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Cluster administrators can enable cluster capabilities that were disabled prior to installation.

Cluster administrators cannot disable a cluster capability after it is enabled.

Viewing the cluster capabilities

As a cluster administrator, you can view the capabilities by using the clusterversion resource status.

Prerequisites
  • You have installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).

Procedure
  • To view the status of the cluster capabilities, run the following command:

    $ oc get clusterversion version -o jsonpath='{.spec.capabilities}{"\n"}{.status.capabilities}{"\n"}'
    Example output
    {"additionalEnabledCapabilities":["openshift-samples"],"baselineCapabilitySet":"None"}
    {"enabledCapabilities":["openshift-samples"],"knownCapabilities":["CSISnapshot","Console","Insights","Storage","baremetal","marketplace","openshift-samples"]}

Enabling the cluster capabilities by setting baseline capability set

As a cluster administrator, you can enable the capabilities by setting baselineCapabilitySet.

Prerequisites
  • You have installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).

Procedure
  • To set the baselineCapabilitySet, run the following command:

    $ oc patch clusterversion version --type merge -p '{"spec":{"capabilities":{"baselineCapabilitySet":"vCurrent"}}}' (1)
    1 For baselineCapabilitySet you can specify vCurrent, v4.12, v4.13, or None.

The following table describes the baselineCapabilitySet values.

Table 1. Cluster capabilities baselineCapabilitySet values description
Value Description

vCurrent

Specify when you want to automatically add new capabilities as they become recommended.

v4.11

Specify when you want the capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.11 and not automatically enable capabilities, which might be introduced in later versions. The capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.11 are baremetal, marketplace, and openshift-samples.

v4.12

Specify when you want the capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.12 and not automatically enable capabilities, which might be introduced in later versions. The capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.12 are baremetal, marketplace, openshift-samples, Console, Insights, Storage and CSISnapshot.

v4.13

Specify when you want the capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.13 and not automatically enable capabilities, which might be introduced in later versions. The capabilities recommended in OpenShift Container Platform 4.12 are baremetal, marketplace, openshift-samples, Console, Insights, Storage, CSISnapshot and NodeTuning.

None

Specify when the other sets are too large, and you do not need any capabilities or want to fine-tune via additionalEnabledCapabilities.

Enabling the cluster capabilities by setting additional enabled capabilities

As a cluster administrator, you can enable the cluster capabilities by setting additionalEnabledCapabilities.

Prerequisites
  • You have installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).

Procedure
  1. View the additional enabled capabilities by running the following command:

    $ oc get clusterversion version -o jsonpath='{.spec.capabilities.additionalEnabledCapabilities}{"\n"}'
    Example output
    ["openshift-samples"]
  2. To set the additionalEnabledCapabilities, run the following command:

    $ oc patch clusterversion/version --type merge -p '{"spec":{"capabilities":{"additionalEnabledCapabilities":["openshift-samples", "marketplace"]}}}'

It is not possible to disable a capability which is already enabled in a cluster. The cluster version Operator (CVO) continues to reconcile the capability which is already enabled in the cluster.

If you try to disable a capability, then CVO shows the divergent spec:

$ oc get clusterversion version -o jsonpath='{.status.conditions[?(@.type=="ImplicitlyEnabledCapabilities")]}{"\n"}'
Example output
{"lastTransitionTime":"2022-07-22T03:14:35Z","message":"The following capabilities could not be disabled: openshift-samples","reason":"CapabilitiesImplicitlyEnabled","status":"True","type":"ImplicitlyEnabledCapabilities"}

During the cluster upgrades, it is possible that a given capability could be implicitly enabled. If a resource was already running on the cluster before the upgrade, then any capabilities that is part of the resource will be enabled. For example, during a cluster upgrade, a resource that is already running on the cluster has been changed to be part of the marketplace capability by the system. Even if a cluster administrator does not explicitly enabled the marketplace capability, it is implicitly enabled by the system.

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