Quick Start: MacOS

This section walks you through an example installation sequence on MacOS. It was tested on version 10.12.6.


You need to install Docker. Visit https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/install/ for instructions.

You also need to install VirtualBox. Visit https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads for instructions.

The following assumes you've installed the Homebrew package manager. Visit https://brew.sh/ for instructions.

Install Minikube and Kubectl

To install Minikube, run the following command:

curl -Lo minikube https://storage.googleapis.com/minikube/releases/v0.28.0/minikube-darwin-amd64 && chmod +x minikube && sudo mv minikube /usr/local/bin/

To install Kubectl, run the following command:

brew install kubectl

Install Helm and Tiller

The following installs both Helm and Tiller.

brew install kubernetes-helm

Bring Up a Kubernetes Cluster

Start a minikube cluster as follows. This automatically runs inside VirtualBox.

minikube start

To see that it's running, type

kubectl cluster-info

You should see something like the following

Kubernetes master is running at
KubeDNS is running at

To further debug and diagnose cluster problems, use 'kubectl cluster-info dump'.

You can also see how the cluster is configured by looking at ~/.kube/config. Other tools described on this page use this configuration file to find your cluster.

If you want, you can see minikube running by looking at the VirtualBox dashboard. Or alternatively, you can visit the Minikube dashboard:

minikube dashboard

As a final setp, you need to start Tiller on the Kubernetes cluster.

helm init

Download CORD Helm-Charts

You don't need to download all of CORD. You just need to download a set of helm charts. They will, in turn, download a collection of CORD containers from Docker Hub. The rest of this section assumes all CORD-related downloads are placed in directory ~/cord.

mkdir ~/cord
cd ~/cord
git clone https://gerrit.opencord.org/helm-charts
cd helm-charts

Bring Up CORD

Deploy the service profiles corresponding to the xos-core, base-kubernetes, and demo-simpleexampleservice helm-charts. To do this, execute the following from the ~/cord/helm-charts directory.

helm dep update xos-core
helm install xos-core -n xos-core
helm dep update xos-profiles/base-kubernetes
helm install xos-profiles/base-kubernetes -n base-kubernetes
helm dep update xos-profiles/demo-simpleexampleservice
helm install xos-profiles/demo-simpleexampleservice -n demo-simpleexampleservice

Use kubectl get pods to verify that all containers in the profile are successful and none are in the error state.

Note: It will take some time for the various helm charts to deploy and the containers to come online. The tosca-loader container may error and retry several times as it waits for services to be dynamically loaded. This is normal, and eventually the tosca-loader will enter the completed state.

When all the containers are successfully up and running, kubectl get pod will return output that looks something like this:

NAME                                           READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
base-kubernetes-kubernetes-55c55bd897-rn9ln    1/1       Running   0          2m
base-kubernetes-tosca-loader-vs6pv             1/1       Running   1          2m
demo-simpleexampleservice-787454b84b-ckpn2     1/1       Running   0          1m
demo-simpleexampleservice-tosca-loader-4q7zg   1/1       Running   0          1m
xos-chameleon-6f49b67f68-pdf6n                 1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-core-57fd788db-8b97d                       1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-db-f9ddc6589-rtrml                         1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-gui-7fcfcd4474-prhfb                       1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-redis-74c5cdc969-ppd7z                     1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-tosca-7c665f97b6-krp5k                     1/1       Running   0          2m
xos-ws-55d676c696-pxsqk                        1/1       Running   0          2m

Visit CORD Dashboard

Finally, to view the CORD dashboard, run the following:

minikube service xos-gui

This will launch a window in your default browser. Administrator login and password are defined in ~/cord/helm-charts/xos-core/values.yaml.

Next Steps

This completes our example walk-through. At this point, you can do one of the following:

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