PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v0.6 version and not to the latest stable release v1.5

    Documentation for other releases can be found by using the version selector in the left bottom of any doc page.

    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


    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
    3. Patch Tiller’s Deployment to use the new ServiceAccount
        $ kubectl -n kube-system patch deploy/tiller-deploy -p '{"spec": {"template": {"spec": {"serviceAccountName": "tiller"}}}}'


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

    $ helm repo add rook-<channel><channel>
    $ helm install rook-<channel>/rook

    Be sure to replace <channel> with alpha or master (in the future beta and stable when available), for example:

    $ helm repo add rook-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 .

    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 v0.6.2
    image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
    rbacEnable If true, create & use RBAC resources true
    resources Pod resource requests & limits {}
    logLevel Global log level INFO

    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: v0.6.2
      pullPolicy: IfNotPresent
        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi
        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi
    rbacEnable: true