Data Center Installation Guide

Instructions to install in on-prem data centre

Infrastructure Requirements

  1. Minimal Installation:

    • You need a system with a minimum of 16 CPUs and 32GB RAM.

    • If running a multi-node cluster, ensure the network reachability between the nodes.

Software Prerequisites

Installation of Obsrv requires the following CLI tools as prerequisites. Please note that the following instructions for installing the prerequisites are provided only for Linux based operating systems. Please follow the instructions for the specific tools depending upon your operating system.


  • Obsrv Installation requires an Object Store for backups, checkpointing and to store other configurations. We have tested our installations with MinIO, and is the recommended one for quick setup. Follow the instructions from to install.


  • Helm version 3.10.2 or later

    curl -o helm.tar.gz && tar -zxvf helm.tar.gz && sudo mv linux-amd64/helm /usr/local/bin/


  • Ensure LoadBalancer is available. For example on a a local setup add-ons such as metallb can be enabled and configured. Following is a sample for minikube

    minikube addons enable metallb
    minikube addons configure metallb
  • Ensure metrics is enabled. Following is a sample for minikube

    minikube addons enable metrics-server

Installation Steps:

  1. Clone the obsrv-automation repository:

    git clone
  2. Navigate to the setup directory:

    cd ./obsrv-automation/terraform/modules/helm/unified-helm
  3. Update the following values in obsrv/values.yaml to reflect your MinIO environment.

    cloud-storage-provider: &global-cloud-storage-provider "s3"
    cloud-storage-region: &global-cloud-storage-region "<MINIO_REGION>"
    s3_bucket: &global-s3-bucket "<MINIO_BUCKET>"
    s3_access_key: &global-s3-access-key "<MINIO_ACCESS_KEY>"
    s3_secret_key: &global-s3-secret-access-key "<MINIO_SECRET_KEY>"
    region: &global-region "<MINIO_REGION>"
    s3_endpoint_url: &global-s3-endpoint-url "<MINIO_ENDPOINT_URL>"
    s3_path_style_access: &global-s3-path-style-access "true"
  4. Export the KUBECONFIG environment variable with for your cluster. For example the below command is to set to its default path

    export KUBECONFIG=~/.kube/kubeconfig.yaml
  5. First create the CRD’s that are required to install Obsrv

    kubectl create -f ./crds/
  6. Run the below command to install the services. The following command may fail a couple of times due to timeouts while downloading the images. Run the same command for a couple of times incase of any errors for the installation to be successful

    helm upgrade --install obsrv obsrv --namespace obsrv --create-namespace --atomic --debug --timeout 3600s

Upgrade Steps:

  1. Take latest code from obsrv-automation repository

    cd ./obsrv-automation
    git pull
    cd ./terraform/modules/helm/unified-helm
  2. Ensure all the configuration configured during the installation is properly updated in all places.

  3. Run the helm upgrade the cluster to the latest versions.

    helm upgrade --install obsrv obsrv --namespace obsrv --create-namespace --atomic --debug --timeout 3600s

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