Specific Version Installation Guide

How to install a specific version of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator

Users may want to install a specific version of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator for a variety of reasons: to maintain parity between different environments, to preserve the version between replicas, or other reasons.

The following procedures detail how to install a specific version of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator in the default Kubernetes namespace kube-system. For instructions on performing custom installations based on the namespace and other settings, see the Custom Installation Guide.


The Altinity Kubernetes Operator for Kubernetes has the following requirements:


Altinity Kubernetes Operator Versions After 0.17.0

To install a specific version of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator after version 0.17.0:

  1. Run kubectl and apply the manifest directly from the GitHub Altinity Kubernetes Operator repository, or by downloading the manifest and applying it directly. The format for the URL is:


    Replace the {OPERATOR_VERSION} with the version to install. For example, for the Altinity Kubernetes Operator version 0.18.3, the URL would be:


    The command to apply the Docker manifest through kubectl is:

    kubectl apply -f https://github.com/Altinity/clickhouse-operator/raw/0.18.3/deploy/operator/clickhouse-operator-install-bundle.yaml
    customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseinstallations.clickhouse.altinity.com configured
    customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseinstallationtemplates.clickhouse.altinity.com configured
    customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseoperatorconfigurations.clickhouse.altinity.com configured
    serviceaccount/clickhouse-operator created
    clusterrole.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/clickhouse-operator-kube-system created
    clusterrolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/clickhouse-operator-kube-system created
    configmap/etc-clickhouse-operator-files created
    configmap/etc-clickhouse-operator-confd-files created
    configmap/etc-clickhouse-operator-configd-files created
    configmap/etc-clickhouse-operator-templatesd-files created
    configmap/etc-clickhouse-operator-usersd-files created
    deployment.apps/clickhouse-operator created
    service/clickhouse-operator-metrics created
  2. Verify the installation is complete and the clickhouse-operator pod is running:

    kubectl get pods --namespace kube-system

    A similar result to the following will be displayed on a successful installation:

    NAME                                   READY   STATUS    RESTARTS      AGE
    clickhouse-operator-857c69ffc6-q8qrr   2/2     Running   0             5s
    coredns-78fcd69978-nthp2               1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    etcd-minikube                          1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    kube-apiserver-minikube                1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    kube-controller-manager-minikube       1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    kube-proxy-lsggn                       1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    kube-scheduler-minikube                1/1     Running   4 (23h ago)   51d
    storage-provisioner                    1/1     Running   9 (23h ago)   51d
  3. To verify the version of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator, use the following command:

    kubectl get pods -l app=clickhouse-operator --all-namespaces -o jsonpath="{.items[*].spec.containers[*].image}" | tr -s "[[:space:]]" | sort | uniq -c
    1 altinity/clickhouse-operator:0.18.3 altinity/metrics-exporter:0.18.3