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Automation Suite on Linux Installation Guide
Last updated Feb 13, 2024

Root privileges requirements

You need root privileges (sudo su) to deploy Automation Suite. The following sections describe the specific components that require root access and why they require it.

Node configuration

The following components require root access to configure the machines to install Automation Suite. This is required because the default partitioning structure on RHEL machines is not suitable for installing Kubernetes. All of these components are required on all nodes.

Component

Why is root required to execute?

parted

Required to update the partition structure.

pvresize

Required to resize physical volume.

lvextend

Required to extend logical volume.

xfs_growfs

Required to expand an XFS filesystem.

mkfs.ext4

Required to build a Linux filesystem.

mount

Required to mount a filesystem.

Deployment

The following components are required to execute the Automation Suite installer at the time of installation. All Linux components require root to be installed.

Component

Node(s) the component is required

helm

Server and Agent

argocd

Server

jq

Server and Agent

curl

Server and Agent

openssl

Server and Agent

uuidd

Server and Agent

nc

Server and Agent

httpd-tools

Server and Agent

iscsi-initiator-utils

Server and Agent

iscsid

Server and Agent

rke2 services with Kubernetes

Server and Agent

longhorn

Server and Agent

podman1

Server

1 Only required for offline installation

Runtime

Of the components that were installed, the following run as root during normal Automation Suite cluster operations.

Component

Node(s) the compenent is required

Why is root required to execute?

iscsi-initiator-utils

Server and Agent

Required to provide the server daemon for the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol, as well as the utility programs used to manage it.

iscsid

Server and Agent

Required to implement the control path for iSCSI protocol for distributing disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol networks, plus some management facilities.

rke2 services with Kubernetes

Server and Agent

Required to configure containers and networking rules in the Kubernetes distribution.

longhorn

Server and Agent

Required to manage block storage between containers and the disks on the machines.

  • Node configuration
  • Deployment
  • Runtime
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