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Pipelines

Integrated GitOps pipelines in the Controller can comprise multiple stages. The stages in the pipeline are then executed sequentially one after another.

In the example below, the pipeline has "four stages". It can either be manually run or triggered by updates to a Git repository which will send a webhook to the Controller. Once the manual approval stage is initiated and approval performed by an authorized user, three workloads are deployed in a sequence.

Multi Stage Pipeline

The image below shows the job details for the multi-stage pipeline that was

  • Approved by "demos@rafay.co" on 17/Dec/2020 at 9:38 PM
  • The first workload deployment took 12 seconds
  • The second workload deployment took 14 seconds
  • The third workload deployment took 12 seconds

Job Multi Stage Pipeline


Security Model

Integrated GitOps pipelines in the Controller closely follow the Projects based hard security isolation model. This means that RBAC'ed users that belong to just "Project A" cannot access/view the pipelines in "Project B".


Number of Pipelines

There are no constraints or limitations (both scale and licensing related) to the number of pipelines that can be used by an organization.


Create Pipeline

To create a new pipeline,

  • Navigate to your Project
  • Select GitOps Pipelines
  • Click on "New Pipeline", provide a friendly name and Save

Create New Pipeline


Add Stages

Every pipeline contains at least one stage. To add a new stage

  • Click on Add New Stage
  • Follow the directions for types of stages

Add Stage


Add Triggers

Every pipeline contains at least one trigger. To add a new trigger

  • Click on Add New Trigger
  • Follow the directions for types of triggers

Add Trigger


View Pipelines

To view the list of all pipelines in a project

  • Navigate to your Project
  • Click on GitOps pipelines

In the example shown below, there are four active pipelines. The "nginx-gitops" pipeline has been triggered and run 87 times.

View Pipelines


Activate/Deactivate Pipeline

Administrators can deactivate a pipeline either temporarily or permanently. When a pipeline is deactivated, triggers received are ignored. However, it is still possible to manually run the pipeline.

Click on Activate to make the pipeline active. The current activation status of a pipeline can be viewed for every pipeline.

Activated Pipeline


Manage Sharing Pipelines

The existing pipeline can be shared to All/Specific/None projects. This helps to use the configured resource specs to infuse to the new pipeline if required or change the required resources

Pipeline Sharing

Edit Pipeline

Authorized users can edit and update existing pipelines anytime.

  • Click on the pipeline
  • Click on Edit
  • The user can now add/remove/update stages and triggers

Edit Pipeline


Delete Pipeline

Click on Delete, acknowledge the prompt to permanently delete the pipeline. Note that this action is destructive and cannot be undone.


Manual Jobs

If required, authorized users can launch a pipeline job "manually" by clicking on "Run"

Manual Job


View Pipeline Jobs

Every pipeline job's details (i.e. run) are visualized for users. Just select and click on your pipeline name. In the example below, the reverse chronological list of jobs, their status, total run time and start time are presented for quick comparison.

View Jobs in Pipeline

To view detailed information about a job, click on the "Job #". In the example below, clicking on "Job 20" provides the user detailed information about the pipeline

View Job Detail