Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Installing CoreOS on BareMetal Server

Installing CoreOS is fairly a simple task.

On the host from which you will administer the CoreOS nodes from (aka the "admin machine"), make sure to copy (or generate new) SSH public key which will be used for authentication to the CoreOS machine(s), so in case there is no public key exist:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -N '' -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

Boot your machine with any Linux LiveCD (with internet connection ;) ).
Edit a cloud init file - which is basically a YAML that describes how the CoreOS machine is going to be installed & configured, at the very minimum it should contain the public key we have previously generated/copied:

vim cloud-init.yaml


  - ssh-rsa AAAblablabla

Save and fetch CoreOS install script:

wget -O core-os-install.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/init/master/bin/coreos-install

Run the install script (this will wipe out /dev/sda of course):

bash ./core-os-install.sh -d /dev/sda -C stable -c cloud-init.yaml

When the installation is done, boot to the new CoreOS kernel and try to login as user 'core' with the public key provided in the YAML above.

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