Gateway Hub ["Geneos"]

hubctl tool

Overview

You can manage the Gateway Hub cluster using the hubctl tool included with the downloaded binaries. By default, you can find hubctl in the hub directory of your installation machine.

The hubctl tool reads configuration information from a YAML file that you must create when installing Gateway Hub.

You can use hubctl and your configuration file to reconfigure, upgrade, or uninstall Gateway Hub.

For more information about configuration files, see Installation configuration file in Install.

Commands

The hubctl tool is the primary way you should reconfigure and manage the Gateway Hub platform components.

To perform many operations with hubctl, you will need a YAML configuration file.

To use hubctl, run commands in the following format:

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hubctl <command> <options> <config_file>

The following commands are available:

  • setup — this command can be run with the following options:
    • install — perform a new installation of Gateway Hub using the provided configuration file.
    • reconfigure — reconfigure an existing Gateway Hub. This changes Gateway Hub's settings to match the provided configuration file. Protected settings cannot be changed by the setup reconfigure command.
    • uninstall — uninstall Gateway Hub. Some additional steps may be necessary, a summary is provided when the uninstall process is complete.
    • upgrade — upgrade an existing Gateway Hub. When upgrading you can also perform reconfiguration, including options available only in the latest version. However, protected settings cannot be changed. For more information, see Upgrade Gateway Hub.
  • config — this command can be run with the following options:
    • list — list the available configuration files for Gateway Hub services. By default, this will list all files. You can optionally specify a service to see only files relevant to that service.
    • get — fetch the available configuration files for a specified Gateway Hub service. By default, this will fetch all files related to the specified service. You can optionally specify a particular file to fetch only that.
    • set — update a Gateway Hub service configuration file on all nodes to match a specified local copy. You can update one or multiple files using one command.
    • edit — update a single Gateway Hub service configuration file on all nodes using your text editor. This command fetches a specified file and opens it in your text editor. When you save the local copy of the file, changes are propagated to all nodes.
  • start — start Gateway Hub on all nodes.
  • stop — stop Gateway Hub on all nodes.
  • restart — restart Gateway Hub on all nodes.
  • status — prints the status of all nodes to standard out.
  • diagnostics — generates a .tgz file of logs and diagnostics from all nodes. For more information, see Obtain a diagnostic file from the command line in Troubleshooting User Guide.

Note: To manage Gateway Hub using hubctl, all nodes must be reachable from your machine. Making changes to configuration files directly may break Gateway Hub functionality.

systemd and reconfiguration

If the Gateway Hub orchestration service has been registered with systemd, you will need to mask the orchestration service when reconfiguring Gateway Hub.

For more information about registration with systemd, see Registration with systemd in Install.

To perform reconfiguration commands:

  1. Mask and stop the orchestration service by running the following on each node:

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    sudo systemctl mask hub-orchestration
    sudo systemctl stop hub-orchestration
  2. Start Gateway Hub and perform the reconfiguration using hubctl, then stop Gateway Hub. You are only required to run this on one node, the changes will effect the whole cluster.

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    hubctl start <config_file>
    hubctl setup reconfigure <config_file>
    hubctl stop <config_file>
  3. Unmask and restart the orchestration service by running the following on each node:

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    sudo systemctl unmask hub-orchestration
    sudo systemctl start hub-orchestration