/ k8s-storage / latest / quick-start/

Quick Start

NOTE: This document is written with the focus to have a single document which can fit both new-comers to k8s ecosystem, and also those who know the system. If you are well versed with k8s yaml files, and can manage using 'kubectl' directly, you can use kadalu without python3 dependency, directly using yaml files. Check this document for more details.

Download the latest release of Kadalu Kubectl plugin using,


curl -LO https://github.com/kadalu/kadalu/releases/latest/download/kubectl-kadalu
chmod +x ./kubectl-kadalu
sudo mv ./kubectl-kadalu /usr/local/bin/kubectl-kadalu

Note: In the case of Openshift,

curl -LO https://github.com/kadalu/kadalu/releases/latest/download/kubectl-kadalu
chmod +x ./kubectl-kadalu
sudo mv ./kubectl-kadalu /usr/local/bin/oc-kadalu

Test the version you installed is up-to-date and install Operator.

kubectl kadalu version
kubectl kadalu install

In the case of OpenShift, deploy Kadalu Operator using,

$ oc kadalu install --type=openshift

Note: Security Context Constraints can be applied only by admins, Run oc login -u system:admin to login as admin

Identify the devices available from nodes and run the following command to add storage to Kadalu.

Note: if your host is running RHEL/CentOS 7.x series or Ubuntu/Debian older than 18.04, you may need to do below tasks before adding storage to kadalu.

$ # On CentOS7.x/Ubuntu-16.04
$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1
$ sudo mkfs.xfs /dev/sdc

Once the device is ready, add it to kadalu pool. (note: kube1 below is hostname, check yours by kubectl get nodes).

$ kubectl kadalu storage-add storage-pool-1 --device kube1:/dev/sdc

Operator will start the storage export pods as required. And, in 2 steps, your storage system is up and running.

Check the status of Pods using,

$ kubectl get pods -n kadalu
NAME                             READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
server-storage-pool-1-kube1-0    1/1     Running   0          84s
csi-attacher-0                   2/2     Running   0          30m
csi-nodeplugin-5hfms             2/2     Running   0          30m
csi-nodeplugin-924cc             2/2     Running   0          30m
csi-nodeplugin-cbjl9             2/2     Running   0          30m
csi-provisioner-0                3/3     Running   0          30m
operator-6dfb65dcdd-r664t        1/1     Running   0          30m

After this, go ahead and create your PVC and attach it to other applications.

© 2021 Kadalu Software Private Limited. All Rights Reserved.