Deploying IMPACT IoT using Umbrella Chart

IMPACT IoT uses a single chart that contains all the resources required by the application such as deployments, services, config-maps and so on to install its components, which is called as an Umbrella Chart. This Umbrella Chart contains IMPACT Mobile, IMPACT IoT and adapter(s) installer components.

The installation is protocol-specific and each microservice takes care of its own schema.

Note: While installing IMPACT IoT, the components can be installed in any order. However, the pre-requisite software must be installed before proceeding with the installation of IMPACT IoT components.
The following protocols can be installed using the Umbrella chart with specific deployment files for each:
  • LWM2M
  • MQTT
  • HTTP
  • OneM2M

Installing individual components within IMPACT IoT

The override values.yaml file contains a section for each of the dependent components of IMPACT IoT, for example, impact-dc, lwm2mserver, jsms. To install each of these components separately, set the parameter of the component which has to be installed as enabled=True in the override values.yaml file. While, the rest of the components can be set as enabled=False.

Refer to Sample values.yaml file for LWM2M deployment for the complete list of parameters.


Perform the following steps:

  1. Download the artifacts:

    Download the following dependent components artifacts from the location where the software bits are placed. For more information, contact Nokia Global Services Center.

    • Redis
    • Cassandra
    • MariaDB
    • RabbitMQ
    • NGINX
    • Prometheus
    • Grafana
  2. Install the required supporting charts:

    Execute the following commands to install the dependent components:

    helm3 install impact-citm -f <override file path> impact-citm-ingress-1911.0*.tgz --debug
    helm3 install impact-crmq -f <override file path> impact-crmq-1911.0*.tgz --debug
    helm3 install impact-ccas-dse -f <override file path> impact-ccas-dse-1911.0*.tgzz --debug
    helm3 install impact-cmdb -f <override file path> impact-cmdb-1911.0*.tgz --debug

    Optionally, install Prometheus and Redis.

    helm3 install impact-cpro -f <override file path> impact-cpro-1911.0*.tgz --debug
    helm3 install impact-crdb-redisio -f <override file path> impact-crdb-1911.0*.tgz --debug
  3. Installing IMPACT IoT.

    Before proceeding with the installation, a deployment-specific values override yaml file must be created. This file must contain the necessary configuration, for example, the license keys, deployment-specific host names and so on.

    Note: In IMPACT IoT, the JKS file is stored in IMPACT IoT component.

    For more information on user registration using enterprise CA or self-signed CA, see the section User registration using enterprise CA or self-signed CA..

    For more information on how to enable JKS, see Sample values.yaml file in this document.

    To install IMPACT IoT, set the relevant components to enabled.

    1. The commands mentioned in the section Creating secrets for IMPACT IoT are available in the file.
    2. You can reuse the secrets mentioned in the section Creating secrets for IMPACT IoT in case of any future deployments.
    3. Ensure to delete the previous secrets in case you want to create new secrets for future deployments.
      enabled: true
      license: ""
      enabled: true
        rcs_public_host: 'bcmt-2061-bcmt-edge-01'
        ssl_redirect: true
        public_host: 'bcmt-2061-bcmt-edge-01'
        enabled: true
          enabled: true

    For more information, see Sample values.yaml file.

  2. Installing LWM2M component
    To deploy LWM2M, the following components must be installed.
    • impact-dm

    • impact-dc

    • lwm2mserver

    To deploy LWM2M, the following optional components can be installed.
    • jsms

    • smsconnector

    • impactbilling

    • impactsubscriptionrepo

    • sgiserver

    Note: If JSMS is not used for message delivery, enable the parameter smsconnector in values.yaml file to configure the SMS Gateway you are using.
    enabled: true
    The following is an example overridevalues.yaml file in which LWM2M deployment is enabled.

    overridevalues.yaml file

      enabled: true
      logLevel: "DEBUG"
    #########keyspace for LwM2M #####
        keyspace: "lwm2mjp"
        username: "impcasfeb"
          LWM2M_NO_SEC_REG_URL: ""
          LWM2M_PSK_REG_URL: ""
          LWM2M_KICK_INSTANCE: 0
          ACK_TIMEOUT: 4000
          ACK_RANDOM_FACTOR: 1.5
          ACK_TIMEOUT_SCALE: 2.0
          MAX_RETRANSMIT: 6
          NSTART: 1
          PROBING_RATE: 1.0
          EXCHANGE_LIFETIME: 247000
          NON_LIFETIME: 145000
          MAX_TRANSMIT_WAIT: 93000
          MAX_MESSAGE_SIZE: 1024
          MAX_RESOURCE_BODY_SIZE: 8192
    Note: For the list of parameters that are supported per component, refer to the relevant component values.yaml file.
  3. Once the overridevalues.yaml file is configured as per your requirement, execute the following command:
    helm3 install impact impact -f ./overridevalues.yaml --debug

Result: After the above procedure is executed successfully, the following components will be deployed:

  • impact-dm
  • impact-dc
  • lwm2mserver
Note: For more information on MQTT installation, refer to IMPACT IoT MQTT Installation Guide.
Note: To authenticate any user across the pod, user details have to be defined while deploying the components. The users defined must be created in Device Manager with global admin privileges.
Following are the components where the deployer has to define the users: lwm2mserver, agentserver, apiserver, smsconnector, mqttsnadapter, mqttadapter, cigserver.
  • lwm2m:
    • CDP_USER: "superadmin"

  • smsconnector:
    • dlr.CDP_USER: "superadmin"

  • mqttsnadapter:
    • CDP_USER: "superadmin"

  • agensterver, apiserver and onem2m:
    • dmUser: superadmin

  • mqttadapter:
    • CDP_USER: "cdpuser"

  • cigserver:
    • CDP_USER: "cdpuser"

Setting the URLs of the Protocol adapters

During the deployment or upgrade, the ports and protocol URLs specific to the adapters must be set under adapter:properties of the values.yaml file.

A sample snapshot is given below:

These URLs can be viewed on IMPACT IoT Console under the Settings > Adapter URLs menu. For more information, see IMPACT IoT Console Help Guide