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Deploy Quay in HA

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🌙 Lab

🗒 Tutorial


Project Quay is an open-source repository used to store and manage artefacts such as containers for use on cloud native platforms. Project Quay also offers additional functionality such as (in no particular order):

  • Registry - High availability
  • Security - Vulnerability scanning, Logging & Auditing, Notifications & Alerts
  • Access Control - Role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Integration - OAuth support
  • Build Automation - Git/GitHub/GitLab integration

It can be deployed on either a Kubernetes cluster using an Operator, or as a standalone container or high availability cluster on Podman.


This lab demonstrates how to:

  • Access a 3-node Project Quay deployment
  • Verify basic Project Quay functionality works
  • Use the HAProxy Console to monitor Project Quay nodes

Note: The steps provided do not include how to configure the registry using certificates. Therefore, configuring Project Quay in this specific way is recommended for non-production purposes or an internal/air-gapped environment only.


Four systems with Oracle Linux, Podman, Redis, PostgreSQL, HAProxy and Project Quay installed, whose responsibilities are apportioned like this:

Server NameRole/Purpose
ol-serverHosts the HAProxy load balancer and the Postgres database
quay01, quay02, quay03Hosts the Project Quay and Redis servers

In addition the requisite security rules to allow TCP and/or HTTP traffic to permit the above to work must be configured correctly.

Note: This lab builds upon these two previous labs, which provide details explaining how to install and configure both HAProxy and Project Quay, respectively: