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Create One Project using a ConfigMap

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  • Considerations
  • Prerequisites
  • Create One Project Using a ConfigMap
  • Connect to HTTPS-enabled Ops Manager Using a Custom CA
  • Next Steps

The MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator uses a Kubernetes ConfigMap to link to a single and unique Ops Manager Project. If the referenced project doesn't exist, the Kubernetes Operator creates it according to the projectName that you provide in the ConfigMap.

To create a Kubernetes Operator ConfigMap, you can edit a few lines of the example ConfigMap YAML file and apply the ConfigMap. To view a full example, see the project.yaml file.

Alternatively, you can use the MongoDB Cloud Manager UI or the Ops Manager UI to create or choose a project, and automatically generate the ConfigMap YAML file, which you can then apply to your Kubernetes environment.

  1. You can deploy only one MongoDB resource per project. This limit applies because Ops Manager supports only one authentication method for database user access per project. To learn more, see Deploy a MongoDB Database Resource.

  2. You must pair a MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator deployment to a unique Ops Manager Project. You can either create a distinct ConfigMap for each MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator instance you deploy, or you can reuse the same ConfigMap for any number of deployments by omitting the data.projectName from your ConfigMap, so that project names align with deployed resource names. Where a project name is provided in the config map, if that project does not exist yet it will be created.

Important

  • You can use the Kubernetes Operator to deploy MongoDB resources with Cloud Manager and with Ops Manager version 6.0.x or later.

  • You can use the Atlas Operator to deploy MongoDB resources to Atlas.

  • Kubernetes version 1.11 or later or Openshift version 3.11 or later.

  • MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator version 0.11 or later installed.

1

If you have not already, run the following command to execute all kubectl commands in the namespace you created.

Note

If you are deploying an Ops Manager resource in a multi-Kubernetes cluster MongoDB deployment:

  • Set the context to the name of the central cluster, such as: kubectl config set context "$MDB_CENTRAL_CLUSTER_FULL_NAME".

  • Set the --namespace to the same scope that you used for your multi-Kubernetes cluster MongoDB deployment, such as: kubectl config --namespace "mongodb".

kubectl config set-context $(kubectl config current-context) --namespace=<metadata.namespace>
2
cat <<EOF | kubectl apply -f -
apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
metadata:
name: my-project
namespace: mongodb
data:
projectName: myProjectName # this is an optional parameter; when omitted, the Operator creates a project with the resource name
orgId: 5b890e0feacf0b76ff3e7183 # this is a required parameter
baseUrl: https://ops.example.com:8443
EOF
Key
Type
Description
Example
metadata.name
string

Name of the Kubernetes object.

Resource names must be 44 characters or less.

Tip

See also:

  • Kubernetes documentation on names. This name must follow RFC1123 naming conventions, using only lowercase alphanumeric characters, - or ., and must start and end with an alphanumeric character.

my-project
metadata.namespace
string
Kubernetes namespace where the Kubernetes Operator creates this MongoDB resource and other objects.
mongodb
data.projectName
string

Label for your Ops Manager Project.

The Kubernetes Operator creates the Ops Manager project if it does not exist. If you omit the projectName, the Kubernetes Operator creates a project with the same name as your Kubernetes resource.

To use an existing project in a Cloud Manager or Ops Manager organization, locate the projectName by clicking the All Clusters link at the top left of the Cloud Manager or Ops Manager page, and searching by name in the Search box, or scrolling to find the name in the list. Each card in this list represents the combination of one Cloud Manager or Ops Manager Organization and Project.

myProjectName
data.orgId
string

Required. 24 character hex string that uniquely identifies your Cloud Manager or Ops Manager Organization.

Important

  • You can use the Kubernetes Operator to deploy MongoDB resources with Cloud Manager and with Ops Manager version 6.0.x or later.

  • You can use the Atlas Operator to deploy MongoDB resources to Atlas.

Specify an existing Organization:

1

Click Settings in the left navigation bar.

2

Select your organization, view the current URL in your browser and copy the value displayed in the <orgId> placeholder as follows:

https://ops.example.com:8443/ v2#/org/<orgId>/projects

Note

You must have the Organization Project Creator role to create a new project within an existing Cloud Manager or Ops Manager organization.

If you provide an empty string as your orgId, Kubernetes Operator creates an organization with the same name as your project.

5b890e0feacf0b76ff3e7183
data.baseUrl
string

URL to your Ops Manager Application including the FQDN and port number.

Important

If you deploy Ops Manager with the Kubernetes Operator and Ops Manager will manage MongoDB database resources deployed outside of the Kubernetes cluster it's deployed to, you must set data.baseUrl to the same value of the spec.configuration.mms.centralUrl setting in the Ops Manager resource specification.

Note

If you're using Cloud Manager, set the data.baseUrl value to https://cloud.mongodb.com.

https://ops.example.com:8443
3
kubectl describe configmaps <configmap-name>

This command returns a ConfigMap description in the shell:

Name: <configmap-name>
Namespace: <namespace>
Labels: <none>
Annotations: <none>
Data
====
baseUrl:
----
<myOpsManagerURL>
Events: <none>

You might have chosen to use your own TLS certificate to enable HTTPS for your Ops Manager instance. If you used a custom certificate, you need to add the CA that signed that custom certificate to the Kubernetes Operator. To add your custom CA, complete the following:

1

The Kubernetes Operator requires the root CA certificate of the CA that issued the Ops Manager host's certificate. Run the following command to create a ConfigMap containing the root CA in the same namespace of your database Pods:

kubectl -n <metadata.namespace> create configmap <root-ca-configmap-name> \
--from-file=mms-ca.crt

Important

The Kubernetes Operator requires that you name the Ops Manager resource's certificate mms-ca.crt in the ConfigMap.

2
1---
2apiVersion: v1
3kind: ConfigMap
4metadata:
5 name: <my-configmap>
6 namespace: <my-namespace>
7data:
8 projectName: <my-ops-manager-project-name> # this is an optional parameter
9 orgId: <org-id> # this is a required parameter
10 baseUrl: https://<my-ops-manager-URL>
11 sslMMSCAConfigMap: <root-ca-configmap-name>
12 sslRequireValidMMSServerCertificates: ‘true’
13...
3
  1. Invoke the following command to edit your project's ConfigMap in the default configured editor:

    kubectl edit configmaps <my-configmap> -n <metadata.namespace>
  2. Paste the highlighted section in the example ConfigMap at the end of the project ConfigMap.

4

Change the following TLS keys:

Key
Type
Description
Example
sslMMSCAConfigMap
string
Name of the ConfigMap created in the first step containing the root CA certificate used to sign the Ops Manager host's certificate. This mounts the CA certificate to the Kubernetes Operator and database resources.
my-root-ca
sslRequireValidMMSServerCertificates
boolean

Forces the Operator to require a valid TLS certificate from Ops Manager.

Important

The value must be enclosed in single quotes or the operator will throw an error.

'true'
5
6
kubectl describe configmaps <my-configmap> -n <metadata.namespace>

Important

Always include the namespace option with kubectl. kubectl defaults to an empty namespace if you don't specify the -n option, resulting in deployment failures. You must specify the value of the <metadata.namespace> field. The Kubernetes Operator, secret, and MongoDB resources should run in the same unique namespace.

This command returns a ConfigMap description in the shell:

Name: <my-configmap>
Namespace: <namespace>
Labels: <none>
Annotations: <none>
Data
====
sslMMSCAConfigMap:
----
<root-ca-configmap-name>
sslRequireValidMMSServerCertificates:
----
true
Events: <none>

Now that you created your ConfigMap, Create Credentials for the Kubernetes Operator before you start deploying MongoDB resources.

← Create Credentials for the