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Deploy Nebula Graph clusters with Kubectl

Legacy version compatibility

The 1.x version Nebula Operator is not compatible with Nebula Graph of version below v3.x.

Prerequisites

  • Install Nebula Operator
  • You have prepared the license file for Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition clusters.

    Enterpriseonly

    The license file is required only when creating a Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition cluster.

Create clusters

The following example shows how to create a Nebula Graph cluster by creating a cluster named nebula.

  1. Create a file named apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml.

    The file contents are as follows:

    apiVersion: apps.nebula-graph.io/v1alpha1
    kind: NebulaCluster
    metadata:
      name: nebula
    spec:
      graphd:
        resources:
          requests:
            cpu: "500m"
            memory: "500Mi"
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: "1Gi"
        replicas: 1
        image: vesoft/nebula-graphd
        version: v3.2.0
        service:
          type: NodePort
          externalTrafficPolicy: Local
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
      metad:
        resources:
          requests:
            cpu: "500m"
            memory: "500Mi"
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: "1Gi"
        replicas: 1
        image: vesoft/nebula-metad
        version: v3.2.0
        dataVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
      storaged:
        resources:
          requests:
            cpu: "500m"
            memory: "500Mi"
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: "1Gi"
        replicas: 3
        image: vesoft/nebula-storaged
        version: v3.2.0
        dataVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
      reference:
        name: statefulsets.apps
        version: v1
      schedulerName: default-scheduler
      imagePullPolicy: Always
    
    # Contact our sales team to get a complete Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition cluster YAML example.
    
    apiVersion: apps.nebula-graph.io/v1alpha1
    kind: NebulaCluster
    metadata:
      annotations:
        nebula-graph.io/owner: test
      name: nebula
    spec:
      enablePVReclaim: true
      graphd:
        readinessProbe:
          failureThreshold: 3
          httpGet:
            path: /status
            port: 19669
            scheme: HTTP
          initialDelaySeconds: 40
          periodSeconds: 10
          successThreshold: 1
          timeoutSeconds: 10
        image: reg.vesoft-inc.com/vesoft-ent/nebula-graphd
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: fast-disks
        replicas: 1
        resources:
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: 1Gi
          requests:
            cpu: 500m
            memory: 500Mi
        version: v3.2.0
      imagePullPolicy: Always
      imagePullSecrets:
      - name: vesoft
      metad:
        license:
          secretName: nebula-license
          licenseKey: nebula.license
        readinessProbe:
          failureThreshold: 3
          httpGet:
            path: /status
            port: 19559
            scheme: HTTP
          initialDelaySeconds: 5
          periodSeconds: 5
          successThreshold: 1
          timeoutSeconds: 5
        image: reg.vesoft-inc.com/vesoft-ent/nebula-metad
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: fast-disks
        dataVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: fast-disks
        replicas: 1
        resources:
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: 1Gi
          requests:
            cpu: 500m
            memory: 500Mi
        version: v3.2.0
      reference:
        name: statefulsets.apps
        version: v1
      schedulerName: default-scheduler
      storaged:
        readinessProbe:
          failureThreshold: 3
          httpGet:
            path: /status
            port: 19779
            scheme: HTTP
          initialDelaySeconds: 40
          periodSeconds: 10
          successThreshold: 1
          timeoutSeconds: 5
        image: reg.vesoft-inc.com/vesoft-ent/nebula-storaged
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: fast-disks
        dataVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: fast-disks
        replicas: 3
        resources:
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: 1Gi
          requests:
            cpu: 500m
            memory: 500Mi
        version: v3.2.0
        enableAutoBalance: true      
    

    The parameters in the file are described as follows:

    Parameter Default value Description
    metadata.name - The name of the created Nebula Graph cluster.
    spec.graphd.replicas 1 The numeric value of replicas of the Graphd service.
    spec.graphd.images vesoft/nebula-graphd The container image of the Graphd service.
    spec.graphd.version v3.2.0 The version of the Graphd service.
    spec.graphd.service - The Service configurations for the Graphd service.
    spec.graphd.logVolumeClaim.storageClassName - The log disk storage configurations for the Graphd service.
    spec.metad.replicas 1 The numeric value of replicas of the Metad service.
    spec.metad.images vesoft/nebula-metad The container image of the Metad service.
    spec.metad.version v3.2.0 The version of the Metad service.
    spec.metad.dataVolumeClaim.storageClassName - The data disk storage configurations for the Metad service.
    spec.metad.logVolumeClaim.storageClassName - The log disk storage configurations for the Metad service.
    spec.storaged.replicas 3 The numeric value of replicas of the Storaged service.
    spec.storaged.images vesoft/nebula-storaged The container image of the Storaged service.
    spec.storaged.version v3.2.0 The version of the Storaged service.
    spec.storaged.dataVolumeClaim.storageClassName - The data disk storage configurations for the Storaged service.
    spec.storaged.logVolumeClaim.storageClassName - The log disk storage configurations for the Storaged service.
    spec.reference.name - The name of the dependent controller.
    spec.schedulerName - The scheduler name.
    spec.imagePullPolicy The image policy to pull the Nebula Graph image. For details, see Image pull policy. The image pull policy in Kubernetes.
    spec.metad.license - The configuration of the license for creating a Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition cluster.

    Enterpriseonly

    Make sure that you have access to Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition images before pulling the image. For details, contact our sales team (inqury@vesoft.com)

  2. Create a Nebula Graph cluster.

    kubectl create -f apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml
    

    Output:

    nebulacluster.apps.nebula-graph.io/nebula created
    
  3. Configure the license for the Enterprise Edition cluster.

    Enterpriseonly

    • This step is required only for creating a Nebula Grpah Enterprise Edition cluster.
    • Ignore this step if you are creating a Nebula Graph Community Edition cluster.
    kubectl create secret generic nebula-license --from-file=nebula.license
    

    To check the details of the license, run the following command:

    kubectl get secrets nebula-license -o yaml
    
  4. Check the status of the Nebula Graph cluster.

    kubectl get nebulaclusters.apps.nebula-graph.io nebula
    

    Output:

    NAME     GRAPHD-DESIRED   GRAPHD-READY   METAD-DESIRED   METAD-READY   STORAGED-DESIRED   STORAGED-READY   AGE
    nebula   1                1              1               1             3                  3                86s
    

Scaling clusters

Enterpriseonly

  • The cluster scaling feature is for Nebula Graph Enterprise Edition only.
  • Scaling a Nebula Graph cluster for Enterprise Edition is supported only with Nebula Operator version 1.1.0 or later.

You can modify the value of replicas in apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml to scale a Nebula Graph cluster.

Scale out clusters

The following shows how to scale out a Nebula Graph cluster by changing the number of Storage services to 5:

  1. Change the value of the storaged.replicas from 3 to 5 in apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml.

      storaged:
        resources:
          requests:
            cpu: "500m"
            memory: "500Mi"
          limits:
            cpu: "1"
            memory: "1Gi"
        replicas: 5
        image: vesoft/nebula-storaged
        version: v3.2.0
        dataVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
        logVolumeClaim:
          resources:
            requests:
              storage: 2Gi
          storageClassName: gp2
      reference:
        name: statefulsets.apps
        version: v1
      schedulerName: default-scheduler
    
  2. Run the following command to update the Nebula Graph cluster CR.

    kubectl apply -f apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml
    
  3. Check the number of Storage services.

    kubectl  get pods -l app.kubernetes.io/cluster=nebula
    

    Output:

    NAME                READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    nebula-graphd-0     1/1     Running   0          2m
    nebula-metad-0      1/1     Running   0          2m
    nebula-storaged-0   1/1     Running   0          2m
    nebula-storaged-1   1/1     Running   0          2m
    nebula-storaged-2   1/1     Running   0          2m
    nebula-storaged-3   1/1     Running   0          5m
    nebula-storaged-4   1/1     Running   0          5m
    

    As you can see above, the number of Storage services is scaled up to 5.

Scale in clusters

The principle of scaling in a cluster is the same as scaling out a cluster. You scale in a cluster if the numeric value of the replicas in apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml is changed smaller than the current number. For more information, see the Scale out clusters section above.

Caution

Nebula Operator currently only supports scaling Graph and Storage services and does not support scale Meta services.

Delete clusters

Run the following command to delete a Nebula Graph cluster with Kubectl:

kubectl delete -f apps_v1alpha1_nebulacluster.yaml

What's next

Connect to Nebula Graph databases


Last update: August 12, 2022