Migrating your CloudBees CI instance on Kubernetes to Helm
To migrate your existing CloudBees CI installation to Helm:
Ensure you have installed Helm, as documented in Setting up the Helm client.
Back up your Operations Center and
Ensure that the
reclaim policyof the Persistent Volume for your Operations Center is set to
Retain, and not
Delete. To check this, run
kubectl get pvand look under the
RECLAIM POLICYcolumn for the
$ kubectl get pv NAME CAPACITY ACCESS MODES RECLAIM POLICY STATUS CLAIM STORAGECLASS REASON AGE pvc-6235d73e-4f47-4fff-905e-095c89e245fe 20Gi RWO Retain Bound default/jenkins-home-cjoc-0 standard 174m
Delete, change it to
Reclaimby following Changing the reclaim policy of a PersistentVolume
Delete your existing Operations Center:
$ kubectl delete -f cloudbees-core.yml (1)
1 Substitute the name of your most recently customized CloudBees CI YAML file for
Kubernetes does not delete Persistent Volume Claims (PVC)s, so the CloudBees CI Helm chart can reuse this existing PVC in the new installation. Retrieve the PVC name:
$ kubectl get pvc jenkins-home-cjoc-0 NAME STATUS VOLUME CAPACITY ACCESS MODES STORAGECLASS AGE jenkins-home-cjoc-0 Bound pvc-6d3b2db6-62b5-11e9-9b26-0e7bd6f0258e 20Gi RWO gp2 30d
Use the same
cjocstatefulset name that was previously used.
Using either a custom value file that you created before you started the migration or the
helm install --setargument, set the value field
jenkins-home-cjoc-0for the PVC.
Install the Helm chart using
helm install cloudbees-core cloudbees/cloudbees-core -f custom-values.yaml --namespace=cloudbees-core
Once your CloudBees CI migration has completed, log into your CloudBees CI Operations Center with your previous passwords.
The Kubernetes Pod for each of your Masters will now require a restart. This can be done using the Manage → Restart button in the Operations Center. Doing this ensures that the Kubernetes
Secretthat was re-created as part of this Helm migration is picked up by each Master, which is required for the Master to be able to create new Kubernetes build agents.
For more information on running CloudBees CI on Kubernetes, see the CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms administration guide.