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Installation Profiles

Overview

An installation profile is a set of parameters that are used during the setting up and installation of the Network Policy and Visibility Managed Add-On (Cilium).

Installation Profile Overview

The Installation Profiles page shows custom and default network profiles. A default installation profile is provided that can be leveraged out of box. In cases where installation profiles need to be customized, a custom installation profile can be created.


Custom Installation Profiles

In certain cases, admins may want the ability to customize certain installation parameters for Cilium (e.g. for specific clusters or specific types of environment). To facilitate this, an admin can create custom installation profiles.

Parameters Supported

Creating a Custom Installation Profile

Perform the steps to create a custom installation profile:

  • Login to the controller and select Installation Profiles under Network Policy
  • Under the Custom Profiles tab, click New Profile. Provide a name for the profile. Remember that if you intend to share this profile with other projects, the name needs to be unique. Click on Create
  • Provide a unique version name under Version Name.
  • Select the installation parameters
  • Click Save Changes.

Installation Profile Creation

New versions of the profile can be created by clicking New Version and going through the same workflow as above. Parameters for the installation profile can be viewed by clicking the info button under Configuration next to Spec.

Updating a Custom Installation Profile

Updating an installation profile will create a new version for the profile.

Perform the steps to update a custom installation profile:

  • Login to the controller select Installation Profiles under Network Policy
  • Find the name of the custom profile in the custom profiles tab (can also use the search). Click the edit icon to update the profile
  • Click New Version
  • Provide a unique version name under Version Name
  • Select the installation parameters
  • Click Save Changes

Deleting a Custom Installation Profile

Perform the steps to delete a custom installation profile:

  • Login to the controller select Installation Profiles under Network Policy
  • Find the name of the custom profile in the custom profiles tab (can also use 'search')
  • Click the trash icon to delete the installation profile

NOTE: If the profile is in use in a blueprint, you will not be able to delete the profile.

Using a Custom Installation Profile

Custom Installation Profiles can be selected as part of enabling Network Policy & Visibility when creating or updating a blueprint.

Follow the instructions here for the Custom Blueprint Creation.

  • Go to the Network Visibility and Policy section to enable the capability
  • Expand Advanced section, select the installation profile and the version

Installation Profile Assignment