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    Installation

    As of Cluster API version 0.3.9, Sidero is included as a default infrastructure provider in clusterctl.

    To install Sidero and the other Talos providers, simply issue:

    clusterctl init -b talos -c talos -i sidero

    Sidero supports several variables to configure the installation, these variables can be set either as environment variables or as variables in the clusterctl configuration:

    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_HOST_NETWORK (false): run sidero-controller-manager on host network
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_API_ENDPOINT (empty): specifies the IP address controller manager can be reached on, defaults to the node IP
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_EXTRA_AGENT_KERNEL_ARGS (empty): specifies additional Linux kernel arguments for the Sidero agent (for example, different console settings)
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_AUTO_ACCEPT_SERVERS (false): automatically accept discovered servers, by default .spec.accepted should be changed to true to accept the server
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_AUTO_BMC_SETUP (true): automatically attempt to configure the BMC with a sidero user that will be used for all IPMI tasks.
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_INSECURE_WIPE (true): wipe only the first megabyte of each disk on the server, otherwise wipe the full disk
    • SIDERO_CONTROLLER_MANAGER_SERVER_REBOOT_TIMEOUT (20m): timeout for the server reboot (how long it might take for the server to be rebooted before Sidero retries an IPMI reboot operation)
    • SIDERO_METADATA_SERVER_HOST_NETWORK (false): run sidero-metadta-server on host network
    • SIDERO_METADATA_SERVER_PORT (8080): port to use for the metadata server