Install Percona server for MongoDB on OpenShift

  1. Clone the percona-server-mongodb-operator repository:

    git clone -b v1.4.0
    cd percona-server-mongodb-operator


    It is crucial to specify the right branch with -b option while cloning the code on this step. Please be careful.

  2. The Custom Resource Definition for PSMDB should be created from the deploy/crd.yaml file. The Custom Resource Definition extends the standard set of resources which Kubernetes “knows” about with the new items, in our case these items are the core of the operator.

    This step should be done only once; it does not need to be repeated with other deployments.

    $ oc apply -f deploy/crd.yaml


    Setting Custom Resource Definition requires your user to have cluster-admin role privileges.

    If you want to manage PSMDB cluster with a non-privileged user, the necessary permissions can be granted by applying the next clusterrole:

    $ oc create clusterrole psmdb-admin --verb="*",,,,,
    $ oc adm policy add-cluster-role-to-user psmdb-admin <some-user>

    If you have a cert-manager installed, then you have to execute two more commands to be able to manage certificates with a non-privileged user:

    $ oc create clusterrole cert-admin --verb="*",
    $ oc adm policy add-cluster-role-to-user cert-admin <some-user>
  3. Create a new psmdb project:

    $ oc new-project psmdb
  4. Add role-based access control (RBAC) for PSMDB is configured with the deploy/rbac.yaml file. RBAC is based on clearly defined roles and corresponding allowed actions. These actions are allowed on specific Kubernetes resources. The details about users and roles can be found in OpenShift documentation.

    $ oc apply -f deploy/rbac.yaml
  5. Start the Operator within OpenShift:

    $ oc apply -f deploy/operator.yaml
  6. Add the MongoDB Users secrets to OpenShift. These secrets should be placed in the data section of the deploy/secrets.yaml file as login names and base64-encoded passwords (see Kubernetes documentation for details).


    The following command can be used to return a base64-encoded password from a plain text string:

    $ echo -n 'plain-text-password' | base64

    After editing the yaml file, the secrets should be created or updated with the following command:

    $ oc apply -f deploy/secrets.yaml

    More details about secrets can be found in Users.

  7. Now certificates should be generated. By default, the Operator generates certificates automatically, and no actions are required at this step. Still, you can generate and apply your own certificates as secrets according to the TLS instructions.

  8. Percona Server for MongoDB cluster can be created at any time with the following two steps:

    1. Uncomment the deploy/cr.yaml field #platform: and edit the field to platform: openshift. The result should be like this:

      kind: PerconaServerMongoDB
        name: my-cluster-name
        platform: openshift

    b (optional). In you’re using minishift, please adjust antiaffinity policy to none

         antiAffinityTopologyKey: "none"
    1. Create/apply the CR file:

      $ oc apply -f deploy/cr.yaml

    The creation process will take time. The process is complete when both the operator and the replica set pod have reached their Running status:

    $ oc get pods
    NAME                                               READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    my-cluster-name-rs0-0                              1/1     Running   0          8m
    my-cluster-name-rs0-1                              1/1     Running   0          8m
    my-cluster-name-rs0-2                              1/1     Running   0          7m
    percona-server-mongodb-operator-754846f95d-sf6h6   1/1     Running   0          9m
  9. Check connectivity to newly created cluster. Please note that mongo client command shall be executed inside the container manually.

    $ oc run -i --rm --tty percona-client --image=percona/percona-server-mongodb:4.0 --restart=Never -- bash -il
    percona-client:/$ mongo "mongodb+srv://userAdmin:userAdmin123456@my-cluster-name-rs0.psmdb.svc.cluster.local/admin?replicaSet=rs0&ssl=false"

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