aws integrator #8

Supports: xenial bionic

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This charm can grant select permissions to instances of applications
related to it which enable integration with AWS specific features,
such as ELB, EBS, etc.


This charm acts as a proxy to AWS and provides an interface to apply a
certain set of changes via IAM roles, profiles, and tags to the instances of
the applications that are related to this charm.


When on AWS, this charm can be deployed, granted trust via Juju to access AWS,
and then related to an application that supports the interface. The set
of permissions that the related application could request is documented in the
interface's Requires API documentation.

For example, CDK has support for this, and can be deployed with the
following bundle overlay:

yaml applications: aws-integrator: charm: cs:~containers/aws-integrator num_units: 1 relations: - ['aws-integrator', 'kubernetes-master'] - ['aws-integrator', 'kubernetes-worker']

Then deploy CDK using this overlay:

juju deploy cs:canonical-kubernetes --overlay ./k8s-aws-overlay.yaml

The charm then needs to be granted access to credentials that it can use to
setup integrations. Using Juju 2.4 or later, you can easily grant access to
the credentials used deploy the integrator itself:

juju trust aws-integrator

To deploy with earlier versions of Juju, or if you wish to provide it different
credentials, you will need to provide the cloud credentials via the credentials,
charm config options.

Permissions Requirements

The credentials given to the charm must include the following access rights:

| EC2 | | ----------------------------- | | AssociateIamInstanceProfile | | CreateTags | | DescribeInstances |

| IAM | | ----------------------------- | | AddRoleToInstanceProfile | | AttachRolePolicy | | CreateInstanceProfile | | CreatePolicy | | CreateRole | | DeleteInstanceProfile | | DeletePolicy | | DeleteRole | | DetachRolePolicy | | ListAttachedRolePolicies | | ListInstanceProfiles | | ListPolicies | | ListRoles | | RemoveRoleFromInstanceProfile | | CreatePolicyVersion | | ListPolicyVersions | | GetPolicyVersion | | DeletePolicyVersion | | SetDefaultPolicyVersion | | GetPolicy |

| STS | | ----------------------------- | | GetCallerIdentity |

Note that these may be different from the permissions that Juju requires to operate.

Resource Usage Note

By relating to this charm, other charms can directly allocate resources, such
as EBS volumes and ELBs, which could lead to cloud charges and count against
quotas. Because these resources are not managed by Juju, they will not be
automatically deleted when the models or applications are destroyed, nor will
they show up in Juju's status or GUI. It is therefore up to the operator to
manually delete these resources when they are no longer needed, using the
AWS console or API.


Following are some examples using AWS integration with CDK.

Creating a pod with an EBS-backed volume

This script creates a busybox pod with a persistent volume claim backed by
AWS's Elastic Block Storage.



create a storage class using the provisioner

kubectl create -f - <<EOY
kind: StorageClass
name: ebs-1 provisioner:
type: gp2 EOY

create a persistent volume claim using that storage class

kubectl create -f - <<EOY
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
apiVersion: v1
name: testclaim spec:
accessModes: - ReadWriteOnce resources: requests: storage: 100Mi storageClassName: ebs-1 EOY

create the busybox pod with a volume using that PVC:

kubectl create -f - <<EOY
apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
name: busybox namespace: default spec:
containers: - image: busybox command: - sleep - "3600" imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent name: busybox volumeMounts: - mountPath: "/pv" name: testvolume restartPolicy: Always volumes: - name: testvolume persistentVolumeClaim: claimName: testclaim EOY

Creating a service with an AWS load-balancer

The following script starts the hello-world pod behind an AWS Elastic Load Balancer.



kubectl run hello-world --replicas=5 --labels="run=load-balancer-example" --port=8080
kubectl expose deployment hello-world --type=LoadBalancer --name=hello
watch kubectl get svc -o wide --selector=run=load-balancer-example


(string) An IAM access key. It is strongly recommended that you use 'juju trust' instead, if available.
(string) The base64-encoded contents of an AWS credentials file, which must include both 'aws_access_key_id' and 'aws_secret_access_key' fields. This can be used from bundles with 'include-base64://' (see, or from the command-line with 'juju config aws credentials="$(base64 /path/to/file)"'. It is strongly recommended that you use 'juju trust' instead, if available. This will take precedence over the 'access-key' / 'secret-key' config options.
(string) An IAM secret key. It is strongly recommended that you use 'juju trust' instead, if available.
(string) HTTP/HTTPS web proxy for Snappy to use when accessing the snap store.
(string) The address of a Snap Store Proxy to use for snaps e.g.
(string) How often snapd handles updates for installed snaps. The default (an empty string) is 4x per day. Set to "max" to check once per month based on the charm deployment date. You may also set a custom string as described in the 'refresh.timer' section here: