Layar Installation Guide (CentOS 7, Helm Chart)

A walk-through of all steps needed to go from a basic CentOS 7 install to a running Layar system.

In this guide we will go from a basic CentOS 7 install to a fully functioning Layar system. This guide is intended as an example installation only and makes configuration decisions that may not be best suited for your environment. The following commands should be run as root.

Hardware Requirements

RAM: 128GB

CPU: 16+ cores

GPU: 2x NVIDIA V100 32GB generation or later or 4x V100 16GB

Disk: 500GB SSD


The system must have an external DNS entry (not relying on /etc/hosts) with the corresponding IP assigned to the host.

Internet access from the installation system is a requirement.


Commands should be run as root or prefixed with sudo

Ensure you have docker 20.10 installed

docker version

both Client and Server output should show version 20.10. If not please follow the instructions for installing docker on CentOS here before proceeding.

Increase operating system vm.max_map_count

echo "vm.max_map_count=262144" > /etc/sysctl.d/99-vyasa.conf 
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/99-vyasa.conf

Install kernel development packages

yum -y install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) kernel-headers-$(uname -r)

Install and enable the EPEL repository

yum install
yum-config-manager --enable epel

Install CUDA 11

yum-config-manager --add-repo
yum clean expire-cache
yum -y install nvidia-driver-latest-dkms
yum -y install cuda-runtime-11-4

Install NVIDIA Docker toolkit

yum-config-manager --add-repo=
yum -y install docker-ce
systemctl --now enable docker

distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID) \
&& curl -s -L$distribution/nvidia-docker.repo | tee /etc/yum.repos.d/nvidia-docker.repo

yum clean expire-cache
yum install -y nvidia-docker2

Set docker default runtime

Edit the file /etc/docker/daemon.json and replace its contents with:

"default-runtime": "nvidia",
"runtimes": {
"nvidia": {
"path": "/usr/bin/nvidia-container-runtime",
"runtimeArgs": []

Restart docker

systemctl restart docker

Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/kubernetes.repo and add:








Install Kubernetes

yum install -y kubeadm-1.20.11-0.x86_64 kubelet-1.20.11-0.x86_64 kubectl-1.20.11-0.x86_64
/usr/bin/kubeadm init --kubernetes-version=1.20.11 --token-ttl 0 --pod-network-cidr= -v 5
mkdir -p $HOME/.kube
cp -i /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/.kube/config
chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/.kube/config

Install NGINX Ingress controller

kubectl apply -f

Install Calico CNI

kubectl create -f
kubectl create -f

Let head node run pods

/usr/bin/kubectl taint nodes --all

Install local volume provisioner

/usr/bin/kubectl apply -f

Set default storage class

kubectl patch storageclass 'local-path' -p '{"metadata":{"annotations":{"":"true"}}}'

Install Helm

wget -P /usr/local/bin/
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/helm

Add the Layar helm repository

helm repo add vyasa --username vyasahelm --password "sail#away()"
helm repo update

Install Layar

Note: Replace MY_URL with the IP address or DNS name of the system.

helm install layar vyasa/layar --set APPURL=MY_URL