Installing and Using Operators

Explore community and partner operators on the OpenShift web console's Operators → OperatorHub page. Over 150 operators are available for installation from the web UI. This includes community operators, which Red Hat does not support.

Operators add features and services to your cluster along with automation traditionally performed by human operators, such as deployment coordination or automatic backups. Operators cover a broad range of categories including:

  • Traditional databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL.
  • Popular big data frameworks such as Apache Spark.
  • Kafka-based streaming platforms such as Red Hat AMQ streams.
  • The Knative serverless framework OpenShift Serverless Operator.

Click the operator listing to view details about the operator, such as its version and where to find documentation. After you have selected the operator to install, click Install.

Before installing an operator, complete the Create Operator Subscription form to select the target namespace and operator update strategy. You can install operators to target all or only specific namespaces. Be aware, however, that not all operators support all installation target options.

After you have installed an operator, it appears on the Operators → Installed Operators page.

If it is installed for a specific namespace, make sure you select the correct project using the project filter at the top of the page.