This section provides instructions to trigger the deployment of VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance on VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid using the tcxctl CLI.

For Self-signed certificates for Harbor, follow the below procedure:
  • Copy the Harbor Certs file in /etc/ssl/certs directory.
  • If you do not have permission to the directory /etc/ssl/certs, then put the Harbor Cert in any other location where you have access, and run the below command:
    trust anchor <path-to-cert>
    • If trust command is not available, then install p11-kit-trust package which contains trust command.
Note: If you do not want to specify the registry user name and password in the installation script, perform Docker login. To login to Docker, run the following command:
docker login <harbor-fqdn>

Ensure that the --registry-password does not have the comma character in it. If the comma is used, escape it using the backslash.

Trigger deployment using tcxctl CLI.
root [ ~ ]# cd $TCSA_WORK_SPACE/tcx-deployer/clis
root [ ~/base/tcx-deployer/clis ]# ./tcxctl deploy all --name tcsa --path <$TCSA_WORK_SPACE>/tcx-deployer --kubeconfig <your-kubeconfig-location> --registry <harbor-registry-fqdn>/<project-name> --registry-password <harbor-registry-password> --registry-username <harbor-registry-username> --timeout <time-in-mins>
  • The --registry-cert is an optional parameter. If you are using a private certification-based Harbor, you must pass a certificate path value to it.
  • The <project-name> specified in the registry URL will be automatically created with the same name in Harbor registry during deployment.
  • If you are using a non-OCI compliant Harbor registry, then set PUSH_TO_CHART_REPO=true.
After the deployment script exits, manually check the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance deployment status by running the following command from deployment VM.
root [ ~/base/tcx-deployer/scripts ]# kubectl get tcxproduct 
root [ ~/base/tcx-deployer/scripts ]# kubectl get apps
For all the apps, the reconciliation status must be successful.
root [ ~/base/tcx-deployer/scripts ]# kubectl get tcxproduct
NAME   STATUS            READY   MESSAGE                               AGE
tcsa   updateCompleted   True    All App CRs reconciled successfully   30h
Note: After successful deployment, you can launch the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance UI. For more information, see Accessing VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance UI topic.

If all the apps are not reconciled, the deployment fails. For more information, see VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance Installation Issues in the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance Troubleshooting Guide.