Create Necessary Secrets and Overrides

Create necessary secrets and overrides for pre-provisioned clusters

Konvoy needs SSH access to your infrastructure with superuser privileges. You must provide an unencrypted SSH private key to Konvoy.

Populate this key and create the required secret, on your bootstrap cluster using the following procedure.

Name your cluster

Give your cluster a unique name suitable for your environment.

Set the environment variable to be used throughout this procedure:

export CLUSTER_NAME=preprovisioned-example

Tips and Tricks

(Optional) If you want to create a unique cluster name, use this command. This creates a unique name every time you run it, so use it carefully.

export CLUSTER_NAME=preprovisioned-example-$(LC_CTYPE=C tr -dc 'a-z0-9' </dev/urandom | fold -w 5 | head -n1)

Create a secret

Create a secret that contains the SSH key with these commands:

export SSH_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE="<path-to-ssh-private-key>" 
kubectl create secret generic ${SSH_PRIVATE_KEY_SECRET_NAME} --from-file=ssh-privatekey=${SSH_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE}
kubectl label secret ${SSH_PRIVATE_KEY_SECRET_NAME}
secret/preprovisioned-example-ssh-key created
secret/preprovisioned-example-ssh-key labeled

Create overrides

If your pre-provisioned machines have overrides you must create a secret that includes all of the overrides you wish to provide in one file. For example, if you want to provide an override with Docker credentials and a different source for EPEL on a CentOS7 machine, you can create a file like this:

cat > overrides.yaml << EOF 
- host: ""
  username: "my-user"
  password: "my-password"
  auth: ""
  identityToken: ""


You can then create the related secret by running the following command:

kubectl create secret generic $CLUSTER_NAME-user-overrides --from-file=overrides.yaml=overrides.yaml
kubectl label secret $CLUSTER_NAME-user-overrides
secret/preprovisioned-example-user-overrides-md-1 created
secret/preprovisioned-example-user-overrides-md-1 labeled

When this step is complete, define the infrastructure nodes and partitions.