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

    EdgeFS AWS S3 CRD

    Rook allows creation and customization of AWS S3 compatible services through the custom resource definitions (CRDs). The following settings are available for customization of S3 services.


    apiVersion: edgefs.rook.io/v1alpha1
    kind: S3
      name: s301
      namespace: rook-edgefs
      instances: 3
      #  nodeAffinity:
      #    requiredDuringSchedulingIgnoredDuringExecution:
      #      nodeSelectorTerms:
      #      - matchExpressions:
      #        - key: role
      #          operator: In
      #          values:
      #          - s3-node
      #  tolerations:
      #  - key: s3-node
      #    operator: Exists
      #  podAffinity:
      #  podAntiAffinity:
      #  limits:
      #    cpu: "500m"
      #    memory: "1024Mi"
      #  requests:
      #    cpu: "500m"
      #    memory: "1024Mi"


    • name: The name of the S3 system to create, which must match existing EdgeFS service.
    • namespace: The namespace of the Rook cluster where the S3 service is created.
    • sslCertificateRef: If the certificate is not specified, SSL will use default crt and key files. If specified, this is the name of the Kubernetes secret that contains the SSL certificate to be used for secure connections. Please see secret YAML file example on how to setup Kuberenetes secret. Notice that base64 encoding is required.
    • port: The port on which the S3 pods and the S3 service will be listening (not encrypted). Default port is 9982.
    • securePort: The secure port on which S3 pods will be listening. If not defined then default SSL certificates will be used. Default port is 8443.
    • instances: The number of active S3 service instances. For load balancing we recommend to use nginx and the like solutions.
    • placement: The S3 pods can be given standard Kubernetes placement restrictions with nodeAffinity, tolerations, podAffinity, and podAntiAffinity similar to placement defined for daemons configured by the cluster CRD.
    • resources: Set resource requests/limits for the S3 pods, see Resource Requirements/Limits.

    Setting up EdgeFS namespace and tenant

    For more detailed instructions please refer to EdgeFS Wiki.

    Simple procedure to get things initialized and configured:

    Setting up FlexHash and Site root object

    Before new local namespace (or local site) can be used, it has to be initialized with FlexHash and special purpose root object.

    FlexHash consists of dynamically discovered configuration and checkpoint of accepted distribution table. FlexHash is responsible for I/O direction and plays important role in dynamic load balancing logic. It defines so-called Negotiating Groups (typically across zoned 8-24 disks) and final table distribution across all the participating components, e.g. data nodes, service gateways and tools.

    Root object holds system information and table of namespaces registered to a local site. Root object is always local and never shared between the sites.

    To initialize system and prepare logical definitions, login to the toolbox as shown in this example:

    kubectl get po --all-namespaces | grep edgefs-mgr
    kubectl exec -it -n rook-edgefs rook-edgefs-mgr-6cb9598469-czr7p -- env COLUMNS=$COLUMNS LINES=$LINES TERM=linux toolbox

    Assumption at this point is that nodes are all configured and can be seen via the following command:

    efscli system status
    1. Initialize cluster

    Verify that HW (or better say emulated in this case) configuration look normal and accept it

    efscli system init

    At this point new dynamically discovered configuration checkpoint will be created at $NEDGE_HOME/var/run/flexhash-checkpoint.json This will also create system “root” object, holding Site’s Namespace. Namespace may consist of more then single region.

    1. Create new local namespace (or we also call it “Region” or “Segment”)
    efscli cluster create Hawaii
    1. Create logical tenants of cluster namespace “Hawaii”, also buckets if needed
    efscli tenant create Hawaii/Cola
    efscli bucket create Hawaii/Cola/bk1
    efscli tenant create Hawaii/Pepsi
    efscli bucket create Hawaii/Pepsi/bk1

    Now cluster is setup, services can be now created.

    1. Create S3 services objects for tenants
    efscli service create s3 s3Cola
    efscli service serve s3Cola Hawaii/Cola
    efscli service create s3 s3Pepsi
    efscli service serve s3Pepsi Hawaii/Pepsi/bk1
    1. Create S3X CRDs
    apiVersion: edgefs.rook.io/v1alpha1
    kind: S3
      name: s3Cola
      namespace: rook-edgefs
      instances: 1
    apiVersion: edgefs.rook.io/v1alpha1
    kind: S3
      name: s3Pepsi
      namespace: rook-edgefs
      instances: 1

    At this point two S3 services should be available and listening on default ports.