Installation Guide


Routing Manager is a basic platform service of RIC. It is responsible for distributing routing policies to other platform components and xApps.

Installation of routing manager in a k8s environment

This deployment guide is for testing routing manager in actual k8s environment.


  • Kubernetes v.1.16.0 or above
  • helm v2.12.3 or above
  • Appmgr pods should be deployed and in running state

Clone the ric-plt/dep git repository

git clone ""

Modify the deployment recipe

Locate for ‘rtmgr’ in the recipe file and edit the tag and repo.

    registry: ""
    name: ric-plt-rtmgr
    tag: 0.5.3

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

At this stage, routing manager can be deployed.

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

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 | grep rtmgr
r3-rtmgr                1               Wed Mar 25 08:34:22 2020        DEPLOYED        rtmgr-3.0.0             1.0          ricplt

# kubectl get pods -n ricplt | grep rtmgr
deployment-ricplt-rtmgr-6446b96b65-8mxzn           1/1     Running   0          46s

Checking Container Health

Check the health of the routing manager platform component by querying it with the following command.

#kubectl get pods -n ricplt -o wide | grep rtmgr
deployment-ricplt-rtmgr-6446b96b65-8mxzn           1/1     Running   0          16m    master-node   <none>           <none>

curl -v
*   Trying
* Connected to ( port 8080 (#0)
> GET /ric/v1/health/alive HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> User-Agent: curl/7.58.0
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 03:19:05 GMT
< Content-Length: 0
* Connection #0 to host left intact

Undeploying Routing Manager

#helm delete --purge r3-rtmgr

Installation of routing manager in a standalone linux machine

This deployment guide will be useful for development purposes


  • Ubuntu machine
  • golang 1.12.1 minimum

Compiling Routing Manager

Clone the ric-plt/dep git repository.

git clone ""

Execute this shell script which will give you the rtmgr as executable

cd rtmgr/example

Run rtmgr by passing the config file as parameter. Note that the rtmgr may abort after sometime as it needs appmgr to be running. This can be tweaked by modifying the actual code. As this would be needed only for actual Development, the sam eis not being mentioned here.

./rtmgr -f rtmgr-config.yaml