Installing Astarte Operator

Operator installation is usually intermediated by astartectl, through the astartectl cluster subcommand. astartectl cluster manages the entire lifecycle of Astarte within a single Kubernetes Cluster, with regards of both the Operator and the Astarte instance(s) that will be deployed in the Cluster.


Installing the Operator is as simple as

astartectl cluster install-operator

This command will take care of installing all needed components for the Operator to run. This includes all the RBAC roles, Custom Resource Definitions, and the Operator itself. The --version switch allows to specify a version to install - when not specified, the latest version will be installed instead.

Upgrading the Operator

To upgrade the Operator, use the dedicated upgrade-operator command.

astartectl cluster upgrade-operator

Just like the install-operator command, the --version switch allows to specify the version to upgrade to - when not specified, the latest version will be fetched and used.

Uninstalling the Operator

To uninstall the Operator, use the dedicated uninstall-operator command.

astartectl cluster uninstall-operator

This command will refuse to execute if any Astarte instances are active in the Cluster. Uninstalling the Operator is possible only after all managed instances have been deleted too. When uninstalling the Operator, all resources installed with install-operator will be erased completely.