Nua is an open source, self-hosted cloud platform project (a PaaS - platform as a service).
This packaged is deployed on the Nua server.
Role of the orchestrator¶
The orchestrator is in charge of configuring application and providers and deploying them on the host.
The host must be a linux server installed with the distribution:
Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy)
Note: this is temporary, the orchestrator will be able to manage other distributions later.
In the current version, the orchestrator manages locally a single host.
Note: this is temporary, the orchestrator will be able to manage multiple hosts later.
The Nua Orchestrator will need a ‘nua’ administrator account with root privileges (sudoer and docker groups).
The Nua Orchestrator will interfere with local providers such as Docker services and locally installed databases. The recommended configuration is therefore to use a dedicated server.
The following Python packages (provided by Ubuntu) are required:
i.e. you should run
apt-get install python3.10 python3.10-venv python3.10-dev python3-pip pipx before installing Nua.
Note: this is temporary, the installation script will take care of this kind of details later.
curl -L https://nua.rocks/install.py | sudo python3
nua-orchestrator package provides a
nua-bootstrap command which will install Nua on the host.
Installation procedure (from released version)¶
From the root account:
pipx install nua-orchestrator nua-bootstrap
Installation procedure (from git)¶
At the moment, this implies a first temporary installation of Nua (which can be done in a temporary directory), from a sudo-able account:
git clone https://github.com/abilian/nua src cd src/nua-orchestrator ./install.py sudo ./env/bin/nua-bootstrap
That command will do many things:
- create the
- install the required packages (Docker, postgres, Nginx, …)
- apply default configuration to the host
nua-bootstrapcan be safely launched on an existing configuration,
Installation can take several minutes, here an excerpt of main messages displayed during installation:
sudo /home/nua/env/bin/nua-bootstrap Installing Nua bootstrap on local host. Warning: Nua was already installed. Ign:1 http://downloads.mariadb.com/Tools/ubuntu jammy InRelease Hit:2 http://nova.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy InRelease [...] Installation of base packages: apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y ca-certificates curl docker.io lsb-release git nginx-light software-properties-common python3-certbot-nginx [...] Modifying /etc/sudoers for user 'nua' (full access with no passwd) -> Prior changes found: do nothing Creation of Python virtual environment for 'nua' -> Prior /home/nua/env found: do nothing Install pip [...] Installation of postgres version 14 apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y postgresql-14 libpq-dev [...] Setting Postgres password Installation of Nua nginx configuration systemctl restart nginx Installation of local Nua orchestrator (via git) Cloning into 'nua'... [...] Nua installation done for user 'nua' on this host. Command 'nua --help':
At the end of the installation, the available commands are displayed.