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

  • Access to the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

  • An account with the cluster-admin role.

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

If you have already installed the Community version of the Argo CD Operator, remove the Argo CD Community Operator before you install the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator.

  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 Install.

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

After 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. You can create subsequent Argo CD instances for your applications under your projects.