Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)


Before starting deployment, perform the following:

  • Download and install the Google Cloud SDK.

    Note that if you install gcloud using a package manager (as opposed to downloading and installing it manually), some of the commands will not be supported.

  • Install kubectl command line tool by running the following command:

    gcloud components install kubectl
  • Configure defaults for gcloud by setting the project ID as yugabyte. You can change this as needed.

    gcloud config set project yugabyte
  • Set the default compute zone as us-west1-b. You can change this as needed.

    gcloud config set compute/zone us-west1-b

Create a GKE cluster

Create a Kubernetes cluster by running the following command.

gcloud container clusters create yugabyte

Create a YugabyteDB cluster

Create a YugabyteDB cluster by running the following command:

kubectl create -f
service "yb-masters" created
statefulset "yb-master" created
service "yb-tservers" created
statefulset "yb-tserver" created

Check the cluster

Execute the following command to see the pods running:

kubectl get pods
yb-master-0    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-master-1    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-master-2    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-0   1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-1   1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-2   1/1       Running   0          3m

You can view the persistent volumes, as follows:

kubectl get persistentvolumes
NAME                                       CAPACITY   ACCESS MODES   RECLAIM POLICY   STATUS    CLAIM                          STORAGECLASS   REASON    AGE
pvc-f3301c41-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-0    standard                 5m
pvc-f33f29b3-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-1    standard                 5m
pvc-f35005b6-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-2    standard                 5m
pvc-f36189ab-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-0   standard                 5m
pvc-f366a4af-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-1   standard                 5m
pvc-f36d2892-1110-11e8-8231-42010a8a0083   1Gi       RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-2   standard                 5m

You can view all the services by running the following command:

kubectl get services
NAME          TYPE        CLUSTER-IP   EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)                               AGE
kubernetes    ClusterIP   XX.XX.XX.X   <none>        443/TCP                               23m
yb-masters    ClusterIP   None         <none>        7000/TCP,7100/TCP                     17m
yb-tservers   ClusterIP   None         <none>        9000/TCP,9100/TCP,9042/TCP,6379/TCP   14m

Connect to the cluster

You can connect to the YCQL API by running the following:

kubectl exec -it yb-tserver-0 -- ycqlsh yb-tserver-0
Connected to local cluster at
[cqlsh 5.0.1 | Cassandra 3.9-SNAPSHOT | CQL spec 3.4.2 | Native protocol v4]
Use HELP for help.

system_schema  system_auth  system

Destroy cluster

Destroy the YugabyteDB cluster you created above by running the following:

kubectl delete -f
service "yb-masters" deleted
statefulset "yb-master" deleted
service "yb-tservers" deleted
statefulset "yb-tserver" deleted

To destroy the persistent volume claims and lose all the data, run the following:

kubectl delete pvc -l app=yb-master
kubectl delete pvc -l app=yb-tserver

Destroy the GKE cluster

To destroy the machines you created for the gcloud cluster, run the following command:

gcloud container clusters delete yugabyte