Commit 6036ecf7 authored by Joshua Lambert's avatar Joshua Lambert
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- _At least_ 4 GB of RAM available on your cluster. 41GB of storage and 2 CPU are also required.
- Kubernetes 1.4+ with Beta APIs enabled
- [Persistent Volume](https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/storage/persistent-volumes/) provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure
- An [external IP address](#networking-prerequisites)
- A [wildcard DNS entry](#networking-prerequisites), which resolves to the external IP address
- The `kubectl` CLI installed locally and authenticated for the cluster
- The [Helm client](https://github.com/kubernetes/helm/blob/master/docs/quickstart.md) installed locally on your machine
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This chart configures a GitLab server and Kubernetes cluster which can support dynamic [Review Apps](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/review_apps/index.html), as well as services like the integrated [Container Registry](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/container_registry.html) and [Mattermost](https://docs.gitlab.com/omnibus/gitlab-mattermost/).
To support the GitLab services and dynamic environments, a wildcard DNS entry is required which resolves to the external Load Balancer IP.
To support the GitLab services and dynamic environments, a wildcard DNS entry is required which resolves to the [Load Balancer](load-balancer) or [External IP](#external-ip). Configuration of the DNS entry will depend upon the DNS service being used.
#### Load Balancer IP
If you do not specify a `baseIP`, an ephemeral IP will be assigned to the Load Balancer or Ingress. You can retrieve this IP by running the following command *after* deploying GitLab:
`kubectl get svc -w --namespace nginx-ingress nginx`
The IP address will be displayed in the `EXTERNAL-IP` field, and should be used to configure the Wildcard DNS entry. For more information on creating a wildcard DNS entry, consult the documentation for the DNS server you are using.
#### External IP
To provision an external IP on GCP and Azure, simply request a new address from the Networking section. Ensure that the region matches the region your container cluster is created in. Note, it is important that the IP is not assigned at this point in time. It will be automatically assigned once the Helm chart is installed, and assigned to the Load Balancer.
Now that an external IP address has been allocated, ensure that the wildcard DNS entry you would like to use resolves to this IP. Please consult the documentation for your DNS service for more information on creating DNS records.
Finally, set the `baseIP` setting to this IP address when [deploying GitLab](#configuring-and-installing-gitlab).
## Configuring and Installing GitLab
For most installations, only two parameters are required:
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* [Community contributed charts](#community-contributed-helm-charts). These charts should be considered deprecated, in favor of the official charts.
## Official GitLab Helm Charts (Recommended)
> *Note*: These charts will eventually be replaced by the [cloud native charts](#upcoming-cloud-native-helm-charts), which are presently in development.
These charts utilize our [GitLab Omnibus Docker images](https://docs.gitlab.com/omnibus/docker/README.html). You can report any issues and feedback related to these charts at
https://gitlab.com/charts/charts.gitlab.io/issues.
### Deploying GitLab on Kubernetes (Recommended)
> *Note*: This chart will eventually be replaced by the [cloud native charts](#upcoming-cloud-native-helm-charts), which are presently in development.
The best way to deploy GitLab on Kubernetes is to use the [gitlab-omnibus](gitlab_omnibus.md) chart. It includes everything needed to run GitLab, including: a [Runner](https://docs.gitlab.com/runner/), [Container Registry](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/container_registry.html#gitlab-container-registry), [automatic SSL](https://github.com/kubernetes/charts/tree/master/stable/kube-lego), and an [Ingress](https://github.com/kubernetes/ingress/tree/master/controllers/nginx). This chart is in beta while [additional features](https://gitlab.com/charts/charts.gitlab.io/issues/68) are being completed.
### Deploying just the GitLab Runner
To deploy just the GitLab Runner, utilize the [gitlab-runner](gitlab_runner_chart.md) chart. It offers a quick way to configure and deploy the Runner on Kubernetes, regardless of where your GitLab server may be running.
If advanced configuration of GitLab is required, the beta [gitlab](gitlab_chart.md) chart can be used which deploys the GitLab service along with optional Posgres and Redis. It offers extensive configuration, but requires deep knowledge of Kubernetes and Helm to use.
### Advanced deployment of GitLab (Not recommended)
> *Note*: This chart will eventually be replaced by the [cloud native charts](#upcoming-cloud-native-helm-charts), which are presently in development.
These charts utilize our [GitLab Omnibus Docker images](https://docs.gitlab.com/omnibus/docker/README.html). You can report any issues and feedback related these charts at
https://gitlab.com/charts/charts.gitlab.io/issues.
If advanced configuration of GitLab is required, the beta [gitlab](gitlab_chart.md) chart can be used which deploys the GitLab service along with optional Postgres and Redis. It offers extensive configuration, but requires deep knowledge of Kubernetes and Helm to use.
## Upcoming Cloud Native Helm Charts
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