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Set Up the Deployment Jump VM and the Kubernetes Master Node VMs (Manual Deployment)


A Deployment Jump VM running a Linux distribution is used for the following purposes:

  • Deploying ONTAP Select using an Ansible playbook

  • Deploying the Kubernetes infrastructure with NVIDIA DeepOps and GPU Operator

  • Installing and configuring NetApp Trident

Three more VMs running Linux are set up; these VMs are configured as Kubernetes Master Nodes in this solution.

Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS was used in this solution deployment.

  1. Deploy the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS VM with VMware tools

    You can refer to the high-level steps described in section Install Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS.

  2. Configure the in-band management network for the VM. See the following sample netplan template:

    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # For more information, see netplan(5).
      version: 2
      renderer: networkd
          dhcp4: false
          addresses: [ipv4_address/subnet]
          - to:
            metric: 100
            table: 3488
          - from:
            priority: 32768
            table: 3488
            addresses: [nameserver_ip]
            search: [ search_domain ]
          mtu: 1500

    This template is not the only way to setup the network. You can use any other approach that you prefer.

  3. Apply the netplan.

    sudo netplan –-debug apply
  4. Stop and disable Network Manager if it is running.

    systemctl stop NetworkManager
    systemctl disable NetworkManager
  5. Open a VI editor to /etc/iproute2/rt_tables and add a table entry.

    # reserved values
    255     local
    254     main
    253     default
    0       unspec
    # local
    #1      inr.ruhep
    101     3488
  6. Add a host record for the VM in DNS.

  7. Verify outbound internet access.

  8. Update the system.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  9. Reboot the system.

  10. Repeat steps 1 through 9 to set up the other three VMs.