Airgapped Installations

The steps required of the end customer to install a Replicated application into an airgapped environment.

Install Replicated

Replicated can be installed by downloading the latest release from https://s3.amazonaws.com/replicated-airgap-work/replicated.tar.gz and running the following commands:

tar xzvf replicated.tar.gz
cat ./swarm-init.sh | sudo bash -s airgap

Previous versions can be downloaded from URLs following the pattern https://s3.amazonaws.com/replicated-airgap-work/stable/replicated-<version>%2B<version>%2B<version>.tar.gz, for example https://s3.amazonaws.com/replicated-airgap-work/stable/replicated-2.28.0%2B2.28.0%2B2.28.0.tar.gz for Replicated 2.28.0.

Download & Rename Airgap Package

On the license properties page in the vendor portal, enable Airgap installations for this license and copy the download link. This URL is designed to be delivered to that customer. They will use this link to download current airgap packages when you promote a release. When they download new airgap packages to their server, it is important that your customer set the --trust-server-names and --content-disposition flags for wget or rename the file to something ending with .airgap.

Your customer will need the .airgap package and the normal Replicated license (.rli) file. Be sure to download the license file after enabling the airgap feature on the license. Airgap-enabled licenses have more metadata embedded than non-airgap licenses. Airgap enabled licenses can be used to install in non-airgap mode, but non-airgap licenses cannot be used to install in airgap mode.

Install Airgap Package

Next, navigate to the management console at https://:8800. Accept the self signed certificate, pass the preflight checks, and you will see the license upload screen. Upload the airgap enabled license and then select the airgapped install option. You will have to provide a path to the .airgap file and upload the .rli file here.

Once this screen is completed, Replicated runs as normal.

Updating License and Application

In the :8800/console/settings page, there is a section to set the Airgap mode settings. You can install updates and sync the license by downloading new versions of these, renaming them with the .airgap extension and placing them in the locations specified on the /console/settings page.

Adding Additional Nodes

In order to add additional nodes to your cluster, just navigate to the Cluster page of the Admin Console, click the “Add Node” button, and follow the instructions there. For more detailed instructions see the add nodes page of the docs.