostname aaff16e9760594a92afa0140dbfd99f7-305259315.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com (Loadbalancer URL) to access the Devtron dashboard.

If you do not get a hostname or receive a message that says "service doesn't exist," it means Devtron is still installing. Please wait until the installation is completed.

You can also use a CNAME entry corresponding to your domain/subdomain to point to the Loadbalancer URL to access at a customized domain.


Devtron Admin Credentials

When you install Devtron for the first time, it creates a default admin user and password (with unrestricted access to Devtron). You can use that credentials to log in as an administrator.

After the initial login, we recommend you set up any SSO service like Google, GitHub, etc., and then add other users (including yourself). Subsequently, all the users can use the same SSO (let's say, GitHub) to log in to Devtron's dashboard.

The sections below will help you understand the process of getting the administrator password.

For Devtron version v0.6.0 and higher

Username: admin Password: Run the following command to get the admin password:

kubectl -n devtroncd get secret devtron-secret \
-o jsonpath='{.data.ADMIN_PASSWORD}' | base64 -d
For Devtron version less than v0.6.0

Username: admin Password: Run the following command to get the admin password:

kubectl -n devtroncd get secret devtron-secret \
-o jsonpath='{.data.ACD_PASSWORD}' | base64 -d
  • If you want to uninstall Devtron or clean Devtron helm installer, refer our uninstall Devtron.

  • Related to installaltion, please also refer FAQ section also.

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