Installing Accelerator tools
The Accelerator technology preview is an optional part of the Cloud Pak for Applications v4.2 installation.
When you install the technology preview, Accelerator tools are added to your Accelerator for Teams installation, together with the following Kubernetes operators:
- Service Binding operator, which allows applications to use external services
- Strimzi operator for managing Apache Kafka clusters
- PostgreSQL operator for managing PostgreSQL clusters
Before you begin
Because the technology preview is an optional part of the Cloud Pak for Applications v4.2 installation, the same hardware and software pre-requisites apply for OpenShift® and the Cloud Pak installer CLI. For more information, see Preparing for installation.
The Accelerator tools require dynamic storage provisioning with a default
StorageClass of type
Filesystem. For more information, see Dynamic provisioning in the Red Hat® documentation.
The following steps describe the installation process. You can find more detailed information for steps 1 through to 3 in Installing with the Cloud Pak CLI.
Step 1: Obtain the entitlement key that is assigned to your ID.
Step 2: Extract the installation configuration from the installer image on the entitled registry.
Step 3: Review the installation configuration files.
Step 4: Run the installer.
- Connect to your OCP cluster
- Run the installer
sb-installcommand to install components for the technology preview.
docker run -v ~/.kube:/root/.kube:z -u 0 -t \ -v $PWD/data:/installer/data:z \ -e LICENSE=accept \ -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY_USER -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY_KEY \ "$ENTITLED_REGISTRY/cp/icpa/icpa-installer:4.2.1" sb-install
Note: If you are running Cloud Pak for Applications v4.1, you must upgrade to v4.2 to take advantage of the Accelerator technology preview. See Upgrading with the Cloud Pak CLI.
Uninstalling Accelerator tools
To remove the technology preview components, log in to your OCP cluster and run the following command:
docker run -v ~/.kube:/root/.kube:z -u 0 -t \ -v $PWD/data:/installer/data:z \ -e LICENSE=accept \ -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY_USER -e ENTITLED_REGISTRY_KEY \ "$ENTITLED_REGISTRY/cp/icpa/icpa-installer:4.2.1" sb-uninstall
This technology preview provides an early release of Accelerator capabilities and functions. The code is provided as-is under a non-warranted license, which carries no support. The features provided are for evaluation only and should not be used for production purposes. For more information about the terms for the technology preview code, see the product license.