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Quickstart

Here are some common deployment scenarios, each with a guide on how to get started further below.

  1. To deploy to K8s, EKS, or Openshift use the Pulp Operator which was specially built for this purpose.
  2. Local deployment via a single container. This is for small deployments that don't need to scale beyond the hardware available to a single container.
  3. Local deployment with multiple containers using podman or docker compose.

In all cases, after deployment see what to do after the quickstart to start using your installation.

Single Container

This deployment is a 2-step process: 1. Creating persistent directories and settings. 2. Starting the container

Create the Directories and Settings

1st, create the directories for storage/configuration, and create the settings.py file:

$ mkdir -p settings/certs pulp_storage pgsql containers
$ echo "CONTENT_ORIGIN='http://$(hostname):8080'" >> settings/settings.py
  • For a complete list of available settings for settings.py, see the Pulpcore Settings.

  • These 4 directories settings, pulp_storage, pgsql, containers must be preserved. settings has your settings, generated certificates, and generated database encrypted fields key. The pulp_storage pgsql containers are the application data.

Starting the Container

For systems with SELinux enabled, use the following command to start Pulp:

$ podman run --detach \
             --publish 8080:80 \
             --name pulp \
             --volume "$(pwd)/settings":/etc/pulp:Z \
             --volume "$(pwd)/pulp_storage":/var/lib/pulp:Z \
             --volume "$(pwd)/pgsql":/var/lib/pgsql:Z \
             --volume "$(pwd)/containers":/var/lib/containers:Z \
             --device /dev/fuse \
             pulp/pulp

For systems with SELinux disabled, use the following command to start Pulp:

$ podman run --detach \
             --publish 8080:80 \
             --name pulp \
             --volume "$(pwd)/settings":/etc/pulp \
             --volume "$(pwd)/pulp_storage":/var/lib/pulp \
             --volume "$(pwd)/pgsql":/var/lib/pgsql \
             --volume "$(pwd)/containers":/var/lib/containers \
             --device /dev/fuse \
             pulp/pulp
  • For Docker systems, use the last 2 command, but substitute docker for podman.

  • These examples use the image pulp with the tag stable (AKA latest). To use an alternative image and tag like pulp:3.21, substitute pulp/pulp with pulp/pulp:3.21.

  • To use https instead of http, add -e PULP_HTTPS=true Also change --publish 8080:80 to --publish 8080:443

Podman or Docker Compose

Everything under the assets directory will be mounted into the container. Please modify the files as needed.

podman-compose installation docs.

Running with podman

pip install podman-compose
git clone git@github.com:pulp/pulp-oci-images.git
cd images/compose
podman-compose up

Running with docker and scaling

pip install docker-compose
git clone git@github.com:pulp/pulp-oci-images.git
cd images/compose
docker-compose up
docker-compose scale pulp_api=4 pulp_content=4

Running with podman and using existing directories for data

pip install podman-compose
git clone git@github.com:pulp/pulp-oci-images.git
cd images/compose
mkdir ../../pgsql ../../pulp_storage
podman unshare chown 700:700 ../../pulp_storage
podman-compose -f docker-compose.folders.yml up

Running with docker and using existing directories for data

pip install podman-compose
git clone git@github.com:pulp/pulp-oci-images.git
cd images/compose
mkdir ../../pgsql ../../pulp_storage
sudo chown 700:700 ../../pulp_storage
podman-compose -f docker-compose.folders.yml up

What to do after the Quickstart

Typically after installation do these steps:

  1. Reset the admin password.
  2. Test access.
  3. Install the pulp-cli.
  4. Try out a workflow!

Reset the Admin Password

Now, reset the admin user’s password.

$ podman exec -it pulp bash -c 'pulpcore-manager reset-admin-password'
Please enter new password for user "admin":
Please enter new password for user "admin" again:
Successfully set password for "admin" user.

Note: For Docker systems, substitute docker for podman.

Test Access

At this point, both the REST API and the content app are available on your host’s port 8080. Try hitting the pulp status endpoint to confirm:

curl localhost:8080/pulp/api/v3/status/

Install the pulp-cli

We recommend using pulp-cli to interact with Pulp. If you have Python 3 installed on the host OS, you can run these commands to get started:

pip install pulp-cli[pygments]
pulp config create --username admin --base-url http://localhost:8080 --password <admin password>

Try out a workflow

To start working with Pulp, check out the Workflows and Use Cases. For individual plugin documentation, see Pulp 3 Content Plugin Documentation.