Getting Started

How to install Cloudforet for developer

Previous version of Cloudforet,

VersionInstallation Guide
v1.12 (stable)
v2.x (development)Current page


This is Getting Started Installation guide with minikube.

Note :- This Guide is for developer only.

Cloudforet-Minikube Architecture

Cloudforet-Minikube Architecture


  • Minimum requirements for development (2 cores, 8 GB memories, 30GB disk)
CSPPossible Instance Type
AWSt3.large , m5.large
GCPn4-standard-2, n1-standard-2
  • Docker/Docker Desktop
    • If you don't have Docker installed, minikube will return an error as minikube uses docker as the driver.
    • Highly recommend installing Docker Desktop based on your OS.
  • Minikube
    • Requires minimum Kubernetes version of 1.21+.
  • Kubectl
  • Helm
    • Requires minimum Helm version of 3.11.0+.
    • If you want to learn more about Helm, refer to this.

Before diving into the Cloudforet Installation process, start minikube by running the command below.

minikube start --driver=docker --memory=6000mb


You can install the Cloudforet by the following the steps below.

1) Add Helm Repository

This command wll register Helm repository.

helm repo add cloudforet
helm repo update
helm search repo cloudforet

2) Create Namespaces

kubectl create ns cloudforet
kubectl create ns cloudforet-plugin

3) Create Role and RoleBinding

First, download the rbac.yaml file.

The rbac.yaml file basically serves as a means to regulate access to computer or network resources based on the roles of individual users. For more information about RBAC Authorization in Kubernetes, refer to this.

If you are used to downloading files via command-line, run this command to download the file. Next, execute the following command.

wget -O rbac.yaml
kubectl apply -f rbac.yaml -n cloudforet-plugin

4) Install Cloudforet Chart

Download default YAML file for helm chart. Execute the following command.

Current Cloudforet 2.x is development status, so you need to add --devel option.

wget -O release-2x.yaml
helm install cloudforet cloudforet/spaceone -n cloudforet -f release-2x.yaml --devel

After executing the above command, check the status of the pod.

Scheduler pods are in CrashLoopBackOff or Error state. This is because the setup is not complete.

kubectl get pod -n cloudforet

NAME                                      READY   STATUS             RESTARTS      AGE
board-5746fd9657-vtd45                    1/1     Running            0             57s
config-5d4c4b7f58-z8k9q                   1/1     Running            0             58s
console-6b64cf66cb-q8v54                  1/1     Running            0             59s
console-api-7c95848cb8-sgt56              2/2     Running            0             58s
console-api-v2-rest-7d64bc85dd-987zn      2/2     Running            0             56s
cost-analysis-7b9d64b944-xw9qg            1/1     Running            0             59s
cost-analysis-scheduler-ff8cc758d-lfx4n   0/1     Error              3 (37s ago)   55s
cost-analysis-worker-559b4799b9-fxmxj     1/1     Running            0             58s
dashboard-b4cc996-mgwj9                   1/1     Running            0             56s
docs-5fb4cc56c7-68qbk                     1/1     Running            0             59s
identity-6fc984459d-zk8r9                 1/1     Running            0             56s
inventory-67498999d6-722bw                1/1     Running            0             57s
inventory-scheduler-5dc6856d44-4spvm      0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   3 (18s ago)   59s
inventory-worker-68d9fcf5fb-x6knb         1/1     Running            0             55s
marketplace-assets-8675d44557-ssm92       1/1     Running            0             59s
mongodb-7c9794854-cdmwj                   1/1     Running            0             59s
monitoring-fdd44bdbf-pcgln                1/1     Running            0             59s
notification-5b477f6c49-gzfl8             1/1     Running            0             59s
notification-scheduler-675696467-gn24j    1/1     Running            0             59s
notification-worker-d88bb6df6-pjtmn       1/1     Running            0             57s
plugin-556f7bc49b-qmwln                   1/1     Running            0             57s
plugin-scheduler-86c4c56d84-cmrmn         0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   3 (13s ago)   59s
plugin-worker-57986dfdd6-v9vqg            1/1     Running            0             58s
redis-75df77f7d4-lwvvw                    1/1     Running            0             59s
repository-5f5b7b5cdc-lnjkl               1/1     Running            0             57s
secret-77ffdf8c9d-48k46                   1/1     Running            0             55s
spacectl-5664788d5d-dtwpr                 1/1     Running            0             59s
statistics-67b77b6654-p9wcb               1/1     Running            0             56s
statistics-scheduler-586875947c-8zfqg     0/1     Error              3 (30s ago)   56s
statistics-worker-68d646fc7-knbdr         1/1     Running            0             58s
supervisor-scheduler-6744657cb6-tpf78     2/2     Running            0             59s

To execute the commands below, every POD except xxxx-scheduler-yyyy must have a Running status.

5) Default Initialization (in spacectl POD)

To use Cloudforet, you have to initialize the root domain, which creates a SYSTEM TOKEN.

Login to the spacectl POD and execute the command below.

kubectl exec -it -n cloudforet spacectl-xxxxx -- /bin/sh
spacectl config init -f default.yaml

root domain yaml file (root.yaml)

    password: Admin123!@#
    name: Admin

Execute the command below to create the root domain.

spacectl exec init identity.System -f root.yaml

6) Update Helm Values

Update your helm values file (ex. release-2x.yaml) and edit the values. There is only one item that need to be updated.

For EC2 users: put in your EC2 server's public IP instead of for both CONSOLE_API and CONSOLE_API_V2 ENDPOINT.

  • TOKEN (from the previous step)
      ENDPOINT: http://localhost:8081  # http://ec2_public_ip:8081 for EC2 users
      ENDPOINT: http://localhost:8082  # http://ec2_public_ip:8082 for EC2 users

    TOKEN: 'TOKEN_VALUE_FROM_ABOVE'   # Change the system token

After editing the helm values file(ex. release-2x.yaml), upgrade the helm chart.

helm upgrade cloudforet cloudforet/spaceone -n cloudforet -f release-2x.yaml --devel

After upgrading, delete the pods in cloudforet namespace that have the label and value cloudforet.

kubectl delete po -n cloudforet -l

7) Check the status of the pods

kubectl get pod -n cloudforet

8) Create User Domain (In spacectl POD)

Create a user domain yaml file (domain.yaml)

name: spaceone
  password: Admin123!@#
  name: Admin

execute the command below to create the user domain.

spacectl config init -f default.yaml
spacectl config set api_key {SYSTEM_TOKEN} 
spacectl exec create identity.Domain -f domain.yaml

If all pods are in Running state, the setup is complete.


Installing Cloudforet on minikube doesn't provide any Ingress objects such as Amazon ALB or NGINX ingress controller. We can use kubectl port-forward instead.

Run the following commands for port forwarding.

# CLI commands
kubectl port-forward -n cloudforet svc/console 8080:80 --address='' &
kubectl port-forward -n cloudforet svc/console-api 8081:80 --address='' &
kubectl port-forward -n cloudforet svc/console-api-v2-rest 8082:80 --address='' &

Start Cloudforet

Log-In User Domain

For EC2 users: open browser with http://your_ec2_server_ip:8080

Open browser (