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|What is NEW!|
|Latest Release: September 26th, 2021. OpenYurt v0.5.0. Please check the CHANGELOG for details.|
|First Release: May 29th, 2020. OpenYurt v0.1.0-beta.1|
OpenYurt has been designed to meet various DevOps requirements against typical edge infrastructures. It provides the same user experience for managing the edge applications as if they were running in the cloud infrastructure. It addresses specific challenges for cloud-edge orchestration in Kubernetes such as unreliable or disconnected cloud-edge networking, edge node autonomy, edge device management, region-aware deployment and so on. OpenYurt preserves intact Kubernetes API compatibility, is vendor agnostic, and more importantly, is SIMPLE to use.
OpenYurt follows a classic cloud-edge architecture design. It uses a centralized Kubernetes control plane residing in the cloud site to manage multiple edge nodes residing in the edge sites. Each edge node has moderate compute resources available in order to run edge applications plus the required OpenYurt components. The edge nodes in a cluster can span multiple physical regions, which are referred to as
Pools in OpenYurt.
The above figure demonstrates the core OpenYurt architecture. The major components consist of:
- YurtHub: A node daemon that serves as a proxy for the outbound traffic from typical Kubernetes node daemons such as Kubelet, Kubeproxy, CNI plugins and so on. It caches the states of all the API resources that they might access in the edge node's local storage. In case the edge node is disconnected to the cloud, YurtHub can recover the states when the node restarts.
- Yurt controller manager: It supplements the upstream node controller to support edge computing requirements. For example, Pods in the nodes that are in the
autonomymode will not be evicted from APIServer even if the node heartbeats are missing.
- Yurt app manager: It manages two CRD resources introduced in OpenYurt: NodePool and YurtAppSet (previous UnitedDeployment). The former provides a convenient management for a pool of nodes within the same region or site. The latter defines a pool based application management workload.
- Yurt tunnel (server/agent):
TunnelServerconnects with the
TunnelAgentdaemon running in each edge node via a reverse proxy to establish a secure network access between the cloud site control plane and the edge nodes that are connected to the intranet.
In addition, OpenYurt also includes auxiliary controllers for integration and customization purposes.
- Node resource manager: It manages additional edge node resources such as LVM, QuotaPath and Persistent Memory. Please refer to node-resource-manager repo for more details.
- Integrating EdgeX Foundry platform and uses Kubernetes CRD to manage edge devices!
OpenYurt introduces Yurt-edgex-manager to manage the lifecycle of the EdgeX Foundry software suite, and Yurt-device-controller to manage edge devices hosted by EdgeX Foundry via Kubernetes custom resources. Please refer to the respective repos for more details.
Please check the resource and system requirements before installing OpenYurt.
OpenYurt supports Kubernetes versions up to 1.20. Using higher Kubernetes versions may cause compatibility issues.
You can setup the OpenYurt cluster manually, but we recommend to start OpenYurt by using the
yurtctl CLI tool. To quickly build and install
yurtctl, assuming the build system has golang 1.13+ and bash installed, you can simply do the following:
git clone https://github.com/openyurtio/openyurt.git cd openyurt make build WHAT=cmd/yurtctl
yurtctl binary can be found at
_output/bin. The commonly used CLI commands include:
yurtctl convert --provider [minikube|kubeadm|kind] // To convert an existing Kubernetes cluster to an OpenYurt cluster yurtctl revert // To uninstall and revert back to the original cluster settings yurtctl join // To allow a new node to join OpenYurt yurtctl reset // To revert changes to the node made by the join command
Please check yurtctl tutorial for more details.
To experience the power of OpenYurt, please try the detailed tutorials.
|APAC Friendly Community meeting||Bi-weekly APAC (Starting Sep 2, 2020), Wednesday 11:00AM GMT+8|
|Meeting link APAC Friendly meeting||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82828315928?pwd=SVVxek01T2Z0SVYraktCcDV4RmZlUT09|
|Meeting notes||Notes and agenda|
|Meeting recordings||OpenYurt bilibili Channel|
If you have any questions or want to contribute, you are welcome to communicate most things via GitHub issues or pull requests. Other active communication channels:
OpenYurt is under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for details. Certain implementations in OpenYurt rely on the existing code from Kubernetes and the credits go to the original Kubernetes authors.