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Update version of PerconaXtraDB Cluster

This guide will show you how to use KubeDB Enterprise operator to update the version of PerconaXtraDB Cluster.

Before You Begin

  • At first, you need to have a Kubernetes cluster, and the kubectl command-line tool must be configured to communicate with your cluster. If you do not already have a cluster, you can create one by using kind.

  • Install KubeDB Community and Enterprise operator in your cluster following the steps here.

  • You should be familiar with the following KubeDB concepts:

To keep everything isolated, we are going to use a separate namespace called demo throughout this tutorial.

$ kubectl create ns demo
namespace/demo created

Prepare PerconaXtraDB Cluster

Now, we are going to deploy a PerconaXtraDB cluster database with version 10.4.17.

Deploy PerconaXtraDB cluster

In this section, we are going to deploy a PerconaXtraDB Cluster. Then, in the next section we will update the version of the database using PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CRD. Below is the YAML of the PerconaXtraDB CR that we are going to create,

If you want to update PerconaXtraDB Standalone, Just remove the spec.Replicas from the below yaml and rest of the steps are same.

kind: PerconaXtraDB
  name: sample-pxc
  namespace: demo
  version: "8.0.26"
  replicas: 3
  storageType: Durable
    storageClassName: "standard"
    - ReadWriteOnce
        storage: 1Gi
  terminationPolicy: WipeOut

Let’s create the PerconaXtraDB CR we have shown above,

$ kubectl create -f created

Now, wait until sample-pxc created has status Ready. i.e,

$ kubectl get perconaxtradb -n demo                                                                                                                                             
NAME             VERSION    STATUS     AGE
sample-pxc   8.0.26    Ready     3m15s

We are now ready to apply the PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CR to update this database.

Update PerconaXtraDB Version

Here, we are going to update PerconaXtraDB cluster from 8.0.26 to 8.0.28.

Create PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest:

In order to update the database cluster, we have to create a PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CR with your desired version that is supported by KubeDB. Below is the YAML of the PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CR that we are going to create,

kind: PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest
  name: pxops-update
  namespace: demo
  type: UpdateVersion
    name: sample-pxc
    targetVersion: "8.0.28"


  • specifies that we are performing operation on sample-pxc PerconaXtraDB database.
  • spec.type specifies that we are going to perform UpdateVersion on our database.
  • spec.updateVersion.targetVersion specifies the expected version of the database 8.0.28.

Let’s create the PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CR we have shown above,

$ kubectl apply -f created

Verify PerconaXtraDB version updated successfully

If everything goes well, KubeDB Enterprise operator will update the image of PerconaXtraDB object and related StatefulSets and Pods.

Let’s wait for PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest to be Successful. Run the following command to watch PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest CR,

$ kubectl get perconaxtradbopsrequest -n demo
Every 2.0s: kubectl get perconaxtradbopsrequest -n demo
NAME              TYPE            STATUS       AGE
pxops-update      UpdateVersion   Successful    84s

We can see from the above output that the PerconaXtraDBOpsRequest has succeeded.

Now, we are going to verify whether the PerconaXtraDB and the related StatefulSets and their Pods have the new version image. Let’s check,

$ kubectl get perconaxtradb -n demo sample-pxc -o=jsonpath='{.spec.version}{"\n"}'

$ kubectl get sts -n demo sample-pxc -o=jsonpath='{.spec.template.spec.containers[0].image}{"\n"}'

$ kubectl get pods -n demo sample-pxc-0 -o=jsonpath='{.spec.containers[0].image}{"\n"}'

You can see from above, our PerconaXtraDB cluster database has been updated with the new version. So, the update process is successfully completed.

Cleaning Up

To clean up the Kubernetes resources created by this tutorial, run:

$ kubectl delete perconaxtradb -n demo sample-pxc
$ kubectl delete perconaxtradbopsrequest -n demo pxops-update