Managing Runtime Configs
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This topic explains how to define and manage named runtime configs with your service tile for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).
Tile authors can manage runtime configs in the following ways:
- Add a new runtime config in an existing product tile. See Add a Runtime Config.
- Delete a runtime config from a tile. See Delete a Runtime Config.
- Create a tile that only contains a runtime config. See Create a Runtime Config-Only Tile.
For more information about runtime configs, see Director Runtime Config in Cloud Foundry BOSH documentation.
A runtime config is a section of the tile metadata that defines global deployment configurations. Tile authors can create tiles that only contain a runtime config or add a runtime config to an existing product tile. When a tile author includes a runtime config as a top-level property in the tile metadata, BOSH applies the runtime config to every VM in the deployment.
For more information about top-level properties, see Top-Level Properties.
When operators apply changes to deployments, Ops Manager combines the runtime config information from every tile in the deployment and assigns each named runtime config a unique identifier. Ops Manager creates the identifier using the tile name, a generated GUID, and the runtime config name defined in the metadata.
The identifier follows the following format:
Tile authors can add
runtime_configs as a top-level property in tile metadata. In the runtime config section, the tile author defines configuration properties that Ops Manager applies to all deployments. A tile can support any number of runtime configs.
A named runtime config, such as
MY-RUNTIME-CONFIG in the example below, can contain any number of add-ons. Each add-on can contain any number of jobs.
To add a runtime config to a tile, add the following section to the tile metadata:
runtime_configs: - name: MY-RUNTIME-CONFIG runtime_config: | releases: - name: RELEASE version: RELEASE-VERSION addons: - name: MY-ADDON-NAME jobs: - name:YOUR-RUNTIME-CONFIG-JOB release: RELEASE properties: MY-ADDON-NAME: ...
YOUR-RUNTIME-CONFIGis the name of the runtime config.
RELEASEis the release used for the runtime config.
RELEASE-VERSIONis the version of the release.
YOUR-ADDON-NAMEis the name of the add-on that contains the runtime config job.
YOUR-RUNTIME-CONFIG-JOBis the name of the job the runtime config describes.
YOUR-PROPERTYare the properties used in the job.
For more information about runtime config keys, see Director Runtime Config in Cloud Foundry BOSH documentation.
For more information about top-level properties in the tile manifest, see Top-Level Properties.
Important: The names you choose must be unique across a deployment. Pivotal recommends appending your product name or another unique identifier to each of the named items in the
Tile authors can remove an existing runtime config from a tile by removing the reference from the metadata. When the operator upgrades the tile, Ops Manager detects the missing reference and deletes the runtime config.
To delete a runtime config from a tile, remove the
runtime_configs section from the tile metadata.
For example, to delete a runtime config to a tile you remove the following section:
runtime_configs: - name: YOUR-RUNTIME-CONFIG runtime_config: | releases: - name: RELEASE version: RELEASE-VERSION addons: - name: YOUR-ADDON-NAME jobs: - name:YOUR-RUNTIME-CONFIG-JOB release: RELEASE properties: YOUR-PROPERTY: ...
In Ops Manager, a runtime config tile appears as a tile with minimal configuration options. Runtime config tiles contain no stemcell, network, availability zone (AZ), or resource config information. You might create a runtime config tile if you want global deployment configurations to be applied to all VMs in deployment and do not any other functionality.
For a runtime config tile, tile authors are not required to define the following top-level properties:
The following example shows a runtime config-only tile with minimal configuration:
--- name: runtime-config-only-example-product product_version: "3.4" minimum_version_for_upgrade: "2.0" metadata_version: "2.0" label: 'Runtime Config Only Example Product' description: An example product to demonstrate runtime config features rank: 1 service_broker: false # Default value stemcell_criteria: os: xenial 97 version: STEMCELL-VERSION releases: - name: os-conf file: os-conf version: '15' post_deploy_errands:  pre_delete_errands:  form_types: - name: example_form label: 'Example form' description: 'An example form' property_inputs: - reference: .properties.example_string label: 'Example string' property_blueprints: - name: example_string type: string configurable: true default: Pizza job_types:  runtime_configs: - name: example-runtime-config runtime_config: | releases: - name: os-conf version: 15 addons: - name: login jobs: - name: login-banner release: os-conf properties: login_banner: text: | (( .properties.example_string.value )).
In the runtime config example above, the
login-banner job prints a banner when a user logs into any VM in the deployment. The operator can use the default value defined in the
form_types section of the metadata or configure the banner by editing the Example string value in Ops Manager.