PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v1.1 version and not to the latest stable release v1.9
OpenShift adds a number of security and other enhancements to Kubernetes. In particular, security context constraints allow the cluster admin to define exactly which permissions are allowed to pods running in the cluster. You will need to define those permissions that allow the Rook pods to run.
The settings for Rook in OpenShift are described below, and are also included in the example yaml files:
operator-openshift.yaml: Creates the security context constraints and starts the operator deployment
object-openshift.yaml: Creates an object store with rgw listening on a valid port number for OpenShift
To create an OpenShift cluster, the commands basically include:
oc create -f common.yaml oc create -f operator-openshift.yaml oc create -f cluster.yaml
To orchestrate the storage platform, Rook requires the following access in the cluster:
hostPathvolumes, for persistence by the Ceph mon and osd pods
- Run pods in
privilegedmode, for access to
- Host networking for the Rook agent and clusters that require host networking
- Ceph OSDs require host PIDs for communication on the same node
Security Context Constraints
Before starting the Rook operator or cluster, create the security context constraints needed by the Rook pods. The following yaml is found in
NOTE Older versions of OpenShift may require
kind: SecurityContextConstraints apiVersion: security.openshift.io/v1 metadata: name: rook-ceph allowPrivilegedContainer: true allowHostNetwork: true allowHostDirVolumePlugin: true priority: allowedCapabilities:  allowHostPorts: false allowHostPID: true allowHostIPC: false readOnlyRootFilesystem: false requiredDropCapabilities:  defaultAddCapabilities:  runAsUser: type: RunAsAny seLinuxContext: type: MustRunAs fsGroup: type: MustRunAs supplementalGroups: type: RunAsAny allowedFlexVolumes: - driver: "ceph.rook.io/rook" - driver: "ceph.rook.io/rook-ceph" volumes: - configMap - downwardAPI - emptyDir - flexVolume - hostPath - persistentVolumeClaim - projected - secret users: # A user needs to be added for each rook service account. # This assumes running in the default sample "rook-ceph" namespace. # If other namespaces or service accounts are configured, they need to be updated here. - system:serviceaccount:rook-ceph:rook-ceph-system - system:serviceaccount:rook-ceph:default - system:serviceaccount:rook-ceph:rook-ceph-mgr - system:serviceaccount:rook-ceph:rook-ceph-osd
Important to note is that if you plan on running Rook in namespaces other than the default
rook-ceph, the example scc will need to be modified to accommodate for your namespaces where the Rook pods are running.
To create the scc you will need a privileged account:
oc login -u system:admin
We will create the security context constraints with the operator in the next section.
There are some Rook settings that also need to be adjusted to work in OpenShift.
There is an environment variable that needs to be set in the operator spec that will allow Rook to run in OpenShift clusters.
ROOK_HOSTPATH_REQUIRES_PRIVILEGED: Must be set to
true. Writing to the hostPath is required for the Ceph mon and osd pods. Given the restricted permissions in OpenShift with SELinux, the pod must be running privileged in order to write to the hostPath volume.
- name: ROOK_HOSTPATH_REQUIRES_PRIVILEGED value: "true"
Now create the security context constraints and the operator:
oc create -f operator-openshift.yaml
The cluster settings in
cluster.yaml are largely isolated from the differences in OpenShift. There is perhaps just one to take note of:
dataDirHostPath: Ensure that it points to a valid, writable path on the host systems.
Object Store Settings
In OpenShift, ports less than 1024 cannot be bound. In the object store CRD, ensure the port is modified to meet this requirement.
gateway: port: 8080
You can expose a different port such as
80 by creating a service.
A sample object store can be created with these settings:
oc create -f object-openshift.yaml
There is a known issue in MiniShift that does not allow Rook to be tested in some common end-to-end scenarios. Flex drivers are not currently supported, which means that block and file volumes cannot be mounted. See this tracking issue.