Autopilot Install and Setup

Installing Autopilot



Autopilot requires a running Prometheus instance in your cluster. If you don’t have Prometheus configured in your cluster, refer to the Prometheus and Grafana to set it up.

Once you have it installed, find the Prometheus service endpoint in your cluster. Depending on how you installed Prometheus, the precise steps to find this may vary. In most clusters, you can find a service named Prometheus:

kubectl get service -n kube-system prometheus
NAME         TYPE           CLUSTER-IP    EXTERNAL-IP     PORT(S)          AGE
prometheus   LoadBalancer       9090:30613/TCP   11d

In the example above, http://prometheus:9090 becomes the Prometheus endpoint. Portworx uses this endpoint in the Autopilot Configuration section.

Why http://prometheus:9090 ?

prometheus is the name of the Kubernetes service for Prometheus in the kube-system namespace. Since Autopilot also runs as a pod in the kube-system namespace, it can access Prometheus using its Kubernetes service name and port.

Configuring the ConfigMap

Replace http://prometheus:9090 in the following ConfigMap with your Prometheus service endpoint, if it is different. Once replaced, apply this ConfigMap in your cluster:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
  name: autopilot-config
  namespace: kube-system
  config.yaml: |-
       - name: default
         type: prometheus
         params: url=http://prometheus:9090
    min_poll_interval: 2

This ConfigMap serves as a configuration for Autopilot.

Installing Autopilot

To install Autopilot, fetch the Autopilot manifest from the Portworx spec generator by clicking here and apply it in your cluster.

Autopilot with PX-Security

If you’re installing Autopilot with PX-Security using the Operator, you must modify the StorageCluster yaml. Add the following PX_SHARED_SECRET env var to the autopilot section:

    - name: PX_SHARED_SECRET
          key: apps-secret
          name: px-system-secrets

Upgrading Autopilot

To upgrade Autopilot, change the image tag in the deployment with the kubectl set image command. The following example upgrades Autopilot to the 1.3.0 version:

kubectl set image deployment.v1.apps/autopilot -n kube-system autopilot=portworx/autopilot:1.3.0
deployment.apps/autopilot image updated
NOTE: The command above assumes Autopilot is installed in the kube-system namespace. Change the namespace according to where it’s installed in your cluster.

Last edited: Tuesday, May 9, 2023