juju bootstrap command to create a controller (and 'default' model)
for a given cloud:
juju bootstrap [options] <cloud name> [<controller name>]
juju help bootstrap for details on this command or see the
Juju command reference page.
<controller name> is optional. If one is not supplied, then a name is
assigned based on the cloud and region.
To learn about configuration options available at bootstrap time, see:
Below, all machines (including the controller) in the LXD controller's models will have at least 4GiB of memory:
juju bootstrap --constraints mem=4G localhost
This example shows how to request at least 4GiB of memory and two CPUs for an AWS controller:
juju bootstrap --bootstrap-constraints "mem=4G cores=2" aws
If any of the constraints are also used with
--constraints then the ones
--bootstrap-constraints will be used.
The controller will be deployed upon Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) by default.
For our example, we name the resulting LXD controller 'lxd-xenial' to reflect that:
juju bootstrap localhost lxd-xenial
Note: The default release will change from Xenial to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) once 18.04.1 is released (July 2018).
To select a different series the
--bootstrap-series option is used.
Below, a google (GCE) controller based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) is requested explicitly (and is given the name 'gce-bionic'):
juju bootstrap --bootstrap-series=bionic google gce-bionic
The example uses a previously defined configuration file called config-rackspace.yaml.
Note that values passed using '--config' will take precedence over values included in a file. This is important if you use both a config file and state one or more config values while bootstrapping.
juju bootstrap \ --config=~/config-rackspace.yaml \ --config image-stream=daily \ rackspace controller-rackspace
The Clouds page details listing available clouds and how the list denotes default regions for each. To specify a different region during controller creation, use:
juju bootstrap aws/us-west-2 mycontroller
This is an instance where using the default controller name could be especially
handy, as omitting the
mycontroller name will cause your new controller to be
named using the non-default region, specifically naming it
juju bootstrap aws/us-west-2
MongoDB has two memory profile settings available, 'default' and 'low'. The first setting is the profile shipped by default with MongoDB. The second is a more conservative memory profile that uses less memory. To select which one your controller uses when it is created, use:
juju bootstrap --config mongo-memory-profile=low
You can change the default timeout and retry delays used by Juju by setting the following keys in your configuration:
|bootstrap-timeout||600||How long to wait for a connection to the controller|
|bootstrap-retry-delay||5||How long to wait between connection attempts to a controller|
|bootstrap-address-delay||10||How often to refresh controller addresses from the API server|
For example, to increase the timeout between the client and the controller from 10 minutes to 15, enter the value in seconds:
juju bootstrap --config bootstrap-timeout=900 localhost lxd-faraway
By default, when Juju bootstraps a new controller, it will also 'switch' to that controller and the default model created with it. Any subsequent Juju commands which do not specify a controller/model will be assumed to apply to this model.
In some cases (e.g. when scripting Juju) this may not be desirable. It is
possible to add a
--no-switch option to the bootstrap command to prevent the
new controller from being automatically selected. For example:
juju bootstrap --no-switch localhost lxd-new
Create an Azure controller and configure for log forwarding:
juju bootstrap azure --config logconfig.yaml
To enable forwarding on all the controller's models by default:
juju bootstrap azure --config logforward-enabled=true --config logconfig.yaml
See Remote logging for a more thorough treatment of log forwarding.
When a controller is created, it is possible to influence what agent version will be used across the controller and its models. This is covered in Agent versions and streams.
View if your chosen backing cloud has any special features and then pass the feature as an option.
Firstly, reveal any features:
juju show-cloud --include-config aws
The bottom portion of the output looks like this:
The available config options specific to ec2 clouds are: vpc-id: type: string description: Use a specific AWS VPC ID (optional). When not specified, Juju requires a default VPC or EC2-Classic features to be available for the account/region. vpc-id-force: type: bool description: Force Juju to use the AWS VPC ID specified with vpc-id, when it fails the minimum validation criteria. Not accepted without vpc-id
Note: The VPC ID is obtained from the AWS web UI.
Secondly, create the controller by placing it (and its models) within it:
juju boootstrap --config vpc-id=vpc-86f7bbe1 aws
Note: Cloud-specific features can also be passed to individual models during their creation (