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Install the Run:ai Control Plane

Prerequisites and preperations

Make sure you have followed the Control Plane prerequisites and preperations.

Install the Control Plane

Run the helm command below:

helm repo add runai-backend
helm repo update
helm upgrade -i runai-backend -n runai-backend runai-backend/control-plane --version "~2.16.0" \ 
    --set global.domain=runai.apps.<OPENSHIFT-CLUSTER-DOMAIN> \ # (1)
    --set global.config.kubernetesDistribution=openshift 
  1. The subdomain configured for the OpenShift cluster.


To install a specific version, add --version <version> to the install command. You can find available versions by running helm search repo -l runai-backend.

helm upgrade -i runai-backend  ./control-plane-<version>.tgz -n runai-backend \ 
    --set global.domain=runai.apps.<OPENSHIFT-CLUSTER-DOMAIN> \ # (1)
    --set global.config.kubernetesDistribution=openshift \
    --set global.customCA.enabled=true \ # (2)
    -f custom-env.yaml  # (3)
  1. The domain configured for the OpenShift cluster. To find out the OpenShift cluster domain, run oc get routes -A
  2. See the Local Certificate Authority instructions below
  3. custom-env.yaml should have been created by the prepare installation script in the previous section.

(replace <version> with the control plane version)


Use the --dry-run flag to gain an understanding of what is being installed before the actual installation.

Additional configurations (optional)

There may be cases where you need to set additional properties as follows:

Key Change Description
keycloakx.adminUser User name of the internal identity provider administrator This user is the administrator of Keycloak
keycloakx.adminPassword Password of the internal identity provider administrator This password is for the administrator of Keycloak
global.postgresql.auth.username PostgreSQL username Override the Run:ai default user name for the Run:ai database
global.postgresql.auth.password PostgreSQL password Override the Run:ai default password for the Run:ai database
global.postgresql.auth.port PostgreSQL port Override the default PostgreSQL port for the Run:ai database
grafana.adminUser Grafana username Override the Run:ai default user name for accessing Grafana
grafana.adminPassword Grafana password Override the Run:ai default password for accessing Grafana
thanos.receive.persistence.storageClass and postgresql.primary.persistence.storageClass Storage class The installation to work with a specific storage class rather than the default one
    cpu: 500m
    memory: 512Mi
    cpu: 250m
    memory: 256Mi
Pod request and limits <component> may be anyone of the following: backend, frontend, assetsService, identityManager, tenantsManager, keycloakx, grafana, authorization, orgUnitService,policyService

Use the --set syntax in the helm command above.

Next steps

Connect to Run:ai user interface

  • Run: oc get routes -n runai-backend to find the Run:ai Administration User Interface URL.
  • Log in using the default credentials: User: [email protected], Password: Abcd!234.
  • Go to the Users area and change the password.

Enable Forgot Password (optional)

To support the Forgot password functionality, follow the steps below.

  • Go to runai.<openshift-cluster-domain>/auth and Log in.
  • Under Realm settings, select the Login tab and enable the Forgot password feature.
  • Under the Email tab, define an SMTP server, as explained here

Install Run:ai Cluster

Continue with installing a Run:ai Cluster.