You can install Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines using the Operator listed in the OpenShift Container Platform OperatorHub. When you install the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator, the custom resources (CRs) required for the pipelines configuration are automatically installed along with the Operator.
The default Operator custom resource definition (CRD)
config.operator.tekton.dev is now replaced by
tektonconfigs.operator.tekton.dev. In addition, the Operator provides the following additional CRDs to individually manage OpenShift Pipelines components:
If you have OpenShift Pipelines already installed on your cluster, the existing installation is seamlessly upgraded. The Operator will replace the instance of
config.operator.tekton.dev on your cluster with an instance of
tektonconfigs.operator.tekton.dev and additional objects of the other CRDs as necessary.
If you manually changed your existing installation, such as, changing the target namespace in the
config.operator.tekton.dev CRD instance by making changes to the
resource name - cluster field, then the upgrade path is not smooth. In such cases, the recommended workflow is to uninstall your installation and reinstall the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator.
The Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator now provides the option to choose the components that you want to install by specifying profiles as part of the
TektonConfig CR. The
TektonConfig CR is automatically installed when the Operator is installed.
The supported profiles are:
Lite: This installs only Tekton Pipelines.
Basic: This installs Tekton Pipelines and Tekton Triggers.
All: This is the default profile used when the
TektonConfig CR is installed. This profile installs all of the Tekton components: Tekton Pipelines, Tekton Triggers, Tekton Addons (which include
In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to Operators → OperatorHub.
Use the Filter by keyword box to search for
Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator in the catalog. Click the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator tile.
Read the brief description about the Operator on the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator page. Click Install.
On the Install Operator page:
Select All namespaces on the cluster (default) for the Installation Mode. This mode installs the Operator in the default
openshift-operators namespace, which enables the Operator to watch and be made available to all namespaces in the cluster.
Select Automatic for the Approval Strategy. This ensures that the future upgrades to the Operator are handled automatically by the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM). If you select the Manual approval strategy, OLM creates an update request. As a cluster administrator, you must then manually approve the OLM update request to update the Operator to the new version.
Select an Update Channel.
The Stable channel enables installation of the latest stable and supported release of the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator.
The preview channel enables installation of the latest preview version of the Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator, which may contain features that are not yet available from the Stable channel and is not supported.
Click Install. You will see the Operator listed on the Installed Operators page.
The Operator is installed automatically into the
Verify that the Status is set to Succeeded Up to date to confirm successful installation of Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines Operator.