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What is Memcached
Memcached is a Kubernetes
Custom Resource Definitions (CRD). It provides declarative configuration for Memcached in a Kubernetes native way. You only need to describe the desired database configuration in a Memcached object, and the KubeDB operator will create Kubernetes objects in the desired state for you.
As with all other Kubernetes objects, a Memcached needs
metadata fields. It also needs a
.spec section. Below is an example of a Memcached object.
apiVersion: kubedb.com/v1alpha1 kind: Memcached metadata: name: mc1 namespace: demo spec: replicas: 3 version: 1.5.3-alpine nodeSelector: disktype: ssd doNotPause: true monitor: agent: coreos-prometheus-operator prometheus: namespace: demo labels: app: kubedb interval: 10s resources: requests: memory: "64Mi" cpu: "250m" limits: memory: "128Mi" cpu: "500m"
spec.replicas is an optional field that specifies the number of desired Instances/Replicas of Memcached database. If you do not specify .spec.replicas, then it defaults to 1.
spec.version is a required field specifying the version of Memcached database. Here the database version is
spec.nodeSelector is an optional field that specifies a map of key-value pairs. For the pod to be eligible to run on a node, the node must have each of the indicated key-value pairs as labels (it can have additional labels as well). To learn more, see here .
spec.doNotPause is an optional field that tells KubeDB operator that if this Memcached object is deleted, whether it should be reverted automatically. This should be set to
true for production databases to avoid accidental deletion. If not set or set to false, deleting a Memcached object put the database into a dormant state.
To learn how to monitor Memcached databases, please visit here.
spec.resources is an optional field. This can be used to request compute resources required by the database pods. To learn more, visit here.
- Learn how to use KubeDB to run a Memcached database here.
- Thinking about monitoring your database? KubeDB works out-of-the-box with Prometheus.
- Learn how to use KubeDB in a RBAC enabled cluster.
- Wondering what features are coming next? Please visit here.
- Want to hack on KubeDB? Check our contribution guidelines.