CNI with Canal
"Canal" is a shorthand for saying "Calico and Flannel", a common practise which sets up Calico to handle policy management and Flannel to manage the network itself. This combination brings in Calico's support for the NetworkPolicy feature of Kubernetes, while utilizing Flannel's UDP-based network traffic to provide for an easier setup experience that works in a wider variety of host network environments without special configuration.
Deploying Charmed Kubernetes with Canal
To deploy a cluster with Canal, deploy the kubernetes-canal bundle:
juju deploy cs:bundle/canonical-kubernetes-canal
The canal bundle is identical to the standard
charmed-kubernetes bundle with the
exception of replacing flannel with canal. You can apply any customisation overlays
that would apply to
charmed-kubernetes to this bundle also.
Canal configuration options
|calico-node-image||string||docker.io/calico/node:v3.6.1||The image id to use for calico/node.|
|calico-policy-image||string||docker.io/calico/kube-controllers:v3.6.1||The image id to use for calico/kube-controllers.|
|cidr||string||10.1.0.0/16||Network CIDR to assign to Flannel|
|iface||string||The interface to bind flannel overlay networking. The default value is the interface bound to the cni endpoint.|
|nagios_context||string||juju||Used by the nrpe subordinate charms. A string that will be prepended to instance name to set the host name in nagios. So for instance the hostname would be something like: juju-myservice-0 If you're running multiple environments with the same services in them this allows you to differentiate between them.|
|nagios_servicegroups||string||A comma-separated list of nagios servicegroups. If left empty, the nagios_context will be used as the servicegroup|
Checking the current configuration
To check the current configuration settings for Canal, run the command:
juju config canal
Setting a config option
To set an option, simply run the config command with and additional
<key>=<value> argument. For example, to set a specific network CIDR:
juju config canal cidr="10.5.0.0/16"
If there is an issue with connectivity, it can be useful to inspect the Juju logs. To see a complete set of logs for canal:
juju debug-log --replay --include=canal
For additional troubleshooting pointers, please see the dedicated troubleshooting page.