Using the Validated Pattern Operator
The Validated Pattern Operator was developed in order to take advantage of the automation provided with the validated pattern framework. It allows users to deploy validated patterns using the Red Hat OpenShift console. The idea is to point it at a validated pattern repo and let the operator do the work of deploying OpenShift Gitops and then all the parts and applications required for the pattern.
Installing the operator
In the OpenShift console select Operators on the menu on the left of the console. Then select OperatorHub.
Filter by keyword box type the word
validated. The validated patterns operator will appear. Select it. At this time it is a community operator and is not officially supported. A Community Operator information pop-up appears. Click
On the following pop-up page select
On the Install Operator page leave the defaults and select install.
Create a pattern instance
When the operator has completed installation click on
Create instance and start filling out the Create a Pattern form.
- Choose a name for the pattern deployment. This name will be used in the projects created.
- Apply any arbitrary labels to this deployment
- Choose a cluster group name. This is important because it identifies the type of cluster that this pattern will be deployed on. For example if this is
Industrial Edgethen it should be
datacenter. If it’s
multicloud-gitopsthen it should be
hub. Please check with the validated pattern to figure out which cluster group is right for this pattern.
- Select the
Git Specdrop down on the form and change the
Target RepoURL to your forked repository URL. E.g. From
- You may need to change the
Target Revisionsometimes it’s marked
stableor has a specific a version number e.g.
v2.1, it may simply be
main, or it might be a new branch you’ve created,
- Make sure to make any necessary changes to your
values-*.yamlfiles locally and push them to your forked repo. on the correct branch/target chosen above. For a quick start you shouldn’t need to make changes.
Review the rest of the form fields and check if they require changes. For first time pattern deployments you probably don’t need any further changes. Select
Create and the bottom of the form. The OpenShift GitOps operator should show up in
Installed Operators momentarily.
From there OpenShift GitOps will install the rest of the assets and artifacts for this pattern. Make sure to change your project to
All Projects so you will see the other operators installing. E.g. Advanced Cluster Management (ACM).
Please follow any other post-install instructions for the pattern on that pattern’s
Getting started page.