The Operator Console provides a rich user interface for deploying and managing MinIO Tenants on Kubernetes infrastructure. Installing the MinIO Kubernetes Operator automatically installs and configures the Operator Console.
This page summarizes the functions available with the MinIO Operator Console.
kubectl minio proxy command to temporarily forward
traffic between the local host machine and the MinIO Operator Console:
kubectl minio proxy
The command returns output similar to the following:
Starting port forward of the Console UI. To connect open a browser and go to http://localhost:9090 Current JWT to login: TOKEN
Open your browser to the specified URL and enter the JWT Token into the login page.
The MinIO Operator Console supports deploying, managing, and monitoring MinIO Tenants on the Kubernetes cluster.
You can deploy a MinIO Tenant through the Operator Console.
The Operator Console automatically detects any MinIO Tenants deployed on the cluster, whether provisioned through the Operator Console or through the MinIO Kubernetes Plugin.
You can monitor each Tenant from the Console by clicking the METRICS tab:
The MinIO Operator Console includes an interface for managing MinIO DirectCSI drives and volumes. MinIO DirectCSI supports dynamic provisioning of persistent volumes from locally-attached storage. DirectCSI manages allocation of volumes based on storage capacity and schedules pods to run on nodes which have the most available capacity. See the DirectCSI Documentation for installation and configuration instructions.
If the Kubernetes cluster has DirectCSI installed, you can access the interface by clicking Storage in the left-navigation.
The DRIVES tab displays all locally-attached drives in the cluster and their current status.
The VOLUMES tab displays all DirectCSI-provisioned Persistent Volumes in the cluster.
You can use DirectCSI for any Kubernetes service that can take advantage of
dynamically provisioned locally-attached storage by specifying the
direct-csi-min-io StorageClass as part of the Persistent Volume Claim.