0.3.1-mater A Helm chart for CassKop - the Orange Cassandra Kubernetes operator

A Helm chart for CassKop - the Orange Cassandra Kubernetes operator

CassKop - Cassandra Kubernetes operator Helm chart

This Helm chart install CassKop the Orange's Cassandra Kubernetes operator to create/configure/manage Cassandra
clusters in a Kubernetes Namespace.
It will uses a Custom Ressource Definition CRD:,
which implements a CassandraCluster kubernetes custom ressource definition.



The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the Cassandra Operator Helm chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
image.repository Image orangeopensource/cassandra-k8s-operator
image.tag Image tag 0.3.1-master
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy Always
image.imagePullSecrets.enabled Enable tue use of secret for docker image false Name of the secret to connect to docker registry -
rbacEnable If true, create & use RBAC resources true
resources Pod resource requests & limits {}
metricService deploy service for metrics false
debug.enabled activate DEBUG log level false
createCustomResource If false, do not create custom resource(do not require with Helm v3) false

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the above parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name casskop <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator -f values.yaml

Installing the Chart

You can make a dry run of the chart before deploying :

helm install --dry-run --debug.enabled <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator --set debug.enabled=true --name casskop

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install --name casskop <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator

We can surcharge default parameters using --set flag :

$ helm install --replace --set image.tag=asyncronous --name casskop <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator

the -replace flag allow you to reuses a charts release name

Listing deployed charts

helm list

Get Status for the helm deployment :

helm status casskop

Uninstaling the Charts

If you want to delete the operator from your Kubernetes cluster, the operator deployment
should be deleted.

$ helm delete casskop

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the helm release.

The CRD created by the chart are not removed by default and should be manually cleaned up (if required)

Manually delete the CRD:

kubectl delete crd


If you delete the CRD then !!!!!!WAAAARRRRNNIIIIINNG!!!!!!

It will delete ALL Clusters that has been created using this CRD!!!

Please never delete a CRD without very very good care

Helm always keeps records of what releases happened. Need to see the deleted releases? helm list --deleted
shows those, and helm list --all shows all of the releases (deleted and currently deployed, as well as releases that

Because Helm keeps records of deleted releases, a release name cannot be re-used. (If you really need to re-use a
release name, you can use the --replace flag, but it will simply re-use the existing release and replace its

Note that because releases are preserved in this way, you can rollback a deleted resource, and have it re-activate.

To purge a release

$ helm delete --purge casskop


Install of the CRD

By default, the chart will install via a helm hook the Casskop CRD, but this installation is global for the whole
cluster, and you may deploy a chart with an existing CRD already deployed.

In that case you can get an error like :

$ helm install --name casskop <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator
Error: "" already exists

In this case there si a parameter to say to not uses the hook to install the CRD :

$ helm install --name casskop <helm-repo>/cassandra-operator --no-hooks