The preferred method of deploying a Nova node is via docker, cloud marketplace or VM image. This allows you to quickly be up and running with a prebuilt and optimized version of a nova client. You can also install nova on any existing Linux server.
For docker and platforms like Kubernetes you can use the Nova client image. The Nova docker image is novaadc/nova-client. You must set your node key when running!
sudo docker run --network=host --ulimit nofile=90000:90000 -d -t -v /etc/nova:/etc/nova -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -e NODE_ID='YOUR_ID_HERE' -e NODE_KEY='YOUR_KEY_HERE' -e NODE_HOST='poll.nova-adc.com' novaadc/nova-client:latest
You must replace YOUR_ID_HERE and YOUR_KEY_HERE with your real node key, which you receive after adding the node.
You can also go to Manage under Nodes and then the Install menu option for your Node to see the key (see screenshot below)
For Kubernetes you can use the same image. In your yaml configuration make sure to set the environment variable for your node key. Below is an example:
apiVersion: v1 kind: Pod metadata: name: nova-example labels: app: nova-client spec: containers: - name: nova-client env: - name: NODE_KEY value: "YOUR_KEY_HERE" - name: NODE_ID value: "YOUR_ID_HERE" - name: NODE_HOST value: "poll.nova-adc.com" image: novaadc/nova-client:latest imagePullPolicy: Always ports: - containerPort: 1080
Nova provides VM images for all virtual machines, including VMware and Hyper-V.
More info coming soon.
Nova has pre-made marketplace images available on Amazon AWS as well as Azure. We recommend linking to your Cloud account and allowing Nova to self deploy rather.