Custom Installation Guide

How to install a customized Altinity Kubernetes Operator

Users who need to customize their Altinity Kubernetes Operator namespace or can not directly connect to Github from the installation environment can perform a custom install.

Requirements

The Altinity Kubernetes Operator for Kubernetes has the following requirements:

Instructions

Script Install into Namespace

By default, the Altinity Kubernetes Operator installed into the kube-system namespace when using the Basic Installation instructions. To install into a different namespace use the following command replacing {custom namespace here} with the namespace to use:

curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Altinity/clickhouse-operator/master/deploy/operator-web-installer/clickhouse-operator-install.sh | OPERATOR_NAMESPACE={custom_namespace_here} bash

For example, to install into the namespace test-clickhouse-operator namespace, use:

curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Altinity/clickhouse-operator/master/deploy/operator-web-installer/clickhouse-operator-install.sh | OPERATOR_NAMESPACE=test-clickhouse-operator bash
Setup ClickHouse Operator into 'test-clickhouse-operator' namespace
No 'test-clickhouse-operator' namespace found. Going to create
namespace/test-clickhouse-operator created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseinstallations.clickhouse.altinity.com created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseinstallationtemplates.clickhouse.altinity.com created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clickhouseoperatorconfigurations.clickhouse.altinity.com created
serviceaccount/clickhouse-operator created
clusterrole.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/clickhouse-operator-test-clickhouse-operator configured
clusterrolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/clickhouse-operator-test-clickhouse-operator configured
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

If no OPERATOR_NAMESPACE value is set, then the Altinity Kubernetes Operator will be installed into kube-system.

Manual Install into Namespace

For organizations that can not access GitHub directly from the environment they are installing the Altinity Kubernetes Operator in, they can perform a manual install through the following steps:

  1. Download the install template file: clickhouse-operator-install-template.yaml.

  2. Edit the file and set OPERATOR_NAMESPACE value.

  3. Use the following commands, replacing {your file name} with the name of your YAML file:

    namespace = "custom-clickhouse-operator"
    bash("sed -i s/'${OPERATOR_NAMESPACE}'/test-clickhouse-operator/ clickhouse-operator-install-template.yaml", add_to_text=False)
    bash(f"kubectl apply -f clickhouse-operator-install-template.yaml", add_to_text=False)
    
    try:
    
        retry(bash, timeout=60, delay=1)("kubectl get pods --namespace test-clickhouse-operator "
            "-o=custom-columns=NAME:.metadata.name,STATUS:.status.phase",
            exitcode=0, message="Running", lines=slice(1, None),
            fail_message="not all pods in Running state", add_to_text=true)
    
    finally:
        bash(f"kubectl delete namespace test-clickhouse-operator', add_to_text=False)
    
    kubectl apply -f {your file name}
    

    For example:

    kubectl apply -f customtemplate.yaml
    

Alternatively, instead of using the install template, enter the following into your console (bash is used below, modify depending on your particular shell). Change the OPERATOR_NAMESPACE value to match your namespace.

# Namespace to install operator into
OPERATOR_NAMESPACE="${OPERATOR_NAMESPACE:-clickhouse-operator}"
# Namespace to install metrics-exporter into
METRICS_EXPORTER_NAMESPACE="${OPERATOR_NAMESPACE}"

# Operator's docker image
OPERATOR_IMAGE="${OPERATOR_IMAGE:-altinity/clickhouse-operator:latest}"
# Metrics exporter's docker image
METRICS_EXPORTER_IMAGE="${METRICS_EXPORTER_IMAGE:-altinity/metrics-exporter:latest}"

# Setup Altinity Kubernetes Operator into specified namespace
kubectl apply --namespace="${OPERATOR_NAMESPACE}" -f <( \
    curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Altinity/clickhouse-operator/master/deploy/operator/clickhouse-operator-install-template.yaml | \
        OPERATOR_IMAGE="${OPERATOR_IMAGE}" \
        OPERATOR_NAMESPACE="${OPERATOR_NAMESPACE}" \
        METRICS_EXPORTER_IMAGE="${METRICS_EXPORTER_IMAGE}" \
        METRICS_EXPORTER_NAMESPACE="${METRICS_EXPORTER_NAMESPACE}" \
        envsubst \
)

Verify Installation

To verify the Altinity Kubernetes Operator is running in your namespace, use the following command:

kubectl get pods -n clickhouse-operator
NAME                                   READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
clickhouse-operator-5d9496dd48-8jt8h   2/2     Running   0          16s

Last modified 2022.03.11: Updated with qa approved `20220311_steinsgate`.