Test OLM Bundles


Versions listed are the ones known to work, lower versions may work but were not tested

  • task-3.17.0 (asdf)
  • operator-sdk-1.32.0 (asdf)
  • kubectl-1.25.3 (asdf)
  • helm-3.10.1 (asdf)
  • kustomize-4.5.7 (asdf)
  • yq-4.29.2 (asdf)
  • opm-1.26.2 (is auto-downloaded by script, or can be installed via asdf using asdf-opm plugin)
  • kind-0.17.0 (asdf)
  • docker (could be replaced by podman via DOCKER="podman")
  • podman (some of the OperatorSDK toolchain use podman)
  • k9s-0.26.7 (asdf OPTIONAL)

Set up environment

Set up Podman

podman login registry.gitlab.com

Set up Docker

If you’re not using podman for all tasks, authorize Docker to access registry.gitlab.com:

docker login registry.gitlab.com

Set up Git

Ensure user.name and user.email are configured in Git.

Set up environment

variable name required default description
OPERATOR_VERSION yes   Version of Operator to upgrade to
PREVIOUS_OPERATOR_VERSION yes   Version of Operator to upgrade from
LOCAL_IP yes Local machine IP, needed for GITLAB_OPERATOR_DOMAIN. When GITLAB_OPERATOR_DOMAIN is provided - LOCAL_IP can be omitted
GITLAB_OPERATOR_OLM_REGISTRY yes registry.gitlab.com/gitlab-org/cloud-native/gitlab-operator/bundle OLM Bundles and Catalogs Registry with released bundles and catalogs
BUNDLE_REGISTRY yes   Staging container registry to publish intermediary OLM Bundles and Catalogs to
OLM_TESTING_ENVIRONMENT no ./test_olm.env File containing environment variables necessary for test runs
OPERATOR_TAG no $OPERATOR_VERSION Operator Container tag to test
OLM_BUNDLE_SH no scripts/olm_bundle.sh Path to underlying olm_bundle.sh script
PROVISION_AND_DEPLOY_SH no scripts/provision_and_deploy.sh Path to underlying provision_and_deploy.sh script
YQ no yq Path to yq utility
OPM_VERSION no 1.26.2 opm version to automatically fetch if no binary specified in OPM
OPM no .build/opm Path to opm binary. Auto-fetched if empty (using OPM_VERSION )
OSDK_BASE_DIR no .build/operatorhub-io Directory for intermediate OLM Bundling artifacts storage
OLM_PACKAGE_VERSION no $OPERATOR_TAG Version to apply to OLM package
KUBERNETES_TIMEOUT no 120s Timeout for Kubernetes operations
DO_NOT_PUBLISH no "" Controls whether to compile and publish current bundle/catalog (to a temporary registry) or use already published ones from public registry
BUNDLE_VERSION no $OPERATOR_VERSION Version of the bundle to upgrade to
PREVIOUS_BUNDLE_VERSION no $PREVIOUS_OPERATOR_VERSION Version of the bundle to upgrade from
PREVIOUS_CHART_VERSION no autogenerated Chart version to upgrade from
GITLAB_OPERATOR_DOMAIN no ${LOCAL_IP}.nip.io Domain to deploy test GitLab instance to
GITLAB_OPERATOR_DIR no . Directory with GitLab Operator repository
GITLAB_CHART_VERSION no first line in ${GITLAB_OPERATOR_DIR}/CHART_VERSIONS} Chart Version to upgrade to
GITLAB_CHART_REPO no https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/charts/gitlab GitLab Helm Chart repository HTTP URI. Mainly used to fetch default KinD configs.
K8S_VERSION no 1.25.9 K8s version to use for cluster setup
KIND_CONFIG no examples/kind/kind-ssl.yaml from GitLab Chart’s default branch KinD configuration file to prepare KinD cluster for GitLab deployment

For additional variables look at Provision and deploy and OperatorHub publishing

Create test_olm.env in Operator’s root dir (or point to a file in a custom location using ${OLM_TESTING_ENVIRONMENT} environment variable)

Make sure to confirm every following customization line reflects your personal setup:

export OPERATOR_VERSION="0.10.2"
export BUNDLE_REGISTRY="registry.gitlab.com/dmakovey/gitlab-operator-bundle"

export LOCAL_IP=""
export DO_NOT_PUBLISH="yes" # do not re-compile and publish bundle/catalog
                            # use the ones already published

Prepare KinD Cluster (Optional)

To run tests in KinD cluster with OLM set up:

scripts/test_olm.sh setup_kind_cluster

Otherwise current kubectl context should point to an existing cluster that has OLM pre-installed

Running tests

  1. Setup KinD cluster and deploy Operator there:

    scripts/test_olm.sh upgrade_test_step1

    Operator Pod should be up and running. Confirm by running:

    kubectl get pod -n gitlab-system -l control-plane=controller-manager
  2. Deploy “old” version of GitLab via Operator:

    scripts/test_olm.sh upgrade_test_step2

    Confirm GitLab has been deployed:

    kubectl get -n gitlab-system gitlab
  3. Upgrade the Operator:

    scripts/test_olm.sh upgrade_test_step3

    Confirm that Operator has been upgraded.

    Wait for the install to roll out before next step

  4. Upgrade GitLab:

    scripts/test_olm.sh upgrade_test_step4

    Confirm that GitLab has been upgraded and is functional

    Wait for the upgrade to complete

  5. Confirm GitLab is running:

    scripts/test_olm.sh check_gitlab

    above will query Operator for GitLab status, alternatively use

    scripts/test_olm.sh check_gitlab2

    which bypasses Operator checks and runs checks against GitLab instance itself.