2.2 Install using Manifest Files

This document assumes a familiarity with kubectl, and that you have it installed. Alternatively, see Section 2.1, “Install using Helm Charts”.

MySQL Operator for Kubernetes can be installed using raw manifest files with kubectl.


Using trunk in the URL references the latest MySQL Operator for Kubernetes release because Github is updated at release time. Alternatively, replace trunk in the URL with a specific tagged released version.

First install the Custom Resource Definition (CRD) used by MySQL Operator for Kubernetes:

$> kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mysql/mysql-operator/trunk/deploy/deploy-crds.yaml

// Output is similar to:
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/innodbclusters.mysql.oracle.com created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/mysqlbackups.mysql.oracle.com created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/clusterkopfpeerings.zalando.org created
customresourcedefinition.apiextensions.k8s.io/kopfpeerings.zalando.org created

Next deploy MySQL Operator for Kubernetes, which also includes RBAC definitions as noted in the output:

$> kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mysql/mysql-operator/trunk/deploy/deploy-operator.yaml

// Output is similar to:
clusterrole.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/mysql-operator created
clusterrole.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/mysql-sidecar created
clusterrolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/mysql-operator-rolebinding created
clusterkopfpeering.zalando.org/mysql-operator created
namespace/mysql-operator created
serviceaccount/mysql-operator-sa created
deployment.apps/mysql-operator created

Verify that the operator is running by checking the deployment that's managing the operator inside the mysql-operator namespace, a configurable namespace defined by deploy-operator.yaml:

$> kubectl get deployment mysql-operator --namespace mysql-operator

After MySQL Operator for Kubernetes is ready, the output should look similar to this:

mysql-operator   1/1     1            1           37s

To use MySQL Operator for Kubernetes to create MySQL InnoDB Clusters, see Chapter 3, MySQL InnoDB Cluster.