K3s on Libvirt Quickstart

Setting up extra terraform provider

Due to an issue in the terraform provider system, you need to download and place the libvirt provider at a very specific location in your home directory before deploying K3s. You can find the libvirt provider version in modules/k3s/libvirt/versions.tf. To keep things simple this version will be referred to as $LIBVIRT_PROVIDER_VERSION in this documentation. Go to https://github.com/dmacvicar/terraform-provider-libvirt/releases/tag/v$LIBVIRT_PROVIDER_VERSION and find the correct link for your OS/CPU_ARCH (an example is linux_amd64, referred to as $OS_CPU_ARCH in the rest of this documentation).
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/terraform/plugins/registry.terraform.io/dmacvicar/libvirt/$LIBVIRT_PROVIDER_VERSION/$OS_CPU_ARCH/
mv terraform-provider-libvirt ~/.local/share/terraform/plugins/registry.terraform.io/dmacvicar/libvirt/$LIBVIRT_PROVIDER_VERSION/$OS_CPU_ARCH/terraform-provider-libvirt


  • Access to a functional Libvirt daemon

  • Knowledge of Terraform basics

  • jq binary

  • argocd CLI

Create your Terraform root module

Camptocamp’s DevOps Stack is instantiated using a Terraform composition module.

Here is a minimal working example:

# terraform/main.tf

module "cluster" {
  source = "git::https://github.com/camptocamp/devops-stack.git//modules/k3s/libvirt?ref=master"

  cluster_name = "my-cluster"
  node_count   = 2

Terraform Outputs

Define outputs:

# terraform/outputs.tf

output "argocd_auth_token" {
  sensitive = true
  value     = module.cluster.argocd_auth_token

output "kubeconfig" {
  sensitive = true
  value     = module.cluster.kubeconfig

output "argocd_server" {
  value = module.cluster.argocd_server

output "grafana_admin_password" {
  sensitive = true
  value     = module.cluster.grafana_admin_password

Deploy the cluster

$ terraform init
$ terraform apply

You should see the services URL as Terraform outputs.

Get kubeconfig and admin password

Retrieve the Kubeconfig file:

$ terraform output -json kubeconfig | jq -r .

Retrieve the Keycloak password for the admin user of the kubernetes realm:

$ terraform output admin_password

You will use this user and password to log in to applications.

Wait for Keycloak to be ready

$ kubectl -n keycloak get sts
keycloak   1/1     8m58s

Wait until the READY column says 1/1.

Inspect the DevOps Stack Applications

You can view the ingress routes for the various DevOps Stack Applications with:

$ kubectl get ingress --all-namespaces

Access the URLs in https, and use the OIDC/OAuth2 to log in, using the admin account with the password previously retrieved.

Access the Keycloak dashboard

The keycloak dashboard uses the kubernetes realm. You can log in to it using the /auth/realms/kubernetes/account/ path with the Keycloak ingress.

Destroy the cluster

$ terraform destroy