PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v0.5 version and not to the latest stable release v1.9

    Helm Chart

    Installs rook to create,configure and manage Rook clusters atop Kubernetes.


    This chart bootstraps a rook-operator deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.


    • Kubernetes 1.6+ with Beta APIs & ThirdPartyResources enabled


    To install the chart from out published registry, run the following:

    $ helm repo add rook-<channel> http://charts.rook.io/<channel>
    $ helm install rook-<channel>/rook

    Be sure to replace <channel> with alpha, beta, stable or master, for example:

    $ helm repo add rook-alpha http://charts.rook.io/alpha
    $ helm install rook-alpha/rook

    The command deploys rook on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

    Alternatively, to deploy from a local checkout of the rook codebase:

    $ cd cluster/charts/rook
    $ helm install --name rook --namespace rook .


    If role-based access control (RBAC) is enabled in your cluster, you may need to give Tiller (the server-side component of Helm) additional permissions. If RBAC is not enabled, be sure to set rbacEnable to false when installing the chart.

    1. Create a ServiceAccount for Tiller in the kube-system namespace
        $ kubectl -n kube-system create sa tiller
    2. Create a ClusterRoleBinding for Tiller
      $ kubectl create clusterrolebinding tiller --clusterrole cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:tiller
    1. Patch Tiller’s Deployment to use the new ServiceAccount
      $ kubectl -n kube-system patch deploy/tiller-deploy -p '{"spec": {"template": {"spec": {"serviceAccountName": "tiller"}}}}'

    Uninstalling the Chart

    To uninstall/delete the rook deployment:

    $ helm delete --purge rook

    The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


    The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the rook-operator chart and their default values.

    Parameter Description Default
    image.repository Image rook/rook
    image.tag Image tag v0.5.1
    image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
    rbacEnable If true, create & use RBAC resources true
    resources Pod resource requests & limits {}

    Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example to disable RBAC,

    $ helm install --name rook rook-alpha/rook --set rbacEnable=false

    Alternatively, a yaml file that specifies the values for the above parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

    $ helm install --name rook rook-alpha/rook -f values.yaml


    Here are the sample settings to get you started.

      prefix: rook
      repository: rook/rook
      tag: v0.5.1
      pullPolicy: IfNotPresent
        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi
        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi
    rbacEnable: true