System Registry Management

System Registry Management

Host system images in a specified registry

As an operator, you may want to deploy cf-for-k8s with system images hosted in your own repository. (For instance, to guarantee image availability or to manage Dockerhub rate limiting.) To do so, you can leverage kbld for image relocation and the system_registry data values to pass your credentials as imagePullSecrets. Note that for TLS communication, you will need to use a publicly trusted repository.

  1. Relocate all system images into your private registry and generate a relocated-images file:
TMP_DIR=<your-tmp-dir-path> ; mkdir -p ${TMP_DIR}
PRIVATE_REGISTRY_HOSTNAME=<your-private-registry>  # "<docker-user-or-org>" for example, if using Dockerhub

ytt -f config -f ${TMP_DIR}/cf-values.yml | kbld -f - --lock-output ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-images.tmp
kbld relocate -f ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-images.tmp --repository ${PRIVATE_REGISTRY_HOSTNAME}/cf-for-k8s --lock-output ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-relocated-images.yml
  1. If your Kubernetes Nodes are not already configured and able to pull images from the private registry, you will need to configure their credentials in your cf-values.yml to add image-pull-secrets
cat >>${TMP_DIR}/cf-values.yml <<EOF
  add_image_pull_secrets: true
  hostname: <registry-hostname>  #! example:<docker-user-or-org>
  username: <registry-username>
  password: <registry-password>
  1. Render the final K8s template using ytt with the relocated-images file
ytt -f config -f ${TMP_DIR}/cf-values.yml | kbld -f - -f ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-relocated-images.yml > ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-rendered.yml
  1. Install using kapp, providing the rendered cf-for-k8s yaml
kapp deploy -a cf -f ${TMP_DIR}/cf-for-k8s-rendered.yml -y

Package Registry Management

Delete images from Harbor package registry

If you are using Harbor as a package registry and a package gets deleted or when an expired package is cleaned up, an empty repository remains even when the image itself is deleted. As an operator, you may want to clean up these empty repos and there are two ways to do that both from the Harbor registry UI:

  1. Navigate to the empty repo in Harbor, select the empty repo, click on the three dots in the top right corner and hit delete

  2. Clean up all the empty repos by running the garbage collection

  • Run this adhoc by going to the Run Garbage Collection tab under Harbor Administration
  • It is also possible to schedule a garbage collection job using a cron job

CF for K8s version: v4.1.0