Virtual file system (Vfs)

Stores data on File (local/remote) using stow


$  pharmer config -h
Pharmer configuration

  pharmer config [flags]
  pharmer config [command]

pharmer config view

Available Commands:
  get-contexts List available contexts
  set-context  Create  config object
  view         Print Pharmer config

  -h, --help   help for config

Global Flags:
      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --analytics                        Send analytical events to Google Guard (default true)
      --config-file string               Path to Pharmer config file
      --env string                       Environment used to enable debugging (default "prod")
      --log_backtrace_at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log_dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files (default true)
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          log level for V logs
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging

Use "pharmer config [command] --help" for more information about a command.


The configuration details of the storage provider are specified on ~/.pharmer/config.d/default file. Default storage provider is local.

context: default
kind: PharmerConfig
    path: /home/sanjid/.pharmer/store.d

Here store type is local, so in path a local directory is used to locate where the cluster and credential resources will be stored.

You can also use Amazon’s s3, gcs to use google cloud storage, azure or swift for storage purpose.

You can use following command to crate a storage provider confiuration.

# AWS S3:
pharmer config set-context --provider=s3 --s3.access_key_id=<key_id> --s3.secret_key=<secret_key> --s3.endpoint=<endpoint> --s3.bucket=<bucket_name> --prefix=<prefix>

# GCS:
pharmer config set-context --provider=google --google.json_key_path=<path_sa_file> --google.project_id=<my_project> --google.bucket=<bucket_name> --prefix=<prefix>

# Microsoft Azure ARM Storage:
pharmer config set-context --provider=azure --azure.account=<storage_ac> --azure.key=<key> --azure.container=<container_name> --prefix=<prefix>

# Local Storage:
pharmer config set-context --provider=local --local.path=<local_path>

# Swift:
pharmer config set-context --provider=swift --swift.key=<key> --swift.tenant_auth_url=<tenant_auth_url> --swift.tenant_name=<tenant_name> --swift.username=<username>
--swift.domain=<domain> --swift.region=<region> --swift.tenant_id=<tenant_id> --swift.tenant_domain=<tenant_domain> --swift.storage_url=<storage_url>
--swift.auth_token=<auth_token> --swift.container=<container_name> --prefix=<prefix>

If you using s3, the configuration file contains following field

    endpoint: <aws endpoint>
    bucket: <bucket name>
    prefix: <storage prefix>

For gcs

context: default
kind: PharmerConfig
- metadata:
    creationTimestamp: 2018-01-01T09:01:19Z
    name: gce
      projectID: <project-id>
      serviceAccount: |-
          "type": "service_account",
          "project_id": <project-id>,
          "private_key_id": "private key id",
          "private_key": "private key",
          "client_email": "email",
          "client_id": "client id",
          "auth_uri": "",
          "token_uri": "",
          "auth_provider_x509_cert_url": "",
          "client_x509_cert_url": "url"
    provider: GoogleCloud
  credentialName: gce
    bucket: pharmer

Storage structure

The directory tree of the local storage provider will be look like:

      |      |
      |      |__ default
      |__ store.d/
             |-- clusters/
             |__ credentials/


  • config.d/default: is the storage configuration file
  • store.d/cluster: stores cluster resources. There is a file with <cluster-name>.json, a nodegroup directory which contains nodegroup files, a pki directory having cluster certificates and an ssh directory which stores public and private ssh key for the cluster.
  • store.d/credentials: stores credential resources

You can view the config using

$ pharmer config view

pharmer config view
context: default
kind: PharmerConfig
    path: /home/sanjid/.pharmer/store.d

To list all available contexts run:

$ pharmer config get-contexts
NAME	Store
default	Local