Installation Guides

This document describes how to install the RIC components deployed by scripts and Helm charts under the ric-plt/dep repository, including the dependencies and required system resources.

Version history

Date Ver. Author Comment
2020-02-29 0.1.0 Abdulwahid W  


This section explains the installation of Near Realtime RAN Intelligent Controller Platform only.

Installing Near Realtime RIC in RIC Cluster

After the Kubernetes cluster is installed, the next step is to install the (Near Realtime) RIC Platform.

Getting and Preparing Deployment Scripts

Clone the ric-plt/dep git repository that has deployment scripts and support files on the target VM.

% git clone ""
git clone ""

Modify the deployment recipe

Edit the recipe files ./RECIPE_EXAMPLE/example_recipe.yaml.

  ricip: ""
  auxip: ""
  • To specify which version of the RIC platform components will be deployed, update the RIC platform component container tags in their corresponding section.
  • You can specify which docker registry will be used for each component. If the docker registry requires login credential, you can add the credential in the following section. Please note that the installation suite has already included credentials for O-RAN Linux Foundation docker registries. Please do not create duplicate entries.
  enabled: true
      registry: ""
        user: ""
        password: ""
        email: ""

For more advanced recipe configuration options, please refer to the recipe configuration guideline.

Deploying the Infrastructure and Platform Groups

Copy the ric-common helm charts for it/dep, configure the helm repo and start local helm server

git clone ""
HELM_HOME=$(helm home)
COMMON_CHART_VERSION=$(cat dep/ric-common/Common-Template/helm/ric-common/Chart.yaml | grep version | awk '{print $2}')
helm package -d /tmp dep/ric-common/Common-Template/helm/ric-common
cp /tmp/ric-common-$COMMON_CHART_VERSION.tgz $HELM_HOME/repository/local/
helm repo index $HELM_HOME/repository/local/
helm serve >& /dev/null &
helm repo remove local
helm repo add local

After the recipes are edited and helm started, the Near Realtime RIC platform is ready to be deployed.

cd ric-dep/bin
./install -f ../RECIPE_EXAMPLE/PLATFORM/example_recipe.yaml

Checking the Deployment Status

Now check the deployment status after a short wait. Results similar to the output shown below indicate a complete and successful deployment. Check the STATUS column from both kubectl outputs to ensure that all are either “Completed” or “Running”, and that none are “Error” or “ImagePullBackOff”.

# helm list
NAME                  REVISION        UPDATED                         STATUS          CHART                   APP VERSION     NAMESPACE
r3-a1mediator         1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:12 2020        DEPLOYED        a1mediator-3.0.0        1.0             ricplt
r3-appmgr             1               Thu Jan 23 14:28:14 2020        DEPLOYED        appmgr-3.0.0            1.0             ricplt
r3-dbaas1             1               Thu Jan 23 14:28:40 2020        DEPLOYED        dbaas1-3.0.0            1.0             ricplt
r3-e2mgr              1               Thu Jan 23 14:28:52 2020        DEPLOYED        e2mgr-3.0.0             1.0             ricplt
r3-e2term             1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:04 2020        DEPLOYED        e2term-3.0.0            1.0             ricplt
r3-infrastructure     1               Thu Jan 23 14:28:02 2020        DEPLOYED        infrastructure-3.0.0    1.0             ricplt
r3-jaegeradapter      1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:47 2020        DEPLOYED        jaegeradapter-3.0.0     1.0             ricplt
r3-rsm                1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:39 2020        DEPLOYED        rsm-3.0.0               1.0             ricplt
r3-rtmgr              1               Thu Jan 23 14:28:27 2020        DEPLOYED        rtmgr-3.0.0             1.0             ricplt
r3-submgr             1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:23 2020        DEPLOYED        submgr-3.0.0            1.0             ricplt
r3-vespamgr           1               Thu Jan 23 14:29:31 2020        DEPLOYED        vespamgr-3.0.0          1.0             ricplt

# kubectl get pods -n ricplt
NAME                                               READY   STATUS             RESTARTS   AGE
deployment-ricplt-a1mediator-69f6d68fb4-7trcl      1/1     Running            0          159m
deployment-ricplt-appmgr-845d85c989-qxd98          2/2     Running            0          160m
deployment-ricplt-dbaas-7c44fb4697-flplq           1/1     Running            0          159m
deployment-ricplt-e2mgr-569fb7588b-wrxrd           1/1     Running            0          159m
deployment-ricplt-e2term-alpha-db949d978-rnd2r     1/1     Running            0          159m
deployment-ricplt-jaegeradapter-585b4f8d69-tmx7c   1/1     Running            0          158m
deployment-ricplt-rsm-755f7c5c85-j7fgf             1/1     Running            0          158m
deployment-ricplt-rtmgr-c7cdb5b58-2tk4z            1/1     Running            0          160m
deployment-ricplt-submgr-5b4864dcd7-zwknw          1/1     Running            0          159m
deployment-ricplt-vespamgr-864f95c9c9-5wth4        1/1     Running            0          158m
r3-infrastructure-kong-68f5fd46dd-lpwvd            2/2     Running            3          160m

# kubectl get pods -n ricinfra
NAME                                        READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
deployment-tiller-ricxapp-d4f98ff65-9q6nb   1/1     Running     0          163m
tiller-secret-generator-plpbf               0/1     Completed   0          163m

Checking Container Health

Check the health of the application manager platform component by querying it via the ingress controller using the following command.

% curl -v http://localhost:32080/appmgr/ric/v1/health/ready

The output should look as follows.

*   Trying
* Connected to ( port 32080 (#0)
> GET /appmgr/ric/v1/health/ready HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> User-Agent: curl/7.58.0
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 0
< Connection: keep-alive
< Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:55:39 GMT
< X-Kong-Upstream-Latency: 0
< X-Kong-Proxy-Latency: 2
< Via: kong/1.3.1
* Connection #0 to host left intact

Undeploying the Infrastructure and Platform Groups

To undeploy all the containers, perform the following steps in a root shell within the it-dep repository.

# cd bin
# ./uninstall

Results similar to below indicate a complete and successful cleanup.

# ./undeploy-ric-platform
Undeploying RIC platform components [appmgr rtmgr dbaas1 e2mgr e2term a1mediator submgr vespamgr rsm jaegeradapter infrastructure]
release "r3-appmgr" deleted
release "r3-rtmgr" deleted
release "r3-dbaas1" deleted
release "r3-e2mgr" deleted
release "r3-e2term" deleted
release "r3-a1mediator" deleted
release "r3-submgr" deleted
release "r3-vespamgr" deleted
release "r3-rsm" deleted
release "r3-jaegeradapter" deleted
release "r3-infrastructure" deleted
configmap "ricplt-recipe" deleted
namespace "ricxapp" deleted
namespace "ricinfra" deleted
namespace "ricplt" deleted

Restarting the VM

After a reboot of the VM, and a suitable delay for initialization, all the containers should be running again as shown above.