Red Hat OpenShift GitOps uses Argo CD to manage specific cluster-scoped resources, including platform operators, optional Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) operators, and user management.

This guide explains how to install the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster and logging in to the Argo CD instance.

Installing GitOps Operator in web console

  • You are logged in to the OpenShift cluster as an administrator.

  1. Open the Administrator perspective of the web console and navigate to OperatorsOperatorHub in the menu on the left.

  2. Search for OpenShift GitOps, click the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps tile and then click the Install button.

    Red Hat OpenShift GitOps will be installed in all namespaces of the cluster.

Once the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator is installed, it automatically sets up a ready-to-use Argo CD instance that is available in the openshift-gitops namespace, and an Argo CD icon is displayed in the console toolbar.