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MinIO Operator📜


MinIO is an object storage application that is fully compatible with the S3 API. Deploying MinIO enables portability for apps that need S3 as a backend so they can run outside of an AWS environment.

The MinIO operator is a Kubernetes Operator used to manage the deployment of MinIO tenants into the cluster.


This chart does not technically depend on anything, however if you want to actually deploy an instance of MinIO into the cluster you will need to also use the minio Big Bang package. Put another way, the MinIO package depends on this one to deploy an instance of MinIO in Kubernetes.

How it works📜

This chart deploys an instance of the MinIO operator in the minio-operator namespace. To deploy MinIO, minioOperator and minio must both be enabled through the addons functionality in the Big Bang values.yaml. This will create an instance of MinIO in the minio namespace.

External Resources📜

Granting Egress to Blocked Services📜

When Istio hardening is enabled through the settings istio.enabled and istio.enabled.hardened, a sidecar is injected into the minio-operator namespace. This sidecar limits network traffic to ‘REGISTRY_ONLY’, effectively blocking access to external services.

Note: Access to external services will be blocked.

This restriction commonly affects cloud provider object stores configured in the Minio UI. To resolve this, you’ll need to identify the hosts blocked by Istio and add a customServiceEntry for each one to your Big Bang values.yaml file.

Discovering Blocked Hosts📜

To find out which hosts are being blocked, inspect the istio-proxy logs from the minio-operator Twistlock pod using the following commands:

export SOURCE_POD=$(kubectl -n minio-operator get pod -l name=minio-operator -o jsonpath={})
kubectl -n minio-operator logs "$SOURCE_POD" -c istio-proxy | grep -i "BlackHoleCluster"

Here is an example of a customServiceEntry that can be added to your Big Bang values.yaml

  enabled: true
    enabled: true
     - name: "allow-amazonaws"
       enabled: true
           - "<bucket-name>"
         location: MESH_EXTERNAL
         - "."
         - name: https
           number: 443
           protocol: TLS
         resolution: DNS

Last update: 2024-04-08 by Jacob Kershaw