Integrations

Integrations

To add an integration select + ADD and choose your integration. Many Morpheus-supported integrations can be configured in this section, though not all. Some integrations, such as networking integrations, must be configured within their own areas of the application. The following integrations can be configured in this section:

  • Chef

  • Puppet

  • Ansible

  • Salt Masters

  • Ansible Tower

  • vRealize Orchestrator

  • Microsoft DNS

  • PowerDNS

  • Route 53

  • Bind DNS

  • Git

  • Github

  • Docker Repositories

  • Jenkins

  • ServiceNow

  • Cherwell

  • Remedy

  • Venafi

Please see the Guides for each specific integration type for more detailed information on setup steps and features supported by the integration.

Packages

Overview

The /administration/packages is where Morpheus packages (.mpg) can be uploaded to appliances. Morpheus packages contain Library objects, such as Instance Types, Layouts, Node Types, Spec Temples and Cluster Layouts. Morpheus packages consist of library objects as code compiled into a simple $.mpg file, allowing for agile distribution, updated and sharing of Library configurations.

The addition of /administration/packages in v5.4.3 is targeted for uploading future Morpheus provided MPGs, however users will be able to create, distribute and/or import custom Morpheus packages.

Role Permissions

Access and capabilities for the Packages section is determined by the following role permissions:

Role: Feature Access: Admin: Plugins
  • None: Cannot access Admin: Plugins section

  • Full: Access to Admin: Plugins and ability to upload Morpheus packages (.mpg)

Uploading Packages

/administration/packages is targeted for uploading future Morpheus provided mpg’s, however users will be able to create, distribute and/or import custom Morpheus packages. Additional information on creating custom packages will be provided.

Plugins

Overview

Morpheus is extendable with custom plugins for Task types, UI tabs, approvals, cypher, and more. Plugins are added from the Plugins tab of the Integration page under Administration (Administration > Integrations > Plugins). Simply browse for a local plugin file (.jar) to add it to the UI. Custom plugins can also be edited or deleted by clicking on the pencil or trash can icons in the corresponding row.

With at least one plugin integrated, Morpheus will show details on each plugin from the Plugins List View. The following information is displayed:

  • NAME: The name given to the plugin

  • DESCRIPTION: A description value (if any) coded into the plugin

  • FILE NAME: The .jar filename

  • VERSION: The plugin version number

  • STATUS: The status of the plugin, such as “loaded” when the plugin is ready for use

  • STATUS MESSAGE: A status message (if any) for the plugin

  • ENABLED: If the plugin is enabled, a check mark appears here. Disabled plugins are also grayed out

Additional information about each plugin can be viewed by clicking on the pencil (edit) icon. Most of the information in this modal is read-only but you can enable or disable plugins from this pane.

Please visit the Morpheus Developer Portal for Plugin Architecture SDK documentation and help getting started with custom Plugin development.

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Distributed Workers

Overview

The Morpheus distributed worker is installed using the same package as the VDI Gateway worker. Organizations which have already deployed VDI Gateway(s) can use the same worker for both purposes if desired, you’d simply need to update configuration in /etc/morpheus/morpheus-worker.rb and run a reconfigure. When creating a distributed worker or VDI Gateway object in Morpheus UI, an API key is generated. Adding one or both types of API keys to the worker configuration file determines if the worker is running in VDI gateway and/or distributed worker mode.

Installation

A distributed worker VM is installed and configured similarly to a Morpheus appliance via rpm or deb package.

Note

Package URLs for the distributed worker are available at https://morpheushub.com in the downloads section.

Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

OS

Version(s)

Amazon Linux

2

CentOS

7.x, 8.x

Debian

10

RHEL

7.x, 8.x

SUSE SLES

12

Ubuntu

18.04, 20.04

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum recommended

  • Storage: 10 GB storage minimum recommended. Storage is required for installation packages and log files

  • CPU: 4-core minimum recommended

  • Network connectivity to the Morpheus appliance over TCP 443 (HTTPS)

  • Superuser privileges via the sudo command for the user installing the Morpheus worker package

  • Access to base yum or apt repos. Access to Optional RPM repos may be required for RPM distros

Download the appropriate package from Morpheus Hub based on your target Linux distribution and version for installation in a directory of your choosing. The package can be removed after successful installation.

wget https://downloads.morpheusdata.com/path/to/morpheus-worker-$version.distro

Validate the package checksum as compared with the values indicated on Hub. For example:

sha256sum morpheus-worker-$version.distro

Next, install the package using your selected distribution’s package installation command and your preferred options. Example, for RPM:

rpm:

$ sudo rpm -ihv morpheus-worker-$version.$distro

Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:morpheus-worker-x.x.x-1.$distro    ################################# [100%]
Thank you for installing Morpheus Worker!
Configure and start the Worker by running the following command:

sudo morpheus-worker-ctl reconfigure

Configuration

With the package installed, we need to add a new distributed worker in Morpheus UI. Distributed workers are added in Administration > Integrations > Distributed Workers. To create one, populate the following fields:

  • NAME: A name for the distributed worker in Morpheus

  • DESCRIPTION: An optional description for the distributed worker

  • PROXY HOSTS: A comma-delimited list of global proxy hosts, any endpoint listed here will be proxied through the Morpheus worker. For VMware, you must list the host addresses for any vCenter you wish to proxy through the worker. Xen hosts must be listed here as well. Other Cloud types which are supported by the Morpheus worker need only have the worker configured on the Edit Cloud modal (Infrastructure > Clouds > Selected Cloud > Edit button)

  • ENABLED: When marked, the selected worker is available for use

After clicking SAVE CHANGES, an API key is generated and displayed. Make note of this as it will be needed in a later configuration step.

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With the worker configured in Morpheus, the next step is to update any Cloud integrations which should be proxied through the worker. Select the desired Cloud from the Clouds List Page (Infrastructure > Clouds) and click EDIT from the chosen Cloud’s Detail Page. Within the Advanced Options section, choose a configured worker from the DISTRIBUTED WORKER dropdown menu. Click SAVE CHANGES.

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With the API key in hand and configuration complete in Morpheus UI, head back to the worker box. Configure the gateway by editing /etc/morpheus/morpheus-worker.rb and updating the following:

worker_url 'https://gateway_worker_url' # This is the wotker URL the |morpheus| appliance can resolve and reach on 443
worker['appliance_url'] = 'https://morpheus_appliance_url' # The resolvable URL or IP address of |morpheus| appliance which the worker can reach on port 443
worker['apikey'] = 'API KEY FOR THIS GATEWAY' # VDI Gateway API Key generated from |morpheus| Appliance VDI Pools > VDI Gateways configuraiton. For worker only mode, a value is still required but can be any value, including the 'API KEY FOR THIS GATEWAY' default template value
worker['worker_key'] = 'DISTRIBUTED WORKER KEY' # Distributed Worker API Key from |AdmIntDis| configuration

Note

By default the worker_url uses the machine’s hostname, ie https://your_machine_name. The default worker_url value can be changed by editing /etc/morpheus/morpheus-worker.rb and changing the value of worker_url. Additional appliance configuration options are available below.

After all configuration options have been set, run sudo morpheus-worker-ctl reconfigure to install and configure the worker, nginx and guacd services:

sudo morpheus-worker-ctl reconfigure

The worker reconfigure process will install and configure the worker, nginx and guacd services and dependencies.

Tip

If the reconfigure process fails due to a missing dependency, add the repo that the missing dependency can be found in and run

Note

Configuration options can be updated after the initial reconfigure by editing /etc/morpheus/morpheus-worker.rb and running sudo morpheus-worker-ctl reconfigure again.

Once the installation is complete the morpheus worker service will automatically start and open a web socket with the specified Morpheus appliance. To monitor the startup process, run morpheus-worker-ctl tail to tail the logs of the worker, nginx and guacd services. Individual services can be tailed by specifying the service, for example morpheus-worker-ctl tail worker