In order to run the Postgres operator locally in minikube you need to install the following tools:

Note that you can also use built-in Kubernetes support in the Docker Desktop for Mac to follow the steps of this tutorial. You would have to replace minikube start and minikube delete with your launch actionsfor the Docker built-in Kubernetes support.

Local execution

git clone
cd postgres-operator

minikube start

# start the operator; may take a few seconds
kubectl create -f manifests/configmap.yaml  # configuration
kubectl create -f manifests/operator-service-account-rbac.yaml  # identity and permissions
kubectl create -f manifests/postgres-operator.yaml  # deployment

# create a Postgres cluster
kubectl create -f manifests/minimal-postgres-manifest.yaml

# connect to the Postgres master via psql
# operator creates the relevant k8s secret
export HOST_PORT=$(minikube service acid-minimal-cluster --url | sed 's,.*/,,')
export PGHOST=$(echo $HOST_PORT | cut -d: -f 1)
export PGPORT=$(echo $HOST_PORT | cut -d: -f 2)
export PGPASSWORD=$(kubectl get secret postgres.acid-minimal-cluster.credentials -o 'jsonpath={.data.password}' | base64 -d)
psql -U postgres

# tear down cleanly
minikube delete

We have automated starting the operator and submitting the acid-minimal-cluster for you:

cd postgres-operator

Running and testing the operator

The best way to test the operator is to run it in minikube. Minikube is a tool to run Kubernetes cluster locally.

Configuration Options

The operator can be configured with the provided ConfigMap (manifests/configmap.yaml).