Quick start


  • An Ubuntu LTS workstation

  • Internet access without proxy

  • sudo access

Install dependencies and add user to docker group

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curl docker.io git vim
sudo usermod -a -G docker $(id -nu)


Restart session in order to take in account add to docker group.

Create a single node k8s cluster

Option #1: kind

kind is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes”. kind was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI. Script below uses a simple install script for kind provided by K8s-school.

mkdir -p "$WORKDIR"

git clone --depth 1 -b "k8s-v1.20.2" --single-branch https://github.com/k8s-school/kind-helper
cd kind-helper
./kind/k8s-create.sh -s

Option #2: k3s

k3s is the certified Kubernetes distribution built for IoT & Edge computing. It may be used for local development or CI.

curl -sfL https://get.k3s.io | INSTALL_K3S_EXEC=“--docker --write-kubeconfig-mode 644” sh -
export KUBECONFIG=/etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml

Deploy Qserv in four lines

This procedure is recommended for development platform only.

golang and git-lfs are pre-requisites.

git clone --depth 1 --single-branch -b "$RELEASE" https://github.com/lsst/qserv-operator
cd qserv-operator
# Install pre-requisites
# Deploy Qserv operator
kubectl apply -f manifests/operator.yaml
# Deploy Qserv
kubectl apply -k manifests/base
# Run integration tests