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Version: Operator 3.3.0

YAML Configuration Mapping for Aerospike on Kubernetes

Mapping between YAML and Aerospike configuration

Kubernetes uses YAML configuration files and the Aerospike database uses its own format for configuration. The database configurations are stored in aerospike.conf. AKO translates between the two.

Translation conventions

AKO uses the following conventions to translate its YAML configurations to the Aerospike server's aerospike.conf format.

Simple key and values

Most simple key-value pairs file translate directly, with the exception of storage sizes.

YAML

replication-factor: 2

aerospike.conf

replication-factor 2

Storage Sizes

File and device sizes in the YAML format are integers and must be specified as number of bytes. In aerospike.conf you may provide an integer byte unit as in YAML or provide a string with G or M to denote gigabytes or megabytes.

YAML

filesize: 4294967296 # 4 gigabytes

aerospike.conf

filesize 4G

Lists of Simple Values

YAML uses a key's plural form when there are a list of values (and it uses a list type).

Lists of simple values are written in Aerospike by repeating the same configuration key multiple times.

YAML

addresses:
- 192.168.1.1
- 192.168.5.1
files:
- /opt/aerospike/ns1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/ns2.dat

aerospike.conf

address 192.168.1.1
address 192.168.5.1
file /opt/aerospike/ns1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/ns2.dat

Fixed Sections

The Aerospike configuration groups parts of the configuration into sections. The YAML forms of these are represented as maps.

YAML

service:
service-threads: 4
proto-fd-max: 15000

aerospike.conf

service {
service-threads 4
proto-fd-max 15000
}

Named Sections

Named sections, which can have multiple named entries in aerospike.conf, (such as namespace, dc, datacenter, etc.) are translated to a named list of maps in YAML.

The name of the list will be the plural form of the aerospike.conf section.

YAML

namespaces:
- name: test
replication-factor: 2
storage-engine:
type: memory
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize: 4294967296
- name: bar
replication-factor: 2
storage-engine:
type: memory
data-size: 4294967296

aerospike.conf

namespace test {
replication-factor 2
storage-engine memory {
file /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize 4G
}
}
namespace bar {
replication-factor 2
data-size 4G
storage-engine memory
}

Typed Sections

Typed sections have a fixed enum type associated with them in aerospike.conf such as storage-engine and index-type. These are translated to map with additional property type in YAML. The valid values for the type are the same as the valid enum values for the section.

YAML

namespaces:
- name: test
.
.
storage-engine:
type: memory
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize: 4294967296

aerospike.conf

namespace test {
.
.
storage-engine memory {
file /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize 4G
}
}

Aerospike logging section

Aerospike offers three types of log sinks in the YAML logging section: file, console, and syslog (introduced in server 6.3). The log sink type is specified by the name field in the YAML file, which can have the values console, syslog, or the actual file name if the sink type is file. You can define the logging context and log level for the log sink as key: value pairs. For more information, see Aerospike logging documentation.

YAML

logging:
- name: console
any: info
- name: /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log
any: info
tls: debug
- name: syslog
audit: info
facility: local0
tag: aerospike-audit
path: /dev/log

aerospike.conf

logging {
console {
context any info
}
file /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log {
context any info
context tls debug
}
syslog {
context audit info
facility local0
tag aerospike-audit
path /dev/log
}
}

Complete Example

YAML

service:
proto-fd-max: 15000

security: {}

logging:
- name: console
any: info
- name: /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log
any: info

xdr:
dcs:
- name: dc1
node-address-ports:
- aeroclusterdst-0-0 3000
auth-user: admin
auth-password-file: /etc/aerospike/secret/password_DC1.txt
auth-mode: internal
namespaces:
- name: test

namespaces:
- name: test
replication-factor: 2
storage-engine:
type: memory # Store data in memory in addition to file.
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test.dat
filesize: 4294967296

mod-lua:
user-path: /opt/aerospike/usr/udf/lua

aerospike.conf


service { # Tuning parameters and process owner
proto-fd-max 15000
}

security { # (Optional, Enterprise Edition only) to enable
# ACL on the cluster
enable-security true
}

logging { # Logging configuration
console {
context any info
}
file /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log {
context any info
}
}

xdr {
dc REMOTE_DC_1 {
auth-mode internal
auth-password-file /etc/aerospike/secret/password_DC1.txt
auth-user admin
node-address-port 172.68.17.123 3000
namespace test {
}
}
}

namespace test { # Define namespace record policies and storage engine
replication-factor 2
storage-engine memory { # Store data in memory in addition to file.
file /opt/aerospike/data/test.dat
filesize 4G
}
}

mod-lua { # location of UDF modules
user-path /opt/aerospike/usr/udf/lua
}