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Removing a cluster that uses installer-provisioned infrastructure

You can remove a cluster that uses installer-provisioned infrastructure from your cloud.

After uninstallation, check your cloud provider for any resources not removed properly, especially with User Provisioned Infrastructure (UPI) clusters. There might be resources that the installer did not create or that the installer is unable to access. For example, some Google Cloud resources require IAM permissions in shared VPC host projects, or there might be unused health checks that must be deleted.

Prerequisites
  • You have a copy of the installation program that you used to deploy the cluster.

  • You have the files that the installation program generated when you created your cluster.

Procedure
  1. On the computer that you used to install the cluster, go to the directory that contains the installation program, and run the following command:

    $ ./openshift-install destroy cluster \
    --dir <installation_directory> --log-level info  (1) (2)
    1 For <installation_directory>, specify the path to the directory that you stored the installation files in.
    2 To view different details, specify warn, debug, or error instead of info.

    You must specify the directory that contains the cluster definition files for your cluster. The installation program requires the metadata.json file in this directory to delete the cluster.

  2. Optional: Delete the <installation_directory> directory and the OKD installation program.

Deleting GCP resources with the Cloud Credential Operator utility

To clean up resources after uninstalling an OKD cluster with the Cloud Credential Operator (CCO) in manual mode with GCP Workload Identity, you can use the CCO utility (ccoctl) to remove the GCP resources that ccoctl created during installation.

Prerequisites
  • Extract and prepare the ccoctl binary.

  • Install an OKD cluster with the CCO in manual mode with GCP Workload Identity.

Procedure
  • Delete the GCP resources that ccoctl created:

    $ ccoctl gcp delete --name=<name> --project=<gcp_project_id>

    where:

    • <name> matches the name used to originally create and tag the cloud resources.

    • <gcp_project_id> is the GCP project ID in which cloud resources will be deleted.

      Example output:
      2021/04/08 17:50:41 Identity Provider object .well-known/openid-configuration deleted from the bucket <name>-oidc
      2021/04/08 17:50:42 Identity Provider object keys.json deleted from the bucket <name>-oidc
      2021/04/08 17:50:43 Identity Provider bucket <name>-oidc deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:05 Policy <name>-openshift-cloud-credential-operator-cloud-credential-o associated with IAM Role <name>-openshift-cloud-credential-operator-cloud-credential-o deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:05 IAM Role <name>-openshift-cloud-credential-operator-cloud-credential-o deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:07 Policy <name>-openshift-cluster-csi-drivers-ebs-cloud-credentials associated with IAM Role <name>-openshift-cluster-csi-drivers-ebs-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:07 IAM Role <name>-openshift-cluster-csi-drivers-ebs-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:08 Policy <name>-openshift-image-registry-installer-cloud-credentials associated with IAM Role <name>-openshift-image-registry-installer-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:08 IAM Role <name>-openshift-image-registry-installer-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:09 Policy <name>-openshift-ingress-operator-cloud-credentials associated with IAM Role <name>-openshift-ingress-operator-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:10 IAM Role <name>-openshift-ingress-operator-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:11 Policy <name>-openshift-machine-api-aws-cloud-credentials associated with IAM Role <name>-openshift-machine-api-aws-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:11 IAM Role <name>-openshift-machine-api-aws-cloud-credentials deleted
      2021/04/08 17:51:39 Identity Provider with ARN arn:aws:iam::<aws_account_id>:oidc-provider/<name>-oidc.s3.<aws_region>.amazonaws.com deleted
Verification
  • To verify that the resources are deleted, query GCP. For more information, refer to GCP documentation.