PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to an unreleased version of Rook. It is strongly recommended that you only use official releases of Rook, as unreleased versions are subject to changes and incompatibilities that will not be supported in the official releases.
If you are using an official release version of Rook, you should refer to the documentation for your specific version.Documentation for other releases can be found by using the version selector in the bottom left of any doc page.
NOTE This is only needed when you are not already
cluster-admin in your Kubernetes cluster!
Creating the Rook operator requires privileges for setting up RBAC. To launch the operator you need to have created your user certificate that is bound to ClusterRole
One simple way to achieve it is to assign your certificate with the
system:masters is a special group that is bound to
cluster-admin ClusterRole, but it can’t be easily revoked so be careful with taking that route in a production setting.
Binding individual certificate to ClusterRole
cluster-admin is revocable by deleting the ClusterRoleBinding.
RBAC for PodSecurityPolicies
If you have activated the PodSecurityPolicy Admission Controller and thus are
using PodSecurityPolicies, you will require additional
for the different
ServiceAccounts Rook uses to start the Rook Storage Pods.
Note: You do not have to perform these steps if you do not have the
PodSecurityPolicy Admission Controller activated!
You need one
PodSecurityPolicy that allows privileged
Pod execution. Here is an example:
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1 kind: PodSecurityPolicy metadata: name: privileged spec: fsGroup: rule: RunAsAny privileged: true runAsUser: rule: RunAsAny seLinux: rule: RunAsAny supplementalGroups: rule: RunAsAny volumes: - '*' allowedCapabilities: - '*' hostPID: true hostIPC: true hostNetwork: false
hostNetwork usage is required when using
hostNetwork: true in the Cluster
You are then also required to allow the usage of
hostPorts in the
PodSecurityPolicy. The given port range is a minimal
working recommendation for a Rook Ceph cluster:
hostPorts: # Ceph ports - min: 6789 max: 7300 # Ceph MGR Prometheus Metrics - min: 9283 max: 9283
ClusterRole and ClusterRoleBinding
Next up you require a
ClusterRole and a corresponding
ClusterRoleBinding, which enables the Rook Agent
ServiceAccount to run the rook-ceph-agent
Pods on all nodes
with privileged rights. Here are the definitions:
# privilegedPSP grants access to use the privileged PSP. apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1 kind: ClusterRole metadata: name: privileged-psp-user rules: - apiGroups: - extensions resources: - podsecuritypolicies resourceNames: - privileged verbs: - use
apiVersion: v1 kind: Namespace metadata: name: rook-ceph-system --- # Allow the rook-ceph-system serviceAccount to use the privileged PSP apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1 kind: ClusterRoleBinding metadata: name: rook-ceph-system-psp roleRef: apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io kind: ClusterRole name: privileged-psp-user subjects: - kind: ServiceAccount name: rook-ceph-system namespace: rook-ceph-system
Save these definitions to one or multiple yaml files and create them by executing
kubectl apply -f <nameOfYourFile>.yaml
You will also require two more
RoleBindings for each Rook Cluster you deploy:
Create these two
RoleBindings in the Namespace you plan to deploy your Rook Cluster into (default is “rook” namespace):
apiVersion: v1 kind: Namespace metadata: name: rook-ceph --- # Allow the default serviceAccount to use the privileged PSP apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1 kind: RoleBinding metadata: name: rook-default-psp namespace: rook-ceph roleRef: apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io kind: ClusterRole name: privileged-psp-user subjects: - kind: ServiceAccount name: default namespace: rook-ceph --- # Allow the rook-ceph-osd serviceAccount to use the privileged PSP apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1 kind: RoleBinding metadata: name: rook-ceph-osd-psp namespace: rook-ceph roleRef: apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io kind: ClusterRole name: privileged-psp-user subjects: - kind: ServiceAccount name: rook-ceph-osd namespace: rook-ceph