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Version: Operator 3.3.0

Install the Aerospike Kubernetes Operator on OpenShift using the Web Console

Search for the Operator in the Catalog

Launch OpenShift web console. Using the Administrator view, navigate to Operators > OperatorHub. Search for Aerospike. Select the Marketplace version of the Aerospike Kubernetes Operator as shown:

Install the operator

A dialog appears describing the Operator as shown below. Click Install to install the operator.

Configure the operator

Configure the Operator installation as shown:

note

Select openshift-operators as the namespace.

tip

We recommend selecting Automatic for Upgrade Approval. This setting automatically upgrades the operator whenever upgrades are available.

Verify the installation

On successful installation, a message like the following appears:

Select View Operator to verify the Operator details. You will see the following details:

Configure the CLI

From a terminal, login to the OpenShift cluster and ensure that the oc and kubectl commands connect to the correct OpenShift cluster.

Check Operator Logs

The Operator runs as two replicas by default, for higher availability. Run the following command to follow the logs for the Operator pods.

kubectl -n openshift-operators logs -f deployment/aerospike-operator-controller-manager manager

Output:

2023-08-01T09:07:02Z    INFO    setup   legacy OLM < 0.17 directory is present - initializing webhook server
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.metrics Metrics server is starting to listen {"addr": "127.0.0.1:8080"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO setup Init aerospike-server config schemas
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.3.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.5.2"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.6.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.5.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.2.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.4.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.0.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.7.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "6.0.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.7.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.1.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.1.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.5.1"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.6.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.0.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "6.1.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "6.2.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "6.4.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "6.3.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.2.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.5.3"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.5.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "5.3.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.3.1"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.4.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.8.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "4.9.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "7.0.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z DEBUG schema-map Config schema added {"version": "7.1.0"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO aerospikecluster-resource Registering mutating webhook to the webhook server
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.webhook Registering webhook {"path": "/mutate-asdb-aerospike-com-v1-aerospikecluster"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.builder skip registering a mutating webhook, object does not implement admission.Defaulter or WithDefaulter wasn't called {"GVK": "asdb.aerospike.com/v1, Kind=AerospikeCluster"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.builder Registering a validating webhook {"GVK": "asdb.aerospike.com/v1, Kind=AerospikeCluster", "path": "/validate-asdb-aerospike-com-v1-aerospikecluster"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.webhook Registering webhook {"path": "/validate-asdb-aerospike-com-v1-aerospikecluster"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO setup Starting manager
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.webhook.webhooks Starting webhook server
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO Starting server {"path": "/metrics", "kind": "metrics", "addr": "127.0.0.1:8080"}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.certwatcher Updated current TLS certificate
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO Starting server {"kind": "health probe", "addr": "[::]:8081"}
I0801 09:07:03.213295 1 leaderelection.go:248] attempting to acquire leader lease operators/96242fdf.aerospike.com...
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.webhook Serving webhook server {"host": "", "port": 9443}
2023-08-01T09:07:03Z INFO controller-runtime.certwatcher Starting certificate watcher

Grant permissions to the target namespaces

The Operator is installed in the openshift-operators namespace. Grant additional permission (by configuring ServiceAccounts and RoleBindings/ClusterRoleBindings) for the target Kubernetes namespace where the Aerospike clusters are created.

There are two ways to grant permission for the target namespaces:

  1. Using kubectl
  2. Using akoctl plugin

Using kubectl

The procedure to use the namespace aerospike is as follows:

Create the namespace

Create the Kubernetes namespace if not already created:

kubectl create namespace aerospike

Create a service account

kubectl -n aerospike create serviceaccount aerospike-operator-controller-manager

Create RoleBinding/ClusterRoleBinding for Aerospike cluster

Next, create a RoleBinding or ClusterRoleBinding as per requirement to attach this service account to ClusterRole aerospike-cluster. This ClusterRole is created as part of Operator installation and grants Aerospike cluster permission to service account.

  • For using Kubernetes native Pod only network to connect to Aerospike cluster create RoleBinding:
kubectl -n aerospike create rolebinding aerospike-cluster --clusterrole=aerospike-cluster --serviceaccount=aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager
  • For connecting to Aerospike cluster from outside Kubernetes create ClusterRoleBinding:
kubectl create clusterrolebinding aerospike-cluster --clusterrole=aerospike-cluster --serviceaccount=aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager
tip

For attaching multiple service accounts of different namespaces in one go, add multiple --serviceaccount params in above command

Example: To attach service accounts of aerospike and aerospike1 namespace
kubectl create clusterrolebinding aerospike-cluster --clusterrole=aerospike-cluster --serviceaccount=aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager --serviceaccount=aerospike1:aerospike-operator-controller-manager

If the required ClusterRoleBinding already exists in cluster, edit it to attach new service account:

kubectl edit clusterrolebinding aerospike-cluster

This command launches an editor. Append the following lines to the subjects section:

  # A new entry for aerospike.
# Replace aerospike with your namespace
- kind: ServiceAccount
name: aerospike-operator-controller-manager
namespace: aerospike

Save and ensure that the changes are applied.

Using akoctl plugin

For installing akoctl plugin, refer to akoctl installation guide.

The procedure to use the namespace aerospike is as follows:

  • For using Kubernetes native Pod only network to connect to Aerospike cluster grant namespace scope permission:
kubectl akoctl auth create -n aerospike --cluster-scope=false
  • For connecting to Aerospike cluster from outside Kubernetes grant cluster scope permission:
kubectl akoctl auth create -n aerospike
tip

For granting permission of multiple namespaces in one go, specify comma separated namespace list in -n param

Example: To grant permission for aerospike and aerospike1 namespace
kubectl akoctl auth create -n aerospike,aerospike1

OpenShift Security Context Constraints (SCC)

On OpenShift clusters, administrators can use security context constraints (SCCs) to control permissions for pods. These permissions control which actions a pod can perform, and which resources it can access. You can use SCCs to define a set of conditions that a pod must run with, in order to be accepted into the system. See OpenShift SC Guide for details. In order to run Aerospike Enterprise Server clusters on OpenShift, the Aerospike pods need to be granted access to some of the SCC on clusters

SCC anyuid (required)

Aerospike Enterprise Server images are designed to run as some non-root (any) UID. On OpenShift this requires Aerospike Pods to be allowed to run with any UID requiring anyuid SCC.

This SCC should be granted to the Operator's service account for the aerospike namespace using the following command:

oc adm policy add-scc-to-user anyuid system:serviceaccount:aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager

SCC hostnetwork (optional)

This SCC allows using host networking and host ports.

This SCC should be granted to the Operator's service account for the aerospike namespace using the following command:

oc adm policy add-scc-to-user hostnetwork system:serviceaccount:aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager

SCC privileged (optional)

This SCC allows access to all privileged and host features and the ability to run as any user, any group, any FSGroup, and with any SELinux context. For example, this is required to run Index on Flash storage configuration with Aerospike primary index stored on SSD devices.

This SCC should be granted to the Operator's service account for the aerospike namespace using the following command:

oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged system:serviceaccount:aerospike:aerospike-operator-controller-manager