Quick Start Guide

This is a quickstart guide for users and new contributors to try and get familiar with SODA Foundation Release and its projects. It will help to install and try out the SODA Releases using the binaries with minimum configurations or settings.

Note: At present, this document also provides the installation steps to try out older OpenSDS releases. Soon, the support for old opensds releases shall be removed.

To have more control of the installation configurations, or try out various configurations refer a detailed installation guide here

Supported SODA releases

  • The following releases are supported using the installation steps given below.
    Navarino v1.8.0
    Madagascar v1.7.0
    Lamu v1.6.0
    Kalpeni v1.5.0
    Jerba v1.4.0
    Isabela v1.3.0
    Hawaii v1.2.0
    Greenland v1.1.0
    Faroe v1.0.0
    Elba v0.20.0

Quick Installation and experience of SODA releases

This procedure applies to Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04 Linux distributions.

  • Prerequisite

    • Install Basic Dependencies:

      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y git

  • Install SODA

We can install SODA by using Release Binary or Installer from GitHub
Please replace RELEASE_TAG with the corresponding value from Release Tag table above (ex: v1.8.0 etc).

  • Get Release Binary
    wget https://github.com/sodafoundation/installer/releases/download/[RELEASE_TAG]/installer-[RELEASE_TAG].tar.gz
    tar xvzf installer-[RELEASE_TAG].tar.gz
    cd installer-[RELEASE_TAG]/ansible/
  • Get Installer from GitHub
    git clone https://github.com/sodafoundation/installer.git
    cd installer/ansible/
    git checkout [RELEASE_TAG]
chmod +x install_dependencies.sh && source install_dependencies.sh
export PATH=$PATH:/home/$USER/.local/bin
#The HOST_IP need to be set to the real_host_ip of your host (ex: or for localhost)
export HOST_IP = <your_real_host_ip>
vim group_vars/common.yml # Modify `host_ip` address if needed
  • Enable configurations to install SODA Products

    • DELFIN

      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/delfin.yml enable_delfin: true
      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/srm-toolchain.yml install_srm_toolchain: true
      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/dashboard.yml enable_dashboard: true
    • STRATO (SODA Multicloud)

      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/gelato.yml enable_gelato: true
      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/dashboard.yml enable_dashboard: true
    • Terra (SODA Hotpot)

      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/hotpop.yml enable_hotpot: true
      • In file installer/ansible/group_vars/dashboard.yml enable_dashboard: true
  • Run the installer

    • sudo -E env "PATH=$PATH" ansible-playbook site.yml -i local.hosts -v
    • Note: If you want to clean up and test again, run
      • sudo -E env "PATH=$PATH" ansible-playbook clean.yml -i local.hosts -vvv
    • and then run:
      • sudo -E env "PATH=$PATH" ansible-playbook site.yml -i local.hosts
  • How to do a quick test

    • Open Your Browser and use the http://< actual host ip>:8088 to access the SODA Dashboard (this IP should be the IP Address of the host if you have updated the config file) Example:

    • Use admin/opensds@123 credentials to login

    • You will login to the UI Dashboard and you can verify the features through various menu options

Previous Release

Note: We are currently not supporting the older versions before Elba. However, if you have specific reasons to use older versions, please contact at #general slack channel of soda foundation slack