How to install the Altinity ClickHouse-Operator to your Kubernetes environment

How to install and verify the Altinity Kubernetes Operator

Introduction - Altinity ClickHouse Operator

This page provides instructions to deploy the Altinity Kubernetes Operator to your Kubernetes environment.


The following items are required:

For Other Altinity deployment YAML file versions

To find other versions of the deployment YAML file, visit the file in our GitHub repo and select another branch from the GitHub branch menu.

Deployment Instructions

This example shows how to deploy version 0.23.5 of clickhouse-operator-install-bundle.yaml from the Altinity GitHub repository.

NOTE: Altinity recommends that you deploy a specific version, rather than using the latest clickhouse-operator YAML file from the master branch.

Installation Commands

To install a version 0.23.5 of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator to your existing Kubernetes environment, run the following command:

> kubectl apply -f

The URL will be different if you’re using another version of the file.

Alternatively, to deploy your own version of the YAML file, download the latest Altinity Kubernetes Operator YAML file and run the following command:

> kubectl apply -f clickhouse-operator-install-bundle.yaml

Successful Installation

If everything worked, you should see something like this: created created created
serviceaccount/clickhouse-operator created created 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

Installation Verification

To verify that the installation was successful, run the following command. If the operator installed successfully, you’ll see clickhouse-operator in the output:

> kubectl get deployment.apps -n kube-system

NAME                  READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
clickhouse-operator   1/1     1            1           80s
coredns               1/1     1            1           102d

The Operator Resources Details section has more information on the resources created in the installation.

Customization options

To customize Altinity Kubernetes Operator settings see the Operator Guide.

Altinity recommends that you install a specific version of the ClickHouse operator that you know will work with your Kubernetes environment, rather than use the latest build from the GitHub master branch.

For details on installing other versions of the Altinity Kubernetes Operator see the Specific Version Installation Guide

Deleting a deployment

This section covers how to delete a deployment.

To delete the operator, run kubectl delete with the URL or filename you used when you installed it:

> kubectl delete -f

If you downloaded the file to your machine first, simply use this:

> kubectl delete -f clickhouse-operator-install-bundle.yaml

What’s next

Well, we’ve covered installing the Altinity ClickHouse operator. Obviously you’ll want to actually do something with it now. Next we’ll look at creating your first ClickHouse cluster inside your Kubernetes cluster. Read on…