tsuru optionally uses Gandalf to manage Git repositories used to push applications to. It’s also responsible for setting hooks in these repositories which will notify the tsuru API when a new deploy is made. For more details check Gandalf Documentation
This document will focus on how to setup a Gandalf installation with the necessary hooks to notify the tsuru API.
Let’s start adding the repositories for tsuru which contain the Gandalf package.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install curl python-software-properties sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tsuru/ppa -y sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gandalf-server
A deploy is executed in the
git push. In order to get it working, you will
need to add a pre-receive hook. tsuru comes with three pre-receive hooks, all
of them need further configuration:
- s3cmd: uses Amazon S3 to store and serve archives
- archive-server: uses tsuru’s archive-server to store and serve archives
- swift: uses Swift to store and serve archives (compatible with Rackspace Cloud Files)
In this documentation, we will use archive-server, but you can use anything that can store a git archive and serve it via HTTP or FTP. You can install archive-server via apt-get too:
sudo apt-get install archive-server
Then you will need to configure Gandalf, install the pre-receive hook, set the
proper environment variables and start Gandalf and the archive-server, please note
that you should replace the value
<your-machine-addr> with your machine public
sudo mkdir -p /home/git/bare-template/hooks sudo curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tsuru/tsuru/master/misc/git-hooks/pre-receive.archive-server -o /home/git/bare-template/hooks/pre-receive sudo chmod +x /home/git/bare-template/hooks/pre-receive sudo chown -R git:git /home/git/bare-template cat | sudo tee -a /home/git/.bash_profile <<EOF export ARCHIVE_SERVER_READ=http://<your-machine-addr>:3232 ARCHIVE_SERVER_WRITE=http://127.0.0.1:3131 EOF
/etc/gandalf.conf file, remove the comment from the line “template:
/home/git/bare-template”, so it looks like that:
git: bare: location: /var/lib/gandalf/repositories template: /home/git/bare-template
Then start gandalf and archive-server:
sudo start gandalf-server sudo start archive-server
Configuring tsuru to use Gandalf¶
In order to use Gandalf, you need to change tsuru.conf accordingly:
- Define “repo-manager” to use “gandalf”;
- Define “git:api-server” to point to the API of the Gandalf server (example: “http://localhost:8000”);
For more details, please refer to the configuration page.
Token for authentication with tsuru API¶
There is one last step in configuring Gandalf. It involves generating an access token so that the hook we created can access the tsuru API. This must be done after installing the tsuru API and it’s detailed in the next installation step.