KUBAM Standard Installation

This standard installation covers installing KUBAM on CentOS or RedHat. We show how to install Docker and then KUBAM. Do the following:

1. SELinux

KUBAM supports SELinux! To check that is enabled/disabled run


If you want it to be disabled

Edit /etc/sysconfig/selinux and set the file to look like:

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of three two values:
#     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
#     minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected.
#     mls - Multi Level Security protection.

Notice that SELINUX=disabled is set. Once this is done you need to reboot the node!

1.1 Issues with SELinux

You may notice issues if you try to use symbolic links with the KUBAM directory.

When downloading the docker-compose.yaml file in the upcoming steps you may need to modify the kubam directory to make sure that it is not using at symbolic link. If you need to use symbolic links you have two options:

  1. Change the docker-compose file to point to the real directory
  2. Disable SELinux

2. Remove older files

We recommend Docker > 1.12.6

If you have someting older you can install them as follows:

CentOS 7

yum remove docker \
           docker-common \
           docker-selinux \

3. Install Docker and Docker Compose

3.1 CentOS 7

Run the following commands as root. Run sudo before if necessary:

3.1.1 Proxy?

Are you behind a nasty corporate firewall? Set up the proxy in /etc/yum.conf. This is done by adding the line:


If you were behind a Cisco firewall. Substitute your own proxy server.

3.1.2 Install Docker

yum install -y yum-utils
yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
yum install -y docker-ce
systemctl start docker
systemctl enable docker

3.1.3 Install Docker Compose

curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.17.0/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

3.2 RedHat 7

Behind a proxy? Run:

export https_proxy=proxy.esl.cisco.com:80
export http_proxy=proxy.esl.cisco.com:80

substitute your proxy for the cisco one shown in the example above.

3.2.1 RHN

Register your server

subscription-manager register
subscription-manager subscribe

Are you Behind a proxy? Run the following:

subscription-manager config --server.proxy_hostname=proxy.esl.cisco.com --server.proxy_port=80

(Substitute your proxy server)

Subscribe to rhel extras

subscription-manager repos --list
subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-extras-rpms
subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-optional-rpms

(That command takes like 5 million years to return cause RHN is the slowest turd ever. Hello, am I talking to a 1997 web service? Also, its been slow like this since from forever. Hopefully you have a satellite)

3.2.2 Install Docker

yum -y install docker
systemctl enable docker
systemctl start docker

3.2.3 Install Docker Compose

curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.17.0/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Alternatively you can use the EPEL repo

curl -O https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
yum -y install ./epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
yum -y install docker-compose

4. Install Kubam

4.1 Test to make sure you can get docker images

Make sure you can get images from docker hub. You can test by running:

docker pull busybox

If the busybox image downloads fast go to step 4.3. If not maybe section 4.2 can help.

4.2 Proxy Service (Only required if test in section 4.1 fails)

If you are behind a proxy and can't access docker hub by doing the test in section 4.1 then using a proxy may be the way. To allow Docker to use a proxy server run the following:

mkdir -p /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d
touch /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/https-proxy.conf

Edit https-proxy.conf and add proxy settings. The below is an example of how the file should look. Use your own proxy server in place of the Cisco proxy service.

Environment="HTTPS_PROXY=http://proxy.esl.cisco.com:80" "HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.esl.cisco.com:80" "NO_PROXY="

Once this is complete run:

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable docker
systemctl restart docker

Test to make sure this works:

docker pull busybox

If it doesn't hang forever you are a happy person and can go to the next step.

4.3 Docker Compose to bring up images.

curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/CiscoUcs/KUBaM/master/docker-compose.yml  
docker-compose up -d

To try version 2.0 (still under development)

curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/CiscoUcs/KUBaM/v2.0/docker-compose.yml

Navigate to Port 5000 of this server and behold all the glory of KUBAM!

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