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SAP Data Hub 2 on SUSE CaaS Platform 3

Installation Guide

SUSE Best Practices



Dr. Ulrich Schairer, SAP Solutions Architect (SUSE)
Christophe Le Dorze, ISV Solution Architect (SUSE)
SUSE CaaS Platform 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
SAP Data Hub 2
Date: 2019-12-05

SAP Data Hub 2 is a toolset to govern big amounts of data. SUSE CaaS Platform 3 is the Kubernetes base that makes deploying SAP Data Hub 2 easy. This document describes the installation and configuration of SUSE CaaS Platform 3 and SAP Data Hub 2.

Disclaimer: Documents published as part of the SUSE Best Practices series have been contributed voluntarily by SUSE employees and third parties. They are meant to serve as examples of how particular actions can be performed. They have been compiled with utmost attention to detail. However, this does not guarantee complete accuracy. SUSE cannot verify that actions described in these documents do what is claimed or whether actions described have unintended consequences. SUSE LLC, its affiliates, the authors, and the translators may not be held liable for possible errors or the consequences thereof.

Today, more and more data is created in business and industry. Alongside data growth, there is an increasing necessity to manage and exploit this data. SAP Data Hub 2 is a tool that makes dealing with large amounts of data easier. SUSE Container as a Service Platform 3 (SUSE CaaS Platform 3) is the perfect foundation for SAP Data Hub 2.

1 Requirements

To install SAP Data Hub 2 on SUSE CaaS Platform 3, make sure to satisfy the following hardware and software requirements.

1.1 Hardware

1.1.1 SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Cluster

Hardware requirements (see SAP Data Hub Install Guide) See SAP’s sizing recommendations:

The minimum hardware requirements for installing SAP Data Hub 2 on premise are:

  • 4 Kubernetes cluster nodes (1 master node and 3 worker nodes)

    • The master node should be a 4 core machine with > 32 GiB RAM

    • The three Kubernetes worker nodes should be a machine with 4 cores and with > 64 GiB RAM

1.1.2 Management Host ("Jump Host")

It is recommended to do the installation of SAP Data Hub Foundation from an external jump host and not from within the SUSE CaaS Platform Cluster.

The hardware and operating system specifications for the jump host can be for example as follows:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (or even openSUSE Leap 15.X)

  • 2 Cores

  • 8 GiB RAM

  • Disk space: 50 GiB for /, including the space for the SAP Data Hub 2 software and at least 20 GiB for /var/lib/docker (necessary for the SAP Data Hub 2 installation)

  • Network connectivity to the SUSE CaaS Platform cluster (1 GBit/s)

1.2 Software Requirements

The following software is needed

  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3

  • SAP Data Hub 2

  • optional: SAP Maintenance Planner

  • optional: SAP Host Agent

  • optional: Hadoop/Spark (see Vora’s Spark extensions)

2 Relevant Documentation:

3 Installing SUSE CaaS Platform 3

3.1 Downloading the Installation Media

All installation media can be found at https://download.suse.com.

3.2 Acquiring a Subscription for SUSE CaaS Platform 3

To receive maintenance updates for SUSE products, you need a valid subscription for the respective products. For more information about subscriptions for SUSE CaaS Platform, see https://www.suse.com/support/?id=SUSE_CaaS_Platform.

3.3 Read the Deployment Guide for SUSE CaaS Platform 3

SUSE CaaS Platform is designed to make the installation of Kubernetes easy. For more information on this topic, see the SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Deployment Guide from https://documentation.suse.com. For further reference, a Quick Start Guide and an Administrator’s Guide are available as well.

3.4 Installing SUSE CaaS Platform 3

This document describes the installation of SUSE CaaS Platform 3 from ISO images. Make sure that the host names you will use for the installation are resolvable via DNS. A static network setup is preferred.

Have the FQDN or IP address of your time server available. A reliable system time is required. Connect the media to your hardware and boot from the media.

From the GRUB menu, choose Installation.

3.4.1 Installing the Administration Node

  1. After initializing the hardware, the YaST installer opens the network configuration dialog:

    002 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 1: Network Configuration Administration Node
  2. On the installation overview screen:

    • Select the keyboard layout and language according to your needs.

    • Specify your subscription credentials or the URL of your SMT/RMT server to register your installation.

    • Set the password for the root account.

    • Assign the role Administration Node.

    007 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 2: Installation Overview Administration Node

3.4.2 Installing the Remaining Cluster Nodes

  1. Boot the machine from the ISO image and select Installation from the GRUB boot menu.

  2. The installer starts and the network configuration dialog is shown.

    002 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 3: Network Configuration Cluster Nodes
  3. Configure the network according to your needs.

  4. On the installation overview screen:

    • Select the keyboard layout and language according to your needs.

    • Specify your subscription credentials or the URL of your SMT/RMT server to register your installation.

    • Set the password for the root account.

    • Assign the role Cluster Node.

    021 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 4: Installation Overview Cluster Node

3.4.3 Bootstrapping the Kubernetes Cluster

  1. After the installation of the administration node, open your browser and visit https://name.domain.tld.

    015 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 5: Velum
  2. Create the admin account and set the admin user name and password. Log in with the newly created admin credentials.

    014 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 6: Velum login
  3. Configure SUSE CaaS Platform 3.

    016 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 7: Velum Cluster Configuration
  4. Select the nodes to be included in the cluster.

    024 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 8: Select Nodes and Roles 1
  5. Assign roles (master/worker) according to your needs.

    027 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 9: Select Nodes and Roles 2
  6. Bootstrap the Kubernetes cluster.

    030 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 10: Confirm Bootstrap
  7. After a successful bootstrap, the screen below is shown.

    032 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 11: Cluster Status Nodes

3.4.4 Installing the Jump Host

For further configuration and deployments on SUSE CaaS Platform it is highly recommended to install a jump host, also called a management host. This section describes installing the necessary tools to be able to deploy SAP Data Hub 2 on SUSE CaaS Platform.

  1. Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4+ or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 as the operating system on the jump host.

  2. Register your installation against the SUSE Customer Center (SCC) or your local SMT (Subscription Management Tool) or RMT (Repository Mirroring Tool).

  3. Register the Container Module included in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription:

    # SUSEConnect -p x86_64/SLE-Container-Module
  4. Install Docker from the Container Module:

    # zypper in docker
  5. Download kubectl matching the Kubernetes version of your SUSE CaaS Platform installation. Download kubectl 1.10.11 or higher.

    $ curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.10.11/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl
    $ sudo mv kubectl /usr/bin/kubectl
    $ sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/kubectl
  6. Download the kubeconfig file from the Velum Dashboard. Click the button kubeconfig, log in to CaaS Platform, and accept the file download.

    032a SCT CaaSP
    Figure 12: kubeconfig Button
    033 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 13: Logging In to CaaS Platform
    034 SCT CaaSP
    Figure 14: Downloading kubeconfig
  7. Enable the downloaded kubeconfig by doing either of the following:

    • Configure the KUBECONFIG environment variable:

      $ export KUBECONFIG=<PATH/TO/YOUR/kubeconfig-file>/kubeconfig
    • Move it to default path:

      $ mv <PATH/TO/YOUR/kubeconfig-file>/kubeconfig ~/.kube/config
  8. Connect to your Kubernetes cluster using kubectl:

    $ kubectl get cluster-info
    Kubernetes master is running at https://spwdfvml2054.example.com:6443
    Dex is running at https://spwdfvml2054.example.com:6443/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/dex:dex/proxy
    KubeDNS is running at https://spwdfvml2054.example.com:6443/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/kube-dns:dns/proxy
    kubernetes-dashboard is running at https://spwdfvml2054.example.com:6443/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/https:kubernetes-dashboard:https/proxy
    Tiller is running at https://spwdfvml2054.example.com:6443/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/tiller:tiller/proxy
    To further debug and diagnose cluster problems, use 'kubectl cluster-info dump'.
    $ kubectl get nodes
    NAME           STATUS   ROLES    AGE    VERSION
    spwdfvml2054   Ready    master   301d   v1.10.11
    spwdfvml2055   Ready    <none>   301d   v1.10.11
    spwdfvml2056   Ready    <none>   301d   v1.10.11
    spwdfvml2082   Ready    <none>   301d   v1.10.11
  9. Download Helm from https://helm.sh. Install and configure the Helm client. The version should match the Tiller version deployed on your SUSE CaaS Platform installation.

    $ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helm/helm/master/scripts/get > get_helm.sh
    $ chmod 700 get_helm.sh
    $ ./get_helm.sh --version 2.8.2
    $ mv helm ~/bin/helm
    $ helm init --client-only

3.4.5 Deploying Optional Components in the SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Cluster

You can deploy some useful optional applications in your SUSE CaaS Platform 3 cluster:

  • Heapster allows analyzing cluster performance

  • The Kubernetes dashboard allows administrating and basic monitoring of the Kubernetes cluster

See also https://documentation.suse.com/suse-caasp/3/html/caasp-admin/.

  1. Install Heapster:

    $ helm install --name heapster-default --namespace=kube-system stable/heapster \
      --version=0.2.7 --set rbac.create=true
  2. Install the Kubernetes dashboard:

    $ helm install --namespace=kube-system \
      --name=kubernetes-dashboard stable/kubernetes-dashboard \
  3. Start the Kubernetes API proxy:

    $ kubectl proxy
  4. Extract the id-token from the kubeconfig file:

    $ grep id-token $KUBECONFIG | awk '{ print $2 }'

    This token will allow you to log in in the next step.

  5. In your browser, open

    Use the ID you found in kubeconfig to log in to the Kubernetes dashboard.

4 Installing SAP Data Hub 2

The following sections describe the preparation and installation of SAP Data Hub 2 on the SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Cluster.

4.1 Preparing the SAP Data Hub 2 Installation

To install SAP Data Hub on SUSE CaaS Platform successfully, perform the actions detailed below.

4.1.1 Downloading the SAP Data Hub 2 Software Archive

  1. Log in to SAP Launchpad Software Center at https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/softwarecenter, select Installations and Downloads, select alphabetical order, and choose the letter D. Scroll down in the list to the folder SAP Data Hub, open it and select the version to be installed.

  2. Download the SAP Data Hub Foundation file, for example: DHFOUNDATION03_3-80004015.ZIP (SAP DATA HUB - FOUNDATION 2.3) or DHFOUNDATION06_1-80004015.ZIP (SAP DATA HUB - FOUNDATION 2.6)

  3. Unzip the software archive onto your jump host.

There are two ways to install SAP Data Hub 2:

  • Use the SL Plugin. There are two variants of doing so:

    • SL Plugin with Maintenance Planner (mpsl)

    • SL Plugin only (mpfree)

  • Use the command line install.sh script.

This document will focus on the latter installation method.

4.1.2 Prerequisites on the SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Cluster

Where not stated otherwise, all of the following steps need to be performed on the jump host.

  1. Create the namespace in the Kubernetes cluster to install SAP Data Hub 2:

    $ kubectl create namespace datahub
  2. On SUSE Enterprise Storage, create the storage class to provide volumes for SAP Data Hub 2.

  3. Make sure you have the connection data for your SUSE Enterprise Storage at hand:

    • IP addresses and port number (defaults to 6789) of the monitor nodes of your SUSE Enterprise Storage

    • A data pool created (data hub in this example) on your SUSE Enterprise Storage for the use with SAP Data Hub 2

  4. Edit the example below to fit your environment.

    $ cat > storageClass.yaml <<EOF
    apiVersion: storage.kubernetes.io/v1
    kind: StorageClass
        storageclass.kubernetes.io/is-default-class: "true"
      name: datahub
      namespace: default
      adminId: admin
      adminSecretName: ceph-admin-secret
      adminSecretNamespace:  default
      imageFeatures: layering
      imageFormat: "2"
      monitors: <IP ADDRESS OF MONITOR 1>:6789, <IP ADDRESS OF MONITOR 2>:6789, <IP ADDRESS OF MONITOR 3 >:6789
      pool: datahub
      userId: admin
      userSecretName: ceph-user-secret
    provisioner: kubernetes.io/rbd
    reclaimPolicy: Delete
    volumeBindingMode: Immediate
    $ kubectl create -f storageClass.yaml
  5. Create the secrets needed to access the storage.

    1. From SUSE Enterprise Storage, obtain the keys located in ceph.admin.keyring and ceph.user.keyring.

    2. Base64-encode the keys as follows:

      $ echo <YOUR KEY HERE> | base64
    3. Configure the encoded secrets:

      $ cat > ceph-admin-secret.yaml <<EOF
      apiVersion: v1
      kind: Secret
          name: ceph-admin-secret
      type: "kubernetes.io/rbd"
         key: <YOUR BASE64 ENCODED KEY HERE>
      $ cat > ceph-user-secret.yaml <<EOF
      apiVersion: v1
      kind: Secret
          name: ceph-user-secret
      type: "kubernetes.io/rbd"
         key: <YOUR BASE64 ENCODED KEY HERE>
      $ kubectl create -f ceph-admin-secret.yaml
      $ kubectl create -f ceph-user-secret.yaml

4.2 Installation of SAP Data Hub 2 Using the Maintenance Planner with SL Plugin (mpsl Method)

The installation method via SL plugin is a Web-based installation method recommended by SAP, offering you an option to send analytics data and feedback to SAP. All necessary prerequisites are met by applying all the steps described above.


You need to install the latest SAP Host Agent on the jump host. You can use the RPM package which can be downloaded from the SAP Software Download Center.

4.3 Installing SAP Data Hub 2 Using the SL Plugin (mpfree Method)

The Installation of SAP Data Hub 2 using the SL plugin is an alternative command-line-based installation method. Refer to the SAP Data Hub documentation (2.3)) / (2.4) / (2.5) / (2.6) for more information and the exact procedure.

4.4 Installing SAP Data Hub 2 from the Command Line (Manual Installation)

  1. Unpack the SAP Data Hub 2.6 software archive on the jump host with the following command:

    $ unzip DHFOUNDATION06_1-80004015.ZIP
  2. Run the install command as described in SAP Data Hub 2 install guide at https://help.sap.com/viewer/e66c399612e84a83a8abe97c0eeb443a/2.6.latest/en-US.

    $ cd SAP-Datahub-2.4.63-Foundation
    $ export DOCKER_REGISTRY=<URI of your registry>
    $ export NAMESPACE=datahub
    $ ./install.sh

    This interactive script configures the installation of SAP Data Hub. You should have the following information at a hand:

    • Name and credentials of your SAP S-User

    • Login credentials to your secure registry

4.5 Post-Installation Actions

After successful installation you can connect to the SAP Data Hub Web UI, identify the service IP and port of the SAP Data Hub UI:

$ kubectl get services
$ kubectl describe service

Point your browser to the IP and port you received from the commands above.

Use the login data you defined during the installation.

4.5.1 Post-Installation Work

Follow the documentation provided by SAP (https://help.sap.com/viewer/e66c399612e84a83a8abe97c0eeb443a/2.6.latest/en-US/4c472c40595b450283a6ce039f71cfc6.html) to the post installation work.

  • Create the vflow-secret for the modeler app as pointed out in the SAP documentation.

  • Import necessary CAs, for example, the CA that signed the certificate of the secure registry.

5 Upgrading SAP Data Hub 2

To upgrade an existing SAP Data Hub 2 installation to a higher version (for example 2.3 to 2.4), follow the official instructions from SAP. You can choose between the following upgrade methods:

6 Appendix

6.1 Installing a Secure Private Docker Registry

To meet the Data Hub requirements you also need a Docker Registry. The Portus project provides an easy way to build and manage an own Docker Registry. For more information, see the project homepage at http://port.us.org/.

To set up Portus in a dedicated virtual machine, do:

  1. Create a suitable a virtual machine:

    # sudo virt-install --name portus-dr --ram 8192 \
      --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/portus-dr.qcow2,size=40 --vcpus 4 \
      --os-type linux --os-variant generic --network bridge=common --graphics none \
      --console pty,target_type=serial \
      --location '/var/lib/libvirt/isos/SLE-12-SP4-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso' \
      --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial ifcfg=eth0=,,,suse-sap.net hostname=portus-dr domain=suse-sap.net Textmode=1'
  2. In this example, the Portus server will be connected to a local bridge providing common services (DNS, SMT, and Docker Registry) for the SAP Data Hub 2 stack. Our Portus deployment is container-based and orchestrated locally with docker-compose. Portus docker-compose deployment requires an up-to-date release of docker-compose. To install docker-compose, use:

    # sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.24.1/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    # sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    # sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose
  3. Clone the Portus Git repository:

    # git clone https://github.com/SUSE/Portus.git /tmp/Portus-DR
    # mv /tmp/Portus-DR/examples/compose ./portus
    # cd portus
  4. Adapt the configuration in the .env. As an example, a valid configuration may look like this:

    # cat .env
  5. In the nginx/nginx.conf file, adapt the following section:

    server {
        listen 443 ssl http2;
        server_name portus-dr.suse-sap.net;
        root /srv/Portus/public;
  6. Download the latest docker-compose.yml for Portus:

    # rm docker-compose.*
    # wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/Patazerty/d05652294d5874eddf192c9b633751ee/raw/6bf4ac6ba14192a1fe5c337494ab213200dd076e/docker-compose.yml
  7. To secure your Docker Registry configuration, add TLS to your setup:

    # echo "subjectAltName = DNS:portus-dr.suse-sap.net" > extfile.cnf
    # openssl genrsa -out secrets/rootca.key 2048
    # openssl req -x509 -new -nodes -key secrets/rootca.key -subj "/C=FR/ST=FR/O=SUSE" \
      -sha256 -days 1024 -out secrets/rootca.crt
    # openssl genrsa -out secrets/portus.key 2048
    # openssl req -new -key secrets/portus.key -out secrets/portus.csr \
      -subj "/C=FR/ST=FR/O=SUSE/CN
    # openssl req -new -key secrets/portus.key -out secrets/portus.csr \
      -subj "/C=FR/ST=FR/O=SUSE/CN=portus-dr.suse-sap.net"
    # openssl x509 -req -in secrets/portus.csr -CA secrets/rootca.crt \
      -extfile extfile.cnf -CAkey secrets/rootca.key -CAcreateserial \
      -out secrets/portus.crt -days 500 -sha256
  8. Make the servers aware of the new certificate:

    # cp -p secrets/rootca.crt /etc/pki/trust/anchors/.net-ca.crt
    # scp secrets/rootca.crt root@jumpbox.suse-sap.net:/etc/pki/trust/anchors/portus-dr.suse-sap.net-ca.crt
  9. Update the certificate on all servers that will need to interact with the Docker registry:

    # sudo update-ca-certificates
    # sudo systemctl restart docker
  10. Start your Portus setup with the following command:

    # docker-compose up -d
  11. Log in to Portus and set up the registry as shown below:

    portus registry
    Figure 15: Portus Registry
  12. To install and configure a secure private registry using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with the Container Module, the necessary components are Docker, Docker Registry, and Portus. Create SSL certificates as needed. Distribute the CA certificate to all your Kubernetes nodes. Run the command:

    # update-ca-certificates
    # systemctl restart docker
  13. Create the namespaces on your registry that are needed for SAP Data Hub 2:

    • com.sap.hana.container

    • com.sap.datahub.linuxx86_64

    • com.sap.datahub.linuxx86_64.gcc6

    • consul

    • elasticsearch

    • fabric8

    • google_containers

    • grafana

    • kibana

    • prom

    • vora

    • kaniko-project

    • com.sap.bds.docker

6.2 SUSE Enterprise Storage

An SAP Data Hub 2 installation on premise requires SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 or higher. If you plan to use SUSE Enterprise Storage not only for your Kubernetes dynamic storage class but also for your Kubernetes Control plan, virtualized or not, reserve enough resources to address etcd requirements regarding etcd Hardware.

The following steps show a minimalist, virtualized, test-oriented deployment of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5.

In the following example, we are going to build a 4 nodes (1 admin + 3 OSD) Ceph Cluster.

Before you start, be sure to:

  • Collect your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 and SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 registration code from https://scc.suse.com. Alternatively, have an SMT/RMT properly set up and already mirroring these products.

    scc sle
    Figure 16: SUSE Customer Center Products
    scc ses
    Figure 17: SUSE Customer Center Registration Code
  • Your DNS zone should already be set. In our example, where all Data Hub components are in the same DNS zone and subnet, it should look similar to the following:

    Figure 18: DNS Server
  • Also, to be as efficient as possible when using an interactive shell-scripted infrastructure deployment, we recommend using an advanced terminal client or multiplexer which allows addressing multiple shells at once.

    multi s virtinstall
    Figure 19: Advanced Terminal Client - Multi-Shell
    1. Create virtual machines:

      # sudo virt-install --name ses55-admin --ram 16384 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-admin.qcow2,size=40 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-admin-osd0.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-admin-osd1.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-admin-osd2.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-admin-osd3.qcow2,size=20 --vcpus 4 --os-type linux --os-variant generic --network bridge=caasp3 --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial --location '/var/lib/libvirt/ISOS/SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso' --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial autoyast-ses5= ifcfg=eth0=,,,suse-sap.net domain=suse-sap.net Textmode=1'
      # sudo virt-install --name ses55-osd0 --ram 16384 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd0.qcow2,size=40 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd0-osd0.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd0-osd1.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd0-osd2.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd0-osd3.qcow2,size=20 --vcpus 4 --os-type linux --os-variant generic --network bridge=caasp3 --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial --location '/var/lib/libvirt/ISOS/SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso' --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial autoyast-ses5= ifcfg=eth0=,,,suse-sap.net domain=suse-sap.net Textmode=1'
      # sudo virt-install --name ses55-osd1 --ram 16384 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd1.qcow2,size=40 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd1-osd0.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd1-osd1.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd1-osd2.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd1-osd3.qcow2,size=20 --vcpus 4 --os-type linux --os-variant generic --network bridge=caasp3 --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial --location '/var/lib/libvirt/ISOS/SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso' --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial autoyast-ses5= ifcfg=eth0=,,,suse-sap.net domain=suse-sap.net Textmode=1'
      # sudo virt-install --name ses55-osd2 --ram 16384 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd2.qcow2,size=40 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd2-osd0.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd2-osd1.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd2-osd2.qcow2,size=20 --disk bus=virtio,path=/var/lib/libvirt/VMS/ses55-osd2-osd3.qcow2,size=20 --vcpus 4 --os-type linux --os-variant generic --network bridge=caasp3 --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial --location '/var/lib/libvirt/ISOS/SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso' --extra-args 'console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial autoyast-ses5= ifcfg=eth0=,,,suse-sap.net domain=suse-sap.net Textmode=1'
      multi s smt
      Figure 20: Multi Shell SMT
    2. Select the SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 Extension.

      multi s addon
      Figure 21: Multi Shell Extensions and Modules
    3. On the hypervisor, you should also be able to route or bridge (either a traditional bridge using brctl or a virtual bridge) your upcoming SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5 network segment. In our example, for simplicity, we are using the same bridge and network address as the SUSE CaaS Platform cluster, --network bridge=caasp3.

    4. In the following example, each node is powered by 16 GB of RAM, 4 VCPU, 40 GB for the root disk, 4 * 20GB OSDB disk.

      multi s default
      Figure 22: Multi-Shell Default System
    5. NTP must be configured on each node.

      multi s ntp
      Figure 23: Multi-Shell NTP Server
    6. Deselect AppArmor and unnecessary X and GNOME Patterns, but select the SUSE Enterprise Storage pattern.

      multi s patterns
      Figure 24: Multi-Shell Patterns
    7. Deactivate the firewall on the nodes. Start the installation on all nodes.

      multi s install
      Figure 25: Multi-Shell Installation
    8. When the nodes are rebooted, log in and finish the network/host name and NTP configurations so that hostname -f returns the FQDN of the nodes and ntpq -p returns a stratum less than 16.

      multi s hostname ntp
      Figure 26: Multi-Shell Host Name
    9. Using ssh-keygen and then ssh-copy-id, send your SUSE Enterprise Storage administration node SSH public key to all other nodes.

    10. Verify that the drives you are going to allocate for SUSE Enterprise Storage OSDs are clean by wiping them. For more information, see SES Deployment Guide, section 4.3, step 12, Wipe disk.

    11. Install salt-minion on all nodes (including the administration node).

    12. On the administration node (in our example, ses55-admin.suse-sap.net), additionally install salt-master and deepsea.

    13. Restart salt-minion on all nodes and salt-master on the administration node.

      multi s salt install restart
      Figure 27: Multi-Shell Salt Installation
    14. Accept related pending Salt keys:

      # salt-key -L
      Accepted keys:
      Denied keys:
      Unaccepted keys:
      Rejected keys:

      Verify that /srv/pillar/ceph/master_minion.sls points to your administration node. In our example, it contains our salt-master FQDN: master_minion: ses55-admin.suse-sap.net.

    15. Prepare the cluster:

      # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.0
      Starting stage: ceph.stage.0
      Parsing ceph.stage.0 steps... ⏳
      Parsing ceph.stage.0 steps... ✔
      [14/14] ceph.updates on
              ses55-osd1.suse-sap.net........................................ ✔ (8s)
              ses55-admin.suse-sap.net....................................... ✔ (8s)
              ses55-osd0.suse-sap.net........................................ ✔ (9s)
              ses55-osd2.suse-sap.net........................................ ✔ (7s)
      Ended stage: ceph.stage.0 succeeded=14/14 time=57.7s
    16. Collect information about the nodes:

      # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.1
      Starting stage: ceph.stage.1
      Parsing ceph.stage.1 steps... ⏳
      Parsing ceph.stage.1 steps... ✔
      [4/4]   proposal.populate.............................................. ✔ (3s)
      Ended stage: ceph.stage.1 succeeded=4/4 time=24.0s
    17. Adapt the file /srv/pillar/ceph/proposals/policy.cfg to your needs.

      In our example, where the only deployed service is OpenAttic, it contains the following information:

    18. Prepare the final state of the configuration files set:

      # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.2
      Starting stage: ceph.stage.2
      Parsing ceph.stage.2 steps... ⏳
      Parsing ceph.stage.2 steps... ✔
      [15/15] advise.osds.................................................... ✔ (0.5s)
      Ended stage: ceph.stage.2 succeeded=15/15 time=40.7s
    19. You can now deploy your configuration:

      # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.3
      Starting stage: ceph.stage.3
      Parsing ceph.stage.3 steps... ⏳
      Parsing ceph.stage.3 steps... ✔
      [50/50] ceph.osd.restart on
              ses55-osd2.suse-sap.net........................................ ✔ (2s)
      Ended stage: ceph.stage.3 succeeded=50/50 time=246.1s
    20. When the stage 3 has been successfully passed, check the cluster health to ensure that everything is running properly:

      # ceph -s
          id:     <UUID>
          health: HEALTH_OK
          mon: 3 daemons, quorum ses55-osd0, ses55-osd1, ses55-osd2
          mgr: ses55-osd0(active), standbys: ses55-osd1, ses55-osd2
          osd: 16 osds: 16 up, 16 in
          pools:   0 pools, 0 pgs
          objects: 0 objects, 0B
          usage:   16.1GiB used, 302GiB / 318GiB avail
    21. To benefit from the OpenAttic Web UI you have to initiate the ceph.stage.4 which will install the OpenAttic service:

      # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.4
      Starting stage: ceph.stage.4
      Parsing ceph.stage.4 steps... ⏳
      Parsing ceph.stage.4 steps... ✔
      [7/7]   ceph.openattic.restart on
              ses55-admin.suse-sap.net....................................... ✔ (3s)
      Ended stage: ceph.stage.4 succeeded=7/7 time=105.2s
    22. You can now manage your cluster through the Web UI:

      openattic dash
      Figure 28: SUSE Enterprise Storage Web UI
    23. To provide a SAP Data Hub RBD device, create a pool for it:

      openattic pool
      Figure 29: Ceph Pool
    24. Now provide access to this pool through an RBD device.

      openattic rbd
      Figure 30: Ceph RBD
    25. You can now proceed to Section 4.1.2, “Prerequisites on the SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Cluster”.

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